Revolution

Revolution
30a Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HU
  • Telephone 0131 220 5679
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 11.30am–1am
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas bar open until 3am nightly
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11.30am–1am, Sun 12.30pm–1am. Extended in Festival
  • Food served Mon–Sat 11.30am9pm; Sun 12.30–9pm
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
  • Website www.revolution-bars.co.uk
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In the heart of Edinburgh University’s busy student zone in Chamber Street you will find what years ago was the Edinburgh Dental Hospital. Today there are happier reasons for opening your mouth wide and more sociable anaesthetics. Revolution, the 60+ UK chain of vodka bar nightclubs, has come to Edinburgh. Spread over two levels, the three bars and dining areas cater for groups wanting a fun night out. In fact, Revolution so keenly emphasises this enthusiasm that they will post photos of your evening out on their website so that you, your friends and pitchers of Club Tropicana can be visible to all the party poopers who had to stay home studying. The food menu covers the range of pub and bar standards thoroughly though rarely memorably. The dullish mezze selection features hummus and chicken skewers. Nachos are piled with generous toppings but over pretty average tortilla chips. The various burgers, 2-4-1 on Mondays, are large but a bit on the flabby side.

  • High point: A wonderland of flavoured vodkas and creative vodka-based cocktails
  • Low point: A visit to Revolution is not all about the food
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Laidback chill out by day; up beat, eclectic party tunes by night.
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £14 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 14 events at this location

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A-Z Sex, Drugs & Pr:Frank Sinistra

Award-winning Pieter Egriega is Frank Sinistra, ex-tabloid reporter who’s waiting for his wife’s return from a girl’s night out with hairdresser, Roger Paul. Whilst conducting his PR business, Frank sings original saloon songs and dishes the dirt on celebs; brilliantly accompanied by pianist Charles, formerly La…

Wed 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Alternative Comedy Cabaret

Pete Nash / PBH's Free Fringe Looking for something really different? Have a look at our line-up of brilliant and original alternative comedians strutting their stuff in an intimate venue at the Fringe. The line-up is different every night and studded with more rare gems than Buckingham Palace.

Wed 21 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

  • 4 stars

Ava Beaux / PBH's Free Fringe Enter the macabre minds of Beaux and Poe. Follow Ava into a web of Gothic tales brought to life through magic, dark humour and thrillingly captivating storytelling. With Beaux's quirky, slick and enchanting magic and mischievously creepy humour, you'll become seamlessly immersed into a…

Wed 21 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Babysitting Comedians

When acclaimed comedian Dennis Campbell-Smith gets in trouble with the press at the Edinburgh Fringe, his manager and publicity assistant have no choice but to pick up the pieces. A debut production by Susan Kidd, this Fringe show about the Fringe explores ambition, burnout and being held accountable in the public eye.

Wed 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Chris Cook: Entropy

Chris Cook / PBH's Free Fringe 'The fun is knowing that every uproarious night will be a unique experience' (Stage). Chris Cook takes a break from the big stage to treat you to an intimate peek inside his imagination. Concealed is a hilarious close-up magic show in a cosy venue with audience interaction in abundance!

Wed 21 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Dog Tales

Rich Egan / PBH's Free Fringe People have much to hide. Their dogs hide nothing. This New York City dog: irascible, insightful, lovable, is having some trouble adjusting to his new paradigm… a world that celebrates dog teeth whitening and cage-free kibble delivery services. Real men don’t eat quiche? Well, dogs eat cat…

Wed 21 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Gin Masterclass

Explore premium Gin and create your own botanical masterpiece with our all new Gin Academy

Thu 29 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 220 5679

Impulse Control

Baba Brinkman and Heather Berlin / PBH's Free Fringe Rapper Baba Brinkman and neuroscientist Dr Heather Berlin follow up their sell-out Edinburgh hit Off the Top with an all-new collection of mind-blowing brain science, cerebral humour and experiments in live interactive freestyle rap. Can we learn to control our…

Wed 21 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Canada at Edinburgh Festivals.

Fri 23 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Canada at Edinburgh Festivals.

Sun 25 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Canada at Edinburgh Festivals.

Kamishibai – Scottish Tales From A Japanese Box

Harriet Grindley and guests Ines Alvarez, Beverley Casebow and Maria MacDonell. Traditional storytellers spin tales for children from 5 to 105 using riddles, pictures, songs and good old words. You might meet Finn McCoul, a Selkie queen or Dagba the great forest guardian. Different days, different tales. Relax, sit back…

Wed 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Pbh: Best Of The Fringe

Come see the best PBH Free Fringe acts in Edinburgh whilst also supporting the Free Fringe! We have selected some of our best acts to showcase and all the bucket money will be donated to the Free Fringe to ensure we can keep bringing top acts back to the Fringe for years to come.

Wed 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

Pete Nash / PBH's Free Fringe Five years ago, Pete Nash was about to board a plane to Silicon Valley to sell his business for seven figures. Today, he's performing a fringe show about it called Where's My Money? – find out what happened with this hour of feel-good, cathartic stand-up. 'Watch this space, he’s something…

Wed 21 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Pussies

Karen Hobbs and Alice and Lisa / PBH's Free Fringe Collective noun: cats, kittens, vaginas. Pussies is a split bill straddling stand-up and character comedy. Karen Hobbs and her broken vagina will be taking care of the stand-up segment. A fur-midable work in progress from someone who had cancer and is now working out…

Wed 21 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Ucl Stand Ups

A compilation show with 5 stand-ups from UCL (University College London) Comedy Club

Thu 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 24 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Validation Row

Saoirse and Conall are Dublin based comedians eager to deprecate themselves for your approval. Her set is completely politically incorrect and shows a funny side to her disability. His material is quite alternative, in a self-aware and non-obnoxious way. So leave your pity at the door and strap yourself in for imminent…

Wed 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 5679

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.