Originally from the UK, Mike Enright (or sometimes known as Mikey) started his hospitality career in 1990, running Public Houses in the North of England and later trained in London as a Cocktail Bartender. He moved to Sydney, Australia in 1999.
During his time in Australia he has opened some of the most successful, award-winning Premium Restaurants & Cocktail Bars in Sydney including The Loft, Zeta Bar, Merivale portfolio Bars including Ivy as ‘Group Bars Manager’.
In 2013 Mikey ventured out with his business partner to open the ‘Barber Shop ’ in Sydney, which gained Global recognition. Among national awards, it also won ‘Gin Bar of the Year’ in 2016/17/18. Also ‘Bar of the Year’ ALIA’s in 2018. Late 2017 Mike opened ‘The Duke of Clarence’. A British Tavern which has gained great recognition by the locals and Hospitality Industry. Hickson House Distilling Co, opened in late 2021 in the Rocks Sydney, they launched Hickson Rd Gin range and have already won awards. Barrelhouse Cellars, a boutique liqour and wine store is there latest venture.
He has consulted on prestigious bars across Asia. He’s got his own Gin ‘scented’ grooming range and developed a mixer range in the UK and Australia, named Artisan Drinks Co. He is also the Chairman of the Australian Gin Distillers Awards.
His personal achievement’s led him to be named ‘Time Out Legend Award’ in 2014, ‘7th Most Influential Bar Professional’ in 2015, 3 times winner of ‘Bar Manager of the Year’ by two bar publications and ‘Prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award’ 2017.