Freshmen and sophomores can have a hard time finding quality parties at BC. The BCPD cracks down pretty hard on underage drinking, so dorm parties don’t really happen. Once you’re 21, though, a new world can open up to you. Mary Ann’s is the local watering hole where everyone goes for a beer, and CitySide and Roggie’s come up as close contenders. Harvard Avenue is only a $10 cab ride or a cheap T ride away and boasts six or seven mediocre to fairly great bars for the average Joe.
Big spenders can hit up downtown, where a cab can cost you anywhere between 20 and 30 bucks. Definitely fill up the cab with all of your pals, so you can split the costs. Fanieul Hall has literally hundreds of great spots, but you probably won’t run into anyone you know other than the people you came with—which can be refreshing some nights! No matter what you are looking to do, you’ll be able to find it somewhere.