Bars and pubs Soho
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A courtyard bar and café on Rupert Street, popular with Soho's gay crowd. The downstairs al fresco area boasts sedate lighting, wooden banquettes a fair bit of flora, giving things an almost bucolic feel. The upstairs loft bar offers views down to all this, with leather sofas offering spots in which to recline.

The Yard does sometimes play host to a variety of visitors, but mostly it's a mature gay crowd. Drinks are pretty standard, with beers and wines doing perhaps the most brisk business. Tables and areas can be reserved for groups and larger parties. 

Venue name: Yard
Address: 57 Rupert Street
Opening hours: Open 4-11pm Mon-Thur; 4pm-midnight Fri; 2pm-midnight Sat; 2-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube
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Lovely place to meet friends and catch up the yard outside is beautifully decked out and has nice outdoor seating (but its covered enough you feel like you are cheekily smoking inside, if you like a cheeky smoke that is). Drinks were really reasonably priced and there was a friendly crowd of younguns, everyone seemed pretty geared up to go on out partying!

Chlo Fo

Great bar to catch up with mates, not too crowded and you can actually hear each other. It's technically a gay bar, but there's a mix of people there really. There's a great atmosphere and it's well located.

Ed. T

Located close to Piccadilly Circus this was a decent place to catch up with some friends. We went on a Saturday night and it was pretty busy, but wasn't too overcrowded and was easy to chat and speak with people without having to shout or strain (we did reserve an area ahead of our visit, and this was only around 9/10). The drinks are averagely priced, but the bartenders are generous with their shot sizes and quick to complete orders. 

Security were pretty friendly too, even helping us find another chair to seat an additional member of our group. Overall, a good experience but not anything special.


This place is great! It is a gay bar but many straight people were there when I went, and we had a great time. Nice decor, friendly service and nice people. There is a lot of open space for people like me who like to have a smoke and don't like to be trapped indoors. Though it gets vert crowded, I would definitely would recommend it.