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5 College Senior

Party Scene: There are day drinks, pre games, parties, frat parties, bars for underaged, all pretty close to campus. I'm not apart of Greek life and still have lots to do. Bars are popular during week and weekends. Parties on weekends. I've been to Rutgers parties, Montclair parties, Rowan parties, and more and I like FGCU the best personally. Friendly people, you can go to bars when you are under 21, lots to do. Not overly crowded and dirty like Rutgers frat parties. FGCU is clean and always warm out. Users are cheap since town center is a minute away.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: There are day drinks, pre games, parties, frat parties, bars, all pretty close to campus. I am not apart of Greek life and still find lots to do. Bars are popular during week and weekend and parties on weekends. I've been to Rutgers parties, Rowan parties, montclaire parties and other and I personally think FGCU s are just as good. You can go to the bars when you're under 21, it always nice weather, uber are cheap because town center is only a mile away. Parties are not dirty and too crowded like Rutgers parties. FGCU is clean and fun

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most "parties" occur at bars where there is a cover charge.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Almost all house parties get busted and the main way to get invited to any party is if you're associated with Greek life. It is very disrespectful and not enjoyable.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: There are quite a few bars and I know there are parties, it's just that I've also heard that it's not too great.


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Depending on what type of FGCU student you ask, you will get a different response about what there is to do around town at night. Some will say that there isn't really much around the school and that places close early. Other students will remark that nightlife at FGCU is great, mostly because of what's offered on campus, including sports, drama, local band events, and the radio station. You have to travel for entertainment other than the local movie theaters, though. The off-campus parties are great if you like drinking and smoking, but not so great if you have other interests; plus, these parties generally don't last long. Overall, each student has something different to say about nightlife.

While there is much to do in the town, there's really not a lot in terms of nightlife. Fort Myers, Naples, and even Sarasota are all towns filled with older, wealthy people. So the "things" to do in town are going to be during the day, such as shopping, festivals, and local events. There are a couple of night clubs/bars near campus, but aside from these places, other night clubs are a good 30 minutes away, depending on where you live.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Downtown Fort Myers
  • Gulf Coast Town Center
  • Naples
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bar Louie
  • Beef 'O' Brady's
Favorite Drinking Games
Beer pong
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Skeeter B's
Organization Parties
Fraternities and sororities will throw parties on campus sometimes.

Club ListingsWhat's This?


15495 Tamiami Tri N


(239) 465-VIPS

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Skeeter B's

This is the best place to go on Wednesdays.

16520 S. Tamiami Trail

Fort Myers

(239) 454-4156

Miller's Ale House

This is a great place for good food and drinks.

4400 Kernel Circle

Fort Myers

(239) 931-4160

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

Gulf Coast Town Center

The Gulf Coast Town Center is really close to campus, and it has a lot of shopping and restaurants.

10050 Gulf Center Dr.

Fort Myers

(239) 267-0783

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 146 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 150 responses

  • 5% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 31% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 20% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 23% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 22% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 61 responses

  • 61% Eaglepalooza
  • 16% March Madness
  • 13% Rush Parties
  • 8% Life in color
  • 2% Halloween probably.


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