We’re an entrepreneurial, independent bar group based in Manchester, with a fun-loving approach and a world-class team. We’ve created some of Manchester’s most-loved bar concepts including our award-winning speakeasy bar, The Fitzgerald. We put the first cocktail bar on the Northern Quarter's High Street with Walrus and were the first to bring tiki to Manchester with our internationally recognised tiki bar, Hula. And we're not stopping there - there's A LOT more to come!
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Our story so far...
2004 - Our MD Mark Andrew leaves 20 years in the racking business to open a small bar in West Didsbury called M20, that bar is now Hula West Didsbury and has been joined by many others...
2007 - Despite a recession and going totally against the grain, Mark opens the first cocktail bar on Hight Street in the Northern Quarter, and calls it Walrus.
2009 - MAD brings tiki to town with the launch of Hula Tiki Bar - still the best fire and rum party in the city.
2012 - Walrus' alter-ego Tusk opens next door. Offering up a little slice of Africa.
2013 - A beautiful tea room opens called Rosylee, today it retains all of its beauty, but has evolved into Rosylee Restaurant and Bar and offers a first class menu and one of the best sun-trap terraces in the city.
2013 - A little later that year our award-winning speakeasy bar, The Fitzgerald, is opened and is highly regarded as one of the best hidden gems in the city. It features regularly in local and national press and wins awards for its cocktails.
2016 - MAD goes to the suburbs and opens Tusk Heaton Moor our laid-back eatery and cocktail bar and upstairs, another Fitzgerald, with a slightly more decadent feel than its vintage-style big, city slicker sister.
Our mission is simple: it’s to make sure that all our guests have the best time! Through great music, amazing spaces, awesome staff and perfect drinks.