Though Binghamton does not boast a great number of bars and clubs, the ones that do exist often cater to Binghamton students. There is a drink special to be had for every day of the week. Binghamton students dominate the downtown scene on the weekends, which unofficially starts Thursday nights. Even the under-21 crowd has plenty of options, as the frat houses, along with several bars and clubs, require only a college ID for entrance. And though the bars close at a relatively early 1 a.m. on weekdays, the fun often spills over into nearby pizza places or to the frat houses for after-hours parties.
While nightlife on campus is essentially nonexistent, getting to the bars and clubs around Binghamton is no problem. Cabs from campus are cheap and readily available; to find them, just follow the swarms of people looking to unwind and have a good time. Binghamton may not be a true party school, but it is no slacker on the subject, either.