Gallery: Exclusive look at Leeds’s new £1.5m Cuban rum bar and cantina

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IT’S not open to the public for another two weeks, but City Buzz got an exclusive look around the new £1.5m Revolucion de Cuba.

The Latin American rum bar and cantina has invested £1.5m on a huge site on Call Lane – where the old Baracoa Luxe Bar used to be.

Mexican cantina and rum bar Revolucion de Cuba, which opens on Call Lane on October 31. , which opens on October 31. Pictures: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Mexican cantina and rum bar Revolucion de Cuba, which opens on Call Lane on October 31. , which opens on October 31. Pictures: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

The new venue is set to be one of the biggest new bars and restaurants in Leeds, with two floors, a ‘showpiece’ main bar, two upstairs bars, a stage for live music and room for up to 700 customers.

Diners and drinkers can enjoy South American-inspired food and cocktails, with some Latin music as well.

The new venue will create 80 new jobs, and the company also has sites in Manchester and Sheffield as well as others across the country.

General manager Chris Sleaford said: “The bar is really coming together and will look amazing when finished – think Miami-meets-Cuba.”

The restaurant officially opens to the public on October 30, and there will be a Cuban truck going around the city centre today giving away burritos, chips and dip.

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