Oregon students love having several bars just a stroll away from campus. Taylor’s Bar & Grille and Rennie's Landing have always been student favorites. Overall, Taylor's is far more fitting for the Greek crowd, whereas Rennie's is more diverse and laid-back. However, the club scene in Eugene is practically nonexistent.
Many places in Eugene cater to students and the college population. The bar scene really is for a 21+ crowd, unlike some other schools that may not be so strict on IDs. In this case, house parties and kickbacks are constantly going on. Freshmen tend to hang out in dorms to pre-game, and then head out to the house parties or frat parties. Simply walking around the neighborhood, you will see a lot of the student population roaming around. Although bars and house or frat parties are frequent aroung Eugene, the lack of clubs and the 90-minute drive to Portland makes for a less-than-ideal atmosphere. The town could really use more nightspots, and house or frat parties only go so far to compensate. If you have a good group of friends, you can make the nightlife really fun. It is what you make of it.