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Discover London's best pubs with live music!

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In London, an unforgettable night out is always within reach! What could be better than grabbing a pint with friends and enjoying live music in a traditional independent pub? With CityStack, this dream becomes an exciting reality.

CityStack champions independent pubs, helping these beloved establishments thrive amidst challenging times. Our mission is to support and promote the unique character and community spirit of indie pubs across London! Thanks to our knowledge and deep love for London’s pub culture, we've curated a list of fantastic places where you can soak up live music and good vibes.

These pubs are part of our exclusive CityStack collection. With our pub vouchers, you can explore over 50 amazing pubs around London, each offering its own charm and vibrant atmosphere. Grab your pack and start your musical adventure today! Each venue transforms into a stage where both emerging and established artists perform, ensuring every visit is a musical adventure. From intimate acoustic sets to lively rock gigs, these pubs offer a variety of genres to suit every music lover's taste.

Enjoy quality entertainment, delicious drinks, and a buzzing atmosphere while having £10 off your bill! So, rally your friends, take your CityStack pub voucher, and head out to explore the best pubs with live music London has to offer. Cheers to great music, good company, and endless fun with CityStack!

1 Kitto Road, London SE14 5TW

Step into Skehan’s, the best Irish pub in Peckham, and get ready for a night of incredible live music. With over 200 years of history, this family-run pub has become a beloved spot for music lovers. Bill Skehan, who took over in the early 2000s, transformed the pub into a live music haven. His wife Chai started Chai's Garden Thai restaurant next door, adding delicious Thai food to the mix. The pub has thrived ever since, with Bill's nephew, Bryan continuing the tradition of great food and music.

At Skehan’s, live music is a staple, with performances six nights a week. Kick off your week with Monday jam sessions, where everyone is welcome to bring the instruments and join in the harmony. On Tuesdays, enjoy alternating Irish and English traditional music sessions that keep the cultural vibes flowing. Wednesdays are a double feature with the Writers Circle for creative souls and the South London Jam for a lively mix of local talent. Thursday nights bring the thrill of quiz night, followed by Fridays that rock the house with karaoke and live rock'n'roll. Saturdays are all about showcasing the best local musicians, and Sundays wrap up the week with enchanting folk sessions that transport you to another world. There's never a dull moment at Skehan’s! Enjoy a pint of the famous Guinness while listening to the music or indulge in the pub's renowned Thai dishes like the sizzling Weeping Tiger or legendary Pad Thais.

With a CityStack pub voucher, you can get £10 off your bill at Skehan's. Come for the music, stay for the atmosphere, and let Skehan’s become your new favourite live music venue!

359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG

Looking for a night of eclectic fun and vibrant music? The Star of Bethnal Green, nestled in the heart of East London, is the place to be. This vivacious pub celebrates the weird and wonderful with a dynamic nightlife scene that's as colourful as the decor. Renowned for incredible DJ sets and lively events, the Star is a local favourite that guarantees a memorable night out.

Step into the Star of Bethnal Green and you'll be greeted by an atmosphere buzzing with energy. Expect an array of exciting events, from famous DJ nights to themed brunches, masterclasses, and drag bingo. There's even a dedicated karaoke room for those who love to sing their hearts out!

Live music is where the Star truly shines. Having hosted legendary performances from artists like Laura Marling, Metronomy, and Cage the Elephant, this pub has a history with the music scene. Whether you're here for a DJ set or a live band, the energy is infectious, and the talents are top-notch. With a focus on diversity and community, the Star is a proud supporter of inclusivity, hosting special events that celebrate all walks of life. Hungry? The ever-changing menu features street food vendors and it is always a good option for those loving a change! Try the signature Angus bacon burger if you're feeling peckish.

With a CityStack pub voucher, you can get £10 off your bill at the Star of Bethnal Green. Come for the music, stay for the party, and see why the Star of Bethnal Green is East London’s go-to spot for a night of unforgettable fun.

64 Lant Street, London SE1 1QN

Looking for a vibrant spot to enjoy live music in Southwark? The Gladstone Arms, affectionately known as ‘the Glad’, is your go-to destination. Named after four-time former prime minister William Gladstone and located just a stone's throw from Borough tube station, this independent family-run pub combines rich history with a lively modern atmosphere. With the Anglo-Indian dishes like curry pies and Indian Sunday roasts, paired with a selection of British craft beers, wines, and cocktails, the Glad is a culinary and musical delight.

At the Gladstone Arms, live music is truly at the heart of the experience. The stage is impossible to miss, as it is fully integrated into the main room of the pub, creating an intimate and immersive atmosphere for all visitors. Gigs are held every Tuesday and Sunday, featuring a diverse range of genres. Tuesdays are a musical adventure with a mix of genres, from folk and blues to pop and electronica, ensuring there's something for everyone. Sundays offer a more relaxed vibe with chill music, perfect for winding down and enjoying the end of the weekend. With such a vibrant music scene, the Gladstone Arms is a must-visit for any music lover.

