Nightlife

Location
Marlboro, VT
Undergrads
236
Tuition
$37,640
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: School is definitely the number one focus here. That said, Marlboro students know how to GET. DOWN. Day drinking on beautiful fall/spring days is common at our beautiful campus, but only if you've got your work squared away. Broomball is certainly a hot spot for swigging from flasks or handles and getting rowdy. Dancing is really popular at house parties.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Parties range in quality. There usually is something going on each night, whether its a movie night, or a dance party. They are inclusive in the sense that a wide range of people show up to parties, and nearly all parties (unless they are just small gathering of a few friends) aren't invite only. There is a relatively safe drinking scene as RA's often go to parties to ensure that everyone is doing okay, and to enjoy the party themselves.

Niche User

Nightlife: Parties can be lame unless they are organized by the social committee. I tend to stay away from parties. In terms of bars and clubs in Brattleboro-um, no.

Niche User

Nightlife: The must-attends are: Halloween, Queer Homecoming, and the Gender Bender. The closest actual club, Divas, is about an hour away, but offers some great theme-nights. The bars offer great variety: the Metropolis is a very sophisticated wine bar and cocktail lounge, the Sportsman's Lounge is your typical sports bar.

Niche User

Nightlife: Most parties are on campus. If they're off campus, they're only a mile or two down the road. I like our parties way better than the bars, and the school buys us booze. Who needs to go out to parties when all the good stuff is on the Hill?

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The party scene at Marlboro is as diverse as the personalities on its campus. You want a party? OK. You want Gandhi, Britney Spears music, or Lord of the Rings involved? You make it happen. Whether it's a school-sponsored event like the ever-popular Queer Homecoming or a student-organized party like the smokin' Halloween Party, you'll be sure to see people from all parts of the campus come out to participate. On campus, when two or more people get together, it's automatically considered a party. Whether it's a nice meal friends have cooked together or a movie marathon starring Kevin Bacon, it all counts as having fun. Some parties are pretty disorganized and sparsely attended, while others have creative themes and concepts and involve the whole campus. One night, you could be listening to a New Age band performing in the campus center, and the next, you'll be shakin' your thang to Kylie Minogue in the library.

Off campus, the town of Brattleboro offers fun hippie caf├ęs, movie theaters, and shopping. Though usually not a happening night spot, once a month Brattleboro does have Gallery Walk, where all the stores and galleries stay open late to display and celebrate local artists. This is the time when most students venture into town after dark. You never know what characters you'll meet!

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Brattleboro
  • Campus Center
Other Places to Check Out
  • Frankie's Pizzeria
  • Mocha Joe's
  • Twilight Tea Lounge
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Card games (A$$hole)
  • Century Club
  • Power Hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
brattleborochamber.org/dining
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Sportsman's Lounge
Organization Parties
Queer Homecoming and Gender Bender Ball are the two extravagant events organized by Marlboro Pride. The first is a same-sex Homecoming dance where all relationships and walks of life are celebrated. A King and King, a Queen and Queen, and a Court Jester are awarded for the night. The Gender Bender Ball is aimed to give everyone a chance to break the rules of gender.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Divas Nightclub

Divas caters to a large group of alternative cultures. They are open to 18-and-up Tuesday through Friday, and 21-and-up on Saturday. There are themed nights every week, and Marlboro Pride, Marlboro's GLBTQ group, often organizes trips here.

492 Pleasant St.

Northampton

(413) 586-8161

www.divasofnoho.com/

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Sportsman's Lounge

Sportsman's isn't overly popular with the Marlboro crowd, but the late-night food specials and Monday night dollar drafts are certainly a plus. If you're a sports fan, you can always come to catch the game on their big-screen TVs.

23 Canal St.

Brattleboro

(802) 257-8618

Metropolis Wine Bar

Owned and operated by a Marlboro grad, Metropolis Wine Bar offers a posh ambience without being too pretentious.

55 Elliot St.

Brattleboro

(802) 254-8500

www.metropoliswinebar.com

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