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Neo is a sophisticated lounge bar located on Carthusian Street. Resident mixologist has created a variety of signature drinks including fifteen champagne cocktails. A variety of globally inspired platters are also available.

Ranked #3 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"Neo is a stylish cocktail bar and events venue located seconds from Barbican tube. The cocktail bar with its world-class spirits, premium beers and sublime cocktails served in a beautifully designed space fashioned from rugged imported quartz stone, is sure to impress. Enhance your experience by reserving a table or an area by contacting the bookings team. Also a popular City venue for corporate events, milestone birthdays and engagement parties, it continues to be dedicated to hosting memorable and stylish events. At Neo, we provide ourselves on the basic philosophy of using the best quality ingredients and world-class spirits in our range of sublime cocktails."

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Neo reviews

By Chris B.

The pornstar martinis at Neo are the best I've ever tasted.

The pornstar martinis at Neo are the best I've ever tasted. Superb mixologists here, this really is a hidden gem in The City!

By Hannah D.

Perfect venue for private parties

I booked Neo back in September 2016 for my partners surprise 30th Birthday in January 2017. I found it on Google and arranged to view the bar, I had already prepared myself that it would probably look nothing like the photos anymore. I was so wrong it looked even better in real life, so clean, classy and the perfect venue for a private function. Sonny was amazing from start to finish answering any questions I had and giving me good advice. The party was great and the staff on the night were so friendly and polite, I had so many compliments on the venue and food. I would highly recommend booking Neo.

By Hannah D.

Perfect venue for private parties!

I booked Neo back in September 2016 for my partners surprise 30th Birthday in January 2017. I found it on Google and arranged to view the bar, I had already prepared myself that it would probably look nothing like the photos anymore. I was so wrong it looked even better in real life, so clean, classy and the perfect venue for a private function. Sonny was amazing from start to finish answering any questions I had and giving me good advice. The party was great and the staff on the night were so friendly and polite, I had so many compliments on the venue and food. I would highly recommend booking Neo.

By Michael B.

Superb service at a great venue

I booked Neo in December 2016 for an engagement party in January 2017.

I initially found the bar through a Google search, and was immediately impressed with the look and feel of the picture gallery, as well as the fact that they had a section describing how they catered specifically for engagement parties. I then visited the bar in person after I'd reserved the date, and was pleased to see that it was as impressive in real life as it had appeared online.

Whilst visiting the bar I met Sonny, the manager who had handled my initial booking query, in person. Sonny was incredibly helpful, describing how the setup of the venue could change depending on our requirements and the extra touches that he was putting in place to make the evening special - our names in lights on the wall, personalised electronic signage on the tills, even going as far as to recommend a photographer to take photos for us. The end-to-end service that Sonny provided was first rate and his attention to detail was central to the success of our night.

The night itself went better than my partner and I could have hoped - the venue looked superb and all of our guests remarked that they had a memorable time. The canapés that we ordered were delicious. The bar was always busy but the bar staff were very efficient in turning orders around so that nobody had to wait too long. I didn't try the cocktails personally but they looked exceptional and were clearly expertly prepared. Prices for food and drink were about average for a London cocktail bar, but well above average in terms of quality.

I would not hesitate to book Neo again and would encourage anyone looking for a cool venue with a laid-back but exclusive feel to give it a go - you won't be disappointed.

By Seema P.


I threw my husband's surprise 30th birthday party at Neo and it was an absolute success! The venue itsef is stunning and the management was impeccable. Sonny was truly amazing from start to finish; he was there every step of the way, catering to all our needs and requests. All of our guests had an amazing time and will be sure to return back. Do not hesitate to book this venue for any special will not be disappointed! Thank you again Neo Bar, I couldnt have chosen a better place!

By Sindy M.

Neo bar is a hidden gem!

I celebrated my 25th Birthday here, I had recently been to Neo for my sisters engagement drinks and had a great time. Great atmosphere, amazing service- this place is a hidden gem. Sonny was extremely helpful from day 1 and the platters for our guests went down very well! Big thank you to Sonny and staff at Neo.

