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Party Scene


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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Students party when they want to party (usually every weekend), and if you don't, you can easily find like-minded friends who like doing other things (i.e. board games, video games, going off-campus). Mudd has quite a few themed parties, which makes them more exciting.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go out much, but when I do I definitely enjoy myself.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Many people from the other 5Cs rave that Harvey Mudd has the best parties.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: On Campus Partys Are Best – If you are looking for a good time go for the on-campus parties. The atmosphere and people are great, and it is not too dangerous or irresponsible on whole.

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There is very little in the way of nightlife when it comes to Claremont. Students don’t usually go out to bars or nightclubs, for a few different reasons. First of all, Claremont has very little night life, unless you’re at a college. Second of all, Los Angeles is usually too far to drive for a few drinks. Third of all, why go anywhere else! There are always parties happening on campus, and the alcohol is free.

The reluctance of Mudders to venture out of the “Mudd Bubble” can be taken several ways. It’s possible that students truly believe there are no better options for fun than on campus. It is also true that the nearest nightlife attractions are a good distance away. But it’s also possible that HMC nightlife is more geared toward the college party than a night on the town. For whatever reason, heading off campus is rare, and as a result, traditional nightlife attractions are few and far between in Claremont. There are times when students get themselves off campus, but it’s not often to hit up a bar or nightclub. Students are more likely to travel down to Los Angeles for a concert. If you want a warehouse rave, ask an appropriate Linde dorm resident for directions. There is a large contingent of Mudders who frequent the swing dance venues, and a few more who hit up dance places on salsa nights. Aside from those, nightlife at Mudd consists of homework, drinks with friends, or a 5C party. Going outside the bubble is just not worth it for clubbing or drinks.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Los Angeles
  • Pasadena
Student Favorites
  • Heroes
  • Lindygroove
Other Places to Check Out
  • Lindygroove
  • Social dance events on campus are worth checking out if your are not very into the partying and drinking scenes. Many events such as weekly blues nights and salsa parties have lessons and have music until late into the night to dance to.
Local Specialties
  • Casemas: Hot chocolate and Triple Sec
  • Margaritas and half-lemon tequila shots: Served on TQ Nite
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Boxhead
  • Flip cups
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Heroes Mudd

Club ListingsWhat's This?

White Lotus

The White Lotus is a restaurant/nightclub. You need advance dinner reservations, which can be quite expensive, but provide access to the adjoining nightclub. The food is varied, from sushi to bouillabaisse. The meal and dancing are worth it.

1743 N Cahuenga Blvd.


(323) 463-0060

The Mayan

The Mayan is a historic Los Angeles venue, and has a split personality. There is live salsa music most nights, and Latin dancers have a chance to show off everything from their cha cha to meringue. When a band plays, it turns into a crazy concert venue. You must be 21 or over and properly dressed. If you don't know how to dance Latin, it's a great place to learn.

1038 S Hill St.

Los Angeles

(213) 746-4674

Bar ListingsWhat's This?


A sports bar/restaurant that draws a bigger crowd of Mudders for the food than the nightlife.

131 Yale Ave.

(909) 621-6712

Baja Sharkeez

This is a huge sports bar with a bunch of big screens and lots of music. There is no cover, and dress is casual. Mostly draws a younger, beach crowd, because of its location.

3801 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

(310) 545-6563

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

Moose McGillycuddy's

This is a sports bar/pool kind of place, though there is some dancing, especially during weekends. There is no cover, and dress is casual. Probably the closest bar aside from Heroes.

119 E Colorado Blvd.


(626) 304-9955

There is plenty to do on campus during the weekends. Mudd really comes to life, with North hosting beer pong and West burning random things. There are many themed parties throughout the year, where alcohol is generally free and available without ID. The 5C's on the weekend will guarantee a fair dosing of alcohol, either at a Mudd party or down at CMC where alcohol is almost always available. Although underage drinking is very common place, people rarely get busted.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 9 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 13 responses

  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 46% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 15% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 38% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 0% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Either Foam or Slippery When Wet
  • 25% Long Tall Glasses
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