Nightlife

Location
High Point, NC
Undergrads
3,996
Tuition
$31,480
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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You can get involved in many different club including Greek Life, which has many social activities

College Freshman

Nightlife: During the first weekend of school there are lots of "welcome to college" events that happen on the International Promenade that are hosted by the school. There is a spring and fall concert (Jason Derulo is coming to campus in two weeks).

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I personally am not all that involved in the "nightlife" at my school, though there are definitely places to go.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You can often find parties in the greek village, but there isn't much off campus. Not many bars or clubs close, so you would have to take a trip to Greensboro or Winton Salem

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I like night life on campus it is fun with out being in a dangerous enviornment

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 137th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 934th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1236th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Palmer
Hometown
Lawrenceville NJ
Major
European History/Performance Theatre
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Nightlife around the High Point campus leaves a lot to be desired. There aren’t any bars, clubs, or hangouts within walking distance of campus, so finding a DD or a taxi is imperative. Students will go out to Greensboro clubs for special occasions or the traditional Thursday night at Ham's, but they mostly choose to stay on campus. Also, if you’re underage and without a fake ID, the best thing to do is to stay on campus and find something fun there. Since the High Point area is lacking in bars and clubs, the majority of students relies on Greek life to provide fun. However, frat parties are strictly monitored at HPU, and they can only take place certain nights, with absolutely no kegs, and get broken up early depending on security’s mood that night. However, when parties do get shut down, it isn’t the end of the night. Many students will head over to apartment parties or dorm parties around campus, and then come back to the frats when security has calmed down.

 

If you plan on attending an apartment party or a dorm party, then it definitely amps up the risk factor for getting into trouble. When you party in the dorms/apartments, you always run the risk of disturbing your neighbors, which can lead to security being called on account of a noise complaint, which can then lead to more serious issues. This isn’t to say that people don’t party in the dorms and apartments, but the groups are generally smaller and more controlled for fear of heavy-duty fines.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Dorm rooms/apartments
  • Greek Row
  • Greensboro
  • Main Street in High Point
Other Places to Check Out
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Heaven Night Club
  • JP Looney's
Local Specialties
  • Jungle Juice: Available at almost every frat party and mixer, this is the drink of choice for most HPU parties, but to get it at a frat, you generally need to know someone. It's made with a concoction of vodka, Everclear, fruit punch, and any other available liquors.
  • Purple Drank: Beware the Purple Drank! It contains: cough syrup (usually containing codeine and promethazine), Sprite, and vodka. Not a drink for lightweights-by any means.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Baseball
  • Beer pong
  • Flip cup
  • Gauntlet
  • Kings
  • Waterfall
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Word of mouth-talk to people on campus and you'll be able to figure out something to do and where everyone is going that night.
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
La Hacienda, The Frat House, Ham's, or on-campus parties
Organization Parties
Every fraternity on campus throws parties at their respective houses. The houses are on campus, so everyone can walk there and back safely. The Greek apartments will generally have something if the houses don't. Sometimes sports teams will have parties, but they generally aren't open to the public, and you have to know someone to even know they are going on.
Did You Know?
High Point recently built Greek Village and has given every sorority and fraternity a house. Because these houses are so beautiful, the amount of partying done in them is still up in the air. Greek and GDIs (God Damn Independents) alike are waiting anxiously to see if the rules will stay the same or if Greek Village will be allowed to do its own thing in regards to nightlife.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Inferno 2.0

Inferno 2.0 is probably the most popular Greensboro club for HPU students. They have college nights every Wednesday, and it's pretty easy to get a group together to go here.

212 S. Elm St.

Greensboro

(336) 333-9100

www.infernogreensboro.com

Greene Street Club

Greene Street is definitely a great club to go to any day of the week. You need to take a taxi or designated driver to get there, but everyone who goes says it's a great time. Although it's not one of the major HPU student hangouts, it's a good place to go when you want a change of pace.

113 N. Greene St.

Greensboro

(336) 273-4111

www.greenestreetclub.com

Blue Bourbon Jacks

Once known as the infamous "Triangle nightclub," BBJ has been taken over by new management and has turned into a respectable bar/nightclub. The downside with BBJ is that you have to be 21 to enter.

1310 N. Main St.

High Point

(336) 882-BLUE

bluebourbonjacks.com

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

1116 Eastchester Drive

High Point

(336) 841-6384

Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery

Another hot spot for the over-21 crowd on Thursday nights, this place is a little classier than Ham's, but don't try your fake ID here.

914 Mall Loop Rd.

High Point

(336) 882-4677

www.libertysteakhouseandbrewery.com

The Frat House

A local Wednesday night hangout. The cool thing about the Frat House is that the owners are really nice people and let the fraternities from HPU come and decorate a wall in the bar. It's a great space with two bars and a big dance floor.

133B E. Parris Ave.

High Point

(336) 899-0004

Ham's Restaurant

A lot of Greeks go to Ham's on Thursday nights. There are cheap drinks and karaoke, so it's the go-to place. Non-Greeks are obviously welcome to go, as well, but they will be outnumbered by the people in the Greek system.

2001 N. Main St.

High Point

(336) 887-1556

hamsrestaurants.com

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

The Point Arcade

A collection of new and classic arcade games-all for free! The arcade is open until midnight and offers games like pingpong, air hockey, skee ball, and more!

University Center, bottom floor

High Point

(336) 841-9414

studentactivities.highpoint.edu/?CFID=17277277&CFTOKEN=17049553

On-campus parties

Even if you're not 21, there is no reason you can't enjoy the HPU nightlife.

883 Montlieu Ave.

High Point

Extraordinaire Cinema

The Extraordinaire Cinema shows films for students (for free!) two nights a week. The theater also offers free refreshments for students. All you need is to show your HPU passport card.

University Center, bottom floor

High Point

(336) 841-9126

studentactivities.highpoint.edu/?CFID=17277277&CFTOKEN=17049553

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 50 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 51 responses

  • 4% There are no good options.
  • 35% Use a designated driver.
  • 16% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 4% Public transportation.
  • 8% Taxis.
  • 33% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 2% Parties? What parties?
  • 6% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 50% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 35% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 8% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

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

  • 50% First weekend of the year
  • 38% Derby day
  • 12% Halloween

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 6 responses

  • 75% On campus
  • 25% Greek Village/Centennial Square

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