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Party Scene

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Loyola is 100% a bar school. Your fake ID is your lifeline here, and students usually go out 2-3 nights a week at the bars on York Road, the Towson bars, or bars downtown. If bars aren't your thing, there's not really much to do unless you go to the Hopkins or Towson frats, which are kind of sketchy. Some teams, like lacrosse and rugby, have house parties from time to time, but they fill up quickly and run out of alcohol just as fast. Loyola has a very work hard play hard mentality, and if you don't drink, chances are you'll be sitting in your dorm room every weekend.

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College Sophomore

Party Scene: I would imagine there are things to do once you turn 21, but I have not heard of much happening on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Not bad could be better.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you don't have a fake id you won't be going out much unless it is to Hopkins or Towson

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: "Parties" on campus are only pre-games. Most students go to crappy bars (and I mean crappy as in pee on floors and overcrowding) for fun. Seniors have parties in Rahner and tend to go Downtown for nicer bars.

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There are always plenty of things to do in and around Loyola and Baltimore at night. Being that Loyola has no fraternities or sororities, many students choose to go out in the city and some areas closer to campus. Loyola is primarily a bar school—where students choose to party and drink at a bar as opposed to in the dorms—and many students frequent the bars on nearby York Road. There are small parties that occur on campus, but most students choose to go out or go to parties at Johns Hopkins fraternities.

There is a group on campus called Options, which offers alternatives to partying and going out in the city. This group puts together trips, such as visits to Hershey Park, New York City, bowling, sledding, etc., depending on the season. These trips are open to all students and are a lot of fun. The school also offers a late night option on Friday and Saturday nights called Midnight Breakfast. This is a favorite campus-wide event, where a free breakfast is offered to all students in Boulder Garden Café, one of the main dining halls. This is a great option for all students to get a midnight snack and have somewhere to hang out with their friends on the weekends.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Canton
  • Federal Hill
  • Inner Harbor/Downtown Area
  • Power Plant Live!
  • York Road
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bourbon Street Café
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Gemini
  • Golden West Café
  • Greene Turtle
  • Jerry D's Restaurant & Tavern
  • Mother's Federal Hill Grille
  • Pickles Pub
  • Stalking Horse
Favorite Drinking Games
  • A$$hole
  • Beer pong
  • High/Low
  • Kings
  • Power Hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Greyhound (Loyola's student newspaper)
  • www.baltimorecollegetown.org
  • www.baltimore-nightlife.com
  • www.barsofbaltimore.com
  • www.powerplantlive.com
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
McFadden's

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Shuckers Restaurant & Bar

1629 Thames St.

Fell's Point

(410) 522-5820

www.shuckersoffellspoint.com

McFadden's

McFadden's crowd is very young, mostly packed with college students and young professionals. Good thing McFadden's is one of the largest pubs and restaurants in the happening Power Plant Live!-with outdoor seating, a private club room, and a cavernous paneled bar. This saloon is both a sports bar and an Irish pub with plenty of TVs and leather sofas-not to mention the great menu.

10 Market Place

Power Plant Live!

(410) 779-7101

Zen West

5916 York Road

Baltimore

(410) 323-3368

www.zen-west.com

Tiki Bob's Cantina

Check out this Polynesian-styled bar and club where you can hit the dance floor while the DJ spins vinyl, sip a cocktail at the bar, or check out the great view of the city from the outdoor deck.

34 Market Place

Power Plant Live!

(443) 524-1320

www.tikibobsbaltimore.com

Maxie's Pizza & Bar

3003 N. Charles St.

Baltimore

(410) 889-1113

maxiespizzanbar.com

The Horse You Came In On Saloon

Gimmicky bar names aside, The Horse offers tons of great specials every night of the week, such as buy-one-get-one and all-you-can-drink for a flat rate, as well as a full food menu for evenings out.

1626 Thames St.

Fell's Point

(410) 327-8111

www.thehorsebaltimore.com

Favorites Pub

Also known as Craig's

5804 York Road

Baltimore

(410) 532-7335

Magerk's Pub

Magerk's is a popular neighborhood bar with a live DJ and a patio for outdoor seating. Magerk's also serves a wide array of fairly priced food-especially for an evening out in Baltimore.

1061 S. Charles St.

Federal Hill

(410) 576-9230

www.magerks.com

Mad River Bar & Grille

Mad River is known for its upscale atmosphere and dress code (no hats, baggy jeans, or sweatshirts on weekend evenings). They also host happy hour specials almost every night.

1110 S. Charles St.

Federal Hill

(410) 727-2333

www.madriverbaltimore.com

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

Iguana Cantina

This club is for anyone above the age of 18 but is in a pretty seedy neighborhood, so watch your back getting in and out of the cab.

124 Market Pl.

Baltimore

(410) 244-0200

www.iguanabaltimore.com

Recher Theatre

In the heart of Towson's shopping district, this concert hall has an eclectic mix of local and nationally-famed artists like Dave Matthews and the Dead.

512 York Rd.

Towson

(410) 337-7178

www.rechertheatre.com

Bourbon Street Bar

This dance club is near a blue-light district and is another place that is open to 18 year olds. However, it is close to very dangerous parts of the city.

316 Guilford Ave.

Baltimore

(410) 528-8377

www.bourbonstreetbaltimore.com

Ice Hookah Lounge

This relaxing place is in Towson, right near Towson University. The atmosphere is dark and mystical. A lot of students choose to go here because it is open until 4 a.m.

508 York Rd.

Towson

(888) 9-HOOKAH

www.icehookahlounge.com

Student Polls

What is the best day of the week for nightlife on your college campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% Sunday
  • 0% Monday
  • 0% Tuesday
  • 0% Wednesday
  • 17% Thursday
  • 50% Friday
  • 33% Saturday

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 23 responses

  • 57% Rally in the Alley
  • 17% Loyola Palooza
  • 13% Halloween
  • 4% Bull and oister
  • 4% Loyola does not provide events for students
  • 4% Rally is the biggest event

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 19 responses

  • 35% There are no parties, only two bars
  • 29% Bars on York Road
  • 15% Federal Hill, Baltimore
  • 9% People go to other colleges
  • 9% Downtown
  • 3% Towson bars

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Walk.
  • 92% Taxis.
  • 6% Public transportation.
  • 3% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 0% Use a designated driver.
  • 0% There are no good options.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 20% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 10% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 35% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 35% Parties? What parties?
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