UNDREDS of revellers are set to party like never before in Huddersfield town centre tonight as a £1m Cuban bar and restaurant officially opens.
Revolucion de Cuba, (RDC), on Cross Church Street has taken months to bring to fruition but general manager Josh Childs said he is delighted with the spectacular result which has transformed Herbert’s Bar and a charity shop into one of the town’s biggest bars and eateries.
The RDC brand is well-renowned across the country and Harrogate, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester already boast such establishments.
Bosses hope it will bring a sexy, Latino feel to the street - the town centre’s top party spot - with several bars and restaurants already populating it.
The superb double-fronted bar is just the opening invitation to an experience which on its first floor boasts the kind of class that one might associate with a London gentleman’s club.
The Havana Club room has beautifully varnished wooden floors and a seductive, softly lit charm. There is also a small outdoor terrace and other secluded areas for intimate conversation and where people can relax.
There are around 40 staff who provide tapas meals, a wide range of refreshments and given the Cuban heritage a serious amount of rum and other spirit beverages.
Josh said: “We’ve been open for a few days now and it’s going very well. The feedback from customers has been excellent.
“There will be live music and we can provide a fun atmosphere for at least 450 people.
“I think Huddersfield was crying out for something like this. In the past people have had to go to Leeds and Manchester for this kind of