By Aditi P.

A hidden gem in London Town

My partner and I celebrated our engagement drinks here. Neo was recommended by a few people. The service was impeccable from the start. Liaising with Sonny the manager was a pleasure. Our needs were catered for and the service was friendly, warm, organised and we were taken care of well. This bar is a great venue for private hire or for reserving areas. It's modern, friendly and the staff are brilliant. The music is current and to most people's tastes. The correspondence with Sonny was what stood out. He knows what he's doing and will answer all your questions and try his best to meet all your needs. On our night another party hadn't turned up which made the place less busy but we enjoyed having the place to ourselves and we're taken care of. Thank you Sonny and your team. Would for sure book again for other events.

By Semone S.

I hosted my boyfriends 30th birthday at Neo and the theme was black tie (with 80 guests), the venue was perfect very intimate. We ordered canapés which were amazing, music was great (mix of pop, hip hop, soul etc) very nice vibe and all the staff were so helpful and welcoming. Sonny (manager) was a pleasure to deal with and made the night extra special for us. Would definitely recommend!!

By Aarti P.

Did a private hire for a 40th birthday party at Neo. Fab venue! Great service! Delicious food. Sonny and his team made the night hassle free...leaving us to have an awesome memorable night! Cheers : )

By Mitesh C.

Recently held my 25th birthday drinks-do at Neo and I couldn't fault the service, quality of the food/drinks or the atmosphere. I had organised a quick catch-up meeting with Sonny two weeks prior to the event. Informed him of the number of invitees and the vibe I'm looking for. Having heard positive feedback from the guests, I knew it was the right decision to hold an intimate celebration at Neo. Would definitely return and recommend.

By Sks S.

We hosted our engagement drinks here and had the centre area set up for our party. The event was well organised by Sonny and everything ran to plan! Drinks were great and our guests had a fabulous evening! Look forward to hosting an event here again! S & D

By Russell B.

Great Venue! Some serious time went on making it look extremely modern, from the stone wall with up lights, to the industrial ceiling, the funky upholstered chairs. Big tick for the venue and the same for the list of cocktails to choose from! Really good night, really nice people and now looking forward to a party that my friend has got booked there!

By Mitesh C.

Having visited once prior to organising a friend's birthday-do, I didn't have to think twice when recommending. Sonny + his team were flawless from the moment we arrived to the moment some of the guests stumbled out of the door. We had obtained a great area by booking 10-14 days in advance and the atmosphere did not disappoint. Overall a great Saturday night full of drinks, brilliant music and impeccable service.

By Ben S.

Classy venue with a great atmosphere!

Beautiful, classy elegant venue with great atmosphere , great mix of venue with a personal touch. Hired this for our engagement party through Sonny who was extremely helpful and welcoming and personalized the venue to make it special for us. I will continue to use this venue for private parties and definitely recommend others do too!

By Karan A.

Brilliant Service

I got in touch with Sonny in regards to planning a birthday party in February 2017. We were a group of about 60 plus, and the set-up was done fantastically. The service, the food, and the drinks absolutely exceeded expectations - but more importantly, it is by far the only bar in London that offers substantial value for money. The cocktails were brilliant, and Sonny and his team were kind enough to create drinks that were off-menu.

Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best nights of my life. I highly recommend Neo for any sort of planned event.

By Holly N.

What an amazing venue!

Me and my partner booked Neo for our engagement party for 18th Feb. We found it my chance on the internet and decided to have a look at the venue! We were so impressed!! Usually pictures always make a venue look better but this looked even better than the pictures!

It was a perfect size for what we wanted and we met with Sonny the manager who was incredibly helpful! Said they would assist with any requirements to ensure we had the best night. All our guests commented on how nice the venue was and the special touches that were added to make the night personal to us both.

The staff on the night were amazing! No one had to wait long at the bar and they were all so polite and helpful. We pre ordered canape's and pizzas and the food was delicious!

