The Yard bar was the third bar opened by Gordon Lewis in or around Soho, London, after The Village. The three bars were the first London bars to be designed in a contemporary manner, rather than traditional British pubs with blacked out windows. The Yard was opened in 1992 on the former site of Condomania, featured an outdoor cobbled courtyard entered by an arch way in Rupert Street, a modern ground floor bar and upstairs lounge bar area with balcony overlooking the courtyard. The bar became immediately popular, and often showed gay films on its first floor on Sunday afternoons. The Village and The Yard are often acknowledged as the inspiration and growth of the modern Soho gay scene.
57 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 7PL