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Get the party poppers ready, as this week Captain America is turning 51 and throwing one big party to celebrate this Thursday 24th November from 12pm at Captain Americas Grafton Street and Blanchardstown.

Loyal customers, previous employees, Captain’s family and friends, and maybe a few celebs will be raising a toast to celebrate the landmark of Captain Americas, which is still rocking and rolling on Grafton Street 51 years since it first opened its doors in 1971. There will be live entertainment with 98FM and DJ Jaime McGuire, kids activities, goody bags, spot prizes throughout the day/night, and of course cake. Come and celebrate with us on Thursday 24th November from 12pm at Grafton Street and Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Captain Americas first opened its doors in 1971 and broke onto the scene as Ireland’s first cookhouse & bar, serving all American classics with a side of Rock n Roll’. A pioneer in Ireland’s burgeoning food scene, Captain Americas introduced Dubliners to the likes of chocolate sundaes, deep-dish apple pie, and of course the famous Captains Burger (priced at a staggering 49p!). This revolutionary menu, combined with blasting rock music, jazzy interiors, and the colourful collection of staff made up of students, actors and musicians, soon made Captain Americas a Dublin institution.


History was made up the stairs at Captain Americas, and many a love story ignited. There were album launches by the Horselips and Donovan, acoustic sessions from the then unknown Chris de Burgh, and potentially career defining meetings for U2. The walls of Captain Americas are bursting with memorabilia showcasing musical and sporting icons of the last half century. From Muhammad Ali’s boxing glove, signed guitars from Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen and Guns n’ Roses, to jerseys from George Best and Juniniho, it’s a museum of the great and the good and a must see for any rock and roll and sports fans.

Take a trip down memory lane and check out old menus, photos, and memorabilia, which will all be on display throughout the birthday celebrations.


At its core, Captain Americas signifies good times, good people and great food, a recipe that has stood the test of time for over 50 years now. Whether it’s a first date, birthday party, pre-panto feed, or just a regular night out with pals, Captain Americas has always been about celebrating those special moments. Dedicated to creating the best dining experience for all our guests, Captain Americas continues to be more than just your average dinner venue. Passionate about food. Passionate about service. Passionate about people.


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