Very few Haverfordians frequent Philadelphia’s club scene. It is a hassle getting in and out of town, the clubs are not particularly exciting, and Haverford students aren’t generally the clubbing type anyway. Probably the main reason, however, is that it is easy and cheap to get liquored up on campus, and most students interested in partying take full advantage of this. Haverford has no fraternities or sororities, but on-campus parties are held on a fairly regular basis. On many Thursday nights, there’s a moderately-sized party somewhere in Lloyd dormitory. Lunt basement provides the perfect venue for concerts on Friday nights, and Saturday nights tend to be a big party night at Haverford, too. There is usually at least one big party going on, whether it be at the apartments, in Gummere basement, or at Drinker House. Many of them are small and have themes, making it easier to meet people and have fun.
Don’t get the impression that Haverford students don’t frequent local bars, because the upperclassmen often make appearances at places off campus. The Roach and O’Brien is fairly popular, and so is Brownie’s—a slightly nicer bar in nearby Ardmore, whose claim to fame is a notable performance by Vanilla Ice. Roach and O’Brien on Friday nights would make an interesting anthropological study: About half the people there are Haverford students and the other half are grizzled locals. Usually everyone gets along fine.