Oxford, OH
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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't attend many of the bars or parties but i've heard good and bad things.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The nightlife is always popping, always a party or something to do probably too active if anything.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: For people who want to go out and party, it's everywhere. Drinking parties overflow from frat houses and apartments and the clubs and bars are open every night. Some have great theme nights like country Wednesdays, nineties nights, etc.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: The cabs are very useful in the winter and the bars are a great place to hang because of the variety

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nightlife at Miami is awesome, always something to do. The only downfall is Oxford Police Department's lack of s*** to do, so they are ALWAYS looking for underage drinking.


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  • 12th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 12th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 1361st
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Miami is known for its nightlife and is called a "party school" by many. And, in many cases, this is an accurate portrayal. If students wanted to, they could go out every single night of the week and have something to do and somewhere to go. There are more than a dozen bars in uptown that provide a different scene for each type of student. There are also frequent house parties and fraternity parties hosted at nearby off-campus homes. In the spring when the weather gets nice, day drinking on Saturdays is very common.

In general, students typically go out Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights; however, there are enough nice uptown restaurants if you’re looking for a more low-key and relaxing night out.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • High Street in uptown Oxford
Other Places to Check Out
  • Johnny's Campus Deli
  • Pachinko Bar & Grill
  • Three Trees Irish Pub
  • Tonic Lounge
  • Uptown Underground
  • The Wood's Bar
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Card games
  • Century Club
  • Power hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
CJ's House parties
Organization Parties
Fraternities and sororities often rent the upper levels of uptown bars and clubs to host mixers, crush parties, and other activities. Other student organizations also rent rooms in bars to host parties. Sometimes, academic clubs hold meetings at cool locations, like Buffalo Wild Wings or Mac & Joe's.
Did You Know?
  • Green Beer Day is a local tradition celebrated every year on the Thursday before Spring Break. Bars and clubs open at 5 a.m., and students begin drinking green beer at the crack of dawn, continuing well into the night. True, there are St. Patrick's Day celebrations everywhere, but Oxford takes this one seriously. The event has been going on since at least the early 1950s-though no one's exactly sure when it started-and it's evolved into a really organized and widespread event.
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Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Stadium Sports Bar & Grille

There's a patio bar, which is great during warm weather.

16 S. Poplar St.


(513) 523-4661

The Smokin' Ox

This barbecue joint's slogan is "beer and BBQ." Enough said.

12 E. Park Pl.


(513) 524-4227

Skipper's Pub and Top Deck

Skipper's caters to a primarily student crowd-it boasts a large patio and great cheese fries. Top Deck, which takes up the second floor of Skipper's, is often rented out to frats or sororities. Drinks aren't the cheapest in town, but Skipper's is usually packed nonetheless.

121 E. High St.

(513) 523-0066

Woody's One Up Bar

Formerly Pachinko Bar & Grill, there is usually music of some sort here.

11 S. Main St.


(513) 523-0048

Towne Tavern

This is a sports bar with dart boards.

15 E. High St.


(513) 523-4383

Steinkeller German Eatery & Pub

Between the Bavarian food, the imported beer, and the impressive decor, Steinkeller genuinely feels like a German pub. It offers German food and traditional bar food (hamburgers and such), but everything tends to be a little more expensive here. If you're looking for good or rare beer, Steinkeller's the place to check out, but if you're looking for a cheap domestic, you're better off somewhere else.

15 E. High St.


(513) 524-2437

Brodie's Bar

Formerly Hole in the Wall, a bar with pool tables and live music

13 W. High St.


(513) 523-0018

Brick Street Bar

A popular bar and restaurant, Brick Street is also Oxford's primary music venue (it's occasionally a piano bar, too). There's typically no cover, but more popular groups will probably command higher ticket prices. The bar itself is a former movie theater, which only adds to the ambiance. Brick Street is the largest bar in Oxford, and it's a popular hangout for Miami students and Oxford residents.

36 E. High St.


(513) 523-1335

45 East Bar & Grill

East Bar is your traditional, run-of-the-mill sports bar, with good wing and drink specials on certain nights.

45 E. High St.


(513) 523-3737

Mac & Joe's

Mac & Joe's borders on being a dive but really isn't. Another primarily student-oriented bar, Mac & Joe's is one of Oxford's most popular places-the bartenders and staff are always friendly.

21 E. High St.


(513) 523-8018


Even though this is a dive bar, there are good drinks and fun people.

25 E. High St.


(513) 523-4945

Buffalo Wild Wings

A national chain, BWW offers good wings at rather expensive prices. They do offer alluring specials on weekdays, though.

10 E. Walnut St.


(513) 524-2999

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

Many clubs in Cincinnati are 18-and-over, so students can go there. If you aren't the drinking type, Miami hosts special student activities every Friday night as part of a program called Miami After Dark. These activities include movies, arcade games, concerts, ice cream buffets, comedy shows, and many other forms of alcohol-free entertainment.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 106 responses

Very poor
  • 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 102 responses

  • 1% There are no good options.
  • 4% Use a designated driver.
  • 11% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 6% Public transportation.
  • 3% Taxis.
  • 75% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 105 responses

  • 2% Parties? What parties?
  • 1% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 6% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 62% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 30% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 20 responses

  • 54% Frats
  • 35% Everywhere
  • 12% Day parties

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 20 responses

  • 100% Green Beer Day



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