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.

The Courtesan

260 user reviews 4

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.

Three Little Birds Brixton

116 user reviews 4

IF you're looking for somewhere to eat before a gig at the O2, Three Little Birds should be on your radar. You'll find everything from rum-laced tipple and classic cocktails to brunch staples and Jamaican-inspired small plates like honey-jerk wings and curry goat.

Market House

181 user reviews 4

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.

Beast of Brixton

386 user reviews 5

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!


7 user reviews 4

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.