In addition to live music, the pub hosts comedy nights, quizzes, and open mic sessions, ensuring there's always something exciting happening. Steeped in over 200 years of history, the Glad was mentioned by Charles Dickens in the Pickwick Papers as a place that “sheds a gentle melancholy upon the soul.” Today, it's a spot where celebration and community spirit thrive. The pub boasts an intimate beer garden and an upstairs lounge perfect for private events. Enjoy a pint, and indulge in the popular Chicken Tikka Masala pie or Anglo-Indian Sunday roasts while listening to incredible live performances.

With a CityStack pub voucher, you can get £10 off your bill at the Gladstone Arms. Come for the food and drinks, stay for the friendly vibe, and make the Gladstone Arms your new favourite Southwark hangout.

30 Inverness Street, London NW1 7HB

Welcome to the Good Mixer, a legendary pub in Camden with a rich history of hosting some of the biggest names in the music industry. Originally a working people’s club, the Good Mixer transformed in the 90s into the iconic music venue it is today. Since refurbishment, this unique establishment quickly became a punk haven and the pub of choice for numerous musicians and celebrities.

Visitors today can still feel the vibrant energy of the musical past. This pub has been the backdrop for monumental music moments like Elastica signing with Deceptive Records and the infamous Oasis vs. Blur feud. It was a favourite haunt for music legends such as Amy Winehouse, Alan McGee, and many more. Nowadays the Good Mixer is known for live music events showcasing up-and-coming bands. With free entry for live music, you can enjoy an evening show and perhaps discover your new favourite band.

The Good Mixer is not just about the music.The venue also boasts a lively atmosphere with events like pool tournaments, band nights, DJ parties, and Sunday sessions. The pub offers an excellent selection of craft beers and cask ales enhancing a perfect spot for a night out in Camden!

With a CityStack pub voucher, you can get £10 off your bill at the Good Mixer. Come for the history, stay for the music, and discover why the Good Mixer remains a beloved Camden institution.

68 Borough Road, London SE1 1DX

Ready for an unforgettable night out? Set sail to the Ship! This charming pub, with the enchanting beer garden and inviting atmosphere, attracts delighting locals and visitors alike. The Ship boasts wood-panelled walls, wooden beams, and comfortingly creaky floors, making you feel like you’re embarking on a journey to distant shores.

The pub is constantly buzzing with energy! The Ship offers a vibrant mix of live music genres to suit every taste. From the soulful sounds of traditional Irish music during Sunday Trad Sessions to the energetic performances on Thursday and Friday Live Music Nights, there's always something happening there. And let’s not forget Scotty Rockstar’s Open Mic Nights on Mondays, offering a platform for emerging talents and seasoned performers alike. Fancy!

The intimate setting of the main room and the vibrant atmosphere of the beer garden create the perfect spot to enjoy a night of live music.The diverse crowd, including professionals, art students, and local legends, all come together for unforgettable evenings. Enjoy a pint of Guinness while soaking in the lively atmosphere and listening to top-notch live music.

With a CityStack pub voucher, you can get £10 off your bill at the Ship. Come for the atmosphere, stay for the vibes, and let the Ship become your new favourite live music venue!

35 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8RS

Ready for an electrifying night out? Head to the Joiners Arms, Camberwell’s ultimate live music hotspot! This charming indie pub, with the inviting beer garden and rooftop terrace, has been a beloved venue since the 1920s. Originally a hangout for joiners, it transformed into an Irish pub, known for the vibrant live music scene, and it hasn’t slowed down since.

Step into the Joiners Arms and you'll find a pub buzzing with energy. Split into a cosy front bar and a larger back room with a live music stage, there's an ambience for everyone. The crowd here is as diverse as the music lineup, with NHS workers and art students, all coming together for unforgettable nights. Enjoy a pint of Guinness while mingling with an exciting mix of patrons, feeling the true community hub.

The pub offers an eclectic mix of genres to suit every taste, from soulful acoustic sets to foot-stomping rock gigs. Many renowned artists have graced the stage, and it has become a favourite haunt for musicians and fans alike. Remember Florence + the Machine's "South London Forever" video? Yep, it was filmed right there! The vibe is always electric, and the talent is top-notch, ensuring every visit is a musical adventure.

With a CityStack pub voucher, you can get £10 off your bill at the Joiners Arms, enhancing your enjoyment as you explore this hidden gem. Come for the music, stay for the magic, and see why the Joiners Arms is Camberwell’s go-to spot for live tunes.

