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The Yard  

2 Scotswood Road, close to the Centre of Life, a short distance to Central Station and Metro Radio Arena.

Metro - Central Station
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Monday - Friday 4pm - 2am, Saturday 3pm - 12am, Sunday 3pm - 2am. Upstairs - Oscar's Bar.
Telephone: 0191 2603960
Website: facebook.com/TheYardOscars

Beers: John Smith's, Heineken, Fosters, Guinness, Kronenbourg 1664, Carlsberg, Newcastle Exhibition and McEwans Best Scotch on tap.

Strongbow and Woodpecker cider also on offer.
There is a very good range of bottled drinks and spirits available.

None advertised. Drinking bar only.

Special Deals:
5 bottles of VK or Coors or 3 bottles of Rekorderlig £10.00 all night.
John Smith's £2.80 a pint.

Live Sports: none shown here.

Music: Regular music is on play at most times with a DJ a regular feature at weekends.

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Medium sized Gay friendly corner bar that was formerly known as the Courtyard.

The bar has an S shaped wooden bar and a stone floor, that has a nice mosaic pattern.

There is plenty of comfortable lounge type seating throughout with some high chairs next to the bar.

The decor is very modern with a mixture of red, blue and mustard colours.

There is nice ornate lighting fixtures on the walls and spotlighting to the ceiling.

The bar is very bright and airy with shuttered windows to the front, which are usually open in fine weather.

Regular music is on play at most times with a DJ a regular feature at weekends. There are several games machines on display.

The pub is very popular and busy on most nights, especially at the weekend.

It is mainly frequented by primarily the younger gay clientele at the weekend, but is attracting a mixed crowd through the week due to its location.

There is a large outside seating area with wooden chairs and metallic tables that is now open.

The bar has air conditioning throughout.

Upstairs there is the bar "Oscar's" that is open on certain nights and also attracts a steady gay clientele.

Disabled access to main bar very good with a designated disabled toilet to the rear. Toilets are small and clean.

Price: Moderate.