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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties are common and the bar scene is limited

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2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties are hectic and nasty. People get belligerently drunk and loud. There are many cases of sexual assault that go unnoticed. There are, though, many great events and activities outside of this factor. Such as musicals, plays, clubs, or NAKED WEEK. This is a week where people get naked and run through the campus to grow awareness for body image.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The parties at school are small and get shut down earlier and tend to be really rowdy.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's no transportation unless you have a car or know a friend with a car. That doesn't matter anyway, though, because there aren't many places around. There are a lot of parties on campus, though. They're alright.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It could be a lot better. Half the time you end up standing outside the party.

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  • 185th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 635th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1186th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eleni Karahalios
Chicago, Illinois
Economics, English Writing and Psychology
Grad Year
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Nightlife at Denison is almost always on campus. The way nightlife works is that every weekend (or Wednesdays, a big party night for Denisonians) a fraternity or sports team will throw a party in their apartment. These parties usually have a lot of alcohol and end up becoming sweaty grind fests. One way to enhance your nightlife is definitely by joining Greek life. Frats and sororities have bar parties and formals off campus, and they are a great way to experience new nightlife, meet lots of people, and have fun. A lot of parties are in "the Sunnies" (the senior apartments), but there are also some in the East Quad suites. Parties are generally not exclusive, and everyone is always welcomed to come. Students at Denison are just down to have fun, and if you are, too, you will have no problem finding a place to party and people to party with. After recruitment in the spring, however, the sorority and fraternity parties become more exclusive and harder to get into. Your nightlife experience gets significantly better when you turn 21, since you can go to the bar. Although there are clubs in Columbus, most students settle for the one bar in downtown Granville: Brews! It's an overwhelming favorite with seniors, since you can walk there from campus—but if you're under 21, you won't be allowed in—seriously. Fakes are easily taken away, and upperclassmen usually do not tolerate having underage students at the bar. It is a rite of passage to go to the bar, and every student must wait their turn. For those who prefer not to drink or those under 21, parties thrown by campus organizations, like Homecoming or D-Day, are always fun!

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Other Places to Check Out
  • Buxton Inn
  • Puerto Vallarta
Local Specialties
Happy hour at the Buxton Inn!: One of the oldest inns in Granville has a great happy hour during the week.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Card games
  • Century Club
  • Flip Cup
  • Kings
  • Power Hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2:30 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Brews on 3
Organization Parties
Lots of organizations will throw parties (particularly around the holidays). Generally, these parties will be more along the lines of dancing, but there is usually music, free food, and the people who go to have a good time.
Did You Know?
You can get an alcoholic drink at a restaurant in Ohio if you are with a parent!

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Taco Dan's

Taco Dan's is a great place to get cheap delicious food and awesome margaritas. A great place to pre-game a big night.

119 S. Prospect St.


(740) 321-1992

Broadway Pub

An alternative to Brews on 3, this place has great happy hour specials.

126 E. Broadway


(740) 587-0252

Brews on 3

Located upstairs from Brews Café, Brews on 3 offers a very wide selection of beers. It can get pretty crowded and noisy on busy nights, but it's a fun place to be, nonetheless.

116 E. Broadway


(740) 587-0249

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

The Bandersnatch

For anyone not allowed to drink, you can always hang out at the Bandersnatch.

Huffman Hall


(740) 587-6379

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 33 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 33 responses

  • 70% Walk.
  • 3% Taxis.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 3% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 15% Use a designated driver.
  • 9% There are no good options.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 3% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 52% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 36% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 9% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 0% Parties? What parties?
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