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.