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3 College Junior

Nightlife: Nightlife is centered on drinking and the college culture revolves around that. Security is very lenient on drinking so as long as you're responsible, you're fine.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Yeah I don't get out much. I'm content with hanging in my dorm lounge with friends. We have an on-campus bar, but I never go there because there's always super loud music playing.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There are parties pretty much every weekend, though I don't usually go to them. I prefer to do my drinking and drug-taking in a smaller environment--and I have had no issues whatsoever engaging safely and enjoyably in those activities in the dorms. The on-campus bar will (lowkey) still serve you if you're underage, and security doesn't care about underage drinking. This is Wisconsin. We're all adults here.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't party. Non-party activity, however, has been really fun so far. We've had nerf gun fights, a hypnotist, movies, and a magician.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Weekends are all about what you choose to do. You cannot sit around and hope that something will suddenly pop up for Saturday night, because Beloit's parties have a routine: C-Haus is a great place to hang out Thursday-Saturday, and maybe dance, sing, or grab a beer, but it is not always reliable for good music; the Greek houses throw a party about once a month each, and every party is certain to have popular and loud music, to start late, and to not allow alcohol (thus the late starts); student programming events are just about every weekend but hit-or-miss depending on your music taste, interest in comedy shows, etc. Beloit is the most welcoming place for those underaged- you are treated as a fully responsible adult under our alcohol policy, and as long as you respect others and security on weekends, you will get that respect back.


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  • 302nd
    Best Drink Prices
  • 328th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 1046th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nightlife at Beloit College generally stays on campus. Occasionally, you'll come across an off-campus party, but the charm of winter keeps students inside, huddling together in the lounges or the C-Haus or whatever on-campus party happens to be going on. Nightlife, in the traditional sense of the word, is rather low-key in Beloit. There is no exciting bar strip nor any dance clubs worth mentioning. This means that students have to use their imaginations to keep things fresh and exciting, and that usually ends with fame and celebrity in the Round Table security reports.

A typical night in Beloit includes meeting up with your friends, drinking with those friends, venturing out to check what's happening on campus, perhaps having a few drunk conversations with a few drunk student philosophers, then going home with or without the aforementioned friends. Sometimes you'll make ramen, sometimes you'll order Papa John's, and sometimes you'll throw up and fall asleep in your clothes. A fun night at Beloit is hit or miss, but that's not to say Beloit doesn't have a nightlife. Though, sometimes it seems more like a night-death.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Beloit College campus
  • Madison
Student Favorites
  • The BOP
  • The Carom Room
  • Suds O'Hanahans
Other Places to Check Out
The Gun Club
Local Specialties
The College Try: Beer mixed with banana juice. You can even let an orange slice float around for color
Favorite Drinking Games
  • 1,2,3, Go!
  • Beer pong
  • Card games
  • Golf
  • Power Hour
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Flyers around campus
  • Word of mouth
Closing Time
2 a.m. on weeknights 2:30 a.m. on weekends
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
The Coughy Haus (on campus)
Organization Parties
Special-interest houses like to throw a party every now and then. Various clubs will throw parties using the special-interest houses as a venue. BSFFA threw a party once. It was amazing. Maybe they'll do it again.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Club Impulse

Club Impulse is a gay and lesbian club on the Wisonsin border that is open and welcoming to everyone, regardless of sexual preference. It is open Tuesday-Sunday and frequently features DJs and drink specials.

132 W Grand Ave.

(608) 361-1374

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Last Lap

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

1028 Mary St.

(608) 362-3762

Jersey's Bar & Grill

Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

2750 Milwaukee Rd.

(608) 362-8180

The Fox Hole Bar & Restaurant

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

3807 S Riverside Dr.

(608) 362-5249

Suds O'Hanahan's Irish Pub

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

435 East Grand Ave.

(608) 368-1933

Pitcher's Mound

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

2745 Prairie Ave.

(608) 365-7022

The Mouse Tavern

Hours: Tuesday 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

1420 Madison Rd.

(608) 362-1196

The Filling Station & Lounge

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

1414 Cranston Rd.

(608) 362-8652

Borderline Banquets & Bar

Hours: Saturday-Wednesday 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

107 Dearborn Blvd.

(608) 365-1515


Hours: Daily 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

530 E Grand Ave.

(608) 363-1921

Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

2680 Cranston Rd.

(608) 365-9156

Denali's Food & Spirits

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

443 E Grand Ave.

(608) 362-5522


Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

2640 Prairie Ave.

(608) 362-3362

Carom Room

Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

614 E Grand Ave.

(608) 365-1811

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

Stay on campus. There are a lot of substance-free parties and events for people who cannot or choose not to partake. People will actually go to them too, believe it or not. And you can always go to the C-Haus, play some pool, see a band, and not drink.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 19 responses

Very poor
  • 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 20 responses

  • 80% Walk.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 0% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 5% Use a designated driver.
  • 15% There are no good options.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 23% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 68% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 5% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 0% Parties? What parties?


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