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2 College Senior

Nightlife: Sc laws make them close early

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are parties every weekend.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Nightlife is great downtown is just minutes from campus.


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  • 31st
    Best Drink Prices
  • 82nd
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 1291st
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Alexandria, VA
Communication Studies
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Students at Clemson love to party. The school was ranked as the number two party school by the Princeton Review, but with a school of only 13,000 undergraduates, a one street bar scene, and no fraternity/sorority row, some students wonder whether Clemson was deserving of the title. However, students find the atmosphere in downtown Clemson to be the best source of entertainment on the weekends because it is close to campus and there are a nice selection of bars and restaurants.

The most popular place to go for nightlife is downtown, no questions asked. Football season contributes significantly to the nightlife at Clemson, especially after big home-game wins. Although there are no clubs in the Clemson area, fraternities and apartment parties offer some alternatives to the dominating bar scene.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Cooper Library
  • Downtown , particularly College Avenue
Student Favorites
  • TD's
  • Tiger Town Tavern
Other Places to Check Out
  • Atlanta
  • Greenville
  • UGA
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer bongin’
  • Beer pong
  • Card games (A$$hole)
  • Flip Cup
  • Power Hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
12 a.m. Saturday 2 a.m. Monday-Friday
Organization Parties
Club sports teams and other organizations will sponsor parties fairly often, usually at a member's apartment or house. Also, fraternities and sororities always have something going on during the weekends.

Bar ListingsWhat's This?


See Off-Campus Dining

339 College Ave.


(864) 654-3656

Tiger Town Tavern

See Off-Campus Dining

368 College Ave.


(864) 654-5901

Wingin' It

Wingin' It is a great place to grab wings and drinks before shooting pool.

359 College Ave.

(864) 654-2444

Overtime Private Sports Bar

The Overtime Private Sports Bar is open for lunch and dinner, and serves a wide array of deli foods as well as offering a full bar with specialty drinks.

102 Earle St.


(864) 653-7581

The Bad Apple

The Bad Apple sponsors live bands every Monday. They have their own beer, called Bad Apple Brew, which is brewed at the Thomas Creek Brewery in Greenville.

359 College Ave.


(864) 654-5414

The Esso Club

The Esso Club is world famous; it used to be a gas station, and it is where Spitoono originated. For a complete history of The Esso Club and Spitoono, visit

129 Old Greenville Hwy.


(864) 654-5120

Loose Change

Loose Change is a prime spot to catch college and local bands, as well as participate in open mic nights.

349 College Ave.


(864) 654-1090

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

Hang out in your dorm, go to a late night movie, or party in apartments.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 80 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 80 responses

  • 4% There are no good options.
  • 31% Use a designated driver.
  • 28% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 12% Public transportation.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 25% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 82 responses

  • 1% Parties? What parties?
  • 6% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 32% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 55% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 6% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 14 responses

  • 65% Fraternity parties
  • 18% ClemsonLive
  • 12% FCA shags
  • 6% Off-campus Nightclubs

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 14 responses

  • 86% Rush Blowout fraternity parties
  • 14% Rush Blowout Fraternity Parties & Farewell Parties
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