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College Junior

Nightlife: I don't live close to my school so I don't know or care about the nightlife.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: The nightlife around the school is fun and cheap.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: We have parties in MSA! It is club party it takes in side the campus!

College Junior

Nightlife: I know of no parties or nightlife associated with this college.

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Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Did my partying somewhere else

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 84th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 1089th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1288th
    Biggest Party Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Melissa Charles & Garri Rivkin
New York, N.Y. & Vilnius, Lithuania
International Development of Women through Arts & English Literature
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On occassion, there is a party at City, and invites are usually sent through Facebook. They're usually not fancy parties with classical music and champagne; they typically focus on Latin American and African music. Only students are allowed to attend these parties, and it can be a little reclusive since it isn't open to the public. Alcohol is never served, but sometimes food is available for free. The atmosphere of these parties all depends on the host, the crowd, the music, and so on. Obviously these aren't crazy parties, and if that's what you're looking for, then New York City is the dance floor. Webster Hall is one of the biggest night clubs to head to in the city.

Keep in mind though, since New York City never really sleeps, nightlife can be more than going to clubs and parties. There are tons of other fun things to do, like watching comedy acts at clubs like the New York Comedy Club or the Gotham Comedy Club. Broadway shows run late into the night as well. So for the non-clubbers, there's always an incredible amount of things to do.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Chelsea
  • East Village
  • SOHO
Other Places to Check Out
  • The Beacon Theater
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cafe
  • Brooklyn Moon Cafe
Local Specialties
Manhattan Cocktail: This cocktail is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, ice, and bitters.
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Jimmy's Corner

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Sapphire Lounge

249 Eldridge St.

(212) 777-5153

The Studio at Webster Hall

125 E. 11th St.

(212) 353-1600

China Club

268 W. 47th St.

(212) 398-3800

B. B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St.

(212) 997-4144

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St.

(212) 533-2111

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Jimmy's Corner

140 W. 44th St.

(212) 221-9510

Blarney Stone

410 8th Ave

(212) 594-5100

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

Studio 54 Box Office

Performing arts theatre with shows. Note: after shows on weekends, the club is opened upstairs, so sometimes it's 21+.

254 W 54th St.

(212) 719-1300

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Performing arts.

30 Lafayette Ave.

Brooklyn, NY

(718) 636-4100

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 65 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 58 responses

  • 2% There are no good options.
  • 9% Use a designated driver.
  • 3% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 72% Public transportation.
  • 9% Taxis.
  • 5% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 61 responses

  • 44% Parties? What parties?
  • 33% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 11% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 10% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 2% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

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

  • 100% The end of the semester party.


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