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The Old School Yard is a fun bar that serves a wide choice of cocktails, spirits and lagers. The resident DJs spin classic old skool tracks that will have you skidding across the dance floor once again.

Ranked #11 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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Opening Hours



17:30 - 23:00


17:30 - 23:00


17:30 - 23:00


17:30 - 00:30


17:30 - 00:30



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The Old School Yard reviews

By K H.

Went here for my birthday celebration last night. Looking at the road the pub is in (there's naff all near it) and the outside decor (it looks a bit rubbish) I was apprehensive despite the wealth of positive online reviews. Don't be put off! There is a great vibe, very unpretentious and perfect for party animals. Everyone was super friendly and not a tourist in sight. There's no dance floor but the music just gets everyone going - dancing all over the pub. Good beers and cocktails. I highly recommend it for a good fun night out!! Downstairs is another bar and karaoke rooms too.

By Victor B.

amazing cocktails and super hot bartenders in central London ! prices are reasonable and the music is spot on !

By Howard S.

Last meeting of the day! Perfect place, Pisco Sour is my favourite!! This place always brings a smile to my face!

By Rita B.

best night out

had the best time at the old school yard with the groupon deal for karaoke session pizza and cocktail. I've actually booked my second one. the pizza was great but the drinks were exceptional some of the best cocktails I've had definitely better than these fancy restaurants have to offer. we had the happy hour deal and go mojito and mai tai and long island ice tea which were all delicious and good amount of alcohol.
thank you old school yard for a great night out you are on my favourites list for a great night out food drinks karaoke what more could you want and the music to die for amazing staff just perfect. very memorable and glad to have found you

By Mitch M.

Some friends had persuaded me into coming along to The Old School Yard with them and wouldn’t take no for an answer! Glad they did talk me into it, haven’t had that much of a laugh and a dance. Well,since the old days!

By Laura J.

I love this place, the Old School Yard is a break from the normal bar that try too hard! It does what it says on the tin, cocktails, fun people and a fun night out! Happy days

By Jon W.

fun fun fun at the Old School Yard, a cool place to hang out with friends and each time I have been there it has been busy

By Gordon G.

What a blast! Was only intending to pop out for one with some work colleagues and ended up here all night! Such fun and we really took advantage of the Happy hour deals, the beers were sooo cheap! Would highly recommend a night out at the old school yard

By Sony V.

Old School Yard is the only fun venue near London Bridge, it is not pretenciuos and has a great crowd, had a few long night there :)

By Kalvin W.

Totally awesome pizzas! Had wayyyy too many cocktails, the pizzas definitely helped soak up the alcohol! Well done Old School Yard for getting me sloshed!

By Polly K.

I normally go out in North London but happened to meet a friend one Friday night in London Bridge and we went to the old school yard. Their cocktails are really well balanced and tasted great, I had the martini and cosmo which other places can do so badly! We also shared some nachos which were yummy, would return!

By Sally N.

Went to the Old School Yard for my mates birthday, we booked the kareoke booth. It was like doing singing in your front room witha decent selection of songs and cocktail served to you in the booth. When we booked i though it was a little pricey but we had a great night

By Dany R.

If you want a buzzing atmoshere and decent cocktails then give the Old School Yard a go! Had a very good night out with the ladies!

By Percy M.

Old School Yard is a great little cocktail bar for a stop off before getting off home from a day in the office!! Get back a little bit late as one for the road ends up being a very long road!

By George L.

The Old School Yard is a wicked bar in London Bridge. I ended up here on my way home from work with some colleagues and had a great time. The place was buzzing and had a really fun atmosphere. Needless to say I had one too many on a school night and felt a little worse for wear the next day at work!

By Dorothy Z.

My mates 30th and we wanted something a little girlie and cheesey so we booked the kareoke boothe, it was a very funny night. It is a bit expensive but the night was well funny! It is intimate so make sure you go with a crowd that are up for a laugh or it could be a bit awkward!

By Gigi G.

