First Revolución de Cuba opens in Scotland

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First Revolución de Cuba opens in Scotland

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The Revolution Bars Group is to open its first site in Scotland under the Revolución de Cuba brand – in Aberdeen – as well as a new site in Reading, Berkshire. 

The 130-cover Revolución de Cuba Aberdeen will open on 18 November, housed within a 5,200 sq ft, listed building within the city’s Academy Shopping Centre. It will also feature a 40-cover outdoor bandstand, plus a bar and live music stage.

The 170-cover Reading venue will open on 24 November across a two-storey 5,700 sq ft site, which will feature a heated terrace with 40 more covers and a retractable roof on the first floor.

Each site will serve the familiar menu of Cuban-inspired, rum-led cocktails and Spanish/Mexican-influenced food. Décor-wise, both locations will incorporate the group’s usual Latin-inspired influences – including bright colours and music-related touches – from designer Julian Taylor.

These two openings will bring the Revolución de Cuba brand’s estate to 12 sites overall.

Mark McQuater, chief executive of the Revolution Bars Group comments: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing the Revolución de Cuba experience to Aberdeen and Reading. Our passion is to spread Cuba’s rich culture nationwide and we are pleased that vision continues to grow as we open more venues.”

The Revolution Bars Group operates over 60 venues across the UK, including under the Revolution, and Revolución de Cuba brands.

The group was first founded as Inventive Leisure in 1991, with the first Revolución de Cuba-branded bar opening in 2011 (15 years after the first Revolution, which opened in Manchester in 1996).

It has seen slow but certain expansion in recent years, including the opening of three Revolución de Cuba bars last year, and two for each brand so far in 2016.

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