From the outside, Rotate looks like an ordinary bar. Most people walking in off the street probably don’t realize what’s special about it. When I visit, none of the other customers have noticed. There’s a small sign, but that’s all: This is one of the only bars in London that accepts payment in crypto.
Rotate only started taking bitcoin in March, although that was the plan since November, when the bar opened. Manager Ross McNeil says Rotate wants to be “at the forefront,” but implementing bitcoin payments using the Lightning Network has not been easy.