Constructed from old shipping containers, Pop Brixton is a quirky and exciting place to go before your gig. Housed just a few yards from Brixton Station, Pop baosts a whole range of street food stalls, pop-up restaurants and independent retailers, making it perfect for anyone wanting to explore local culture before heading to O2 Academy Brixton.
Bars and Restaurants near O2 Academy Brixton
A good gig is one of the purest pleasures in life but that doesn't mean you should jump into that mosh pit unprepared. Dine on the best food in Brixton or have a tipple in a great bar; whether you're about to see your favourite band but need to hang out for a few hours or just want to make gig night that much more special, here's the best bars and restaurants near O2 Academy Brixton to really get you into the mood.
If you're looking for a bar after your gig in the O2 Academy Brixton, Phonox is the place for you. Offering the best dance music from the most talented local DJs handpicked by the venue and a buzzing atmosphere, this is the place to run to if you don't want your night to end at all.
If you're taking a special someone to the gig with you, the Beast of Brixton is the perfect secret bar to impress them. Hidden upstairs with a street food-inspired menu (featuring a legendary Sunday roast) and heaps of cocktails and local beers, there's no reason not to stop by before you're gig... Unless you can't find it!
Barrio is a bar and restaurant near O2 Academy Brixton whose atmosphere will really get you in the mood for the gig. Reveling in Latin American culture, they offer tasty food from Peru along alongside new cocktails and Latin craft beers.
The Courtesan is a great place to grab some delicious Dim Sum before the gig in O2 Academy Brixton. The dark, vintage interior is modelled from an Imperial Chinese opium den, while the bar serves quality cocktails and speciality teas. Families are welcome here, which is ideal if you're taking someone to their first gig.
Fill yourself up on Blues Kitchen's authentic Texas BBQ and sip on their signature cocktails and step into a real American experience set in Brixton. Playing live blues, roots and soul music on top of it all makes it a great bar near O2 Academy Brixton to get some proper pre-gig fun.
Sometimes you need a bit of calm before the storm of a gig, and Market House is the right port. Settle in at the laid back bar, tuck into their American-themed food and enjoy some cocktails before unleashing at O2 Academy Brixton. If it's the weekend, the bar's open until 4am if you want to keep the party going through the night.
With candle-lit tables, flamenco dancers and a catholic shrine, this Brixton bar has an intimate yet eerie feel. Expect a great selection of tapas alongside live DJs spinning chart toppers and Latin tunes until the early hours.