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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

Open Now
  • Mon-Wed 4:00pm-11:30pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-11:30pm
  • Fri-Sat 2:00pm-Midnight
  • Sun 2:00pm-10:30pm


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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 ·

  • marvgh was here

    Feb 20 at 10:51am via foursquare ·

  • Pere_vert gave this place *
    worth it
    A must chilled place

    Dec 27 at 9:57pm ·

  • Pere_vert was here

    "Finally a nice place in Soho "

    Dec 26 at 10:34pm ·

  • simsjo was here

    "Cocktails! — with Duncan"

    Nov 7 at 7:10am via foursquare ·

  • Mikey82co was here

    "A quick pint before we head into the city to meet Kim's gays and for the east end and such..."

    Sep 19 at 4:26pm via facebook ·

  • darren.hunt.3762 was here

    "I am he come have a drink and talk to me :-D"

    Jul 18 at 5:59pm via facebook ·

  • carlallen22 was here

    Jul 17 at 2:08am via foursquare ·

  • brandnewant was here

    "On we go with drinking!"

    Jul 13 at 9:16pm via facebook ·

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