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Escapism Bar Group operate 8 unique bars based in the wonderful city of Leeds.

About our family

Escapism Bar Group was founded in 2004 by husband and wife team Phil and Mel Harrison. Since the opening of their first bar Mean Eyed Cat, they have gone on to open seven other unique bars which all offer something totally different in Leeds.

Mean Eyed Cat Bar Logo Cuckoo Fairground Room Logo Tiki Hideaway Logo Brooklyn Bar Logo Brooklyn Heights Bar Logo Cuckoo Logo Verve Logo Call Lane Social Logo

Our Vision

We’ve always believed that going to a bar should be escapism from the norm, the daily grind and the crazy world we live in. That’s why we always try to create a unique experience when we design a bar, which will in turn create memories for our guests; whether it be tropical escapism at Tiki Hideaway or a Deep South dive bar experience at the Mean-Eyed Cat Bar. We think too many bars often play it safe, whereas our family of bars is how a night out should be… a bit crazy and a lot of fun.

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