Concrete operates a cafe by day and a bar by night.
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Concrete Cafe Bar
- +44 (0)20 7960 5226
- Public transport:
- Waterloo, Underground
Concrete happy hour=liquid prescription. Need a cure for the work blues? Why Concrete's 2 41 happy hour. Need to celebrate a friend's birthday without breaking the bank? Treat him or her to Concrete 2 4 1 happy hour.
Whatever the need, whatever the mood you can't be Concrete's happy hour from 5-7, Tues-Sat. A large majority of my life is spent over 2 glasses of wine for less than a fiver in...more
Currently closed, Concrete was a really interesting little place. It is a cafe by day but don't expect that same atmosphere in the evening when it turns into a club. A loud club. The kind you can't even hear yourself think in....
Well, OK it wasn't that bad :-) but as it was unexpected it was a bit weird. However the staff on the day I was there were friendly albeit seemingly a bit frazzled...more
As others have mentioned, Concrete was very civil, none of this busy heaving business that you get at the other South Bank outlets. The second we got to the bar, we managed to befriend one of the bar staff on her day off/ drinking while waiting for her mates, who let us try her curry popcorn and recommended drinks to us and reminded us it's happy hour.
Which is good, coz we'd never know what...more
Even though I spent quite a lot of time at the South Bank and have been to the Hayward Gallery loads of time, I wasn't previously aware of Concrete.
It's a little concrete block stuck to the side of the main building and quite easy to miss.
Went to see a friend gigging here on Saturday and loved it. I think they regularly host music nights, and I will definitely look out fore more.
Bar staff tend to be excellent, especially a particular Frenchman who seems to be working there most times I visit. They have a good knowledge of wine and are polite and conversational.
Drinks are to a good standard and most nights of the week they have buy one get one free on a limited range of drinks. Beer is limited from my experience, though the Baltika beer is very good, so not a problem...more