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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You have to make your own parties to have fun.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Same problem at every college: Thirsty Thursdays.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: The rating I gave is for someone who has a group of friends and that are over the age of 21 so that you can experience Southside, the Strip District, and other local bars like Fox and Hound and North Park lounge. A much lower rating would be given for those who are a lot younger in which you may have to make your own fun.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You have to go into the city to see the nightlife, nothing goes on-on campus.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can go to clubs in Pittsburgh or to the hookah bar but besides that there are no parties and if there are they tend to get busted all the time. I wouldn't recommend it.

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OK, so it's true—La Roche College isn't exactly No. 1 on the list of top party schools. In fact, it's not even in the top 100. But that's all right because there are many clubs, bars, and other venues in Pittsburgh to keep college students from every age group and walk of life busy. For avid party-goers, there are plenty of clubs. For the more laid-back drinkers, there are many smaller bars and pubs with less club-like atmospheres. For the underage or nondrinkers, there are coffeehouses and hookah bars. Most clubs in Pittsburgh are for people 21 and older. On occasion, certain clubs will hold 18-and-over nights, but that is rare. The main under-21 club in the Pittsburgh area is Club Zoo, but it is overrun by 14- and 15-year-olds, making it less appealing for the average college student. The main drawback is that these places are in the heart of Pittsburgh or some other place not within walking distance of the La Roche campus.

Nightlife here is basically what you make of it. If you think everything is completely lame and refuse to do any searching before giving up on the hope of having fun, then chances are you won't have a good time. However, if you get into the spirit of things and go out and search for a good time, you will have tons of fun

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • South Side
  • Station Square
  • Strip District
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Card games
  • Never have I ever
  • Two truths and a lie
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
North Park Lounge Restaurant

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Elixir Ultra Lounge

This two-level club is located in the heart of the South Side. It offers plush seating, lounge beds, and bottle service. Proper dress is required.

1500 E. Carson St.

South Side

(412) 481-1811

Diesel Club Lounge

This multi-level club and live music venue features a DJ and bands five nights a week. The dance floor is synched with the lighting, which moves and pulsates to the beat.

1601 E. Carson St.

South Side

(412) 431-8800

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

North Park Lounge Restaurant

North Park Lounge is, by far, the most popular place La Roche students go, mainly because it is within walking distance of campus. If you're craving American food or just want to relax at the bar, this place has something for everyone.

8701 Babcock Blvd.


(412) 364-9878

Shenanigans Bar & Grille

Shenanigan's has team trivia with cash prizes on Tuesdays. There are also darts, lots of TVs, pool tables, and live music or a DJ. There are drink specials every day, including $1 Bud Light bottles on Saturday.

2310 Babcock Blvd.


(412) 821-4355

Buckhead Saloon

Every Tuesday is College Night.

225 Station Square Dr.

Station Square Pittsburgh

(412) 232-3101

Fox and Hound English Pub & Grille

The Fox and Hound is the perfect place to go after a long day since it is located very close to campus. This bar is extremely popular among La Roche students.

8000 McKnight Rd


(412) 364-1885

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

Sphinx Café

The Sphinx is a small Middle Eastern café that features exotic drinks, food, and hookah. Students of any age are welcome, but you must be at least 18 to smoke any of the hookahs. Beautiful tapestries line the walls and elegant cushions line the floor, giving it full Middle Eastern authenticity. The Sphinx is a low-cost way to have a great time. There is also a location in Oakland.

901 E. Carson St.

South Side

(412) 621-1153

Club Zoo

Club Zoo is an under-21 night club open every weekend. It features special nights such as "Sexy Schoolgirl Night" and a college discount night. Not too many La Roche students find themselves here because they are turned off by the fact that a lot of people younger than 18 go here.

1630 Smallman St.


(412) 201-1100

Beehive Coffeehouse

The Beehive is the ultimate place to hang out on the South Side. Students of any age can enjoy a wide variety of ethnic foods, coffees, and smoothies with free wireless Internet access until 2 a.m. There are also arcade games and a pool table located in the smoking section of the building.

1327 E. Carson St.

South Side

(412) 488-4483

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 11 responses

  • 9% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 18% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 0% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 18% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 55% Parties? What parties?

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

  • 50% Halloween
  • 50% Homecoming


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