Came here yesterday for a few drinks after work, can't believe that they offer a happy hour! I thought that the cocktails were cheap already but some for just a fiver!? Totally spot on :) Will defo be coming back to The Old School Yard in the future.

By Sally S.

Went to the school disco event that was here a few weeks ago, was a proper mental night out! some pretty epic drinks deals, me and my girls danced to the early hours to some pretty retro tunes that we havnt heard in like years! Please do another night like this again Old School Yard, it was proper banging! xoxo

By Sharon W.

Thought The Old School Yard was just a bar but was pleasantly surprised how good the burgers were here. I had the Swiss which came with swiss cheese and mushrooms. Super tasty, it was a wise idea to eat as they're cocktails are lethal on a empty stomach lol Sharon56 xx

By Dany R.

Fantastic place that caters to all moods. Had some great cocktails with my mates to start the evening off and when the tunes began, we were up and dancing, but felt like we didn't have to dance all night - which I guess is why a bar can be more fun than a nightclub! Only thing is, it never looked that great from the outside, but appearances were very deceiving in this case!

By Kalvin W.

Every time I visit The Old School Yard I have a blast! this place sends nostalgic waves through your mind and everyone else seems to get the same childhood elation as well. The bar really takes pride in its cocktails which is refreshing to see and I have never had a bad experience with the staff here. A truly great place to go and dance into the night and in a central location too!

By Bob J.

Love cocktails, Love an atmosphere, Love fun well a 5 star for the Old School Yard. I love this place, it is a great place to go drinking and have met some good mates by drinking there.

By Howard S.

And we are back, back from hols with crap cocktails, so promised wife good cocktails and as usually just outstanding!

By Howard S.

Stop off on the way home, Friday night drinks, had a couple of cocktails, great bar staff, and great range of cocktails. Usually decorations, sky ceiling, cock on 3:30 (School finishes) much enjoyed! Far better than drinking holes around London Bridge!

By R A.

Had my Birthday party @ the Old school yard last Friday and had a fab time , best party ever, bar staff are friendly , fun and sexy , bouncer is great as well , the music is awesome and so are the cocktails. Never been to the place before and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Easygoing place with no attitudes.

By Mark B.

Had my birthday here in January in the downstairs bar, (what an amazing place), The staff where really friendly and catered to my parties needs without hesitation. The music was top notch and other people friendly. All I can say try the place you won't be disappointed. Thanks all at the old school yard

By Alice K.

Well i would just like to say thank you to the Old School Yard for making my birthday such a blast! I needed to find a bar in London Bridge before heading off to a club and after reading these past reviews i thought I'd give this place a go...and i'm so glad i did! I loved it! The atmosphere was buzzing and everyone was just so happy :) Thanks to the bouncer, Alex too - safe guy! Oh and i must mention the ever so cool bar staff and their cocktail making - your cosmopolitans were amazing!! So thanks, i'm sure you'll see me in there again x) Alice

By J A.

From a Woman's Point of View...This bar has it all,

As a picky woman, I like my local to fit my tastes. Nice people, good atmosphere, Bar keeps that remember your name, and good music (which is not too loud - so you can speak to the person next to you without screaming).

I wasn't expecting much when I first arrived but was clearly set at ease by the super friendly staff and the relaxed clientele.

A game of connect four, a giggle and some crazy cocktails later and I was in love! The drinks are awesome and delivered to you with flair and skill.

There is a hot barman to suit most any woman's eye candy taste, each one very sexy in his own way. (a serious bonus point in my book).

If you are into the funny awkward guy... get Ollie to mix your drink with his famous "sex shake". If you like a bit of muscle and a pretty face then get Pete and his wicked Mojito!

For those of you whom like the ever so charming boy next door then you need to get a shot of the Miester from Eddie!

You can always get away with some harmless flirting, but go easy on them... you don't want them to spill your luscious drinks!There are many more handsome men to oggle over behind and in front of the bar, and no end to the many ways you can have a good time at the Old School Yard.

