In Boston, there are lots of places to go and things to do at night. Parties are not usually thrown on campus, and the few that are held are usually low-key to avoid getting broken up. Most Emerson parties are held at students' apartments and aren’t attended only by Emerson students. The nightclub scene in Boston is pretty good, though almost every bar and club is very strict about carding, even for students who don’t want to drink. Luckily, the places that are the most fun are 18-and-over and offer live music. These venues also serve booze, so underclassmen can still hang out with the big kids who want to drink when they go out. The students will tell you to avoid Lansdowne Street because it is mobbed with college students and late-20-somethings looking to relive their college days, but the area can be fun according to other students.
Until you hit 21, the bars are out of reach. Don’t even try flashing a fake ID at big clubs or popular bars—you will be humiliated. Plus, the police don’t take fraudulent IDs lightly. Boston’s early curfew is another thing that students usually complain about.