Nightlife

Location
Bowling Green, KY
Undergrads
14,315
Tuition (in-state)
$22,248 ($8,722)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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College Senior

Nightlife: I really don't have time for parties I have two work all the time to make ends meet.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Transportation to and from parties provided by the school is very convenient, but you practically have to be in a sorority or fraternity to know or be invited to a party.

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College Freshman

Nightlife: I have never participated in nightlife events

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: parties, hookah bars, resturants. always somethin

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I do not have much of a Nightlife, my time is spent at home or work

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 87th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 92nd
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1287th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Though academics is very important to the choice of school, nightlife is often a consideration for students. For the few who are over 21, Bowling Green has quite a few options in terms of bars and night clubs. Each student has their own favorite place, their own opinion about who has the best happy hour, or their own idea on who the best live band is of the moment.

For the rest of students who are under 21, the options are less available. There are no clubs in Bowling Green that allow in students under 21. There are many in Nashville, but that requires an hour plus of driving. There are bowling alleys and movie theaters, of course. Plus, different school organizations host events on campus. And for the more adventurous, there are usually multiple house parties to be found among the Greeks, sometimes with fun themes. While the options for nightlife can be limited, there are ways for everyone to have a good time.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Downtown
Other Places to Check Out
  • The Brown Jug
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Ellis Place
  • You and Me Sports Bar
Favorite Drinking Games
Beer Pong
Closing Time
2 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
The Basement, Lava Lounge
Organization Parties
Many Greek organizations, especially fraternities, throw parties. Other campus-affiliated groups, such as the WKU International Club and Housing and Residence Life, throw alcohol-free parties.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Lava Lounge

This is a relatively new club in Bowling Green. It has many different themes including live bands, karaoke night, college night, dollar margaritas, and ladies' night.

302 Morgantown Rd.

Bowling Green

(270) 780-5555

Good Tymes 2

1607 31W Bypass

Bowling Green

(270) 843-6005

Fluid

940 State St.

Bowling Green

(270) 904-4550

fluidbg.com

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Overtime Sports Bar and Grill

773 Bakersfield Way

Bowling Green

(270) 904-4430

www.overtimebg.com

Tidball's

522 Morris Alley

Bowling Green

(270) 793-9955

Betty's Bar

2508 Russellville Rd.

Bowling Green

(270) 843-6986

The Basement

423 Park Row

Bowling Green

(270) 783-0088

Berlenz

1823 Morgantown Rd.

Bowling Green

(270) 904-0170

berlenzbg.com

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

Southern Lanes

A great place to go bowling in Bowling Green.

2710 Scottsville Rd.

Bowling Green

(270) 843-8741

visitbgky.com/southernlanes

Great Escape 12

323 Great Escape Ct.

Bowling Green

(270) 782-3198

greatescapetheatres.com

Great Escape

2625 Scottsville Rd.

Bowling Green

(270) 782-3112

greatescapetheatres.com

Student Polls

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 71 responses

  • 0% There are no good options.
  • 49% Use a designated driver.
  • 17% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 1% Public transportation.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 32% Walk.

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 70 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 72 responses

  • 7% Parties? What parties?
  • 8% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 19% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 56% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 10% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

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