Once the sun goes down, Baltimore becomes a lively city of fun and excitement, particularly in the downtown area. Sure, the nightlife may pale in comparison to D.C., but it still has a lot to offer students. After a long day of classes, you can hop on the bus or College shuttle (though it’d be better if you could drive or catch a ride with a friend) to the numerous clubs and bars in Baltimore. It shouldn’t be too hard to find the kind of atmosphere you’re looking for, with the variety of places available. The Hookah Lounge in Towson is pretty popular with students in the surrounding colleges, too. For those under the drinking age, there are places like ESPN Zone, where you can play arcade games, and others like Sonar, which has concerts from time to time. It seems like the party really starts when you’re of age to drink, though.
At Notre Dame, many students don’t go out very much unless it’s college night at a club or bar, and on campus, the party scene is essentially nonexistent. In fact, the idea of a stereotypical college party at the quiet, conservative campus is almost laughable. You won’t likely see (or know about) many house parties.