Review: Revolution Bar Prohibitionism relaunch party

By Paola Bassanese

Getaway cars, glamorous ladies in red smuggling drinks and canapes, a swing band and a secret vault: Prohibitionism was back with a bang at the opening of Revolution Bar in Leadenhall.

As part of the Experience Something New’ nationwide campaign, Revolution Leadenhall put on a great show, with a red carpet treatment on arrival and paparazzi in vintage clothes.

The building was formerly owned by Midland Bank and the vault has been converted into an intimate private party room for a selected number of guests only (we tried several times to have a look but we were told it was at full capacity).

The building has so much character and the original features are stunning: it was good to see that the refurbishment enhanced the venue in a sympathetic way.

The highlights of the evening were the live band playing jazz standards and reworked swing versions of pop songs, the club downstairs with live dj and drummer and my Amaretto Sour blended expertly at the bar.

It was truly a night to remember.