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Party Scene


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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are pretty frequent and happening in a lot of places

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties here are fun and don't place massive pressure on the student community

5 College Student

Party Scene: Always something fun to do

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most parties are off campus, occasionally fraternities will have parties in their on campus houses. Most parties are at sports houses off campus and fraternity houses off campus. Freshman girls can get into anything, second semester freshmen boys have it way better than girls (rush begins, they have the opportunity to go out every night). After parties usually people go to Milo's or Campus. Thursday nights are drinky's nights. Before big events (homecoming, laf lehigh), people go to Riverside. Saturday nights are really big. For freshmen social life is usually 3 nights a week at most, but once you join a frat/ sorority, you will go out almost every night. Social life as a sophomore and above depends on the sports team your apart of or the sorority/ fraternity you are in.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties on campus are almost nonexistent. Most are off campus. After party, most people migrate to bars/clubs. Some are easy to get in if underage depending on the night. If you want to go out on a week night, tough luck.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Because Lafayette's campus has a strong policy on underage drinking, a lot of freshmen and sophomores cannot frequent the bars and clubs in and around the Easton area. However, on-campus nighttime activities are not lacking. Campus-sponsored events take place almost any given week. The Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) frequently sponsors events, inviting stand-up comedians to perform in Lower Farinon and guest speakers to deliver lectures (admission being free). Students also have the option of going to theater and/or musical events, performed by both outside groups and student organizations.

On the weekends, students can usually find a couple of parties on campus. Some of these events can be exclusive, while others are open to students of all years. Usually the sports teams and Greek life host these parties, and it is not uncommon for students to follow up with “after parties” of their own. Despite the administration’s strong stance on underage drinking, most students do not have a hard time procuring alcohol. The College also has a "Good Samaritan" policy, where students can report friends and peers who they believe are in trouble without the fear of repercussions. Students who live in wellness (also known as “substance-free”) dorms and/or do not prefer to attend rowdy social events can do things on their own, like organize movie nights. Resident advisers also plan weeknight events throughout the week, so there usually isn’t a dearth of things to do around campus.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Cattell Street
  • Easton’s Center Square
Other Places to Check Out
  • Banana Joe's
  • Big Woody's
  • Crocodile Rock CafĂ©
  • Ocean
  • Pearly Baker's Alehouse
  • Tally-Ho Tavern
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Beirut
  • Card games (Circle of Death)
  • Power hour
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
A fraternity party (drinks are free )
Organization Parties
Fraternities and sororities are known to rent out areas on and off campus to throw their own formals or date parties. Campus Pizza is usually shut down until midnight for a private affair at least twice a month. Other organizations throw random, nonalcoholic parties on campus in Farinon, as well, and dance parties in the atrium are also common.

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Milo's Place

217 Cattell St.


(610) 258-4390

Mother's Bar & Grille

Mother's is packed with Lafayette students and Easton townies alike. Mother's is most popular on Wednesday nights for karaoke, when almost all juniors and seniors are down in the circle. On those nights, the place is packed to capacity, and getting a drink is relatively difficult. On weekend nights, there are guest DJs, and the dance floor in the back is hopping. The College even provides a free bus/van service down to the circle beginning at 10 p.m. on weekend nights.

3 Lehn's Ct.


(610) 559-1700

Drinky Drinkerson's

Formerly known as Bar 5, Drinky Drinkerson's location is perfect for students to switch up their routine and try something different than Mother's. The bar is always crowded, and drinks are somewhat expensive; it is always really dark and really smoky in Drinky Drinkerson's, and the dance floor is always busy. Lafayette students tend to frequent the club on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

5 Centre Sq.


(610) 252-3800

Campus Pizza House

There are always fraternities or sororities renting out Campus Pizza for private parties, but when it is open to the public, there is almost no problem for a student to get in, although you do have to show an ID. The beer is cheap, and the place is packed and smoky.

133 McCartney St.


(610) 253-7541

College Hill Tavern

CHT, as it's affectionately known, has done less business recently than in past years because of its location. It is a little bit of a walk, and students tend to stay within a one-mile radius of campus so they can get back to their dorm room safely. CHT is always quiet, and drink specials are available.

420 Cattell St.


(610) 252-9456

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

The Spot

The Spot is Lafayette's on-campus nightclub, featuring a dance floor, game rooms, a bar area with a big-screen TV, and a kitchen that serves free food.

Fraternity parties

Go to a fraternity party-there are only a few bars and clubs in the area, and they are all relatively strict with partying. Lafayette also sponsors a number of weekend events for those who don't, or can't, drink, including comedians and movies.

On campus


Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 37 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 40 responses

  • 10% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 50% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 20% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 20% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 0% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 21 responses

  • 81% Lafayette-Lehigh weekend
  • 10% All College Day
  • 5% There are no big parties
  • 5% If you look for parties, they are thrown every day


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