Forced into isolation due to coronavirus, oh how we miss those miles of stairs leading up to Revolver Upstairs nirvana. From its Thai fusion restaurantColonel Tan's to its 24hr nightclub on the weekends, it's been a source of entertainment for the many who flock to it in the heart of Prahran every weekend.
The doors may be closed, but the heart still beats to stay connected to its community. Its Facebook page and Instagram is teeming with updates, continued support for those a part of its history, fun comps and things to do. Take Revs Isolation Challenge for instance. This is an event running daily from Mon 27 Apr to Wed 3 Jun 2020 from 9am to 12pm.
Rev lover Luke has created a LEGO Revolver Upstairs, Paige a virtual Back Bar DJ cage to watch live streams and @taliadj, a live-size booth to play from. They're all pretty impressive and now it's your turn to get creative. Artistic versions of Revs, LEGO, dioramas, oil paintings, lino cuts, play-dough replicas, architectural models etc are all acceptable or Colonel Tan's Thai Kitchen, and become an expert chef; convert your living room - for instance, to use as examples.
Just get creative and you'll be awarded a very special prize if you're a favourite. There could be more than one fave if they can't choose. All you need to do is post your creation on Facebook (where you'll see the aforementioned creations) or Insta and TAG 3 friends who'll share in your prize if you're selected as the winner. Make sure you make your post public so they can find your creation by using the following tags on both platforms - @RevolverUpstairs; #RevolverUpstairs; #Revs4Evs; #RevsIsoChallenge; #VirtualRevolver.
Another way you can stay connected and support your local entertainment venue and eatery and its staff is by continuing to shop from them. Check out Revolver's Online Shop for tees, totes, hats, sticker pads and more.
You could also support Rev's Fundraiser organised by Revolver Upstairs management team, whereby 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to Revs staff. Please do go ahead and tip your bartender by DONATING HERE and pay it forward. You can do the same via Support Act, the heart and hand of Australian music and show your support by streaming music, buy music, buy merchandise.
You can also support local artists by downloading Revolver Upstairs Records launch, with their first release As We Know It. Other ways to go would be to listen to local radio and support local artists and write a letter to your MP. Message your favourite venue or artist with moral support, or 'pay it forward' by buying a voucher to use when coronavirus passes. If you know workers affected by event cancellations make sure they visit I Lost My Gig Australia.
Why not join DJ Sunshine at her Rise & Shine Live Stream PJ Partyeach Saturday in the month of May 2020 from 9am to 12pm and rock out in your living room. Stay connected to Revs via Facebook and enjoy updates.
Join Revs in supporting their very own Hessian Smith, Manager at Revolver Upstairs. He's stoked to be a part of FairFeed, naming the project a lifeboat. FairFeed offers affordable home meals to the community with an ever-changing menu and people-pleasing staples as well as guest menus from local restaurants and chefs, in the middle of a cash flow crisis.
Hessian is one of the deliverers and one of FairFeed's very first drivers signed on after the forced closure of Revolver. Help support Hessian and all of the other awesome drivers by opting to have your meals delivered, as $10 from each delivery goes directly to your driver. Keep in touch with FairFeed via their Facebook page and find out more about them via their website.