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4 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties are generally small but fun. The on-campus bar is usually hopping, as is the "wall". Downtown is extremely close, and there are a few pretty decent bars down there as well.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Best parties are at the special interest houses and at the wall. There are usually parties hosted by some campus organization or house just about every weekend.

5 College Student

Party Scene: It's a great way of socialising here.

4 College Student

Party Scene: Parties are a great way of socialising here.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a huge party person and you don't have to be here. If I want to go out, I can. Drinking is usually apart of the culture, though it doesn't have to be. We believe in learning how to respectful and mature with alcohol (the school can think of us as adults). Sometimes the parties just aren't packed. It can get pretty cold in the winter and there is a lot of private room parties


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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Nightlife at Beloit College generally stays on campus. Occasionally, you'll come across an off-campus party, but the charm of winter keeps students inside, huddling together in the lounges or the C-Haus or whatever on-campus party happens to be going on. Nightlife, in the traditional sense of the word, is rather low-key in Beloit. There is no exciting bar strip nor any dance clubs worth mentioning. This means that students have to use their imaginations to keep things fresh and exciting, and that usually ends with fame and celebrity in the Round Table security reports.

A typical night in Beloit includes meeting up with your friends, drinking with those friends, venturing out to check what's happening on campus, perhaps having a few drunk conversations with a few drunk student philosophers, then going home with or without the aforementioned friends. Sometimes you'll make ramen, sometimes you'll order Papa John's, and sometimes you'll throw up and fall asleep in your clothes. A fun night at Beloit is hit or miss, but that's not to say Beloit doesn't have a nightlife. Though, sometimes it seems more like a night-death.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Beloit College campus
  • Madison
Student Favorites
  • The BOP
  • The Carom Room
  • Suds O'Hanahans
Other Places to Check Out
The Gun Club
Local Specialties
The College Try: Beer mixed with banana juice. You can even let an orange slice float around for color
Favorite Drinking Games
  • 1,2,3, Go!
  • Beer pong
  • Card games
  • Golf
  • Power Hour
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Flyers around campus
  • Word of mouth
Closing Time
2 a.m. on weeknights 2:30 a.m. on weekends
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
The Coughy Haus (on campus)
Organization Parties
Special-interest houses like to throw a party every now and then. Various clubs will throw parties using the special-interest houses as a venue. BSFFA threw a party once. It was amazing. Maybe they'll do it again.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Club Impulse

Club Impulse is a gay and lesbian club on the Wisonsin border that is open and welcoming to everyone, regardless of sexual preference. It is open Tuesday-Sunday and frequently features DJs and drink specials.

132 W Grand Ave.

(608) 361-1374

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Last Lap

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

1028 Mary St.

(608) 362-3762

Jersey's Bar & Grill

Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

2750 Milwaukee Rd.

(608) 362-8180

The Fox Hole Bar & Restaurant

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

3807 S Riverside Dr.

(608) 362-5249

Suds O'Hanahan's Irish Pub

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

435 East Grand Ave.

(608) 368-1933

Pitcher's Mound

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

2745 Prairie Ave.

(608) 365-7022

The Mouse Tavern

Hours: Tuesday 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

1420 Madison Rd.

(608) 362-1196

The Filling Station & Lounge

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

1414 Cranston Rd.

(608) 362-8652

Borderline Banquets & Bar

Hours: Saturday-Wednesday 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

107 Dearborn Blvd.

(608) 365-1515


Hours: Daily 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

530 E Grand Ave.

(608) 363-1921

Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

2680 Cranston Rd.

(608) 365-9156

Denali's Food & Spirits

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

443 E Grand Ave.

(608) 362-5522


Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

2640 Prairie Ave.

(608) 362-3362

Carom Room

Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

614 E Grand Ave.

(608) 365-1811

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

Stay on campus. There are a lot of substance-free parties and events for people who cannot or choose not to partake. People will actually go to them too, believe it or not. And you can always go to the C-Haus, play some pool, see a band, and not drink.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 30 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 34 responses

  • 3% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 29% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 56% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 6% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 6% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Great Lakes
  • 25% Folk and Blues music festival!
  • 17% Party? Does Beloit even know what a party is?


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