Revolution in Nottingham to close for good as part of cost-cutting exercise

One of Nottingham's Revolution Bars will close for good this summer. The bar in Broad Street, Hockley, is one of 12 across the UK to be axed due to cost-cutting.

Revolution's website has announced: "We are sorry to say that we will be closing the doors at Nottingham - Hockley in early August. We're going to be throwing the best parties and serving up the best food up until this time, come and join us for one last Pornstar Martini!"

The Hockley bar was the first Revs bar to open in Nottingham in 1997 and at that time the offering was very much about vodka. Premium brands of the spirit such as Stolichnaya through to Transylvanian Blood from Romania and flavoured shots like chocolate orange and cola cube accounted for 45 percent of sales. The bar had a £150,000 refurbishment in 2015 with almost 1,000 people turning up to the grand reopening.

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The brand evolved to broaden its appeal, introducing afternoon tea, brunch, and cocktail masterclasses. Revolution at The Cornerhouse and Revolucion de Cuba will remain open.

Earlier this year Revolution Bars Group announced the closure of eight bars, but at the time Nottingham escaped. Rob Pitcher, chief executive, said the company had enjoyed its best Christmas for four years with record sales. But he added: "However, our younger customers are still feeling the disproportionate effect of the cost-of-living crisis and the national living wage will increase materially in April 2024."

In April it was announced that a further 12 bars were at risk of closure but they were not named at the time.