22 Easton Street, London WC1X 0DS

Ready for a night filled with soulful tunes and a cosy atmosphere? Head to the Easton, a gateway spot in Clerkenwell! Nestled in a quiet street, this charming pub is a sanctuary away from the city's hustle and bustle. Office staff and Royal Mail workers alike gather there for well-deserved pints, creating a friendly and welcoming vibe.

The elegant dark blue walls, wooden furniture, and country pub décor - with wickerwork chandeliers and dried ornamental grasses - make you feel right at home! Whether you’re perched on a comfy leather bar stool or relaxing outside in the sun, the Easton is the perfect spot to unwind with one of the many fine beers on tap. Food lovers will also be in for a treat. One of the owners, an experienced chef, ensures that the menu is always fresh and innovative. Enjoy delectable dishes like the classic Easton burger, the revered Irish stew, or the unique cheeseburger spring roll - a delightful twist on pub fare!

This pub hosts regular music events, featuring an eclectic mix of local talents. From soulful acoustic sets to lively band performances, there’s always something exciting happening. Keep an eye on Instagram to stay updated on upcoming gigs and events - you won’t want to miss out!

With a CityStack pub voucher, you can get £10 off your bill at the Easton. Come for the music, stay for the atmosphere, and let the Easton become your new favourite live music venue!

23-25 Pelton Road, London SE10 9PQ

Nestled in a quiet residential street in Greenwich, the Pelton Arms is a hidden gem that surprisingly promises vibrant live music and a buzzing atmosphere! This legendary pub, known for the eclectic mix of genres, will keep you grooving all night long. With an iconic stage at the place’s heart, the Pelton is all about the beats!

The pub’s calendar is jam-packed with electrifying performances that cater to all musical tastes. Regular acts like The Counterfeit Beatles and the local favourites or the Altones bring the house down with their sensational sets. Whether you're in the mood for some nostalgic 60's ska, infectious reggae beats, or a rocking night out, the Pelton Arms delivers it all. The intimate setting and central stage make each gig feel personal and engaging. Despite the hidden location, this pub has become a hotspot for both locals and visitors, adding an element of surprise and delight to every visit.

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​​Grab your CityStack pub voucher, and with £10 off your bill at the Pelton Arms, dive into a night of unforgettable live music! Come for the tunes, stay for the memories, and let the Pelton Arms become your go-to spot for live music magic in Greenwich!

71-73 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2SG

Ready for a night of great brews and unforgettable tunes? Head to the Rose and Crown, Kentish Town’s ultimate craft beer and live music hotspot! This unassuming pub, with the simple brick exterior, hides a treasure trove of delights inside. Known for the incredible selection of local craft beers and a sunken garden, it’s no wonder the Rose and Crown has been named the best pub in Kentish Town multiple times.

The interior features wood-panelled walls, wooden beams, and a cosy atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. Beer enthusiasts will be amazed by the unique labels from independent breweries, with rotating craft beer lines ensuring there's always something new to try. And if beer isn’t your thing, the carefully curated wine list is sure to impress. The Rose and Crown also boasts an innovative kitchen with a rotating residency every three months. This ensures that the food menu is always fresh and exciting, complementing the fantastic drinks on offer.

To fully enjoy the Rose and Crown, live music is a must! With gigs held regularly, there's always something happening here. From soulful acoustic sets to energetic rock performances, the pub offers an eclectic mix of genres to suit every taste. There's a dedicated room in the cellar for live music, creating an intimate atmosphere with the performers and enhancing the sound quality. The lively crowd and intimate setting make every performance special, whether you're a seasoned music lover or just looking for a fun night out. And for those seeking a bit of the supernatural, ask Theo, the landlord, about his meeting with Big Mickey, the ghost of the former owner-it's a story you won't want to miss!

With a CityStack pub voucher, you can get £10 off your bill at the Rose and Crown. Come for the craft beers, stay for the comedy, and let the Rose and Crown become your new favourite spot in Kentish Town!

Cheers to pubs with live music and great tunes!

These are just a few of the top spots for live music in London, with their own unique vibe and unforgettable performances. With CityStack, not only do you get to experience the best of London's live music scene, but you also discover amazing independent pubs while enjoying great discounts! Grab your CityStack voucher, rally your friends, and embark on a musical adventure through these incredible pubs. Cheers to great tunes, good company, and amazing savings!

Unlock discounts at independent pubs with live music!

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We launched our project to support independent pubs hit hard by the current economic crisis (staff shortages, energy costs crisis etc.) and help pub lovers to socialise within their budget: CityStack is a £25 stack of beer mats that lets you get £100 worth of food & drink at amazing independent pubs across London.

In each pack, you'll find a special beer mat that gives you £100 worth of food and drink. Show it at any ten of the 50+ pubs handpicked by the CityStack team, and have it stamped to get £10 off £20+ spend. Collect 10 stamps to save £100! Each pack provides a fun experience too, including a map and a stack of collectable informative beer mats to learn more about a fantastic selection of London pubs.


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