Revolution Electric Press Party Bar in Leeds Reinvented
Leeds’ iconic nightlife has seen many changes over the past 15 years, but whilst countless venues have come and gone, Revolution Electric Press has always been central to the city’s bar scene.
And, whilst the global pandemic prevented them from celebrating their landmark 15th birthday, the UK’s premier vodka bar is making up for it this month with a remarkable transformation. A £300k investment will make way for an eye-catching open plan look and feel, centred around a vodka-land theme.
Paying homage to the bars unique brand of party-centric fun, the new look venue will nod towards the look and feel of an adult’s fairground, perfect to capture those all-important Insta moments. Other new areas include all-new dining spaces, large sharing tables, a new heated courtyard, DJ booth and open plan dancefloor complete with new lighting show.
The newly designed heated courtyard will allow revellers to enjoy the popular indoor-outdoor feel all-year-round. And another addition to the new look venue is the exclusive Ciroc Best Seat in the House area. This follows later in the year, and will take the meaning of ultra-VIP to a new level.
This deluxe private area will allow guests to get to the heart of the party and provide the perfect place for any celebration with DJ access and bespoke party packages. A Leeds first, it will be the ultimate space for celebrating those all-important special occasions. Keep an eye on Rev’s social channels for further news.
The overhaul has been carefully orchestrated to meet customer demand for a more open-plan space, with plenty of room to enjoy pre-booked tables and VIP areas. It will be the perfect venue to cater for lunchtime diners, afterwork drinks, evening get-togethers, and of course, late night partying with the finest local DJ talent.
“Unique take on modern bar food”
A newly enhanced kitchen will ensure that Revolution’s beloved food menu can be delivered faster than ever. And there’s also the bar’s most impressive cocktail menu to date. No less than 22 new additions to complement their classic concoctions will be available to drink.
Future favourites include the Millionaire’s Martini, the Salted Caramel Colada, a Peach Margarita, and a Flat White Martini. The menu is the bars most ambitious to date. And it also features some incredible low and no alcohol options. The Saintly Pornstar Martini for example, which boasts all the flavour of a regular Pornstar.
Diners can expect the same unique take on modern bar food Revolution have become famous for. The mighty Brooklyn Mac ‘n’ Chicken Burger and Brooklyn Beer mac ‘n’ cheese are on the menu. It’s no wonder this National Burger Awards finalist has wowed food critics and customers alike.
Elsewhere on the menu, Revolution’s signature sharing platters allow everyone to join in. There’s tasty veggie and vegan versions available alongside the classic House Sharer. The extensive pizza menu is also returning. All options are now blessed with extra tasty hand stretched sourdough bases, and authentic Italian tomato sauce and mozzarella. Corn Dogs, Halloumi Fries, Vegan Fried Chicken and Tempura Prawns can be found on the Grazin’ menu.
“Fun for years to come”
The brand is also continuing its mission to be carbon neutral by 2030. One of just a handful of UK-based companies to sign up to the pledge to hit net zero, the Revolution Bars Group won the prestigious Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice for their commitment to the scheme.
One notable change for the brand was the decision to remove the passion fruit halves from its Pornstar Martini cocktail, replacing them with a rice paper alternative. Prior to removing passion fruit from their bestselling cocktail, they were shipping 36 tonnes from South America to the UK, only for them to be used as garnish. The group has also continued their drive to reduce energy usage. And they dropped this by an impressive 19% since 2017.
Revolution Electric Press Manager, David Berry, said: ‘’Revolution has been bringing the party to Leeds for over 15 years. And we want to ensure we keep it fun for years to come with this refurbishment. We’ve always been a venue where you can drink, dine and dance all under one roof. And with this new look and feel we’ll be carrying on the party well into the future.
He added: “With a huge focus around our ever popular bottomless brunch offering and most ambitious cocktail menu to date, this new design will bring together the two things we’re famous for…. vodka and fun.’’
Revolution Electric Press is open now. And there’s a full relaunch weekend planned from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th January.