August 2014 – Embargo 59 is Reborn as Embargo Republica

On Thursday 21st we held our VIP opening for the newly refurbished Embargo 59, which has been transformed into Embargo Republica. The who’s who of Chelsea graced us with their presence and everyone had a fabulous evening, with Embargo Republica receiving rave reviews from those who came.

Designed to capture the spirit, style and smoothness of Cuba, Embargo Republica will bring an exuberant mix of grit and glamour to Chelsea’s famous King’s Road.

The venue has been revamped and expanded and offers guests a Cuban-themed bar and entertainment venue. The rooftop bar has been enlarged and re-designed to emulate a true Caribbean island paradise.

Music is at the heart of Cuban culture and Embargo Republica will pride itself on the range of live bands, DJs and acoustic acts that will take to the stage each week. From Victor Hugo & the Mambo Boys to Salsa Fuego Trio, the club is kept beating and buzzing from early to late with infectious Latin rhythms.

Embargo Republica is entered through a cigar shop to the exposed brickwork and timber exterior, where vintage furniture provide rest for legs weary after all that dancing.

Bartenders are well-versed in the alchemy of blending cocktails and the bar also has an impressive premium champagne menu, featuring the very best vintages from the finest houses. The Rum Bar offers more than 20 rums from across the world, a range that highlights Cuba’s best-loved liquor through a selection that covers everything from the classic to the curious.

Dressed down yet modern, Embargo Republica oozes an eclectic, comfortable and exciting atmosphere throughout.

See the transformation for yourself here.