Claremont, CA
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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm not really a party person, but there are plenty of options.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife is really fun but can also get old at times

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I didn't expect it, but Claremont has a huge party scene. The 5c's have a variety of different parties, and there's definitely something for everyone. However, it is safe and Campus Security is always willing to help out if someone needs a ride home.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I didn't expect Claremont to be a big party school but it is. If you don't like to drink and go out 3+ times a week to a EDM party, you aren't going to have much fun. There are school sponsored parties just about every weekend, as well as weekly things like PUB and TNC. Some people love it, but if drinking a lot and grinding isn't your thing, there isn't much to do AT ALL.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The special thing about the 5Cs is that if you want to party, you can find a party. There's parties that happen every week, like Dom's lounge or TAP or TNC (although you need a friend at CMC for this), and usually a really big party every weekend thrown by one of the colleges. Usually the weekend party is 5C, but if it's not it isn't hard to find a friend at the college that is throwing the party that could get you on the guest list.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 243rd
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 969th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1130th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenna Tico
Santa Barbara, CA
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Claremont is by no means a nighttime hot spot, and this applies especially to Scripps. The Scripps campus is traditionally the quiet campus, and so most students find events on other campuses or completely off campus. Organizations have small parties, but there are no fraternities or sororities to throw parties every weekend, so Scrippsies turn to the other four colleges. Every month or so, the Scripps College Council throws a themed party. However, these parties are known to be attended mainly only by a small group of Scripps students, and they tend to not be very popular due to more rigid rules and policies than the other schools.

Unless a student has a car or easy access to transportation, the nightlife is very limited. Even students with cars do not usually go out to bars or nightclubs because it is not worth driving to LA for a drink, and students usually only have that amount of time availability after finals or during breaks. The most popular forms of nightlife at Scripps consist of parties at other campuses and individual dorm gatherings, usually through friends or acquaintances. There are, however, selective parties throughout the year that are annual traditions and are known to attract large crowds from every college, and these would make up the high point of nightlife in Claremont.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Downtown LA areas
  • Hollywood
  • Pasadena
Student Favorites
Bars and Clubs in Downtown LA
Other Places to Check Out
  • Heroes
  • Jay's Place
  • Motley Coffeehouse
Local Specialties
  • Margaritas:
  • Rum mixers:
  • Tequila:
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Caps
  • Card games (A$$hole, Kings)
  • Flip cups
  • Power Hour
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.-3 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Free on various campuses
Organization Parties
Most minority clubs throw parties throughout the year on all five campuses. While individual departments do not have parties, the individual schools will usually hold some kind of party each weekend; something is usually going on at more than one campus a night.
Did You Know?
  • All alcohol provided by the schools is free.
  • The campuses have various nightclub-sponsored events annually.

Club ListingsWhat's This?


Lindygroove is the best place around for swing dancing. There is a large dance floor and really good DJs. They draw over 100 dancers every Thursday night, some of whom are national champions. The cover is $7, and there is a free lesson before open dancing, with free parking included.

200 S Euclid Ave.


White Lotus

The White Lotus is a restaurant/nightclub. You need advance dinner reservations, which can be expensive, but access to the adjoining nightclub is included. The food varies from sushi to bouillabaisse.

1743 N Cahuenga Blvd.

Los Angeles

(323) 463-0060

Knitting Factory

The Knitting Factory holds live performances by many up-and-coming artists and performers for relatively affordable prices. There are also many clubbing events held there during the weekend.

7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles

(323) 463 0204

Baja Sharkeez

This is a sports bar complete with big screens and lots of music. Its location draws in a large beach crowd. A very casual hang-out spot.

3801 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

(310) 545-6563

Century Club

The club is popular for dancing and dining, and sometimes live entertainment. The cover is about 20 dollars for most weekend nights, although there are sometimes deals through college clubs.

10131 Constellation Blvd.

Century City

(310) 553-6000

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

The Press

A popular bar as well as a restaurant, the Press serves up live jazz music and a pleasant drinking atmosphere with their delicious dishes from entrees to burgers to vegetarian meals.

129 Harvard Ave.


(909) 625-4808

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

Some clubs in LA have nights for 18 and over. This information can be found on the Web sites of the club. Most events that are promoted by school clubs and organizations are 18 and over.

Student Polls

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% There are no good options.
  • 7% Use a designated driver.
  • 0% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 7% Taxis.
  • 87% Walk.

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 15 responses

Very poor
  • 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 15 responses

  • 0% Parties? What parties?
  • 7% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 13% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 80% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
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