Nightlife

Location
Pomona, CA
Undergrads
17,837
Tuition (in-state)
$17,783 ($6,125)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties are great, every one has a great time and everything is full of excitement!

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: I live far away so I wouldn't know. I tried recently a handful of times in my years here but every "big scene" that wasn't a regular kickback with just friends ended up a real disappointment.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's no bar scene on campus, but there's always a party or kickback right around the corner

2 College Student

Nightlife: Nothing is happening. There are people to hangout with so it isn't horrible, but not much ever happens. It would be a better use of time to just go home on the weekends and go to sleep at night.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: Campus is dead by around 7PM, which means that it's pretty safe but very boring at night.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 476th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 896th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 938th
    Best Drink Prices

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kyleena Harper
Hometown
Sierra Madre, CA
Major
English
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Nightlife in Pomona will consist of going to whatever fraternity house is hosting the party that night, unless you plan to see a concert at the Glass House or Fox Theater. However, the beauty of Pomona’s location is how close it is to some of the best bars and clubs in Southern California. Most of them are located in Los Angeles and Hollywood, which is less than a 40-minute drive. Again though, you are going to need a car if you expect to go anywhere during your time at CPP!

If the club scene isn’t your thing, others have been known to head to Harbor Boulevard in Downtown Fullerton. This area is nothing but bars and restaurants, allowing the over-21 crowd to have a fun night of bar hopping. If drinking isn’t high on your priority list or you haven’t quite hit 21 yet, there are places for you, too. The Crazy Horse Club in West Covina is really popular on weekends. Others like to hit Game Works, which has a ton of interactive video games. The Brandin’ Iron in San Bernardino is also a good place to check out at least once. It’s a country bar and club that has a college night on Wednesdays, with free admission if you present your college ID. There’s always something fun to do on the weekend, as long as you’re willing to try different places and experience new things.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • 2nd St. & Downtown Pomona
  • The Block at Orange
  • Downtown Fullerton
  • Downtown Huntington Beach
  • Old Town Pasadena
Other Places to Check Out
  • Aladdin Jr.
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Diamonds Billiard Club
  • Eden Garden Café
  • Ice House
  • Improv Comedy Club
  • Lucky Strike
  • Plush Design Lab
  • Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Yesteryears Café
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer Pong
  • Bull$hit
  • Card Games (Presidents and A$$holes)
  • Edward Fortyhands
  • Flip Cup
  • Kings Cup
  • Power Hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • www.clubzone.com
  • www.la.com/nightlife
  • www.losangeles.citysearch.com
  • www.maystardesigns.com/ravesandclubs.html  
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Alberto's Cantina Express
Organization Parties
The most organized parties at CPP are at the fraternity houses, and are usually themed. Other clubs will have kick backs or get together, but they aren't open to everyone, or always a convenient distance from campus.
Did You Know?
  • Alberto's is THE place to go when you've been drinking and you get the munchies.
  • All the big campus parties are thrown by the athletes or the Greeks.
  • Concerts are always being held at the Glass House or Fox Theater.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Shark Club

The first thing you may spot when you walk in here is a 2,000-gallon shark tank-thus, the name of the club. Although it's a bit of a drive, it is well worth it. It has a very good-looking college crowd who dance away on the two dance floors and chill out on an outside patio.

841 Baker St.

Costa Mesa

(714) 751-6428

Q's Billiard Club

Crowd is mostly young and very culturally diverse. It's three stories with a dance floor on the bottom floor, pool tables and bars on the second and third floors. It's in Old Town Pasadena. If you don't like this place, there are plenty more to choose from!

38 W. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena

(626) 568-1602

Tequila Hoppers

Casual, inexpensive, fun, young, and one crazy bar! This place has 80 beers on tap and 50 color TVs, along with a large patio for you smokers.

60 N. Mountain Ave.

Upland

(909) 985- 9114

Sutra Lounge

This very sexy and tantric Orange County lounge has dancing that overlooks the busy streets of the beach city and has a good-looking crowd along with good food! It is difficult to get into, and usually you have to be on the VIP list, but if you can, by all means hit this one up for sure!

1870 Harbor Blvd.

Costa Mesa

(949) 722-7103

In Cahoots

In Cahoots is one of the most happening clubs in North Orange County (which is quite close to Pomona). Every weekend, there are tons of good-looking hotties lined up to get in the doors. This is definitely a place to go to have a good time!

1401 S. Lemon St.

Fullerton

(714) 441-1666

Bar 330

This place has a casual, yet trendy environment with a young crowd. There's great food, pool tables, dancing, and great drinks.

330 W. Birch St.

Brea

(714) 256-9986

Montana's

It's the closest Country-Western bar to CPP-just five minutes away. The dance floor is huge (2,000 square feet) and surrounded by Western-style seating. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are always packed. No worries if you can't line dance, though-they'll teach you there!

657 W. Arrow Hwy.

San Dimas

(909) 592-2211

Level 3

This club is one of the more popular in Hollywood. Unlike a lot of the crowds at the clubs in this area, this one is good and somewhat classy.

