Johns Hopkins’ students have many options when it comes to nightlife—some just don’t take advantage of them. The students who complain about the social scene at JHU need to open their eyes. There are three bars within walking distance of campus—two sports bars and a pub. Students from Towson and Loyola frequently take cabs to party at the Hopkins bars. For a small charge, students get transportation, club entry, and sometimes even drinks. Some of these nights are open only to Hopkins students, while others give students a chance to meet individuals from other schools. If students are willing to look around Baltimore, they will likely find a club that matches their interests. In addition, many students go to house parties with their friends.
Johns Hopkins students work hard throughout the week, but the campus comes to life on Friday and Saturday. The three bars near campus (PJ’s, Charles Village Pub, and Maxie's) are relatively small, so that is the main downside, but outgoing students venture outside the confines of these bars. Going to Towson or Loyola bars is usually a blast because this gives you a chance to meet new people. If you are not a fan of going to the bars, there are other fun activities on campus, such as student plays, concerts, and movies. Some students are ambitious enough to travel to the Inner Harbor or Fell's Point area, both of which are known for their nightlife. These areas provide a much different social scene, and it is only about a $10 cab ride. For the few individuals who are unsatisfied with the nightlife in Baltimore, D.C. is only a short train or car ride away.