I cant recommend this venue enough! Thank you Neo! :) xx

By Maria H.

The perfect venue

We had our engagement party at Neo and we had a great time. Sonny and team were friendly and very attentive from the beginning. All of our friends and family enjoyed themselves and said how lovely the venue is.

By Tejal L.

Great venue, host and staff

We recently had our engagement drinks at Neo Bar! Sonny is a great host and supported us throughout the event! We really enjoyed ourselves and so did our family and friends! P.s the pizzas were a bonus for us on the night! Everyone enjoyed them! I would definitely hold another event at Neo Bar!

By Rupesh Y.

Excellent Venue and Staff

I recently held my wife's 30th birthday party at NEO and I took over the bar exclusively, the venue was superb and the organisation of the event was excellent from start to finish. I couldn't find a single fault with the evening and I would thoroughly recommend NEO to anyone looking to hold a party or event in the future. I would just like to say a massive thank-you to all the staff at NEO for making our event very special and one to remember for a very long time.

By Farihah B.

Held our engagement drinks at Neo last Friday and had an amazing evening. The venue had two other parties at the same time but the bar was split into three areas and the other people added to the buzz, but did not ruin the intimacy of our group of about 50 people. The music was perfect volume, enough to give the feel of a bar but not too loud so that we couldn't hear each other speak, and Sonny was great in helping us arrange exactly what we wanted. It was also a great location for our guests, being a direct bus ride away from Waterloo and right around the corner from Barbican tube station and the interior is very nice, with a wall projection and plush seating. Only complaint would be the price of drinks, with 0.7l bottles of spirits being priced at £160. Thank you Neo for the perfect set up and for the great memories!

By Kunal K.

Incredible yet intimate venue, perfect vibe and Sonny the manager was a delight to work with. He was very straight forward, honest and reliable which was important for my Fiance and I's engagement drinks. Would recommend any day of the week, drinks reasonably priced and decor is flush with abundance of comfortable seats! Cheers Sonny!

By Daniela G.

I booked the venue for my engagement party and I wasn't disappointed. Excellent service, music was great, cocktails are delicious and the lighting creates a wonderful atmosphere. Sonny and the staff worked wonderfully together to make sure everything ran seamlessly throughout the night and my guests really enjoyed their time. Canapés and pizza were delicious. Wonderful venue in the heart of London which felt very exclusive at such a great price. Very happy!

By Sean A.

I booked an area in Neo for a suprise party and it was terrific. I managed it all through Sonny who was very flexible, professional and a lot of fun. Sonny covered every detail from the beginning to the end. The venue was very stylish and spacious. All round a fantastic evening - thank you!

By Darshna P.

We arranged to have our engagement party/drinks at the Neo Barbican - and it was a great success, we loved it and so did all our guests! Sonny from the Bar was absolutely amazing, was really helpful, hospitable and accommodating. The bar is really intimate, has a great atmosphere and the music is right up our street - RnB, hip-hop and current chart music.The food, we ordered pizzas for our guests, went down well too! The crowd is good as well! Overall, was a great choice and venue to celebrate our special day and would definitely recommend it for private parties and events :)

By Harsha S.

We hosted our Engagement Party at Neo and from start to finish it was absolutely fantastic thanks to Sonny and his exemplary team! The entire planning process was effortless due to Sonny's diligence and obvious wealth of experience at planning events. He gave us great advice and recommendations about the food/drink and helped us to book the DJ. On the night we had approximately 80 guests and it went perfectly! The set up was great, bar staff outstanding and incredibly polite, canapés/pizzas delicious and cocktails lush. Neo has a great sophisticated party ambience and we and our guests had a truly memorable night. We cannot thank Sonny and his team enough - we will definitely be back and would highly recommend Neo for private event hire! Harsha and Josh

By Nirmal M.

