Nightlife

Location
Rochester Hills, MI
Undergrads
696
Tuition
$20,010
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Most of the nightlife is all bars in downtown Rochester so if you are not 21 then you can not go.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: During the week most students are studying. I usually work on the weekends at home, so I am not on campus but only a couple of weekends a year. There is plenty of things to do off campus. Usually parties at students off campus locations.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There really isn't much nightlife on the campus. There will be an occasional lecture or some interesting event like Mr. RC. For the most part people tend to go home on the weekends and people don't really host parties. Rochester College is a good school, but it functions more like a community college.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Student Life – Student life dept. Sets up many events for students who live on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Night Life – There is no (or very little) clubbing or partying because we are a Christian college, but we do have movie nights and other fun activities.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 24th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 992nd
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1347th
    Biggest Party Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christopher Currie
Hometown
Gary, Indiana
Major
Mass Communications/Broadcasting
Grad Year
2012
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Rochester Hills is a northern suburb of Detroit. There are a number of attractions nearby in the metropolitan Detroit area, including a myriad of local restaurants, nightclubs, and pubs. Potential Rochester students should be reminded, however, that Rochester College has a strict prohibition on alcohol. Students are not allowed to bring it on campus, and they are expected to respect state law concerning the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Sanctions exist for students who are caught with alcohol or discovered to be intoxicated.

Rochester students should be mindful of these rules whenever they enter an establishment that sells alcohol. For undergraduates living on campus, there is a definite curfew, and other students who live off campus are expected to respect "lights-out" time on campus. Restrictions are looser for married students and upperclassmen, but they are still expected to respect the campus environment.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Detroit
  • Downtown Rochester
  • Ferndale
  • Pontiac
  • Shelby Township
Other Places to Check Out
  • Boogie Fever Café & Disco
  • CJ Mahoney's Sports Grille
  • Renshaw Lounge
Local Specialties
Sangria: Crust Pizza and Wine bar in Bloomfield Hills is said to have great Sangria.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Waterfall
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Detroit Free Press
  • The Detroit News
  • Detroit Yes message board forums (www.detroityes.com)
  • Metro Times Magazine
  • Real Detroit Magazine
Closing Time
Most, if not all nightclubs and bars will close by 2:00 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Coachman's Lounge
Organization Parties
Various departments have social events. Students are encouraged to check with their resident hall advisers, Rochester College-affiliated Internet sites, and student gathering places for notifications. Alcohol is not served at any College event.
Did You Know?
Rochester College is a dry campus. No alcohol is allowed.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Main Street Billiards

215 S. Main St.

Rochester

(248) 652-8441

Tapper's Pub Eatery & Spirits

A club that plays contemporary pop/rock, they also have a kitchen that serves American fare, including burgers and pizza. There is a full bar, plus billiards, video games, and for those over 21, Club Keno and Pull Tabs.

877 E. Auburn Road

Rochester Hills

(248) 852-1983

Tonic Night Club

29 S. Saginaw St.

Pontiac

(248) 334-7411

www.tonicdetroit.com

Clutch Cargo's

65 E. Huron St.

Pontiac

(248) 333-0649

www.clutchcargos.com

Coyote Joe's

49440 Ryan Road

Shelby Township

(586) 254-4666

www.coyotejoes.com

Gus O'Connor's Irish Public House

Local Irish-themed pub and restaurant

324 S. Main St.

Rochester

(248) 608-2537

www.oconnorspublichouse.us

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Crust Pizza & Wine Bar

A pizza parlor that also has a significant selection of wines

2595 Rochester Road

Rochester Hills

(248) 844-8899

crustpizza.net

Limelight Sports Pub & Grill

543 N. Main St.

Rochester

(248) 650-8170

www.limelightsportspubandgrill.com

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

A pub-style sports bar where the specialty is chicken wings with a wide assortment of sauces

1234 Walton Road

Rochester Hills

(248) 651-3999

www.buffalowildwings.com

Coachman's Lounge

Stone-fired pizza and karaoke

5491 Auburn Road

Shelby Township

(586) 731-0531

www.coachmanslounge.com

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

Friends' off-campus apartments

Student Polls

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 23 responses

  • 17% There are no good options.
  • 48% Use a designated driver.
  • 4% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 4% Taxis.
  • 26% Walk.

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 14 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 95% Parties? What parties?
  • 0% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 0% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 5% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
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