After spending 17 years as the bartender at the Resort at the Longboat Key Club, Karl Raffurty opened Old School Bar & Grill with the help of a Nashville business owner Chuck Johnson.
Karl Raffurty says he grew up watching “Cheers” and that he always wanted to be Sam Malone. The bar, located at 1991 Main St., also serves as a music venue: Southern rock, classic rock and country. Old School Bar & Grill is decorated with old school signs, old records. It resembles college “good old days feel.”
Come for a Happy Hour, listen to the music and dance, play pool or games, or watch sports at the Bar. For everyday fun, see here. There is always something going on at Old School Bar & Grill.
“We are here for Winter and come every Tues for Trivia and have a great time. CARL and his staff are great.” – Rhetta Wilson
“Old school has a great atmosphere with live music was nice. The bartenders and owner Karl definitely made my birthday a blast!” – Natalie H.
“Every experience I’ve had here has been great, this has turned into a great spot for meeting old friends. Parking isn’t an issue, tons of things to do. Dj’s cornhole on the outside patio, darts, video games, etc. Haven’t eaten there yet so I don’t know, but Karl, the owner is always making sure everybody has a great time! Oh and beautiful bartenders!!” – Pete Franciosi
1991 Main Street