Nightlife

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$15,065 ($8,985)
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Easy
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2 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There aren't many bars or clubs in the area. If you venture too far you go into the ghetto. There's a bunch of parties in the off-campus apartments, but they're always incredibly crowded and filled with cocky jocks.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are a couple close bars to go too full of students.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: The social scene is pretty tame. Not an overwhelming amount of parties, but there is usually something to do.

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: The nightlife at my school is usually off campus apartments

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 553rd
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 820th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 1009th
    Best Drink Prices

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bekka Farquharson
Hometown
Natick, MA
Major
Professional Communications
Grad Year
2013
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About 50 percent of the students that live on campus go home on the weekends to work, visit friends and family, or go on short weekend trips. With such a quiet campus on the weekends, most parties happen during the week, mainly on Thursdays. Many of the parties are hosted in off-campus houses. Sometimes you have to pay ahead of time to secure your spot at the party. Some hosts put a limit to how many people can go so that it doesn't attract the attention of the locals or police.

There is one club near campus, Whiskey Alley, that is very popular with the students. There are a handful of bars close to campus, such as JR's, Destare, and Slattery's Restaurant. If you are looking for a bigger party atmosphere, your best bet is to take the train into Boston. There is a club, Throwed, that has themed nights once a week at the Middle East. Many students get really into those nights and take group trips into the city for those parties. Students that are underage tend to find their way when they get to campus. Sometimes this can be following the 21-plus crowd, and other times it is going to the campus events put together by the Fitchburg Activities Board.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Boston
  • Off Campus houses/apartments
  • Whiskey Alley
  • Worcester
Local Specialties
  • Antonucci Amaretto:
  • Hooligans' Punch:
  • Jungle Juice:
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Beruit
  • Flip cup
  • King's
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Facebook
  • Fliers around campus
  • Friends
Closing Time
Most places close between 2 am.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Hong Kong Café, On the Rocks, JR's Pub & Patio, and Slattery's Restaurant
Organization Parties
The Greeks are known for having some pretty big parties throughout the year, but the biggest party is at the end of the year when the Fitchburg Activities Board creates Rave Nightclub in the Laundry Arena on campus.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Whiskey Alley

281 Lunenburg St.

Fitchburg

(978) 345-4040

Throwed (Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub)

472-480 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge

(617) 864-3278

www.facebook.com/throwedboston

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

JR's Pub & Patio

14 North St.

Fitchburg

(978) 343-2370

Hooligans

29 Blossom St.

Fitchburg

Slattery's Restaurant

106 Lunenburg St.

Fitchburg

(978) 342-8880

www.slatterysrestaurant.com

On the Rocks

96 Lakefront St.

Lunenburg

(978) 342-6693

ontherockssportsbar.com

Café Destare

320 Main St.

Fitchburg

(978) 345-5734

destare.com

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

150 Whalon St.

Fitchburg

(978) 343-9464

www.buffalowildwings.com

Hong Kong Café

310 Main St.

Fitchburg

(978) 345-6388

Center Ice Bar & Grille

68 Airport Road

Fitchburg

(978) 342-6500

www.centericebarandgrille.com

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

Entertainment Cinema

45 Sack Blvd.

Leominster

(978) 534-3536

www.entertainmentcinemas.com

Whitney Field Shopping Mall

100 Commercial Road

Leominster

(978) 537-7500

www.themallatwhitneyfield.com

Campus events: comedians, movies, bands, etc.

251 North St.

Fitchburg

978-665-3400

fitchburgstate.edu/osd

Cinema World

476 John Fitch Highway

Fitchburg

(978) 345-6700

www.cinemaworldtheaters.com

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 17 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 18 responses

  • 44% Walk.
  • 11% Taxis.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 0% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 39% Use a designated driver.
  • 6% There are no good options.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 37% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 32% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 11% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 21% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Spree day
  • 20% Last day of classes
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