Shreveport, LA
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3 College Junior

Nightlife: Not much going on. Small school and people are focused on school.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Bar Scene – The downtown area is about a 5 minute drive from campus. Lots of bars with lots of college kids from colleges from around the ares. There are 3 other colleges in the city so nightlife is good if you can afford it.

Niche User

Nightlife: Why leave the comfort of campus to drink when you've got a couple hundred friends lying around who could use a drink?

Niche User

Nightlife: The parties at the fraternity houses can be a blast. Most of them are open to the entire campus, if not for the whole night, at least part of it. The parties that the school puts on are always pretty boring. Because Centenary is a dry campus, the 21-year-olds don't even bother showing up.

Niche User

Nightlife: Centenary has a dry campus, but the fraternities, just across the street, have both registered and unregistered parties all the time. You don't have to be Greek to enjoy the houses, either. Otherwise, there are very, very, very few house parties because everyone lives on campus. There are few clubs (except Central Station, which is a gay bar that has a cool drag queen show but is otherwise considered kind of shady). There's a cluster of bars right next to the school where people over 21 hang out.


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  • 660th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 715th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ashley Moss
Tucson, Ariz.
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In terms of entertainment, your options are limited, especially if you're under 21. Tourists visit Shreveport for one thing: the casinos. The bars and clubs are all 21-and-up. Underage students often travel an hour away simply to go to a teen club. The bars are all pretty small, but the atmosphere and bands often make up for tight conditions. Many students simply opt for hanging out at a frat party instead of heading to a bar. There are sometimes parties in students' houses and apartments. Although Shreveport can be boring, you can fill up your nights if you know the right people and places. There is a small but growing section of Shreveport youth that follow local bands religiously.

If you pay attention to fliers on campus, you'll realize there's a band playing nearly every weekend somewhere in Shreveport. The bands vary from heavy metal and punk to jazz and folk. Having fun in Shreveport is mainly about meeting people and learning where to go. Don't expect to go out and run into something exciting; Shreveport is much too small for fun to find you. Experiencing the Shreveport nightlife takes a bit of investigative work, but it's exciting when you find it.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Student Favorites
Noble Savage Tavern
Other Places to Check Out
  • Mojo's
  • Straycat
  • Voodoo Café
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer Pong
  • Power Hour
  • Presidents and A$$holes
  • Ring of Death
  • Tin Cup  
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Any casino
Organization Parties
There are often parties on the weekends at Centenary. These are almost always held at the fraternity houses. The school sometimes sponsors dances, but students rarely show up.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Central Station

Central Station is one of the few clubs in Shreveport. It is a gay club that students frequent every now and then, but it's known for being a bit shady. There's a regular drag show every weekend.

1025 Marshall St.


(318) 222-2216

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Noble Savage Tavern

The Noble Savage is a small bar located in downtown Shreveport. It's a favorite of students and faculty alike. There's live music six nights a week; they rest on Sunday. The atmosphere is great. Though the bar is relatively new, the building is over 150 years old. For those who aren't too drunk to aim, they have free darts and 50-cent pool tables.  

417 Texas St.


(318) 221-1781

The Blind Tiger Restaurant

Happy hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the week.

120 Texas St.


(318) 226-8747


2609 Youree Dr.


(318) 226-1939

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


Artspace is an art gallery, and the ground floor of the building is filled with bright and colorful artwork. The basement houses artwork from several local artists. While the space is generally used for art, local bands often perform in the basement area. It has a really hip atmosphere and is a great place to go if you're looking to get into the art scene.

710 Texas St.


(318) 673-6535

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 5 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 8 responses

  • 12% There are no good options.
  • 50% Use a designated driver.
  • 0% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 12% Taxis.
  • 25% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 14% Parties? What parties?
  • 14% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 57% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 14% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.


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