The most famous club in the country, Copper Face Jacks, is up for sale, with reports that it could be sold for as much as €40 million.
The news was confirmed late last week that Coppers on Harcourt Street is up for sale as the owner of the club, Cathal Jackson, is set to retire.
Coppers first opened its doors to Dubliners, GAA fans and tourists alike in 1996, and has become one of the most successful clubs in the country – with even a musical written about the mystical nights in the club. The club, and the adjoining Jackson Court Hotel, are on the market for immediate sale by private treaty.
Jackson said that he feels after 23 years now is the right time to retire, saying in a statement it is “time to hand over the reins”.
He said: “Over the past 23 years, I have been totally committed to setting up and establishing Copper Face Jacks as one of the most enduring and successful entertainment venues in Ireland.
“It is now time to hand over the reins to new owners who have the energy and expertise to take Coppers to the next level, and to continue to deliver the ‘best night out in Dublin’ to all our great and loyal customers.”