6801 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood

(323) 461-2017

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Steamers Café

Steamers is a kicked-back jazz club with live performances just about every night. They serve awesome martinis and yummy food.

138 W. Commonwealth Ave.

Fullerton

(714) 871-8800

Rockin' Taco Cantina

Rockin' Taco features dueling pianos every Friday and Saturday night.

111 N. Harbor Blvd.

Fullerton

(714) 525-8226

T. Phillips Ale House

Similar to Heroes, T. Phillips is an average bar and restaurant with a comfortable and fun atmosphere.

2335 D St.

La Verne

(909) 392- 8653

Ziings Bistro & Bar

It's a bistro. It's a restaurant. It's a bar. It's got it all, plus a Chinese flair.  

209 N. Harbor Blvd.

Fullerton

(714) 526-5777

Yardhouse

Yardhouse has great, strong drinks, and they are known for their yard-tall beers and great food.

12473 N. Main St.

Rancho Cucamonga

(909) 646-7116

Hi-Brow Sports Bar

An absolute dive bar, but a good place for cheap drinks after a stressful test.

547 E. Foothill Blvd.

Pomona

(909) 626-9340

Brandin' Iron Saloon & Dance Hall (The BI)

This place is great for those under 21 as well as over 21. The people are good-looking, the guys are respectful, and there is all sorts of crazy line dancing. Wednesdays are the best nights to go-that's when all the college students are there.

320 S. E. Street

San Bernardino

(909) 888-7388

Beer Hunter Sports Pub & Grill

This is a really laid-back place; a definite sports bar. A lot of guys hang out here to watch the games, but it's a good place to go with a big group of people, too. They have around 30 beers on tap and 150 bottled.

12809 Foothill Blvd.

Etiwanda

(909) 463-6999

Chomp Sushi & Teppan Grill

Fun times here! The chefs cook for you and drink with you! The sushi is amazing, and they are well known for their sake bombs. If you are there to eat, you can eat at the sushi bar, and there is also some grill-side seating.

181 E. Commonwealth Ave.

Fullerton

(714) 738-3511

Heroes

Similar to T. Phillips, this bar is also packed, especially on weekends. They have great food, along with huge glasses of beer-and you get to throw peanut shells on the floor!

125 W. Santa Fe Ave.

Fullerton

(714) 738-4356

Continental Room

This is a retro-style cocktail lounge, and it's all that a lounge should be. The people there are pretty artsy and a little on the eccentric side, but you need to pay a visit here at least once.

115 W. Santa Fe Ave.

Fullerton

(714) 526-4529

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

Oak Tree Lanes

Oak Tree Lanes is a typical bowling alley just a few miles away from CPP. They have a hole-in-the-wall place to eat, too, which is fattening, but pretty good late at night when you are craving junk food.

990 N. Diamond Bar Blvd.

Diamond Bar

(909) 860-3558

Malibu Speedzone

An advanced version of go-kart racing, you can drive a 300-hp dragster and model-sized grand prix cars. Along with racing, there is indoor miniature golf and video games. It's a cool place to go on a date, but it can get a little pricey.

17871 Castleton St.

City of Industry

(626) 913-9663

Silver Cue Family Billiards

This place has been around for a while, so it's a little old. The atmosphere is very casual. It used to be a billiard hall full of smoke and drunks, but it's been taken under new ownership so it's getting cleaned up. It's just an average place to play some pool.

310 N. Citrus Ave.

Azusa

(626) 334-7122

Rock N Java Coffeehouse

Seems to be a pretty chill coffeehouse. They have musical performances Friday nights, ranging from jazz to alternative.

817 Harbor Blvd.

Fullerton

(714) 525-5282

Dromo 1

Indoor go-kart racing, but 10 times faster! Races range from $20-$25 a piece.

1431 N. Main St.

Orange

(714) 744-4779

Crazy Horse Club

Club by the West Covina Mall. Mix of 80's music, Hip Hop, House, and Mash Up. Really popular with the under-21 crowd from CPP.

1360 W. Garvey Ave. S

West Covina

(626) 962-8700

www.go2crazyhorse.com

Home Brew Coffee Co.

It's a coffeehouse, juice bar, bistro, dessert place, comedy club, and music venue, all in one! HBCC has got it all. It's right next to Montana's, too, so if you want to grab a light bite before going line dancing, this is the place to go!

661 W. Arrow Hwy.

San Dimas

(909) 394-1964

Game Works

Game Works is a video arcade on steroids! It's two stories filled with every type of video game you can think of, as well as pool tables and a full bar.

4541 Mills Circle

Ontario

(909) 987-4263

Student Polls

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 86 responses

  • 15% There are no good options.
  • 70% Use a designated driver.
  • 2% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 7% Public transportation.
  • 2% Taxis.
  • 3% Walk.

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 86 responses

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

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 86 responses

  • 21% Parties? What parties?
  • 19% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 35% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 22% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 3% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Homecoming Week
  • 43% First week of school.
  • 14% Halloween

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

  • 100% Off-Campus
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