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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: We have a lot of spots to hang out not far from the school.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: It really depends on the person and the people you hang out with. After my freshman year, I wasn't excited about clubs anymore. I usually just hang with a bunch of my closest friends and house parties are better, usually free, and not as stressful as getting ready for the club.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: I am not interested in parties. I have no knowledge of them.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: it's like a regular college night life

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Its a lot of parties to go to


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 175th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 382nd
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1198th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Richardson
Tuskegee, AL
Art Concentration Graphic Design, Minor Communications concentration in Journalism
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There is always something to do at night in the area around TSU. There are two seasons in Nashville's social scene: football season and college season. Local clubs and bars love to cater to either or both seasons, and nearly every advertisement you hear is mentioning them. Most of the shops in the area close early; however, the clubs and bars are always open until at least 1 a.m. There are a ton of clubs on 2nd Avenue, Broadway, and several places in between, and each club has its own theme, which makes each one popular and unique. Hurricanes and Club Platinum are both very popular among college students across the city, and they are the ones you hear the most from on the radio. Nashville is definitely a drinking town, and the residents and students are not shy about admitting it! If you don't drink, there are still lots of things to do. There are several little local theaters that have performances; there is the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Centennial Park, the Hollywood 27 movie theater, and during the day there are several little shops downtown to browse through. Most of the time the parties are right off of campus or downtown somewhere, and they usually run late into the morning hours. The NPD is always present around campus, and they are not too strict about parties or noise levels as long as they are kept within reason. In short, if you use your common sense about which parties to go to, you will be safe and have a good time. The best advice is to talk with your friends, and don't go to a party if you have a bad feeling about it; in these cases it is best to find something else to do.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Student Favorites
  • BarFlyys
  • BB Kings
  • Jonathan's
Other Places to Check Out
  • McFadden's
  • Pearl Restaurant and Lounge
Local Specialties
  • Blue Valium:
  • Dead Nazi:
  • Flaming Dr. Pepper:
  • Jagerbomb:
  • Pineapple Upsidedown Cake:
  • Red-Headed Slut:
  • Surfers on Acid:
  • Washington Apple:
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Black Jack
  • Questions
  • Three-man
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • The Meter
  • The Nashville Scene
  • School fliers
  • The Tennessean
Closing Time
3 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
The Corner Bar
Organization Parties
Fly Guy Entertainment, Pan Hellenic Greek parties

Club ListingsWhat's This?


166 2nd Ave. N.

(615) 256-3363

Hair of the Dog

1281 12th Ave. S.


(615) 386-3311

Zanies Comedy Club

2025 8th Ave. S.


(615) 269-0221

Johny Jackson's Souls Satisfaction

209 10th Ave. S.

Near the AWC campus

(615) 259-4875

Graham Central Station

128 2nd Ave. N.


(615) 251-9593


Very spacious club with several bars inside. Hosts many theme parties.

2nd Ave.



Small club, but has a lot of fun parties every weekend.


Club Platinum

1711 Hayes St.


(615) 329-2394

BB Kings

Has great live soulful music and food.

2nd Ave.


Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Two Doors Down Sports Bar & Grill

Has two Titans player's shows during the season

1524 Demonbreun St.


(615) 780-0020


2400 12th Ave. S.


(615) 269-4646

Yazoo Brewing Company

1200 Clinton St.


(615) 320-0290

Windows on the Cumberland

112 2nd Ave. S.


(615) 251-0097

Beer Sellar

107 Church St.


(615) 254-9464


Has a bar and pool tables.

Downtown Broadway

The Corner Bar

Has daily drink specials.

22nd Ave.

near West End

Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery

1918 West End Ave.


(615) 327-9969

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

You can go bowling, play laser tag, sing (or watch!) karaoke, or go shopping.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 54 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 49 responses

  • 6% There are no good options.
  • 51% Use a designated driver.
  • 31% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 8% Public transportation.
  • 2% Taxis.
  • 2% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 14% Parties? What parties?
  • 18% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 14% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 36% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 18% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 10 responses

  • 60% Homecoming Parties
  • 20% End Of The Year Parties
  • 20% Greek Parties

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 6 responses

  • 56% Limelight
  • 33% Club X
  • 11% Ultraviolet


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