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The Yard *

Popular Soho outlet for the non-glossy, rather knowing and subtly stylish
Full-on casual bar with two distinctly different spaces, including the outdoor and garden-like Courtyard, which is heated in winter and which gives this venue the buzz it's known for. Upstairs the Loft Bar provides quieter hanging-out opportunities, with leather sofas, coffee tables and a smokers' balcony overlooking the noisy courtyard below. In short, low-key but not dull, and more cosy than cruisy, though on weekends the cranked-up atmosphere is more in line with typical Soho bars, catering to the "smart, toned and sexy". Linked with "sister venue" the Edge in Soho Square [see entry]. Opened 1995. In 2015 the Yard is threatened by plans for redevelopment. Those preferring to keep the Yard as it is rather than lose it (and an historical Soho spot) to hungry developers should email Westminster Council: centralplanningteam@westminster.gov.uk.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight , 20-somethings , 30-somethings , 40-something , Smoking Area , Outdoor Patio


57 Rupert St
London, England W1D 7PL
Soho

+44 20 7437 2652
http://www.yardbar.co.uk/
Mon to Wed 4pm—11.30pm; Thu 3pm—11.30pm; Fri to Sat 2pm—midnight; Sun 2pm—10:30pm



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