There is no better way to soak up the atmosphere and culture of a city than listening to some exciting live music in good company. But live music isn’t limited to enthusiastic tourists. It is always fun to listen to some new local talent and relax in a spot serving great food and drink. Which is why we’ve compiled this list of our favourite local live music venues in South London.
The Admiral Hardy, Greenwich
This edgy, independent pub has comfortable sofas, affordable drinks and tasty food. The Admiral Hardy is all about good music, with rock ‘n’ roll paraphernalia adorning the walls of the pub, including British and American music icons. Whether you prefer live bands or Open Mic nights, there is something on offer here for every music lover. You can also get 10% off your drinks with your South London Club card, so you can afford enough drinks to get up and give the open mic a go yourself. Maybe…
The Fox and Firkin, Lewisham
As one of Lewisham’s best loved pubs, the Fox & Firkin attracts a hugely diverse music scene. Think reggae, dub, funk and soul, blues, rock or even gypsy swing. Whatever your tastes, The Fox and Firkin has a music night for you. It also boasts an exciting history with London music and has established a reputation as one of London’s best small music venues. Sit in the outdoor garden with a pizza and a pint then enjoy the musical talent of some of London’s best musicians! With your South London Club card you can get 10% off food (except Saturdays) and £2 off ticketed events above £5.
Lewisham Arts Café, Manor Park
This creative enterprise aims to inspire Londoners to get involved in art and music. Lewisham Arts Café has a large, indoor space for the community to host live music on Saturday evenings. They focus mainly on Jazz, Samba, Soul and Folk music. For a relaxed evening amongst like-minded individuals, you can’t beat the Lewisham Arts Café. They also serve delicious coffee and paninis, which you can get 10% off with your South London Club card. What’s not to like?
The Birds Nest, Deptford
The Birds Nest has previously hosted big names such as Squeeze and the Dire Straits, so you know that they are attracting some fantastic talent. This pub has an exciting history with music and offers every kind you can imagine. Whether you like folk, hardcore punk, blues or ska, The Birds Nest has you covered. They switch it up between established bands and new talent, so things are never stale or predictable. Grab 10% off food with your South London Club then settle down to a night of musical fun in this South London music hotspot.
Sizzle n Shake, Wallington
A classic American Diner, offering faux-leather booth seats, deliciously greasy food and fantastic live bands. Sizzle n Shake are about all things American from the food and drink to the music. Expect a variety of bands, musicians and pop-star covers to turn an ear towards whilst you sip on your milkshake.
A delightful arts café situated in Greenwich that you need to head to on a Friday or Saturday evening. They offer delicious, home-cooked food and take pride in their live-music events. Winston’s is all about art and community. Oh, and yummy food. Which is why you can get 10% off with your South London Club card while you listen to some of the best talent the area has to offer. Okay, maybe not if you’re attending Friday night karaoke. But we can guarantee it will be a fantastic night.
The White Lion, Streatham
The White Lion is an independent pub where you can expect a diverse menu, great drinks and exciting talent. No music genre is off limits at The White Lion and they even host live music while you enjoy your Sunday Roast. A music event isn’t complete without a bite to eat and a few drinks, so you can grab 20% off food and wine with your South London Club card.
The Book and Record Bar, West Norwood
Selling vinyls, books, coffee and alcoholic drinks, it’s hard to imagine The Book and Record Bar offering much more. But, alas, they offer some of the best live music nights in the area. Not just live music, but DJ sets, open decks and play your own records nights. The atmosphere here is brilliant and it has become a real hub for music lovers in West Norwood, from day to night! Plus, you can get 10% off store-wide with your South London Club card.
Buster Mantis, Deptford
This creative and social hub is located in the archways beneath Deptford rail station and offers delectable cocktails as well as fantastic live events. Expect some yummy Jamaican food and a sizeable dance floor. Buster Mantis are all about supporting the local artistic community and when you step inside you feel at home amongst other creative souls.
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