My Old School
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Belleville, IL

#21 Oct 15, 2009
Hi Momof4.....My Old School was the happening spot in Collinsville back in the late 70's and 80's. Are you talking about Alice and Jerry Klass...if so they are still in the Collinsville area!
Old guy

Jacksonville, FL

#22 Dec 24, 2011
Was bartender there in early 80's, also lived next door with Randy Cook and another guy (can't remember his name). Would serve the upside downs,,,, quarter beers and then party,,,love that place. Can be contacted at and will tell you more,,,,,,Neil was the owner when I worked there,

Collinsville, IL

#24 Mar 29, 2012
The schoolhouse was a lot of fun. Denny Deluca and Song Kim were the bouncers. Jake was the bartender, although there were more than a few over the period of time. It started out as a bar and then had liquor license problems and became a private club for a long time. You used to have a pass to come in. It was built into the side of a hill. The parking lot side was up the hill and the bathrooms and main bar were downstairs. The upstairs was a disco. the downstairs was just a hangout spot. The place had a few owners on record and maybe a few off record. The owners and some of the group got in some trouble for killing a dope snitch and disposing of the body, which no one ever found. That was later on after they had opened another club.

United States

#25 Mar 29, 2012
Wow I remember all of those places and was in most of them at one time or another!

United States

#26 Feb 3, 2013
Does anyone remember The Rumble Seat? early late 80s or early 90s.

Edwardsville, IL

#27 Feb 3, 2013
I wasn't old enough to legally go to My Old School, but I wasn't ever turned away. It was within walking distance for me. I was there a lot of weekends and almost every Wednesday night. I won a "sexy ass" contest there, lol, after participating in the upside-down margaritas! Always a good crowd there.

Edwardsville, IL

#28 Feb 3, 2013
I remember the Rumbleseat quite well! I spent many a nights there. Luke & Bill were the greatest djs ever!!!

Belleville, IL

#29 Feb 4, 2013
i saw someone get his butt kicked and then locked in the trunk of his own car in there. He was a tattle tale and the guy that did it spent 3 years in Minard because of that. over weed.dummies.
Rosemary Furfaro

O Fallon, IL

#30 Mar 2, 2013
My uncle Jerry was a bartender there for years! He loved working there!

Saint Louis, MO

#31 Oct 14, 2013
I was actually one of the dj's at M.O.S. It was unbelievable how many people would cram into that bar, one would have to leave before another one was allowed to come in. I went on to D.j. after that at Mr. A's and The Elevator in Belleville---remember those niteclubs.
Confederate rebel

Collinsville, IL

#32 Oct 15, 2013
Rumbler wrote:
I remember the Rumbleseat quite well! I spent many a nights there. Luke & Bill were the greatest djs ever!!!
Back when collinsville didn't have the Problem with the worthless blacks

Baltimore, MD

#33 Aug 29, 2014
mygirl wrote:
Glad to hear people remember My Old parents owned it and I remember going there and having kiddy cocktails...during the day of course. We have photo albums of the night life, looked like fun! It was torn down in 1986 to those who were wondering..
Hi! My dad was the original owner, along with two other partners, of My Old School. When my father returned from Vietnam he and his two best friends opened up the bar and it was a three way partnership. The bar was a great success! They had it for several years until selling it...To your folks! Just like you, I have seen photos and heard the "stories" of My Old School. I was there, actually, from time to time, but only as a small baby. It was a happy time for my parents, their friends and many others who enjoyed the night life. Thank you to all for the wonderful posts and fond memories of the bar. For many years it has brought good conversation and many smiles among my parents and their friends when harkening back to the days at My Old School.

Saint Charles, MO

#34 May 13, 2015
Holy cow, talk about a flood of memories! At My Old School, I occasionally threatened to throw myself off the main level to the floor below. It was maybe 8 steps down! A group of us worked at Schnucks until close, changed clothes in the store, & head to the School. Also made stops at Stages in Granite, Charlies in Granite, Sonny & Chars in Collinsville, Upper Level in Granite, Pops & Oz in Sauget (actually entered a suntan contest at Oz), Grannys Rocker in Edw and almost always ended the night at Grouchos in Granite. Dang we had some fun, didn't we? Thanks for trip down memory lane!

Glen Carbon, IL

#35 May 14, 2015
What ever happened to DJ Luke Lowe and Bill. Not sure of Bill's last name. They used to DJ at Snoopy's in Highland a lot also. They were cool dudes

Dupo, IL

#36 Aug 3, 2016
last stop wrote:
a place to go if you got womens on your mind....
Do u remember bethel school?

United States

#37 Aug 12, 2016
Used to go Mos bar 1972-75. It was down the street from the old Collinsville high school. There was student tunnel that went under the highway from school to ball fields. Drinks at my old school bar then funny cigarettes in the tunnell. Remember cheri holland. Hottest girl in the place
Danny 12

Tulsa, OK

#38 Dec 26, 2016
momof4 wrote:
Wow kobi thanks for the info, i figured granny's was long gone to...i think i remember Baywolf. The last time i was in that place was for my bachloret party. Now come to think of it..i was still getting hit on the last night i was there..ha ha. I am swimmin with ya now in that pool of memories kobi.
The lead singer of baywolfe was a girl named Gretchen Wilson fyi

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