Blackpool’s Revolution is here. After a week-long “soft” opening and a pre-party hosted by DJ Jason Fubar last night, Revolution’s official launch party is tonight from 5pm.
“We opened for trial runs and staff training last weekend and the response has been amazing,” said the Blackpool Revolution’s marketing manager Lucy Hansen.
“We thought it would take a while for people to notice we had opened, but business has been great and the reaction from everyone who has been has been wonderful.”
Designed to hold more than 1,000 people, it is based in the former Brannigans on Market Street and has created almost 80 new local jobs,.
The chain which traditionally specialises in vodka has started a revolution of its own with part of the venue dedicated to the launch of its first rum bar concept in the North West – Revolucion de Cuba.
Serving more than 50 rums from across the globe, the new concept builds on the growing popularity of the Cuban spirit and classic cocktails such as the hugely popular Mojito and classic Rum Punch. Mixologists will be showcasing their skills at the launch party by serving a host of exciting Cuban-inspired tipples to appeal to all tastes.
In true Revolution style, the opening weekend launch party will be complete with free food, rum chasers and cocktails, with music from two live bands and special guest DJs, topped off with entertainment from flame throwers and Cuban dancers.
Ross Robinson, general manager at Revolution in Blackpool, said: “Not only are we creating around 80 jobs in the area, we are also bringing one of the biggest Revolution bars in the UK to Blackpool. We wanted to open a new and exciting venue that can be enjoyed with friends or colleagues, day or night, and reflects a vibrant seaside resort such as Blackpool.”
Revolution, founded in 1996 in Manchester, now has 65 venues across the country.
The unique bar group offers 30 different flavour vodka infusions, all of which have been created in Revolution’s Vodka Factory in Manchester.