Manchester tiki bar The Liars Club is to close after 12 years, it's been announced.
The bar, famed for its kitch tropical cocktails and extensive rum collection, was owned by Lyndon Higginson, Ross Mackenzie and Jobe Ferguson.
Located on Back Bridge Street in Manchester, under sister-bar Crazy Pedros Bridge Street, The Liars Club will close it doors on December 31st 2023.
The bar team will being relocated to sites within the group, with their on-going employment guaranteed.
The site will remain with The Liars Club Group of Companies, with its use temporarily switching to a private hire space and teaming up with Crazy Pedro's to deliver events.
The Group's owners will now look to deveop a new concept for the site later in 2024.
Higginson told CLASS: "Liars was the first bar that I opened in 2011 so it stings just that bit more. Over the last few years Liars has slowly faded away with various factors affecting trade until it’s got to the point where it’s not really worth carrying on. It's definitely time to say goodbye to the old girl - New Year’s Eve will be our last day.
"It’s a real shame but I think the love for Tiki and rum in general has slowly declined over the last few years. Rum used to be about the party but now all the rum guys are old, serious and boring! They’re more interested in moaning about the sugar content of a spirit (that’s basically made out of sugar) than having fun. Thankfully there’s still tequila…"
"Since the closure was announced I’ve had a constant stream of messages from old customers and staff who all pretty much said the place changed their lives. I can’t ask for much more than that I guess. I’m planning a farewell weekend at some point next year and inviting all the old staff to do one last shift and say their goodbyes."