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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a few bars downtown, which is directly next to campus. I am new to this school and I'm not 21 so I have very limited knowledge of what the nightlife is like here.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are small house parties and larger Greek parties that can go. From my experience so far, student party responsibly and partying is a good way for many students to relieve stress and have fun with their friends.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Not that many parties, but when there are parties they are very fun and memorable.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Clemson cannot be considered a party school, but there are fun parties occasionally.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You ain't getting in the bars at night unless you're 21, but frat parties are great for the under 21 crowd!


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Students at Clemson love to party. The school was ranked as the number two party school by the Princeton Review, but with a school of only 13,000 undergraduates, a one street bar scene, and no fraternity/sorority row, some students wonder whether Clemson was deserving of the title. However, students find the atmosphere in downtown Clemson to be the best source of entertainment on the weekends because it is close to campus and there are a nice selection of bars and restaurants.

The most popular place to go for nightlife is downtown, no questions asked. Football season contributes significantly to the nightlife at Clemson, especially after big home-game wins. Although there are no clubs in the Clemson area, fraternities and apartment parties offer some alternatives to the dominating bar scene.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Cooper Library
  • Downtown , particularly College Avenue
Student Favorites
  • TD's
  • Tiger Town Tavern
Other Places to Check Out
  • Atlanta
  • Greenville
  • UGA
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer bongin’
  • Beer pong
  • Card games (A$$hole)
  • Flip Cup
  • Power Hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
12 a.m. Saturday 2 a.m. Monday-Friday
Organization Parties
Club sports teams and other organizations will sponsor parties fairly often, usually at a member's apartment or house. Also, fraternities and sororities always have something going on during the weekends.

Bar ListingsWhat's This?


See Off-Campus Dining

339 College Ave.


(864) 654-3656

Tiger Town Tavern

See Off-Campus Dining

368 College Ave.


(864) 654-5901

Wingin' It

Wingin' It is a great place to grab wings and drinks before shooting pool.

359 College Ave.

(864) 654-2444

Overtime Private Sports Bar

The Overtime Private Sports Bar is open for lunch and dinner, and serves a wide array of deli foods as well as offering a full bar with specialty drinks.

102 Earle St.


(864) 653-7581

The Bad Apple

The Bad Apple sponsors live bands every Monday. They have their own beer, called Bad Apple Brew, which is brewed at the Thomas Creek Brewery in Greenville.

359 College Ave.


(864) 654-5414

The Esso Club

The Esso Club is world famous; it used to be a gas station, and it is where Spitoono originated. For a complete history of The Esso Club and Spitoono, visit

129 Old Greenville Hwy.


(864) 654-5120

Loose Change

Loose Change is a prime spot to catch college and local bands, as well as participate in open mic nights.

349 College Ave.


(864) 654-1090

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

Hang out in your dorm, go to a late night movie, or party in apartments.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 155 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 160 responses

  • 4% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 55% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 30% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 5% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 6% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 74 responses

  • 53% Rush Blowout fraternity parties
  • 34% Rush Blowout Fraternity Parties & Farewell Parties
  • 7% Bar Crawls and Tailgating
  • 4% Adult Swim
  • 3% Tiger Prowl
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