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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There isn't much of a night life on campus itself, but it's pretty easy to get to other universities, houses, etc.

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are only two or three major parties on campus throughout the year. It's easy to get to off campus parties though, and it's nice to be able to escape the parties and noise.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene at my school is pretty much dead. Aside from the big dances, no one from other colleges go to Agnes. Everyone at Agnes has to go off campus for a good party/social scene. I hope in the future Agnes changes this.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: I feel like we really do need a lot more vibrant social life.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: We don't have one really


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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Agnes's nightlife and party scene isn't exactly all that existent. Decatur doesn't have a party scene, but it does have wonderful restaurant and bar life. Decatur is a fairly quiet place that is in close proximity to Atlanta, so there are some clubbing options, if that's what you like to do. Most women at Agnes prefer restaurant and bar hopping to clubbing. The bars in the Decatur area are within walking distance to the school, but are a bit pricey, depending on where you go. Twain's, for example, isn't too affordable for college students, but Taco Mac is the cheapest place to get a drink and tapas. Trackside Tavern is also a cheap place to get a drink and a typical haunt for Agnes students. Trackside is a two-minute walk from the school, a seedy hole-in-the-wall that offers drinks, billiards, darts, and a sports bar. It's popular with Agnes students because of its price and atmosphere.

There are a lot of events on campus that happen year-round. Each Friday, Programming Board holds an event called "TGIF" where upperclasswomen are served drinks, and lowerclasswomen are able to party and socialize. Decatur is a great place for both people of drinking age as well as underage people. Underage people like to go into Decatur and walk around the shops and hang out at the local restaurants and cafés. Starbucks, Java Monkey, and Yogurt Tap are popular haunts for underage students. These places offer a fun, chill atmosphere that welcomes families, students, and intellectuals. Decatur has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia State
  • Georgia Tech
Other Places to Check Out
  • Brick House Pizza & Pasta
  • The Chocolate Bar
  • Deadwood Saloon
  • Eddie's Attic
  • Mac McGee Irish Pub
  • Penalty Box
  • The Square Pub
  • Vortex Bar & Grill
Local Specialties
Beer: Agnes is all about "beer, beer, beer." There is no specialty beer per se, but the women at the College love their beer, and there are plenty of places in Decatur that offer a wide variety of draft and imported beers that will quench any Scottie's thirst.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Caps
  • King's cup
  • Waterfall
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • First-year packet includes a list of restaurants and businesses in the area.
Closing Time
12 a.m.-2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Taco Mac
Organization Parties
Organizations and clubs on campus often hold events that have alcohol. These events are often yearly, and others, mostly those thrown by Programming Board, happen weekly.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Opera Nightclub

Opera Nightclub is an intense place filled with music (sometimes live), drinks, and beautiful people. The atmosphere is not only classy, but it's also sexy. It's a great place to hook up and is open to people under 21 on certain days.

1150 Crescent Ave.


(404) 874-3006

The Masquerade

The Masquerade is a bar and club located in Atlanta. There is always live music, drinks, and fun. The Masquerade is an awesome place to go for the Atlanta music scene. Buy your ticket online or at the door.

695 North Ave.


(404) 577-8178

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Taco Mac

240 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.


(404) 378-4140

Trackside Tavern

Trackside Tavern is only open to those 21 and up. It's a three-minute walk from campus and is the traditional haunt of Agnes students. It's a seedy sports bar that offers beer, pool tables, and darts. It's all the dirt and fun Friday night should be!

313 E. College Ave.


(404) 378-0504

Twain's Billiards & Tap

Twain's is a great place to grab a drink and tapas with friends. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. They brew their own beer, serve great food, and have billiards tables to hustle. It's an all-around good time.

211 E. Trinity Pl.


(404) 373-0063

Brick Store Pub

Brick Store Pub is a classy place where people go for dates. The pub is located in downtown Decatur in a beautiful, historic building. Its specialty is beer.

125 E. Court Square


(404) 687-0990

Cakes & Ale

Cakes & Ale is a beautiful bar and restaurant in downtown Decatur that has a beautiful interior and tasty treats. Cakes & Ale serves champagne, wine, whiskey, tequila, beer, and cider. Reservations are preferred.

151 Sycamore St.


(404) 377-7994

The Corner Pub

The Corner Pub is located in East Decatur Station on East College Avenue. The d├ęcor is a mixture of industry and rustic elements, both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. The Corner Pub has a full menu, and offers wine and beer, too.

627 D E. College Ave.


(404) 377-0603

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

The Yogurt Tap

The Yogurt Tap is a fun family place where people can go to hang out and eat frozen yogurt. It's an upbeat atmosphere where people can relax and have fun.

419 Church St.


(404) 373-6090

Sushi Avenue

Sushi Avenue is a fun place to grab some sushi and hang out with friends on weeknights or weekends. The staff is friendly, and Agnes has its own sushi roll!

131 Sycamore St.


(404) 378-0228

Java Monkey

Java Monkey is a relaxed coffee shop where people go to hang out or do homework. It's a quiet, chill place where people under 21 can go to relax.

205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.


(404) 378-5002

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 47 responses

Very poor
  • 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 46 responses

  • 2% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 9% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 4% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 48% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 37% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 16 responses

  • 75% Black Cat or red light green light
  • 25% Red Light Green Light
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