We’re an entrepreneurial, independent hospitality group based in Manchester city centre, 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 opened the first cocktail bar on High Street in the Northern Quarter 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.
2017 - MAD adds another Hula Bar to it's suburban portfolio with the opening of Hula Heaton Moor and launches it's BIGGEST site to date - Ibiza style mega-bar, lazy Lizard! This 1000 capacity, late night music venue in the Printworks is already a massive hit with the Ibiza crowd and brings a new, glamorous style of club back to the city.
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.