Over the last 9 years, we have been integral to Liverpool’s transforming nightlife, creating some of the city’s most unique and award-winning venues Graffiti Spirits Group has become Liverpool’s leading independent bar and restaurant group, was founded by John Ennis and Matt Farrell in 2007 with just two members of staff, £200, and a lot of ambition.
Their first venue, Santa Chupitos, was launched in 2009, and since then the talented duo has helped carve out Liverpool’s burgeoning eating and drinking scene with their unique offerings, from urban smokehouses and the UK’s first Rodizio pizza restaurant to high end cocktail bars and underground mezcal hangouts.
The group currently operates six successful venues dotted throughout Liverpool’s foodie hubs, and has big plans for expansion both within and outside the UK, with the company presently growing at a rate of one new venue every eighteen months.
We are proud as a company to develop everything in house; from the planning, menus, interior design and the day-to-day running of all of our venues, our dedicated team work hard to produce the best possible experience for our guests. Growing at a rate of one new venue every 18 months, we have very exciting plans to go further afield over the next few years.
Both hailing from Liverpool, Matt and John are the perfect pairing, their backgrounds, business goals and personal tastes perfectly complementing each other. Travelling extensively across the world for design, trend and menu inspiration, their aim is to create a name for Liverpool as a destination for foodies and cocktail connoisseurs, whilst keeping its personable fun and friendly vibe.
This ambition quickly becoming a reality, with the launch of a new market on Duke Street by Graffiti Spirits in 2018. Featuring a pop up restaurant and the finest street food, alongside cocktails, deli products, craft beers, wines and spirits, the market will be bringing something new to the city’s burgeoning food and drink scene. This as well as imminent openings in Manchester and a continued presence in London, means that the future is promising for this young and dynamic brand.