Nightlife at PC consists mainly of drinking at any of the nearby off-campus bars. For a laid-back social night, Brad’s or Louie’s are the places to be. If getting your groove on is more your speed, Clubbies or Danny’s is where it’s at. Karaoke at Pat’s Pub or the Abbey is always a fun time. Although these are the most frequented bars around campus, early in the year, freshmen often trek downtown to Chad’s for an 18-and-over experience. Students who are 21-and-over will migrate downtown for a classier bar experience at Trinity Brewery or Fish Co. Many 21-year-old students also make their way to the on-campus bar, McPhails, around 11 for two hours of dancing and casual drinking. There is always a band playing on Friday and Saturday nights, so even the underage and students who don’t drink come to dance the night away. If you don’t like to drink, there is always some event occurring on campus sponsored by the Board of Programmers or the SAIL office.
Prices at the bars aren’t as steep as in cities like Boston or New York. Mixed drinks run about $4, shots up to $3, and beers for $3 and under. Even so, most students choose to pre-game before the bars to save on spending. There are enough bars that you can always change things up if the usual routine starts feeling repetitive. PC is a party school whether you choose to drink or not, so be prepared for some late nights and rough mornings.