Due to Furman's official status as a dry institution, parties on campus are virtually non-existent. There are a few rebellious students who smuggle beer into crowded dorm rooms. However, the louder parties end prematurely due to intervention by an RA or from lack of sufficient elbow room for chugging. Instead, most students attend parties at off-campus fraternity houses, or they convene in bars downtown. Students have plenty watering holes to choose from within walking distance. For pool and darts, go to Barley's, and for cheap drinks, go to the Bait Shack. This is the extent of weekend escapades because it's not a party school, but those looking for a good crowd can usually find it.
Students who enjoy the frat scene have little to complain about, but for the rest of the student body, options are limited. If your weekend isn't complete without a
late-night dancing and club-hopping, Furman is not the place to be. Furman students are just not a clubbing type. Many spend Friday and Saturday nights simply going out to eat downtown and hanging out with friends. It's not that Furman students are dull, they just have to get up for church in the morning!