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About NBS We are an independent cocktail bar in the heart of Bloomsbury

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NBS is a friendly independent bar. Hidden below the junction of Tavistock Place and Marchmont street it's a great place to unwind in the heart of Bloomsbury. From chilled speakeasy nights to live Cabaret we have something for everyone.



New Bloomsbury Set
Based on 210 reviews
Matt Gregory
23:38 29 Nov 22
Great LGBTQ safe place with wonderful staff and pleasant atmosphere.
19:11 22 Jun 22
A super friendly atmosphere, great drinks, great people
Craig Bartliff
21:21 24 Feb 22
Very nice Bloomsbury Sidecar! Salty, yum!
Ara Dunn
16:54 07 Feb 22
We went for our 7yr aniversary and it was a really nice time and atmosphere. The drinks taste incredible
Rich Bell
23:02 27 Nov 21
This is a fantastic LGBT+ venue. It offers a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the staff are really shining stars. The cocktails are imaginative, well made and competitively priced. The addition of regular entertainment makes this cosy venue full of life and gives it a real buzz. Highly recommended and handily placed for major rail, tube and bus links
Paula Kelly
14:22 16 Nov 21
A great space for private functions and staff were very good
00:05 30 Oct 21
We got kicked out by a megalomaniac technician on a power trip because I pointed out to him that a bag I had no idea belonged to my friend had been left unattended and therefore could be a bomb. No amount of explanations about the misunderstanding convinced this person from telling me and my friends to leave. I feel this is such a dangerous attitude as it deters people from reporting unattended bags in public places. We were all shocked by this person’s behaviour. I will definitely not be returning when such irrational people have such authority in this place
16:04 01 Oct 21
Great night there couple Fridays ago. Fast service good vibes. Love it 🙂
MR. Lore
20:16 01 Sep 21
What an amazing experience, amazing service and amazing cabaret show!Amazing!
nathan bedwell
13:34 07 Aug 21
A fun filled night of Cabaret, drinks and dancing. Fab cocktails and charming staff. Super social and you feel the worry’s of the world are left at the door. Highly recommend
Decky Mc Gettigan
17:06 13 Jul 21
Fantastic bar, fantastic bar staff and delicious drinks. This is exactly why it has now become one of my go to bars in London. Pop in for yourself. You won't be disappointed! 🙂
Franco Savastano
13:34 21 Jun 21
I’ve been here a few times now. Such a cool underground bar! With a good selection of cocktails and great music. Nick the owner is the loveliest guy. Will definitely go back!
Huw Evans
17:37 20 Jun 21
Always have a lovely time when I come here. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and tasty cocktails. A cracking bolthole in Bloomsbury.
Ed English
10:53 01 Jun 21
I really love this welcoming, cozy and lively bar which attracts a mixed and interesting crowd. Great drinks and fun staff. A hidden gem in the heart of Kings Cross.
Stephan Robberts
23:11 07 Oct 20
Absolutely wonderful! Especially on a weeknight! Perfectly inviting ambience on a cold autumn night. Loved the drinks, love the bar staff even more!
Charles Brown
20:35 15 Aug 20
Great atmosphere, great espresso martini
Gulfi gee
12:56 09 Aug 20
Post Covid me and my friends use to spend a lot of time at the bar. The staff are always lovely, and the cocktails were always of offer. I hope to see the place open up soon.
Alex Thomas
18:41 07 Aug 20
Excellent service and a good spot for a chilled / fun evening. Thanks Tom
huw arfon williams
09:35 10 Nov 19
What has been done with the space is remarkable. A sense of style, sophistication and not being processed- standards maintained over many years. A Gay bar that is always a pleasure to visit.
Nick Dyson
17:37 18 Sep 19
Eighteen months ago I wouldn’t have hesitated to rate this venue five stars. It was the proud owner of one of the best happy hours in London with a selection of cocktails at two for one for four hours a day. The previous owner was friendly and really understood the demographic of the bar. Unfortunately under the new ownership, the happy hour deals were slashed, quality of ingredients declined and the bar moved to cancel its most popular night ‘douze points’ in order to attract a ‘trendier’ crowd. Unfortunately this just left a sour taste in the mouths of many who used to attend the bar regularly. I do feel another ownership change could restore this bar but at the moment it doesn’t have the character and charm that made it great.
Victoria M.
04:22 04 Sep 19
My flatmates and I went here one of our first nights in London, just deciding to walk in as we were going down the street. We were several people and the...
C Alexander (yorksgiftworld)
22:33 18 Jul 19
Really beautiful bar with delicious cocktails!
Armin F.
09:21 22 Sep 17
We were there on a Thursday from around 10:30PM till the end. It was nice to have a beer there. It wasn't crowded at all and the music wasn't too loud (but...
Maja C.
02:49 27 Apr 14
Great place for a Saturday night or probably any night!Not too big, not too loud (am I getting old?) with great drinks and friendly staff. This is what I...
Michelle B.
01:29 25 Aug 12
The New Bloomsbury Set is a perfect place of refuge. In Winter, you just want to crawl down there, buy some nuts, a cheeky cocktail and not emerge until the...
Thomas A.
02:32 24 Jan 11
Oh yelpers... hidden stairwells, gays, cocktails... if you've been keeping up with my hot lists, you know that this is the way to my 5-star affection. Be...
Eric M.
12:56 27 Jul 10
It's 5pm, I'm starving and tired. Simon - What are you doing tonight? Eric - Damned if I know. You? Simon - Come out with my friends and I. Eric -...

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