Neo information

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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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 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 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 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 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 Suzy N.

I had my 50th party at Neo with 135 guests. Sonny and his staff were friendly and helpful. All my friends had a great time at the party. We brought our own DJ with us and we had drinks pre displayed on the tables in ice buckets. There were lots of really nice staff on hand to look after us. We were very happy with everything and would definitely recommend this bar to anyone looking for a party venue that is smart, but also comfortable. We ordered a selection of pizzas and they were very nice. We had a great time. Suzy

By Fiona B.

I booked my firms Christms at Neo and can't fault the venue at all. The service was excellent and the quality and presentation of the party food was well above average. Smart venue with a good atmosohere and friendly staff.Would definitely go again.

By Jessica T.

This is a beautiful hidden gem in the city of London. The staff are so friendly and professional. The food is not only mouth watering but superbly presented. Neo will go over and above any means to cater to any party and thanks to them, they have made this years Christmas party the best party we have ever had. Thank you.

By Nadia C.

Well, what a night and what a host! I had booked my engagement party with Sonny at Neo almost 3 months ago! We continuously kept in touch throughout via texts, calls and e-mails ensuring every little detail I wanted was arranged the way my fiance and I wanted! When we arrived Jasmin our host was on hand with our drinks and welcoming all our guests. Sonny had also suprised us with upgrading our area to a larger space allowing us more seats and space at the party. I had never been here before prior to our party and booked it based on it's reviews and classy, elegant, contemporary interior. Should you want to book an event here, you really should! Our guests had complimented it and did we. Thanks again everyone at Neo! Nadia and Berkan x

By A B.

Fantastic venue, staff, drinks and atmosphere! I recently visited Neo on a Friday night with friends and family and the night was a massive success. Neo is ideal for hosting special events as it is very intimate and it also ensures your crowd sticks together, plus the long bar means everyone is easily be served. The venue itself is very modern and the dim lighting and stone walls gives it an edgy look – even the ladies toilets were kept clean throughout the night! Happy hours ends at 7.30PM so I’d suggest you arrive in time as the cocktails were delicious and beautifully presented. During the evening, I was mostly impressed by the brilliant service and attentiveness received by Neo’s staff and in particular Sonny, who prior to the night helped me organise everything and was extremely accommodating to all my requests. Great manager and his customer service is spot on. His staff were equally helpful and special thanks to Stave the bouncer who was very friendly and ordered taxis for us all at the end of the night. I strongly recommend this place, it ticks all the boxes and you will most definitely have a great time. Many thanks again to Sonny and the Neo team, because of you all we all had a fantastic night!

By Amit V.

What a hidden gem! Decor and ambiance was perfect and staff were brilliant to cap off a memorable night!

By John T.

My contact at Neo, Sonny, was fantastic from start to finish. From my initial phone call to ask questions about possibly holding my 30th birthday there to when we settled the bill he was extremely helpful. The venue was ideal, drinks were superb and absolutely everyone said how great the bar was. Neo was really accommodating to every wish and even allowed us to show off some crazy fancy dress costumes. Thank you to Neo and especially Sonny for all their hard work and ensuring I welcomed in my 30's in style, I hope to be back soon. John

By Satinder B.

I recently celebrated my Birthday at Neo Bar, and was very pleasantly surprised with the amazing service and attention to detail. Everyone at the venue from the Door staff to the bar staff were amazing which is quite rare in London. I had an amazing night and my friends thoroughly enjoyed the music and drinks options. Will definitely be going back, I would recommend this place for anyone who wants to have a brilliant night in a lovely venue. This is credit to Neo bar as this is the first review I have ever written and would like to say a big thank you to Sonny for all his help.

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 Tom L.

