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1 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are few to no parties. We are a good, Jesuit school.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is A LOT of diversity in Denver so no matter what you are in to you can find your scene somewhere in this city!

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is something for everyone. If you are not a party person you can find something. If you just want to hang out and meet new people there are activities as well.

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College Junior

Nightlife: I do not really participate as I live at home with my parents

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Downtown is always a blast, and just the parties around school are always a good scene.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 394th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 564th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 980th
    Biggest Party Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Megan Vestal
Lenexa, Kans.
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There are no parties on campus. They're mostly held Thursday through Sunday in houses around the neighborhood. Parties are plenty of fun, but once you turn 21, being downtown is a blast; thus, most 21-and-up students spend a majority of their time in downtown Denver. In addition to Denver, Boulder, home of the University of Colorado, is about 30 minutes away, so some students will go there to party, as well.

The house parties that go on around Regis are a lot of fun, since there is a diverse range of personalities, and they all come together at a Regis party. Everyone gets along and is very welcoming, so if you don't know the host of the party you attend, you will soon. Downtown Denver has a great atmosphere, and taxis are readily available to get you home after your pleasant night out. Boulder is a bit of a drive, but once you get there, it's a great time!

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Downtown Denver
  • Westminster
Local Specialties
Bong Water: A special drink at the Giggling Grizzly
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Hill-Top Tavern

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Hill-Top Tavern

This is a University favorite. Students call it "The Topper."

4907 Lowell Blvd.


(303) 455-9756

Lodo's Bar & Grill

Lodo's is a locally-owned sports bar that is located across the street from Coors Field.

1946 Market St.


(303) 293-8555

Cowboy Lounge

You don't have to be a cowboy to enjoy this joint. There are "Beer & Booze" specials on Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

1941 Market St.


(303) 226-1570

Giggling Grizzly

Commonly known as "The Griz" by students, has voted this as one of Denver's best college bars.

1320 20th St.


(303) 297-8300

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


If the whole drinking scene is not attractive to you, then there is Westminster, which has movies, shopping, mini-golfing, amazing restaurants, and bowling.

Suburb of Denver

House parties

There are always house parties going on in the neighborhoods around campus, so students can easily walk to them.

Around campus


Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 33 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 30 responses

  • 0% There are no good options.
  • 60% Use a designated driver.
  • 10% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 17% Public transportation.
  • 7% Taxis.
  • 7% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 34 responses

  • 50% Parties? What parties?
  • 21% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 12% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 15% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 3% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Graduation Day
  • 38% Ranger week
  • 25% Independence day at downtown Denver

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

  • 50% 16th street mall, downtown Denver.
  • 50% House parties around school
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