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Party Scene

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: no social life outside of studying

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: my family farm in the middle of nowhere is more exciting then this school

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a lot of bars in the area to choose from.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties at Cedar Crest, ever. Everyone pretty much goes to other colleges.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Cedar Crest is not known for parties. Many of the students go to other schools or locations around the town to party and have a good time.

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Between the strict campus policies on alcohol and the fact that Cedar Crest is not a party school, there isn't much of a traditional nightlife on campus. But students looking for a college nightlife scene have many options off campus.

Other colleges in the area often have parties that Cedar Crest students can attend, or they can venture to Allentown to check out one of the many bars and clubs that the area has to offer. Most venues are only open to those 21-and-up, but there are underage nights at Maingate and Stonewall once a week.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Bethlehem
  • Downtown Allentown
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • www.mcall.com
  • www.pulseweekly.com
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Chicken Lounge or Pitchers Sports Bar & Grille

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Maingate Night Club

Before you come to this place, make sure you read the dress code. The following clothing items are prohibited: extremely oversized apparel, hoodies, plain T-shirts, do-rags, skull caps, sweatpants or sweat suits, sports gear or jerseys, and tank tops.

448 N. 17th St.

Allentown

(610) 776-7711

www.maingateclub.com

Crocodile Rock Café

This venue gets a lot of live bands.

520 W. Hamilton St.

Allentown

(610) 434-4600

www.crocodilerockcafe.com

Banana Joe's

There's something for everyone here, with multiple dance areas and other forms of entertainment.

318 W. Hamilton St.

Allentown

(610) 776-6474

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Legends of Allentown

3712 Hamilton Blvd.

Allentown

(610) 437-9400

Pitchers Sports Bar & Grille

570 Union Blvd.

Allentown

(610) 841-4001

Stonewall Bar

Even though this is a gay club, there are a ton of straight and gay people mingling together.

28 N. 10th St.

Allentown

(610) 432-0706

Big Woody's

There are beer and food specials every day of the week.

1841 S. 4th St.

Allentown

(610) 289-4444

www.bigwoodyspizza.com

Chicken Lounge

3247 Hamilton Blvd.

Allentown

(610) 439-1707

Jack Callaghan's Ale House

2027 W. Tilghman St.

Allentown

(610) 432-5797

www.jackcallaghans.com

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

Stonewall Bar

Stonewall has underage nights once a week.

28 N. 10th St.

Allentown

(610) 432-0706

Hava Java

This is a cozy little coffee shop where underage students can hang out.

526 N. 19th St.

Allentown

(610) 432-3045

Student Polls

What is the best day of the week for nightlife on your college campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% Sunday
  • 0% Monday
  • 0% Tuesday
  • 0% Wednesday
  • 21% Thursday
  • 64% Friday
  • 7% Saturday

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

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 19 responses

  • 5% Walk.
  • 11% Taxis.
  • 5% Public transportation.
  • 16% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 63% Use a designated driver.
  • 0% There are no good options.

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

  • 50% Frolic
  • 25% Frolic, Fall Festival, and Winter Formal
  • 8% Fall Festival
  • 8% Winter Formal
  • 8% Allentown fair

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 3% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 3% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 7% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 87% Parties? What parties?

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Local clubs/bars, other college parties
  • 36% There are none its boring
  • 14% MainGate
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