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2 College Junior

Party Scene: Babson has its own distinct party culture. Campus police shut down any large scale parties, so drinking usually happens in dorm rooms in the beginning of the night. Upperclassmen suites will open up for dancing (though they are not roomy at all), especially during the spring for SODA season (Seniors out drinking again). After spring break, there is a party in a senior suite every night until finals, each one a different theme. About a third of the school regularly goes out on campus, and drinks pretty heavily. Another third goes clubbing in Boston, and the rest don't really go out. Many people find it hard to manage the courseload and party extensively.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Not much partying and Babo break up the few parties that happen.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: The night life here is depressing and pathetic. Every weekend people get their hopes up that there will be good parties but every time we are let down one weekend after another. People don't like to enjoy themselves here and criticize those that do. The only way to have a real good time is to go into Boston. The ONLY parties at Babson are in the suites in Mccollough which are always overcrowded and not enjoyable.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties do occur Thursdays and Saturdays, they aren't that prevalent though. The school should offer more alternative activities to partying on weekends. Campus police are laid back as long as things don't go overboard.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you have money and transportation, the city of Boston can be a blast clubbing and drinking with your friends, but for us average folks, it can be tough to afford and manage to attend such events.

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Years ago, it was common to walk into the Pub and not even get your ID checked, allowing you to slip on a fake bracelet and drink all night long! Today, this is highly unlikely, especially because BABO now has an electronic license card reader. These are not very good places for large parties, but they are great for socializing and mingling with friends. A free "beer garden" is provided by the school, so sometimes there is no need for a pre-party for the 21-and-over crowd. If the on-campus parties start getting boring and you are looking to get off campus, Boston is the best place to fulfill almost anyone's wants and needs.

If you're under 21, the nightclub scene is right for you because there are plenty of fun places that cater to the underage crowd in and around Boston. If you are looking to play pool with friends, go clubbing, or listen to a jazz band play, you can find all that and more in the downtown area. If you don't want to leave campus, there are plenty of parties, which are relatively chill compared to the dress-up game that you might be forced to play when going into Boston (numerous places have dress code rules). Plus, nothing beats getting free beer—whether it's at Roger's Pub or in one of the many suite parties that one of your friends is apt to inform you about.

Facts & Statistics

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Local Specialties
Samuel Adams: Brewed in Boston
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Card games
  • Century Club
  • Power Hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Gypsy Bar

Truth be told, this nightclub offers one of the hottest upscale night scenes in town. Its chic decor is as much a part of the scenery as the crowd of people donning chi-chi duds. Chill at the bar or the back lounge, then head for the dance floor. Cover is $10 to $15.

116 Boylston St.


(617) 482-7799

Jillian's Boston

One of Boston's largest entertainment complexes, this fun and diverse club attracts more than a million people a year, features 50 pool tables, 200 high-tech games, blackjack for fun, six full bars, Lucky Strike Lanes on the third floor, and full-service dining and late-night dancing at Tequila Rain on the first floor. Proper dress required.

145 Ipswich St.


(617) 437-0300

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Phoenix Landing

This "alternative Irish bar" turns into a dance club every night, featuring "Makka Mondays."

512 Massachusetts Ave.


(617) 576-6260

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics     Based on 21 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 22 responses

  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 23% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 36% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 32% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 9% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Spring Concert
  • 12% O.N.E Tower Parties
  • 12% S.O.D.A. Season
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