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The South Bank Centre
London SE1 8XZ
United Kingdom
Venue Type: Gallery

020 7928 3144
Open hours
Sun - Mon 10-6; Tue - Thu 10-11; Fri - Sat 10-1
020 7928 3144

'Day Cafe Night Bar'
By day, Concrete at the Hayward Gallery is a welcoming cafe serving lunch and light refreshments.

In the evening, it turns into a late-night bar serving classic and innovative cocktails, beers, wines and more in intimate surroundings.

You will find Concrete situated at the front of the gallery.

DJs, VJs and live performances
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Concrete hosts some of London and the global music scene's most experimental DJs, VJs and live performers transforming this bar into a hidden gem of a club night. Soak up everything from deep house to 1960s funk, taking in ska, soul, and everything else in between.

Day menu
The cafe offers a changing menu throughout the day and into the evening, which includes a sweet bakery selection, featuring beetroot and seed cake, pizzetta, hot pots and Taleggio toasties and healthy salads. Coffee is supplied by Union Hand Roasted in London.

Night menu
At night the bar serves a striking range of drinks including Snow Fennel Martini. The drinks list is eclectic and independent. It takes its inspiration from Austria and Portugal for wine and offers reputable house spirits such as Broker's Gin, Pikesville Straight Rye whisky and Doorly's Five Year Old Rum.

The design of Concrete echoes the Hayward Gallery's striking 1960s architecture.

The gallery's extensive use of concrete both inside and outside is visible in the cafe interior, which has been stripped back to expose the original concrete walls and services.

The fixtures and furnishings provide an informal and relaxed feel to the space.

Concrete displays regularly changing works of contemporary art, and a concrete-mixer outlined by fluorescent pink strip lighting - created by artist David Batchelor - is displayed outside the cafe.