The nightlife in St. Peter is nothing to write home about, but it is much loved by the 21-and-up crowd. The three most popular bars in town—Patrick's, Willy's, and the Flame—all have a distinct crowd of students who hang out there, but it's common to "do the rounds" at all three on Friday and Saturday nights. All of the bars in St. Peter provide something that you can’t find in a bigger city: a place where you will always know somebody. Patrick's is almost completely dominated by Gustavus students, with a few townies who are willing to brave the drunken college scene. For those who don't drink, there are plenty of opportunities on campus to blow off steam such as at a concert, "Saturday Night in Lund," the Dive, or tons of other events that the Campus Activities Board (CAB) organizes for students to do on campus.
Because Gustavus knows that it is a small school in a small town, it works hard to provide students entertaining and exciting events on campus. In the past, it has brought artists such as Ben Folds and Lupe Fiasco to campus and consistently works to meet the demand of students for popular and free entertainment. CAB sponsors "Saturday Night in Lund," which brings free food (Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, or Cold Stone) and free activities such as laser tag or miniature golf to the athletic arena. There are also occasionally guest DJs and other musical artists, and the arena turns into a club.