11 reviews of Revolution in English
Although Revolution Deansgate Locks has more tasteful decor the atmosphere in comparison to the others i have visited havent reached the high level of class that the others have. This is a popular haunt for students which I find has cheapened the venue somewhat. Which is surprising as the Revolution on Oxford Rd, student Mecca, seems to be of much higher class and decorum.
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To start a night out, look no further than Vodka Revolution. This chain of bars have popped up all over the country, and while the interior changes for each bar, the menu stays the same.
You can indulge in a range of cocktails from traditional to quirky and new. Cocktails are priced at approximately £6.50 each, so they certainly aren't cheap, but they're something to be savoured so the cost can be justified. They also offer shots sold in rows of six, which come in all various flavours from chilli to birthday cake.
The bar itself is spacious, with plenty of seating, but does get very busy past 8 o'clock at night. Current chart music is often pumped out, making it the perfect starting point for an evening out.
This bar has become the Mecca for a great start to your night out in Manchester. It is main purpose is to sell vodka in all of its delights and varieties. The bar staff are well experienced and are able to conjure up cocktails quickly. The cocktails have recently gone up but a relatively well priced being at either £4.95 or £5.45. Make sure you arrive early as they have started charging on entrance from 10pm on a Friday and 9pm on a Saturday. The bouncers can be a bit of a pain and refuse entry on the smallest of things so the big lad groups and trainers are to be avoided.
The Revolution vodka bar in Manchester is part of the chain that has been springing up in all parts of the UK.
It is set on two floors with the basement having louder music and a large dance floor. There is also a long outdoor terrace at the rear overlooking the canal. It was freezing when we visited but I can imagine it being a great place to have a few drinks in the summer.
The drinks are about average price and you can save a bit of money buy buying trays of shots or jugs of the cocktails.
As other reviewers have said, sometimes the dress code is quite strict and on a Saturday night everone was being checked to make sure thet weren’t wearing trainers.
This place is a great place for meeting and setting off on a night out, but it totally lacks character, it’s well decorated but the atmosphere is very wired. The bouncers are quite strict which isn’t a bad thing and the quality of the drinks is great.
Situated in a gorgeous location underneath the arches, sadly this Revolution is probably the weakest of the bunch. The room is poorly laid out meaning that you’re constantly having to weave between people and tables if you want to get from one side of the bar to the other, which is not particularly easy if it’s busy and everyone’s had a few.
Slightly disconcertingly, they’ve started putting a bouncer in the toilets - I can understand they don’t want people taking drugs in there but I think that’s going a little bit too far.
This place can be half-decent if you get a good DJ and can get cheap(ish) drinks with your Rev card, but it’s not a patch on the Parsonage Gardens Revolution.
If you’re down at the locks, try Loaf instead.
I try and avoid these sort of “trendy” places that have sprung all over this city in my attempt to be more high-brow but, like a moth to a flame, I’m here.
To give it its due, it’s places like this that have allowed Manchester to evolve as a 21st Century city and shake off it’s post-industrial gloom.
With it’s high ceilings, arches and huge mirrors, it’s reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral and the furniture looks like an amalgam of art nouveau kitsch. The bar is a shrine-like structure of vodka bottles stepped like candles in a cathedral. The saints of partytime are prayed to.
But enough about the interior - the reason people come here is for it’s extensive cocktail menu. And the vodka.
Part of a residency of clubs that overlook the canal at Deansgate Locks (it’s neighbours are Loaf and the Comedy Club)this place is almost exclusively populated by trendy 20-somethings from all walks of life.
The soundtrack is a pulp of guitar music (including Oasis), soul and funk - clearly it’s not afraid to pay homage to Manchester’s musical heritage.
The menu is fairly impressive - amid the burgers and salads, there are also Paninis, wraps, ghoulash and penne pasta - serves everything it would seem.
When you’ve had a chance to digest both the food and the cocktail menu, why not try the classic Martini (Ketel One vodka and a slither of Vermouth) a la Bond, but not too many or you may end up taking a tumble in the canal outside. Don’t drink and swim.
Friendly, loud, busy, like a boxer’s jab. If rhythm was a dancer she’d be struggling to keep upright after the amount of vodka she’d necked in this place.
This also happens to be a great place to go on the pull - lots of eye contact and friendly smiles.
As the night goes on the busier it gets. Revolution at Deansgate Locks is no different than a Revolution at any other city in the UK - it’s a consumers drinking den. A pastiche of modern cultural establishments and it caters to everyone and no one in particular. Trendy, but packaged.
Amusing, you try and hate it but you can’t. It’s inoffensive, unpretentious, tongue in cheek. Uncoils your week from your body like a spindle. If you run out of ideas your evening begins here.
This cathedral is a lively stop-off on the debauched pilgrimage that is a night out in Manchester.
This is yet another of the chain of revolutions across Manchester. They serve the usual great selection of vodkas which can be brought in racks at a cheaper rate.
This revolution had loads of special offers for christmas and even especially flavoured shots for the christmas period. The toilets were big but blummin freezing! But they made up for it in space and had plenty of mirrors for all us vain girls to look in.
It was the same price as the other revolutions. I didnt eat here but the people on the table next to me did and it looked yummy - although they did leave a lot - obviously didnt ask why. The portions looked huge and it looked so bad for you you just know it would taste great!
I would recommend this place if you are looking for somewhere that many of you can go to to meet up but not if you are looking for somewhere with a little bit of character.
Revolution Deansgate Locks is part of the large chain of Revolution vodka bars. I have been to many Revolution bars in a number of different cities across the UK and they are always good. But the one in Deansgate Locks is by far my favourite. Set under one of the arches Revolution has a great layout with a large, plush bar. There is ample seating and the atmosphere is laid back. Hidden downstairs there is an ample dance floor. The lighting is very soft downstairs and the ceilings are low giving the dance floor and underground feel. The bouncers can be quite strict at the weekend and my friend was turned away for wearing trainers so I would advise dressing up.
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