Nightlife

Location
Sherman, TX
Undergrads
1,315
Tuition
$32,665
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Junior

Nightlife: There are never enough dance parties, people socialize way too much

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Nightlife is actually pretty awesome. If you're bored just go to the Flats or Cottages any night of the week and there are always open parties happening with free beer and drinks. It's pretty cool, actually. The cottages are like bar hopping. Only free and they don't care if you're under 21.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: College parties here are pretty much the same throughout the year. You see the same people and the same themes.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The parties are put on by the Greek life and they are close to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's always something to do at night I relax and lay back. When I say walk, I mean that everything is really close and simple to get to.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 148th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 481st
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1225th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Graes
Hometown
Granbury, TX
Major
English and American Studies
Grad Year
2013
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AC students know how to balance play with work. Most work hard and play hard, often sacrificing sleep so they can do both. Most of the nightlife at AC revolves around house parties, and there is usually a party going on Wednesday through Saturday. Most students work hard and take Sunday through Tuesday off from partying, but if you want to go out, you can probably find a place to do it any day of the week.

Most Greek groups have a specific night every week when they party, and the fraternities and sororities throw most of the big, themed parties, with anyone welcome once the party opens around 10. Beer pong, flip cup, and dancing are a must at these. Don't forget to cover your ears at midnight when the Greek group hosting the party starts to sing their song at the top of their voice and shake the floor with their jumping—it is entertaining to watch though.

If there are no parties happening or you just want a change of pace, you can always head over and hang with the crowd at one of the local bars. For students who are 21, there is not much of a club or bar scene in Sherman, but there's always a group willing to go to happy hour at Applebee's or Cellarman's, which is the rustic local pub a mile off campus. If you're really craving a crazy club and bar scene, Dallas and its big city life are only an hour away.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Texoma Parkway
Other Places to Check Out
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Cutters Country Western Club
  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Local Specialties
Austin College Shot: Served at Cellarman's
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Flip cup
  • King's cup
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Fliers in the Wright Campus Center
  • Other students
  • Texomanightlife.com
Closing Time
12 a.m.–1 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Applebee's and The Drunken Mule both have dollar draft beers. Cellarman's offers daily specials on different drinks, but the most popular with students is $2.50 mixed drinks on Thursday nights.
Organization Parties
Most parties are thrown by Greek groups at houses in the area around campus and feature kegs and the group's respective punch. They are usually open to anyone who hears about them. Occasionally, the Greek host will throw out some extra cash for a venue, but alcohol is harder to come by unless you're 21. There are a few on-campus parties, as well, thrown by the Campus Activities Board. These are non-alcoholic but usually have a live DJ, free food, and a lot fun. The most popular on-campus party is Monte Carlo Night. It's held at the opening of the school year and features heavy appetizers, a full swing band, dance floor, and poker tables where you can gamble for prizes.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

The Drunken Mule

The Drunken Mule, formerly known as Calhoun's, has a big dance floor and a bar. It sometimes has live music and $1 draft beer. Thursdays are college nights, where students get in for a discounted price. Friday is karaoke night and is popular with certain groups of students.

4801 Texoma Parkway

Sherman

(903) 463-6853

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

City Limits

This is the diner/pub combo where you'll find all the locals.

4521 Texoma Parkway

Sherman

(903) 893-9117

Cellarman's American Pub

This is the hot spot for most of-age AC students, particularly on Thursday nights because of its $2.50 mixed drinks. It's a rustic pub with a homey atmosphere, and the food is just as good as the drinks, too.

2130 Texoma Parkway

Sherman

(903) 813-0994

www.cellarmanspub.com

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill

Applebee's, the chain American restaurant everyone knows, has $1 draft beer and is open late.

4817 Texoma Parkway

Sherman

(903) 813-0237

www.applebees.com

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

Lake Campus

The Lake Campus is 30 acres of college-owned private party on a beautiful cove of Lake Texoma. It has a nice sandy beach, a volleyball net, place for bonfires, a pavilion, and public restrooms. It can only be accessed with a student ID.

29785 Preston Bend Road

Pottsboro

(903) 786-2670

www.austincollege.edu/faculty-staff/campus-police/lake-campus

Lonestar Lanes

This bowling alley is nice and affordable. It's situated out in the middle of nowhere, but it can be a good time. The school sponsors free bowling nights a few times each semester.

1414 S FM 1417

Sherman

(903) 891-9777

D.C.'s Lazer Tag & Games

This laser tag facility also has some arcade games. It's very close to campus.

1909 Texoma Parkway

Sherman

(903) 813-1590

Flamingo Bingo & Café

Students can play for a penny on Sundays. If you're lucky, you might win a cash prize.

2407 Texoma Parkway

Sherman

(903) 892-3767

www.flamingobingo.net

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 40 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 39 responses

  • 8% There are no good options.
  • 56% Use a designated driver.
  • 5% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 31% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% Parties? What parties?
  • 10% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 32% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 58% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Kangapalooza
  • 20% Texas Festival
  • 20% Jailbreak

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% The cottages

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