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Art Yard’s ‘Back Yard’. An Immersive, Community-led Drinks Pop Up in partnership with Jim & Tonic

Art Yard has partnered with Jim & Tonic to transform the courtyard area outside the restaurant into a vibrant outdoor hub for local workers and residents to enjoy after work throughout the summer.

The pop-up features a specially designed van serving signature drinks, acoustic music and will allow visitors to check out the artist-in-residence in the Art Yard Maker’s studio.
Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm (with Live Music performances Tuesday to Thursday)

Back Yard’s Signature Serves

Jim & Tonic 14
Jim & Tonic Mercato (Mediterranean gin), Artisan classic London tonic

Hugh Goes to Art Yard 14
Jim & Tonic London Dry Gin, elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, mint, cucumber

Back Yard RooBee 14
Jim & Tonic Roobee (rhubarb & honey gin), lemonade, strawberries, mint

Honey Karma 6
Refreshing, alcohol-free serve featuring Karma Lemonade, homemade honey syrup, soda


About Jim & Tonic

Founded in 2016, Jim & Tonic began as a vintage van serving craft gin and has since grown into an award-winning East London distillery. Known for their sustainable production methods and local ingredients, Jim & Tonic operates multiple locations, including a flagship bar in Stratford. They participate in major London events like Taste of London and London Pride, offering a range of products including flavoured gins, G&T cans, and limited-edition liquors. Jim & Tonic is committed to community engagement and environmental sustainability, making them a prominent name in the London drinks scene.

Being part of Summer in the Square, just seconds from the Thames, is an exciting time for us.

Matt Warren,Director of Jim & Tonic

We want to be the go-to spot for locals to unwind, connect, and enjoy their neighbourhood. Partnering with Jim & Tonic allows us to deepen our community ties and offer something truly special. We invite everyone to stop by, enjoy a drink, and meet their neighbours — we're here to bring everyone together.

Philip Steiner,Art Yard Bankside Hotel

Summer in the Square is all about celebrating both our dedication to sustainability and the vibrant community we serve

Philip Steiner,General Manager of Bankside Hotel

Sustainability and Community Engagement

Bankside Hotel and Jim & Tonic’s partnership is built on their shared commitment to sustainability and community engagement. Bankside Hotel passionately supports the SE1 community through local events, partnerships and sourcing, and champions sustainable hotel practices like a zero-to-landfill policy and rooftop beekeeping. These efforts align seamlessly with Jim & Tonic’s eco-friendly production methods, use of local ingredients, and minimal packaging to reduce their carbon footprint.