Nightlife

Location
Storrs, CT
Undergrads
16,736
Tuition (in-state)
$29,074 ($11,242)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If a party is what you want, it can be found at UCONN.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Party scene is good when it's freezing outside. Bars are always a fun time. Sober rides are usually available to get home from long distances.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The only options for partying are either if you are in greek life or have friends at off campus apartments

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Fraternities make going to parties a nightmare (If you're a male). It's cold and no one wants to head out and party. Finding a ride to a party sucks since there is no on campus shuttle that runs late like other schools have. Big parties happen off campus and getting there is pretty annoying.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I assume it's okay. I don't do nightlife. My idea of a good night is sitting in my dormroom reading fan fiction.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 103rd
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 316th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1274th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Acker
Hometown
Harwinton, CT
Major
Journalism & Sociology
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UConn has been dubbed a "party school" over the years, and you’d be surprised by what little students have to work with. There are three bars on campus, and the parties are mostly located at off-campus apartments that can be quite a walk. Hartford is a half-hour away, but that adds the risk of drunk driving, and some students don’t have a car. If you’re underage or decide to give your liver a rest, SUBOG (Student Union Board of Governors) throws a lot of events on the weekends, including Late Night and movie viewing at the Student Union Theater.

There are always things going on at night during the warm months. In the winter, it seems like most people frequent the bars because they’re not as far of a walk as the parties. If you’re looking for a night of dancing, Thirsty Dog (“Thirsty’s”) and Huskies are where you’ll want to go, as opposed to Ted’s, which is more like a sports bar. Huskies also has pool tables and big-screen TVs for your enjoyment. All bars are relatively small, but they're packed every weekend.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Hartford
Other Places to Check Out
SUBOG (Student Union Board of Governors) throws many events on the weekends.
Local Specialties
The Bionic Beaver: For $10, Ted's provides a popular blue and red pitcher and one of the highlights of the drink menu.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beirut/beer pong
  • Card games (Kings)
  • Flip cup
  • Power hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Facebook - "Like" the bars on campus and get emails when events are happening
  • Focus section of the Daily Campus
Closing Time
1:30 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Thirsty Dog
Organization Parties
The cultural centers throw parties and events; the Daily Campus advertises them beforehand. Also, the Focus, an email newsletter you'll receive weekly in your HuskyMail account, will provide an overview of the week's events.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Thirsty Dog

134 N. Eagleville Rd.

Storrs

(860) 487-9930

Huskies

During the day, Huskies is a close-to-home college sports bar and restaurant with TVs, pool tables, and video games catering to UConn fans. At night, it becomes a club where UConn students dress to impress, complete with a dance floor and DJ spinning top 40 and hip-hop, while bartenders sling the nightly drink special.

28 King Hill Rd.

Storrs

(860) 429-2333

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Ted's Restaurant & Bar

Ted's is the "sports bar" on campus. It's not the place to go if you want to dance all night to the latest hip-hop songs. Ted's has great drink specials every night of the week, live music, and the Bionic Beaver (you can't graduate without ordering one).

16 King Hill Rd.

Storrs

(860) 429-9545

www.tedsbar.com

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

Parties

Most parties at UConn happen in the dorms, campus apartments, or off campus.

On campus/off campus

Storrs

Student Polls

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 96 responses

  • 5% There are no good options.
  • 40% Use a designated driver.
  • 6% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 3% Public transportation.
  • 3% Taxis.
  • 43% Walk.

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 96 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 97 responses

  • 8% Parties? What parties?
  • 6% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 32% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 49% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 4% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 11 responses

  • 45% Spring Weekend still exists in a more tame form.
  • 27% The UConn party scene is dead
  • 27% Uconn winning in March Madness.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 10 responses

  • 44% Off campus houses
  • 31% Bars
  • 25% Dorms

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