The bar scene at Evanston is pretty limited, with students frequenting two main establishments: The Keg of Evanston and The Deuce. But don’t expect to be bar hopping on all nights of the week. NU students, many of whom are under 21, take over the Keg on Monday and Saturday nights. The creepers tend to come out in full force on the other nights. You can spend your "Thirsty Thursdays" at The Deuce, but it is a cab ride away. But many students will agree, a good pre-game is necessary.
If the bars aren't for you, there are plenty of parties, both on campus at frat houses and off campus at people's apartments. These parties are usually very easy to get into, especially if you’re a girl. However, if they get too crowded too quickly, they will start to run out of alcohol. These problems are especially prevalent during fall quarter, when the freshmen are starting to scout out NU’s party scene. Off-campus parties dominate the first two weeks of school, when the frats are put on "Freshman Freeze" (a period when no freshmen are allowed in Greek houses). After these two weeks, the frats become the place for freshmen to party. Off-campus parties dominate once again after the freshman frat phase wears off. Whatever your scene, though, you'll find it at NU.