If Cornell and IC students have one thing in common, they both know how to have a good time. Living in a college town has definite perks. Bars and taverns line the streets, and students find parties to attend very easily. Since walking back up the hill can be hard when someone has had too much to drink, most don’t walk to bars; they either take the bus or have a designated driver. The clubs have a variety of themed music nights and attract talented local bands. While there are parties on campus, students tend to go off campus to find a place to party. House parties are an every-weekend occurrence, and frat parties at Cornell are popular with the under-21 crowd. In their first few weeks on campus, many freshmen are eager to experience “college life” and head to Cornell to get drunk. The beer is cheap, and the opposite sex is eager, but many outgrow the phase and find other places to go.
While on some nights the under-21 crowd isn’t permitted in the clubs, college freshmen and sophomores can find an abundance of places to go. Many underagers carry fake IDs to drink at bars or to get into shows, but it’s not recommended. For those of legal age, many local bars know what students want and offer plenty of specials to keep the students coming back happy. If you’re looking for a good time, you’re guaranteed to find it at IC.