There is definitely not a thriving nightlife in this small college town. Most students acknowledge that the town can be pretty dull, and there is definitely more room for “partying” on the weekends. For students over 21, there are a handful of bars downtown that have proven to be entertaining and fun. However, the suburban setting of this city leaves many students feeling antsy for more social opportunities. There are little to no dancing and club options, so bars become the main area to hang out on the weekends.
For those students that are too young to drink, the nightlife consists mostly of house and frat parties, which are fun to begin with, but can get a little repetitive week after week, with the same location and same people. Greek life opens up the doors for a few more social opportunities to those who are involved. The lack of a thriving social scene causes students to get creative on the weekends in order to unwind and have some fun. Smaller kickbacks, where groups of people hang out and play drinking games, are popular. Even though there is some dissatisfaction with the nightlife, there is no doubt about it that students still enjoy their time at Davis and can always find something exciting to do. The nightlife may not be presented on a silver platter, but when students search around and get creative, they will definitely have their fair share of partying and fun. And fortunately, Sacramento and San Francisco are a close drive away, which can fulfill the need for a crazier party atmosphere that clubs and bars provide.