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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: On Campus Partys Are Best – If you are looking for a good time go for the on-campus parties. The atmosphere and people are great, and it is not too dangerous or irresponsible on whole.

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College Freshman

Nightlife: Nightlife is decent. On the weekends, there are sure to be students partying hard to make up for the lost time during the week. The small community results in small parties, but the campus has a relaxed policy on partying.

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College Junior

Nightlife: Parties on campus are pretty good. Mudd throws some of the best parties of the colleges in the immediate area. A lot of people come here to party on the weekends.

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College Freshman

Nightlife: For the most part, the parties at Mudd are good and considered some of the best ones from the 5Cs. A lot of parties on campus are Mudd-only, but there are a few 5C parties scattered around. There's not much nightlife outside of the 5Cs in the surrounding area.

College Student

Nightlife: For some reason, we're known as the party school. It's not that we always have parties, although they are fairly common. It's not that we always drink, our average drinking rate is lower than the national average. It's because the parties are themed and incredible. For example, one dorm hosts Wild Wild West, a party where they even rent out an electric bucking horse and spread hay across the courtyard. Plus, since everyone lives on campus, everyone can come to the parties.
There aren't too many off-campus bars and such. Most of the time you can find enough booze on campus.


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    Biggest Party Schools
  • 822nd
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Yih-Jye Edward Wang
Hacienda Heights, Calif.
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There is very little in the way of nightlife when it comes to Claremont. Students don’t usually go out to bars or nightclubs, for a few different reasons. First of all, Claremont has very little night life, unless you’re at a college. Second of all, Los Angeles is usually too far to drive for a few drinks. Third of all, why go anywhere else! There are always parties happening on campus, and the alcohol is free.

The reluctance of Mudders to venture out of the “Mudd Bubble” can be taken several ways. It’s possible that students truly believe there are no better options for fun than on campus. It is also true that the nearest nightlife attractions are a good distance away. But it’s also possible that HMC nightlife is more geared toward the college party than a night on the town. For whatever reason, heading off campus is rare, and as a result, traditional nightlife attractions are few and far between in Claremont. There are times when students get themselves off campus, but it’s not often to hit up a bar or nightclub. Students are more likely to travel down to Los Angeles for a concert. If you want a warehouse rave, ask an appropriate Linde dorm resident for directions. There is a large contingent of Mudders who frequent the swing dance venues, and a few more who hit up dance places on salsa nights. Aside from those, nightlife at Mudd consists of homework, drinks with friends, or a 5C party. Going outside the bubble is just not worth it for clubbing or drinks.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Los Angeles
  • Pasadena
Student Favorites
  • Heroes
  • Lindygroove
Other Places to Check Out
  • Lindygroove
  • Social dance events on campus are worth checking out if your are not very into the partying and drinking scenes. Many events such as weekly blues nights and salsa parties have lessons and have music until late into the night to dance to.
Local Specialties
  • Casemas: Hot chocolate and Triple Sec
  • Margaritas and half-lemon tequila shots: Served on TQ Nite
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Boxhead
  • Flip cups
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Heroes Mudd

Club ListingsWhat's This?

White Lotus

The White Lotus is a restaurant/nightclub. You need advance dinner reservations, which can be quite expensive, but provide access to the adjoining nightclub. The food is varied, from sushi to bouillabaisse. The meal and dancing are worth it.

1743 N Cahuenga Blvd.


(323) 463-0060

The Mayan

The Mayan is a historic Los Angeles venue, and has a split personality. There is live salsa music most nights, and Latin dancers have a chance to show off everything from their cha cha to meringue. When a band plays, it turns into a crazy concert venue. You must be 21 or over and properly dressed. If you don't know how to dance Latin, it's a great place to learn.

1038 S Hill St.

Los Angeles

(213) 746-4674

Bar ListingsWhat's This?


A sports bar/restaurant that draws a bigger crowd of Mudders for the food than the nightlife.

131 Yale Ave.

(909) 621-6712

Baja Sharkeez

This is a huge sports bar with a bunch of big screens and lots of music. There is no cover, and dress is casual. Mostly draws a younger, beach crowd, because of its location.

3801 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

(310) 545-6563

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

Moose McGillycuddy's

This is a sports bar/pool kind of place, though there is some dancing, especially during weekends. There is no cover, and dress is casual. Probably the closest bar aside from Heroes.

119 E Colorado Blvd.


(626) 304-9955

There is plenty to do on campus during the weekends. Mudd really comes to life, with North hosting beer pong and West burning random things. There are many themed parties throughout the year, where alcohol is generally free and available without ID. The 5C's on the weekend will guarantee a fair dosing of alcohol, either at a Mudd party or down at CMC where alcohol is almost always available. Although underage drinking is very common place, people rarely get busted.

Student Polls

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Parties? What parties?
  • 33% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 33% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 33% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
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