New Bloomsbury Set

New Bloomsbury Set, London: Hours, Address, New Bloomsbury Set Reviews: 4.5/5

New Bloomsbury Set
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Gay Bars
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5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Cosy cocktail bar in the heart of Bloomsbury open from 5pm daily. Hidden away you can find your favourite new cocktails. Hosting event nights frequently as well as being a great spot for parties, reserve your space today.
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Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
How to get there
  • Russell Square • 4 min walk
  • Euston • 8 min walk
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4.5
46 reviews
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Rowan J
1 contribution
Couples
Fantastic night out at this hidden gem near King’s Cross. Incredible drag night with lovely, friendly staff. Amazing cocktails - we recommend the Baby Jane, the Bramble and the lemon sherbet one (though we struggled to remember the name of it by that point!). Love the cave.
Written August 14, 2021
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frances397
London, UK6 contributions
Friends
I love this bar. Brilliant staff (especially Jack, the fabulous bar manager and cocktail maker), fabulous cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere for all whether gay, straight or something else. Cool temperature too for those sticky summer nights. Love it.
Written July 17, 2022
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christinecattle
Greater London, UK5 contributions
Friends
Visited on Sunday evening to a warm friendly greeting, lovely decor & atmosphere, my “sherbert blast” made by Tom with hand crafted syrup was sensational! Can’t wait to go back!
Written November 28, 2018
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Poppy D
1 contribution
Friends
i walked into this lovely cocktail bar and unfortunately got turned away for some unknown reason. I am a happy, extroverted person I was not placing no disrespect against anyone. I am gutted that I could not be served especially when it is my birthday and wanted to enjoy my night. I am very confused and very disappointed in the staffs competency.
Written October 28, 2021
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GWC73
Glasgow, UK28 contributions
This is the second time I've been to what we now call the Bunker Bar.

I love the novelty of the bunkers and waiter service. It's very different and great for a cosy group of friends catching up.

The highlight as always though is the great rapport Remi has with customers, some may even call it flirting, lol.

Looking forward to reserving a bunker again soon.....
Written February 10, 2015
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Elliot L
London, UK2 contributions
Friends
I have to say I've had some of my best nights out starting in this delightful venue. Clean and friendly with attractive staff and clientele, it's a great hidden jewel away from the camp, trashy and overused haunts of Soho. I've always had great service here and....the drinks!!!..... are actually affordable, which is pretty much unheard of for a bar in a central location.

I have also been to NBS in the day, around 4pm when they open, it's a much quieter place then and great for a more intimate conversation. Deffo the kind of place I'd take a date or go to for a nice catch up with a friend.

Love it, I'll be there again soon!
Written November 19, 2014
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flyingfish93
London, UK20 contributions
Friends
I love this place.

New Bloomsbury Set has such an amazing atmosphere, and is the perfect place to wile an evening away. Of course the drinks are pricey, but cocktails are made in front of you, and they have a plentiful selection of spirits. The bar staff are always super attentive and friendly too.

The interior is gorgeous - down to each little detail. The wallpaper in the toilets, the pineapples behind the bar, the artwork. Everything. It's clear a lot of work, time and effort has gone into this place.

This place is fantastic.
Written November 9, 2018
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43-OTR
58 contributions
Couples
This is a great gay bar Happy hour is from 5-7pm and a few cocktails, beers and bottles of house wine are on offer. Its a nice basement bar with 2 'snug' rooms which you can reserve for parties and watch DVDs in comfort with a drink lounging on cushions. Its a cool place - always made to feel welcome and the staff are so friendly. Every Sunday they have an open mike night - which unfortunately we could not stay for - but I will go back again at some point.

The only downside is that, being a basement bar if you smoke you need to go up and down the stairs and no drinks are allowed outside. That said..... there is good phone reception in the place which is novel for any basement bar in London :)
Try this place
Written April 6, 2015
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Thank you for you kind words, we very much appreciate your review. We are hoping to approach the council later this year to see if we can amend the 'no drinks outside' clause. If you are a local resident and would support this please do get in touch via thebar@newbloomsburyset.co.uk
Written April 8, 2015
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deanio1972
London, UK160 contributions
Came in here for 1st time on Saturday evening just before Christmas. Bar staff very friendly.

Happy hour was on so got bottle of wine for £10 which was great value and nice wine.

Cosy atmosphere although we did ask for heating to be turned up a bit. Comfortable seats.

A pleasant bar for relaxing in.
Written January 23, 2015
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Sparkles38
London351 contributions
Couples
We were on Friday night and it was early and so not too busy.

We ordered a bottle of wine and looked around for a seat. There wasn't one, and so the lovely barman said we could sit in one of the cute caves with cushions. It was really lovely! We managed to drink a whole bottle of wine with no one else coming in so it was like a little private party for two!

It is super cute, the wine is cheap, the service is fab and it isn't too busy. Great place.
Written December 4, 2014
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New Bloomsbury Set is open:
  • Sun - Sun 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM