As far as local options go, there are a lot of very nice bars close to Tufts—particularly in Davis Square. If you really want to dance, though, you’ll probably have to head down to Lansdowne Street in Boston. The bars and clubs there, in the broadest sense, are exclusive but expensive. Given the huge number of organization parties, house parties, and fraternity events right around the University, Tufts students don’t have to leave the campus area to have a good time. Besides, it’s more convenient, and ultimately more affordable, for students to remain on campus grounds and attend a frat party.
Boston has a huge college population to support, so there is always avid nightlife to be found in the city. Tufts students have the benefit of quantity and variety in regards to bars, clubs, and parties, and students won’t be left longing for wild times as long as they’re willing to meet new people and get out and look for new places. So, the two biggest downsides here are that many clubs are overly expensive, and everything in the city closes at 2 a.m. Tufts has its own scene of parties and shows, but many students like to venture off campus looking for a little added spice over the weekends.