With Wii, TMNT video games, board games and much more... you can just actually feel good about just hanging around.My final word...Bring your best game face girls, it's play time at the Old School Yard!

By Howard S.

go on hols anywhere in the world and my wife is having to make her own cocktails but in our own backyard is a bar with friendly staff, and great cocktails with half the fun is chatting with them as the cocktails are made, and when the owner is having his birthday you bet the fun factor is off the scales as it was last night, my wife thanks you Darren for the outstanding giant especially dry Martini's! Cheers!

By Rebecca G.

I had my birthday party at this bar and I loved every minute. I was slightly hesitant from reading the previous review but decided to go ahead anyway.

The staff, the service and drinks were equally spot on......And no they did not run out of cold beer!

The cocktails were amazing! The bartenders are very thorough when preparing cocktails and therefore some patients is required... service is however entertaining to say the least...

I say no more, you will have to see for yourself :)

By Aaa K.

An amazing bar!!! You'd feel like home playing WII, having a drink in a confortable couch or moving your butt on the dance floor. Cocktails are delicious and the staff is like old school friends!Thank you for that wonderful experience!A guest from France.

By Michelle T.

I love this bar. I wanted to try every cocktail on the menu, they are fantastic and the staff know their stuff. The service top quality and the staff are very friendly. I recommend this bar to all - it has a great atmosphere. Try the porn star martini - it is incredible.

By Jeremy P.

i had my leaving party there ,it was amazing .friendly bar staff,amazing cocktails ,good music and an atmosphere that makes you feel at home ,i will be back as soon as i come back to london

By Allana L.

The Old School Yard is a fantastic place for a night out or a quick one after work. They have a great range of cocktails at very reasonable prices and are made with such flair that you can't help but want to order another! Darren and Slash are awesome hosts who make sure that you always feel welcome and part of the crowd. This bar is a must visit for anyone who hasn't been already!

By Simon L.

My wife and I discovered The Old School Yard in June 2008. From then until the day we left the UK, it was our favourite bar in London.The venue has an incongruous decor, with many of the original features of the pub it replaced still intact. This is mixed with some great paraphernalia and original artwork to set the mood for the 'playtime' in store for the customers. There is a large horseshoe-shaped wooden bar, a comfy lounge/games area, a private outdoor area with a couple of large picnic tables and new features being added all the time.The staff deserve a special mention because they really make the place great. It's rare to find such a warm welcome and once they know your name, they never forget it.When you place your order from the amazing menu (hand-drawn artwork with each section a different school lesson theme) you can watch in awe as your drink is prepared with flair bartending of the highest calibre. The drinks are among the best mixed, finest quality cocktails I've tasted, even compared with bars charging two or three times as much per drink. The ingredients are always fresh and some drinks even change a little depending on the market availability, but it all adds to the experience... especially if you become a regular, which is pretty likely. If you're lucky, you might get asked to sample the latest concoction as the bartenders experiment in front of you.I personally learned how to appreciate good liquor thanks to the expert knowledge of the guys who run the place. I also developed a healthy appreciation for Jagermeister, which punctuates the main drinks at regular intervals.We're now based in Tokyo, so we don't get to go as often as we'd like any more (!) but we have extremely fond memories of some unforgettable evenings with the friendliest bar in SE1, London and beyond.

By Clair N.

The buzz of this bar is ADDICTIVE!! If you want talented, charismatic flairers serving you quality affordable cocktails with cheeky smiles in a retro cool and unpretentious atmosphere, then this is DEF the bar for you!The bar is a hidden gem, so much so that you want to tell everybody about it - yet still keep it all to yourself!! Great friendly service with a personal touch. Darren and Slash hit the spot when it comes to the perfect balance in everything you want in a bar. A night out at the old school yard revokes the excitement of those first nights out when you were growing up... it's a nostalgic indulgence. It's fresh - and exciting! :)

By T B.

5/5. Perfect atmosphere. Perfect drinks. Perfect staff. Perfect night! Not a bad thing to say at all!

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