INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENTWe strive to bring unique concepts to the Asia Region by combining excellent service with great Food and Beverage in relaxed environments suitable to the international and local crowd. With more than 30 years of operations in the region, our unique brands have become synonymous with good times and great atmosphere.
The Mogambo Bars brand originated in Manila, Philippines in the early 1980s and the first bar was opened by a British gentleman named Nigel Hogge. The name of the bar was inspired by a 1950's popular Hollywood movie, Mogambo. It starred Grace Kelly, Clark Gable and Ava Gardner, and was set in Africa - hence the jungle feel of the bar. Mogambo Bar & Restaurant in Singapore features one of the original movie posters.
After many years of success with the first bar in Manila, Mr Hogge decided to open a second branch in Tokyo, Japan. Mogambo Tokyo was thus established in the bustling nightlife district of Roppongi in February 1992. The bar quickly became a mainstay in the area thanks to its unique jungle theme, shot-bar (bell-ringing) concept as well as its one-of-a-kind atmosphere. It always catered to the expatriate community of Japan.
Soon after, a sister outlet, Geronimo Shot Bar, opened in Roppongi in January 1994. Instead of a bell, Geronimo, which has a Native American theme, features a drum which guests can bang on to buy everyone at the bar a shot.
Mogambo Singapore opened in June 2011 in Boat Quay, and its highly-anticipated launch was eagerly welcomed by the local and expatriate community that had previously experienced the Tokyo brand. It also amassed a large following of local party-goers in its early days.
Mogambo Singapore's opening was shortly followed by Geronimo Shot Bar's newest outlet in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong district in January 2013. It has since become home to some truly legendary partying and promises a wild atmosphere.
In October 2014, our new brand Hero's hit the fine shores of Singapore. Being a live music and live sports venue, it has hit the ground running, breathing new life into the Boat Quay area. And as of June 2017, the inimitable Mogambo Tokyo has been reincarnated in Roppongi, paving the way for many a bell-ring-filled night once again.
Been hanging out in Mogambo for many a year! Always my first AND last stop on any trip to Asia.Gideon
I spend so much time in this bar, (Mogambo) I'm almost a fixture. Customers actually thought I lived here!Fay, England
Couldn't live without my daily dose of Geronimo!!Brad Smith, USA
There are bars - and then there are BARS! Mogambo has been a life-altering experience for anyone living as an expat in Tokyo.The hardcore regulars - Malc, Vik, Olly and Chris
Mogambo Asia Group is always on the lookout for dynamic and charismatic candidates that enjoy working in a vibrant team environment. If you have an interest in working with us in a particular region, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
On-the-job training is provided. A willingness to broaden your horizons is crucial, being a key component of our ever-expanding company.
After many years of travelling the world, Mr. Hogge settled in Asia and built the first of the Mogambo bars in the Philippines in 1982. Since then, he has helped guide the company and oversee its growth through other parts of Asia. Mr. Hogge currently resides in the PhilippinesThe Founder
Mr. Nigel Hogge
Originally from Manchester, England, Stewart began working with Nigel in 1992 in Roppongi, Tokyo, helping to grow and expand the Mogambo Asia Group in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong along the way and continually striving to maintain our excellent standard of service in the hospitality industry by inducing our corporate DNA and compliance in each new location. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.The CEO
Born and raised in NSW Australia where he worked in the casino industry, Rick joined the Mogambo Asia Group in 2001 as a bartender at Mogambo Tokyo. He quickly rose through the ranks to General Manager of Geronimo Shot Bar Tokyo. Some 11 years later, the opportunity to expand in Singapore arose. Rick brought both Mogambo, and our newest brand, Hero's to life. He continues to reside in Singapore and is looking for further development opportunities there. SINGAPORE
Director of Operations
Mr. Rick Bower
Originally from Derby, UK, Wayne joined the Mogambo Asia Group in Tokyo in the early 2000s. A liquor licensee with 20 years of F&B experience working in the UK and across Asia.
• Leading the HK operation of Geronimo, delivering an exciting and fun atmosphere for the local and expatriate communities.
• His extensive knowledge of all aspects of the Bar and nightlife industry combined with his laid back approach, helps to achieve the best possible customer experience.
• Enhancing the brand name of the group even further across Asia.
Director of Operations
Mr. Wayne Bates.
Originally from Fukuoka, Masa joined the Mogambo Asia Group in Tokyo in 1994. Has been an integral part of the growth and development in Tokyo. Currently serving as the CEO of Mogambo Corp.Ltd. Japan, and a Co-owner together with Stewart Bailey for over 20 years. As Director of Mogambo Asia Group, he helps manage our restaurants and bars in several Asian countries, targeting foreign tourists and expatriates.
Other duties include:
• Member of Japan Night Club Association (JNCA)
• On the Board of Directors - Roppongi Club Owners Association (RSA)
• Liason - Dance Regulations Law revision 2016
• Member promoting safety and development – Roppongi Shopping District Association
Director of Operations
Mr. Masa Tanaka
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Mogambo Asia Group HQYamamuro Building 2F
Mogambo Singapore03 Canton Street
Bookings: +65 6438 9808
Geronimo Hong Kong2/F Winner Building
27-39 D'Aguilar Street
Lan Kwai Fong Central
Bookings : +852 2833 9951
Geronimo TokyoYamamuro Building 2F
Bookings : +813 3478 7449
69 Circular Road
Bookings : +65 6438 6058
2F Yamato Building
Bookings : +813 6447 4844