We hosted our Engagement Drinks at Neo Bar and couldn't have be more happier to have done it there. Sonny and his team more than delivered on the night - outstanding service, awesome cocktails, delicious pizza's and great music too! The venue was intimate and perfect for a group of 80-140 people. I would not hesitate to do another event there and highly recommend others to book the place for all kinds of celebrations. Thanks again Sonny and the team. Best wishes, Nirmal and Asha

By Pardeep S.

We recently celebrated my wife's 40th birthday at Neo and I can honestly say that from start to finish, Sonny delivered a fantastic party experience for all our dear friends and family members. Our guests cannot praise us enough as to how well they enjoyed themselves from the venue itself, to the drinks list, the canapes, all seamlessly delivered by the staff at Neo. I would thoroughly recommend Neo!

By R P.

This turned out to be a great place to hold our engagement drinks. Sonny and his team were extremely helpful, leaving us with nothing to worry about but to enjoy our night! The bar wasn't overcrowded and the music and atmosphere were great. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an intimate yet buzzing environment to host any event!

By Melissa B.

Much belated review - however held my 40th Birthday Party here in March 2015. Excellent stylish party venue, great vibe with the in-house DJ. All staff friendly and helpful. Easy to book - Sonny the Manager dealt with everything. Would recommend and have! Thank you for making it a party to remember.

By Karan P.

Big thank you to Sonny and the team at Neo Bar! We held our wedding reception at Neo in June 2015, and from start to finish we had nothing but positive things to say. We met with Sonny for an intial consultation several weeks prior to the event and we knew from then we would have an amazing evening. He was forthcoming with ideas and more then happy to accommodate our requests and needs. The evening it self went without a hitch and this was all down to the great organising and thought put into the event by Sonny and the team. From the champagne reception to the food on the night, everything was done on time and to a high standard. Most importantly for us, our guests had an absolutely amazing night, the feedback we got regarding the venue, food and the friendly bar staff, we knew we had made the right choice in choosing this venue. So once again thank you Sonny and the team at Neo, I’m sure me and the wife will be dropping by again to have a few passion bomb shots! Highly recommend, stylish decor, friendly staff and delicious food/beverage choices for any event. Mr and Mrs Panchal

By Meera V.

Sonny, There aren't enough words to THANK YOU for your hospitality, kindness, event management and new found friendship we have. Our Wedding Reception would not have been possible without your input and organisation. We had the BEST time from planning the event to actually executing it. We've had such positive feedback and more importantly all our guests had an amazing time which is just what we wanted. Thank you for being flexible, open to our ideas and for making it fun for us to plan. We knew from the moment we had our Engagement drinks at Neo Bar in February 2014 that we would be back for our Wedding Reception in May 2015. We did something different and it was flawless and faultless. You have a fabulous venue and team, so please pass on our thanks to everyone who made our night so special. Amazing food, drinks, venue and team - highly recommended. Mr and Mrs Vaghela

By Myuran B.

We booked Neo bar for our engagement party and had approx. 70 guests attending using the centre set-up. All i can say is that from our initial enquiry till the night was effortless and perfect. Sonny was really helpful and had suggestions which work well and catered to our needs throughout the process. The cocktails were spot on and of you're an avid cocktail fan then Neo bar will not let you down!Our guests had a really good time and were all impressed by the venue's decor and wondered how we found this hidden gem. The bar is perfect for private functions and group celebrations and we will not hesitate to recommend Neo bar to anyone looking for a good bar! Keep up the good work Sonny and Neo bar team!!! Myuran & Tash

By Myuran B.

We booked our engagement party at Neo and from the initial enquiry till today all I have is positives to say about Sonny's service and also about the bar itself. We had approx. 70 guests and hired the centre set up. All our guests had a fantastic time and specifically mentioned that the bar was really really cool and wondered how we found it! The cocktails were on point so if you are an avid cocktail fan then Neo bar will not disappoint. Sonny catered for our music taste and it was spot on and guests really enjoyed their evening. The venue is perfect for private groups and functions and I will not hesitate to recommend Neo bar to anyone!! Myuran & Tash

By Ammy V.

