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2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Not many bars, most people just have fun on campus

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Night life on campus consists of small get togethers. Basically a room of 10 to 20 students drinking and smoking. You tend to have to search for parties as a first year,but the city and all that it offers is only a 30 minute train ride.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Yonkers actually has some pretty great Irish bars that are easy to get to on the bus and New York City obviously has an insane amount of nightlife. You definitely have to leave campus if you want anything more exciting than a group of people drinking on a lawn or half-heartedly dancing in the Blue Room.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Again, this comes down to the fact that SLC is near the city. The on-campus nightlife is kind of quiet. Just people drinking or smoking together. Just hanging out and having a good time. The local off-campus nightlife is pretty lame/non-existent. Where most students go to have a solid nightlife is the city, where of course there are a variety of bars and clubs to go to. It's up to you if you want to "pay extra" for your nightlife by going into the city most weekends, but if you really want to, you can find things to do on-campus. There aren't really any bars or clubs that are very local in Bronxville or Yonkers though.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nightlife is okay. There really aren't any huge, crazy parties like in state schools and bigger colleges. Mostly you just hang out with your group of friends. But if your willing to pay for the metro north and other expenses, NYC is very close by, and many people use this advantage. People like to go to bars/clubs in the city. There are lots to choose from.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 506th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 867th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 1240th
    Best Drink Prices

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jess Unger
Lovettsville, VA
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The absence of fraternities and a recent increase in security means that nightlife can be a drag for those wanting noisy frat-style fiestas. When celebrations do happen, they’re swamped with party-starved students and, inevitably, broken up by authorities for being too crowded.

On-campus happenings at the Blue Room frequently have lines that wind out the door, but students seeking large-scale entertainment, bustling coed parties, or the high-end club scene head for the city. A revamped activities council has been broadening nighttime options with popular open mic nights, concerts, movies, dance parties, video game setups, and more.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Downtown Bronxville
  • Mount Vernon
  • NYC
  • White Plains
  • Yonkers
Other Places to Check Out
Local Specialties
  • Long Island Iced Teas: Typically consists of vodka, tequila, rum, gin, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and Coca Cola
  • Manhattans: This drink is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Apples to Apples
  • Baseball
  • Beer pong
  • Kings
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Westchester Guide from Student Affairs in Bates
Closing Time
3:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
The Malt House
Organization Parties
At SLC, you can register your party with Student Affairs and have as many people as capacity will permit. There will be a security guard present to make sure there is no underage drinking, but underage students get around that by drinking before showing up. For students over 21, though, free booze all night- or at least until the handles are empty.

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Pete's Park Place Tavern & Restaurant

Pete's Tavern has nice ambience.

18 Park Place


(914) 337-9887

The Station House Pub and Restaurant

Want to watch the game while tipping back a cold one? This is the best place to do so. The spirit of this establishment is Irish, and if you come on the right night, you might be served by some waitresses with genuine Irish accents. The kitchen closes at 10 p.m., but the bar stays open 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

131 Parkway Road


(914) 337-1901

The Malt House

This is popular bar for SLC students.

570 Kimball Ave.


(914) 237-0650

The Bayou

This restaurant/bar features Cajun cuisine.

580 Gramatan Ave.

Mount Vernon

(914) 668-2634

Blue Moon Mexican Café

This Mexican establishment is worth visiting for Fiesta Hour.

7 Pondfield Road


(914) 337-4000

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

Slave to the Grind

This is the hippest coffee joint in town. While bearing the comfy atmosphere of a tavern, here you'll enjoy the best espresso, coffee, and pastries in Westchester County.

58 Pondfield Road


(914) 961-7777

Teahaus Poetry Readings

This is a small stone building in the center of campus that's a great place for reading and conversation.

North Lawn


Cross County Shopping Center

A lot of shopping and dining establishments are available, with everything from H&M to TGI Friday's.

8000 Mall Walk


(914) 968-9570

Black Squirrel Open Mics

Sometimes, there are standing-room-only crowds at this coffeehouse.



Cross County Multiplex Cinemas

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 25 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 23 responses

  • 9% There are no good options.
  • 9% Use a designated driver.
  • 9% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 57% Public transportation.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 17% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 16% Parties? What parties?
  • 32% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 16% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 32% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 4% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
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