Time Out says
A rock and roll bar with nightly music events.
Throughout the years The Half Moon has also been synonymous with a certain local band, The Rolling Stones, whose most recent visit was a private event held in 2000. Individual members have also appeared here in various side-projects, and have used the venue for rehearsal space. Other legendary acts include The Who, Van Morrison, John Martyn, Steve Marriott, Elvis Costello, Bo Diddley, along with comedians Billy Connolly, Harry Hill and Stewart Lee. More recently we have hosted artists such as London Grammar, Nick Cave, Kasabian, Ed Sheeran, and comedians James Acaster, Reginald D Hunter, Aisling Bee and Seann Walsh.
This year we celebrate 55 years as a live music venue by raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust through our #55Live legends series; with events from Albert Lee, The Animals, Ian MacNabb, Jah Wobble, The Pretty Things, Peggy Seeger, Geno Washington, Ralph McTell and Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets – a residency with Pink Floyd’s famous drummer.
We continue to host concerts or comedy every night, plus matinees at the weekends, that’s 20,000 shows since 1963!
93 Lower Richmond Rd
|Transport:||Rail: Putney; Tube: Putney Bridge|
|Opening hours:||Open Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1am; Sun 12pm-11pm|
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Users say (13)
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One of the few remaining small live venues where you can hear great music, both old and new. This is how it used to be! Long may it survive!
This is one of the best venues in town, I always have a great night. Just the right size for rapport with the performers, friendly, clean (with enough rock and roll to keep it authentic) and comfortable. Great beers and great food. I recommend this venue to all who appreciate good music and good watering holes.
Great music venue with good atmosphere. The pub food and drink offer good variety, the staff are efficient and pleasant. Easily my favourite music pub
The Half Moon is the best live music venue in London. A great room, great sound, great staff, great history.... it deserves to win every award under the sun!!!
There was in fact never a campaign to stop the Half Moon becoming a gastro pub, but why let the truth get in the way of a good story. There was a campaign to stop thye pub being sold to Grand Union who had intended to discontinue the live music for which the pub is so famous. Following that reprive, the pub was taken over by Geronimo Inns, a gastro pub company, who also own a couple of live performance venues. They invested heavily in the pub, especially in revamping the main bar, adding a dining area, and spent thousands on the music venue. And yes, the pub would now be considered in the gastro pub bracket, and it continues to be the best little live music venue in London. Since Geronimo's take over the pub has sold more gig tickets than ever and also sold more food than ever. Long live the gastro pub.
Also, the picture above is not of the Half Moon. They would never serve anything but Guinness in a Guinness glass.