A fantastic night! Sonny was great in organising the event and everything from the venue decor, drinks, food, music was perfect! All my guests commented on how great the night was and I wouldn't hesitate to use Neo's services again. The pizzas were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and again, everyone commented on how yummy they were. A great selection of drinks and a classy venue! Thanks!!!

By Lorna W.

Myself and a friend hired Neo recently for our 40th birthday. From the moment I went to look at the venue and was greeted by the fantastic Manager Sonny I knew I was in safe hands and that the night would run smoothly. I was certainly not disappointed - no request was too big or too small, Sonny had good advice and I felt in safe hands. The bar is such an excellent venue - fantastic lighting, decor and sound system (which we tested to the max!) and has a feeling of 'exclusivity' about it. The drinks are amazing and the staff that work there are friendly, professional and top notch. We also had food which was of an excellent standard. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Neo again, and will definitely be popping in for one of their lush cocktails when I'm next passing. All in all a great place to drink, party, relax and be happy!

By N M.

We hosted our Engagement drinks here and were very pleased with the fantastic light and music of the venue along with the excellent host Sonny who made sure all the details were just right. He works with you to tailor the setting and night to your requirements and delivers on the night. The cocktail menu is great and service with a smile. Will definitely be popping back for a drink when I am in the area again. N&D

By Vicky S.

I booked an area for my 30th Birthday at Neo after reading so many glowing reviews. The manager, Sonny, ensured that everything ran smoothly, from the booking, to the ordering of pizzas and checked with me during the night that everything was going well. The bar is stunning, location right by Barbican tube is great for those travelling from work. Extensive range of cocktails, a great happy hour (even on a Friday night!) and late licence made for a perfect night to see in my 30s! I didn’t want the night to be over! I would recommend this venue to anyone - Neo Bar, Sonny and the staff deserve top marks, absolutely 10 out of 10!

By Bhavna P.

I held my 40th birthday party on Saturday 5th July 2014 at Neo Barbican for 50 guests and it was a great party. The photographs on the website truly reflect the stylish and elegant looking venue, which we shared with an engagement party, but the place was spacious enough to accommodate both parties seamlessly. My guests were greeted with welcome drinks of Bellini cocktails on arrival, delicious hot freshly baked pizzas with various options for meat lovers, vegetarians and even pizzas for the cheese-haters at 10.30pm and then midnight shots. Throughout the night the staff provided us with a polite, friendly, timely and professional service and they were attentive throughout the night. The variety of cocktails, were some of the best that I have had, and the mocktails were equally enjoyable without being overladen with the usual sugars and syrups. Sonny the manager knows how to help host a great party and I highly recommend Neo to anyone looking for a venue for their event. Sonny even went the extra mile and showed the World Cup quarter final game for the avid football fans in my party.

By Collette M.

I hired this venue months in advance of my planned event on 28th June 2014. The entire planning process from beginning to end was seamless. Communication was great and management really understood our needs. The venue itself is stunning. The stairwell down the main space is very classy and creates a good impression for what's about to come. The main area itself is contemporary, spacious and very chic. It is clear that the design and layout have been given much thought (at great expense) from the fabrics and stone materials used, to the bar presentation. Even the toilets are great! The Manager there Sonny Johal is an absolute asset to the venue. I would definitely hire it again. This bar is a hidden gem. Very happy customer!

By Sarah E.

We had our engagement party here on a Friday night in October, and it was fantastic! I cannot recommend it highly enough: - They made everything so simple, answered all our questions and even suggested some extras we didn't think of - the set up on the night was perfect, the bar is just a cool venue to be in and the atmosphere was great - the food was excellent, and they did a combination of gluten-free and gluten-filled pizza which were delicious. The Rossa and the Parma E Rucola were my favourites - the cocktails are out of this world - I spent the night drinking Moscow Mules which are different from my usual sweeter choice, but I couldnt stop. Our friends still talk about how good the entire night was and how great the venue is, and for days afterwards we couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces. Literally the best party we have ever been to!

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