Elon, NC
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3 College Student

Nightlife: Frat parties and going to the one bar can get old.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Mostly Frat parties on Fridays and Saturdays, West end bar on thursdays.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Not really a party-goer...but from what I've heard there are places to have fun if you look hard enough. But I'm usually happy staying in and laughing with friends!

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: We have two bars but 90% of nightlife is Frat parties. Boys who are not in a frat usually have trouble getting into these

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are some bars locally but mostly the parties are in frats or off-campus housing. Saferides is a great transportation program that runs Thursday-Saturday to help drive and pick up party goers. Overal average and predicatable parties.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 58th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 111st
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 1262nd
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Flood
Ridgefield, CT
Business Administration (Minor: Leadership)
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Nightlife is geared almost completely to college students around the Elon area. Saturday and Sunday are really big nights to party, but usually during the weekdays you can find a lot of people at local bars. Beer is really cheap on Wednesday nights at West End Station. Students also like going there because it’s so close to the University that you can walk, thus avoiding the risk of drunk driving, which Elon is strict about. Students also throw parties in their apartments and houses, which are usually within walking distance or a very short drive from the University.

Many of the off-campus parties are themed, such as pirate, roll in the hay, highlighter, and much, much more. If you’re not into partying at frat houses, these parties are fun to go to. They usually never have a cover charge, and you don’t have to drink to fit in. Also, fights are extremely rare since most off-campus houses are Greek-affiliated or affiliated with other student organizations. Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and Guilford College are all very close, offering Elon students a chance to get away for the weekend if needed.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Bars within walking distance from the university
  • Greensboro
Student Favorites
  • Lighthouse Tavern & Deli
  • West End Station
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer Pong
  • Flip Cup
  • Kings
  • Spiderweb
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Listings in the back of the student directory
  • The Times-News (
Closing Time
12 a.m.–2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
West End Station
Organization Parties
The theater students often have theme parties, as do the varsity athletes. Some other club sports have designated areas on campus where they live, and a party will always be going on, no matter what day of the week!

Club ListingsWhat's This?


Brewballs is the best for the older college students (only 21 and over allowed) to meet other people. Best of all, there's no dress code and no price for parking. The cost to get in is pretty nice-only $5.

3730 S. Church St.


(336) 538-0600

N Club

Considered the "Studio 54" of Greensboro, this club is super active on Saturday and Wednesday nights. It's only $5 for members and $7 for guests to come and party. Parking is available on the street right outside the club, with no charge. The dress code is casual-jeans to even nice party dresses is fine, including hats; but forget your torn jeans, throwbacks, or doo-rags.

117 S. Elm St.


(336) 333-9300

Warehouse 29

One of the best gay clubs in the area, Warehouse 29 charges $12 for people who are under 21 and $8 for 21 and over. There's no real dress code, but this is not the place to be wearing your jeans. It's a semi-casual, semi-sophisticated club. No fee for parking.

1011 Arnold St.


(336) 333-9333

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Bogey's Sportsbar and Grill

With meals starting at about $4 per person (and the most expensive only about $10), this place is ideal for a good drink and a meal. Two pool tables also add to the relaxing atmosphere that makes it easier for friends to chat or for people to meet.

931 Kirkpatrick Road


(336) 584-4238

Ham's of Burlington

Ham's has been rocking North Carolina since 1935. At this bar, not only can you get good drinks but yummy food like quesadillas and grilled mesquite chicken salad. Prices are pretty reasonable, usually ranging between $10-$15 per person.

1610 S. Church St.


(336) 570-3099

Lighthouse Tavern & Deli

Lighthouse is mostly known as a music venue; local bands typically play either here or at West End Station. When there's no live music, Lighthouse often hosts a college/Top 40 DJ.

131 W. College Ave.


(336) 584-7481

Piedmont Ale House

Piedmont Ale House provides customers with a variety of beer choices and a fun environment to share with a group.

1149A St. Mark's Church Road


(336) 584-4422

Sandy's Steaks & Subs

Sandy's is a student favorite because of its relaxed atmopshere. Attached to the bar is a food area, serving subs and all the fried food you can imagine.

415 W. Haggard Ave.


(336) 584-8786

West End Station

One of the coolest things about West End Station is the fact that local bands often come and play while you sit back and enjoy yourself with friends. So close to campus and definitely the perfect college atmosphere (including the pool tables), this is one of the biggest hot spots around.

138 W. Lebanon Ave.


(336) 585-1227

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

You can go to Warehouse 29, N Club, or Acorn Coffee Shop.

Student Polls

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 44 responses

  • 7% There are no good options.
  • 23% Use a designated driver.
  • 16% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 55% Walk.

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 40 responses

Very poor
  • 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 44 responses

  • 2% Parties? What parties?
  • 2% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 30% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 61% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 5% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

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

  • 67% Off campus Frat houses
  • 17% Off campus theatre parties
  • 17% Off campus sports houses

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 8 responses

  • 62% Festivus
  • 25% Festavus
  • 12% Boys initiation


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