Welcome to the Barrelhouse Group - award winning operators of The Barber Shop York Street, Barangaroo and The Duke of Clarence.
Bar Operator Of The Year 2014
Suite 602, Level 6, 89 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Head Office +61 2 8999 3851
Set in the soaring brickwork and girders of the former Saatchi & Saatchi garage, scene of many infamous warehouse parties; now houses new creative spirits in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and just a stone’s throw from the harbour. Hickson House is the home of our craft spirits distillery, set in the historic Metcalfe Bond Stores, The Rocks.
As you step into our parlour-styled barbershop, you’ll soon be immersed in the nostalgic atmosphere of a bygone era and the subtle rhythmic sounds of cocktail shakers exuding from our adjoining Cocktail Bar. A pleasant and refined space where the classic atmosphere contributes to a feeling of well-being.
After the success of the Barber shop/Cocktail Bar concept in Sydney’s CBD, Barrelhouse Group Directors Mikey Enright and Julian Train have launched yet another classic and classy inner-city venue. They wanted to bring their vision of a mid-1800’s tavern to life and created The Duke of Clarence.
Originally from the UK, Mike Enright (or sometimes known as Mikey) started his hospitality career in 1991, 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.
He also consulted on prestigious bars across Asia and locally set up the Hotel Palisade in the Rocks, Sydney in 2015. During this period he won ‘Bar Manager of the Year’ twice by Bartender Magazine.
In 2013 Mikey ventured out on his own as the proprietor of the ‘Barber Shop’ in Sydney, (Barbers at the front and Gin bar at the back), which gained Global recognition. Among many international and national awards, it also won ‘Gin Bar of the Year’ in 2016 and 2017. His 2nd Barber Shop in Barangaroo opened in April 2016.
His most recent personal achievement led him to be named ‘Time Out Legend Award’ in 2014, ‘7th Most Influential Bar Professional’ in 2015 and ‘Prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award’ 2017.
With a 20 year career in hospitality spanning bars, restaurants and pubs, in recent years Julian has been head of on premise at Amatil Australia; managing strategy for market leading brands like Yamazaki, Hakushu, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Canadian Club and Jim Beam to name a few.
Julian has been awarded with Beam Suntory’s prestigious “Global Presidents Award” for setting up “The Exchange” go to market strategy; has won numerous innovation awards for work including the Mixxit retail unit and the FORMULA bartender training app.
Living in Avalon in NSW Julian and his wife Kirstin Ash have 2 children, Ollie and Lila.