Such a great venue, I can't recommend Neo highly enough! Everything was taken care of so well from the first email enquiry until the end of the event itself - a breath of fresh air compared to a number of other venues that I spoke to when exploring options. I was called back almost immediately by Sonny after emailing Neo (despite it being his day off) and he tailored a good package for me based on my requirements - which wasn't particularly straightforward given I had no idea how many people would show up on the night (it was my work leaving drinks). He also kept in touch throughout the week and made some helpful last minute changes to the area that we took in the bar, despite a couple of other corporate events happening as well that night. Inside, the whole setup seems to work very well, as the bar is large enough to accomodate a number of people/parties but at the same time has a pretty intimate feel. The styling is also very modern and smart - not the usual decor you'd expect to see this side of the City. If you can, I'd recommend starting early evening to make the most of the happy hour cocktails (finishes at 7:30pm) - worthwhile as it covers a decent number of drinks on thier normal menu as opposed to a measly subset of the main cocktail list. We also had food throughout the evening (pizzas and platters) and again I would definitely recommend this - it was excellent quality and Sonny & team were very flexible on timings. All in all, this is honestly a great place to hold a personal or corporate event. It really ticks a lot of boxes in terms of food/drink quality, staff service and general atmosphere, and beats any other bar I've been to for an organised event in London... the ratings/comments speak for themselves! Thanks again to Sonny and the rest of the team at Neo for a fantastic evening. Good luck and hopefully see you again soon!

By Liz P.

A must see venue, loved everything about it from the staff to the drinks....which I had many of!! Already planning another visit!!

By Chantel S.

This is a super cool bar that ticks all of the best boxes for a great evening out in London.1. Amazing Interior Design - Super Chic with enough space to both sit and dance.2. Great Location - Seconds from tube.3. Fabulous Cocktails - Great drinks menu that is very reasonable but doesnt cut corners on taste or presentation.4. Tastey Food - Well rounded choice of food that works as a sit down meal or bar snacks.5. Excellant staff (especially Manager Sonny) very happy to accommdate - super professional.6. Music - Weather you want to to chat and socialise or dance the music will staisfy. We used 70% Neo to celebrate a 30th birthday and it absolutely made the night. Everyone had an amazing night.

By Ganesh V.

Me and my partner hired this venue for an engagement party on a Saturday night, it couldn't have gone any better thanks to Sonny and his staff. The venue was lovely and intimate, very stylishly decorated. There was a really good party atmosphere, the choice of music was very tasteful, we were offered bespoke cocktails as part of the package that went down very well, everyone had a fantastic night. A massive thank you to Sonny and his staff who were extremely friendly and accomodating! We will be back for many more parties, could not recommend this gem of a venue highly enough. Ganesh & Shandy

By Sanjay K.

Fantastic gem in the City. We held our Engagement drinks at Neo Bar and it was a night to remember forever. Sonny the manager helped us plan the event with utmost care and detail. There are an array of drinks available and wide selection of canapes/food. All tasted great and were served in a timely manner by the hard working and friendly bar staff. All our guests repeatedly have told us what a great night it was and 'Neo Bar' has quickly become the popular topic of conversation. I strongly recommend this bar to anyone who wants to hold an event or party - you will not be disapointed! - SK

By Siri S.

I'm not fussy but when it came to planning my engagement drinks I wanted a venue in London with a touch of class, chilled out atmosphere, good food and great cocktails! Neo checked all the right boxes and in the end was a very easy choice :) The celebrations ran smoothly thanks to the excellent Events Manager, who handled all of the last minute changes to our pre-ordered food. Neo is an intimate venue and the set-up inside is conducive to getting people mixing and talking - there is also the added bonus of being able to reach the bar and not having to yell over music that is just too loud! All of our guests seemed to have a fantastic time, many have commented on how good the cocktails were and how much they enjoyed eating delicious pizzas, chatting and dancing the night away at Neo. This venue is a rare find in London and suitable for occasions of all sizes!

By Maureen O.

My friends and I found Neo by chance and really liked the venue and the atmosphere. So much so that I booked my Birthday party at the venue, which was straightforward and seamless thanks to Sonny. The music on the night was great, the staff amazing and very friendly. Great feedback from my friends and I would definitely recommend it to others and be going back for future events.

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 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 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 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 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.

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