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Posted on the 26 June 20

Last updated 28/04/2021



Are all your venues opening on 17th May?

All our venues in England will be open and available for bookings from this date. Our Belfast bar is scheduled to open inside on the 24th May, and as of 30th April it will be open for outside seating only. Our Aberdeen venue is currently open and taking bookings, though please remember that we are unable to serve alcohol to you if you’re sat inside. We are still waiting for confirmation for Cardiff and Glasgow.


Are any of your venues currently open?

Yes! We currently have nine of our venues open and these are listed below. Aberdeen is the only bar you will be able to book for (you can do that by clicking the book button above). All other bars allocated their tables on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of tables available each day will depend on a variety of factors; the British weather being the main one!

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast (as of 30th April)
  • Bristol
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Reading (as of 30th April)


Will the atmosphere be the same?

We will still be playing some Cuban tunes, just at a reduced volume in line with government guidance. We are unable to bring you live music at this time but will update this policy as soon as we can in order with the guidance set out but the government.


What time will you be open until?

We are incredibly happy with the English and Northern Irish Governments decision to remove the 10pm curfew. This means that the opening times of each venue will differ slightly based on what’s best for that location, the teams and also any local licencing conditions. In Aberdeen, the curfew still remains and so our bars will open until 10pm every day they are open.

For the most up to date information, we recommend checking out your local bar page once we’re open for confirmed opening times.


How will you be assisting the NHS Test and Trace with requests for data of customers and visitors as per the government guidelines?

The NHS Test and Trace system is now in place. If you book with us, we will use the key bookers’ details. If you do not book, please use the NHS COVID-19 app to check-in. Your server can help you with this process if you need a hand. All details will be kept for 21 days and will only be used for the sole purpose of contacting you regarding any potential outbreak/contact.

We will remain GDPR compliant at all times, further information on our policy can be found here.



How are you keeping guests safe?

The safety of our guests and teams is our top priority, and we have been working hard behind the scenes over the last few months to find ways to be able to get the party started again in the safest way possible.

We are continually monitoring government guidelines and will update our guest charter as frequently as required.


Our Guest Charter

What we’re doing to take good care of you:

Our bars are part of the ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation scheme

  1. We have an increased cleaning regime in place
  2. Hand sanitiser stations available – please use them!
  3. Our team are trained and health-screened on returning to work
  4. Our team wash/sanitise their hands frequently
  5. We’ve restricted our capacity
  6. Tables are spaced further apart, and screens installed where required
  7. Floor markings and directional signage to help you go with the flow
  8. Order and Pay at table available using your mobile
  9.  We’ve gone cashless, and encourage contactless payment

What we’re asking of you in return: 

  1. Please stay away if you have any COVID symptoms
  2. Support us with NHS Test & Trace requirements
  3. Respect the current physical distancing and personal hygiene guidelines
  4. Remain seated wherever possible, if you do need to order at the bar send one of your crew to get the round in!
  5. Please respect our teams, if you have any questions please ask; we’re here to help.


How are you protecting your teams?

We are continually monitoring government guidelines and will update our guest charter in accordance with government guidelines as needed, to ensure our teams safety. We also have several other teams focused measures in place to ensure their safety.

  1. Team members will work in family units, start times and breaks will be staggered where possible to minimise contact
    2. Risk assessments, policy and signage will be on display help team members stay safe.
    3. Daily briefings will be conducted to ensure the team is prepared and aware of their duties for the session.
    4. Work areas and stations will be fully prepared to minimize contact with others and ensure maximum efficiency.
    5. We continue to take pride in our back of house areas, they will be professionally cleaned daily.
    6. Team members will sanitise their hands when entering & leaving all back of house and kitchen areas


What are you doing if one of your team members test positive for COVID-19?

All our teams are subject to health screenings and we are following government guidance on the safety of guests and teams closely. We are supporting our teams if they need to self-isolate for medical reasons and will help them make the necessary arrangements to ensure they concentrate on recovery.


Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes, you do. It is now the law that all guests must wear a mask when moving around the venue. This includes but is not limited to: when entering the venue, moving from your table to the bar/restroom/outside, when leaving the venue. Masks can be removed once guests are seated at their table.



Bookings and reservations

Do I need a reservation?

Reservations are not needed but due to high demand, we recommend you make a booking to avoid being disappointed. We are operating at a seated capacity only until 21st June and therefore we cannot guarantee you entry without a reservation. This also supports NHS Test & Trace.


I have a booking, but the bar isn’t opening yet, what do I do?

We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your booking with you, priority will be made for those of you with postponed bookings first to give you first choice on rebooking.


How long is my booking slot?

Booking slots and times vary per location and will be confirmed with you when completing your booking via your confirmation email. If you require your table for longer please speak to a member of our team when making your booking and we will try and accommodate your request.


How many people can I make my booking for?

For any bookings between 17th May and 20th June, the following applies:

  • Rule of six OR two households. If your booking is more than six, you may need to verify that all guests are from a maximum of two households. Trust us, we get it. You want to see your mates but these rules are in place to protect us and you so please follow them.
  • Please be aware that the maximum group size of six does include children/babies.

For any bookings on or after 21st June, the following rules apply:

  • There are no rules.
  • We’re kidding, the usual booking procedure will apply and any bookings may be subject to change based on guidelines from the Government
  • If you have any concerns please contact us via Twitter @revolutionbars

If you wish to visit us between 12th April and 16th May, and your local Revolution is open you are unable to book. All tables are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


I want to book for six people and a child or baby, can I still do this?

For bookings before 21st June, the maximum booking size is six people. A child or baby is just a small person so, unfortunately; you will not be able to make this booking as the total number of guests would be seven.

Any child or baby will still count as one guest. Please consider this when making your booking. If you arrive for your booking and your guest total is seven or more, your booking will be cancelled and you will lose any deposit or holding fee paid.


I live with six or more people, can we still make a booking for all of us?

Yes, as long as you can verify that you live together. We know this feels strict, but these rules are in place to protect us and you so please follow them.


I need to amend my booking, how do I do that?

This can be done via “Manage My Booking” which can be found on your booking link or by clicking here.


If I do cancel, will I lose my deposit?

If you cancel your booking within 48 hours of your booking date and time, you agree to forfeit your deposit. Any bookings cancelled outside of this window will have their deposit returned to them.


There are more than six of us from more than two households, can we just book two tables and be sat next to one another, or push the tables together?

Whilst you can make two bookings, due to our current social distancing layout it is highly unlikely that your bookings will be sat near each other. The current law states that guests must be seated during their booking so you will not be able to stand up and move between your booking. Doing so, will be a breach of the law and will result in your booking being asked to leave. You will also forfeit any deposit paid. You may also face a fine by authorities. So in summary, unfortunately, no. No you can’t.


When can I book for more than six people?

Monday 21st June – this date is TBC from the government so please be mindful that any bookings made around this date may be subject to change.

Please also note, this applies to bookings in England only.

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