Newark, NJ
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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Our frat row is actually really good! we have a great frat row

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you want to party, this place can be adequate as a lot of students from Rutgers, Essex, Montclair, and others go to parties here.

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2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Frat row is really the only place to go to find parties.

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3 College Student

Nightlife: im not really a big partier

College Freshman

Nightlife: No clue, haven't gone to any parties or events


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 485th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 865th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 889th
    Biggest Party Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kevin Holton
Long Branch, New Jersey
Grad Year
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The nightlife at NJIT is dead, except for Thursday nights, which is the day when all of the frats and sororities throw their house parties. These parties vary in size and intensity. Some throw massive parties with tons of drinking games and people from other schools—these usually have entrance fees. Men tend to pay a small fee or must bring a few women; women tend to get in for free. Other Greek organizations throw "anti-socials," to which only the members of that house and select others are invited. These are usually calmer, conversational events with no entrance fee. Underage students are welcome at all of these events. There is very little pressure to drink, so students can feel safe attending these parties without being forced to participate in anything of which they don't want to be a part.

Traveling off campus to seek nightlife activity, however, is uncommon. Due to the local environment and crime rate, it is advised that students do not seek off-campus activities, unless they are venturing out of Newark. Bars and clubs are easily accessible if students do choose to leave campus, but in most situations, they are not affordable.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • New York City
  • Rutgers-New Brunswick Campus
Other Places to Check Out
  • Andros Diner Restaurant
  • Deko Lounge
  • Guitar Bar
  • Hell's Kitchen Lounge
  • Jolly Liquors
  • Kilkenny Alehouse
  • Ryan's Pub & Sports Bar
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Flip cup
Closing Time
Between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. (depends on the area)
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Frat row on "Thirsty Thursdays," Jolly Liquors, Misavi Restaurant, or the campus pub
Organization Parties
The Greek organizations throw parties every Thursday night. Some are massive parties with a lot of drinking games-others are fairly small. Almost all are open to any student.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Webster Hall

This is a fun club for dancing.

125 E. 11th St., New York

New York City

(212_ 353-1600

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

MMM Bello's Pub

This is a popular bar in the area.

376 Market St.


(973) 465-0052

Misavi Restaurant & Lounge

62 Van Buren St.


(973) 991-2076

McGovern's Tavern

In addition to good drinks, this place has tasty appetizers to go with your brews.

58-60 New St.


(973) 643-3984

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

Frat party

There's rarely any pressure to drink or do drugs, if any at all, so students of all ages can usually attend fraternity parties.

On campus


Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 42 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 40 responses

  • 10% There are no good options.
  • 8% Use a designated driver.
  • 2% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 42% Public transportation.
  • 8% Taxis.
  • 30% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 26% Parties? What parties?
  • 29% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 29% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 14% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 2% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Fraternity row
  • 12% It depends on one's taste !

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Halloween
  • 40% Theta Chi's Paint Party


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