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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. Linked with "sister venue" the Edge in Soho Square [see entry]. Opened 1995.

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

57 Rupert St
London, England W1D 7PL

+44 20 7437 2652
Mon to Wed 4pm—11.30pm; Thu 3pm—11.30pm; Fri to Sat 2pm—midnight; Sun 2pm—10:30pm


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    "With the girls Keith Clare"

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  • LondonGuy123 gave this place *
    Smoker's heaven
    The Yard has its own private courtyard which makes this a favourite for people who are smokers. The courtyard is elegant and offers a great space to taking a nice summer evening or to have a rich cigar in a lavish patio. This bar has great music and an elegant atmosphere it continues to be one of the most popular bars in the Soho. Part of the reason for this could be the fact that the bar and waiters usually come to work completely shirtless.

    Mar 24 at 11:32pm ·

  • mills201 was here

    "Doing the rounds — with Keith"

    Mar 8 at 5:36pm via foursquare ·

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