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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most partying is done at bars. House parties do exist though.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: On-campus partying is almost non-existant, but if you have a car or know someone with a car you are going to have a fantastic time.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is nothing to do at night on campus. My friends and I travel all the way to Miami in order to hav a great night.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties and when FAU throws a party it is only one type of group of people who show up.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I mean I'm from Miami so my standards are pretty up there but they're alright but I usually take over as the DJ. These whitebreads don't know how to throw a real party though like who the hell plays trapt at a a party?

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FAU does not have any on-campus houses. To go to a college party, students must travel off campus. Many fraternities throw fun parties on the weekends; however, during the week, clubs are the place to be. Every club/bar has its most popular night during the week. Often, there are theme nights and ladies' nights during the week, as well. Murphy's is a local bar and is the most popular choice on Tuesday nights. Scoop is a brand-new bar and offers something for everyone, even for those under 21.

Clubs and bars are generally more fun than any party, and although it does cost a cover charge to get in, there are many promoters that go to FAU, and it's very easy to get on a list and get in at a reduced rate. Being so close to West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, students can also enjoy the nightlife of these cities. Ibiza in West Palm and Slim's in Fort Lauderdale are popular choices, but clubgoers must be 21 or older to get in. Overall, Boca Raton is not much of a college town; therefore, the nightlife is severely lacking. However, your time is what you make of it. Students are able to find fun things to do and enjoy themselves.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Boca Raton
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • West Palm Beach
Other Places to Check Out
  • The Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery
  • Nakava
  • Wishing Well
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Kings
  • Quarters
Closing Time
2 a.m.

Bar ListingsWhat's This?


99 SE 1st St.

Boca Raton

(754) 204-4745

Murphy's Downtown Saloon

36 SE Third St.

Boca Raton

(561) 447-6617

The Cove

1754 SE Third St.

Deerfield Beach

(954) 421-9272

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

Strikes at Boca

Under-21 students can bowl a few games and eat some snacks.

21046 Commercial Trail

Boca Raton

(561) 368-2177

Student Polls

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 78 responses

  • 29% Foam Party
  • 17% Fraternity Parties.
  • 13% Kappa parties
  • 10% Fall Bonfire
  • 6% Tauloween
  • 5% Sigma Parties
  • 5% 24 hour tailgate
  • 4% ATO party. Mansion Party
  • 4% No such thing here
  • 1% Ques party
  • 1% Summer
  • 1% Foam Party and Fall Bonfire... As a volunteer.
  • 1% Back to school party off campus
  • 1% Just go to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale if you want to

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 242 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 236 responses

  • 3% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 23% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 21% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 18% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 34% Parties? What parties?
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