Michael is no stranger to the pub world. Growing up surrounded by the Lanigan family, (his mother is Holly Lanigan) they created the first ever brewpub in Saskatchewan, Brewsters, in 1989. The Lanigan’s have gone on to open several other pubs in Saskatchewan and Alberta and Michael fondly remembers hanging out in his uncles pubs as a young boy. It is here at a young age where he first set his sights on the ever exciting bar world. His thirst for good beer, great times and his strong business knowledge has kept him heavily involved in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. He’s been an owner of several establishments, an industry consultant and even earned his chops as a Brew Master for Brewsters.
Michael is one of the founders of Leopold’s Tavern and Victoria’s Tavern and currently handles marketing and operations for the Leo’s Group.