Naughts + Crosses St Albans

The second bar I designed and opened in 2019.

Designed to appeal to a younger, more party-growing crowd (in contrast to the sophistication of Suckerpunch), this was a future noir-inspired mash up of God’s Own Junkyard neon and Gaspar Noe’s ‘Enter The Void’…with a 90's gaming bent (think lightboxes and arcade machines).

A challenging and uninspired space (a relatively newly built pub on a corner), forced me to work with the building’s angles and hard lines without breaking the bank.

The end result was a trippy, unique late-night spot with plenty of fun to be had.

The bar open and trading

Beer taps / range

Bar main area (UV's off)

Christmas time

Initial exterior concept

Bar exterior

Close up of back bar bottles

UV-lit suspended frame installation in main bar

Garden area

The front bar (UV off)

Gents toilets

Hallway to ladies WC. Commissioned mural , 'The Quitter', by reknown artist, Joe Sangre

'Crosses' red neon decor