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 8 events at this location

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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.

Tue 20 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

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.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

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…

Sun 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Mon 5 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Tue 6 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 15 more dates until 23 Aug

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!

Sun 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Mon 5 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Tue 6 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 16 more dates until 25 Aug

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…

Sun 18 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Mon 19 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Tue 20 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw / PBH's Free Fringe Emma Shaw needs help. Emma chats about life, death, growing old and also there's a bit about running up the stairs on your hands and knees like a dog (remember?!). Emma has appeared on BBC Three and was Funny Women's One to Watch 2015. Age category: 16+

Sun 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Mon 5 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Tue 6 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

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…

Sun 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Mon 5 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Tue 6 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 15 more dates until 25 Aug

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…

Tue 6 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Wed 7 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Thu 8 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 7 more dates until 16 Aug

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…

Sun 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Mon 5 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Tue 6 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 16 more dates until 25 Aug