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Party Scene

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties on campus are small and the big ones get busted quickly.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties on campus are usually small. The bigger ones get busted within the hour. But you are close to harlem and manhattan so if clubs are your thing and you've got money, they're at your finger tips.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're willing to pay the $15 round trip into the city, you have all of NYC at your fingertips. In bville and yonkers there's pretty much nothing.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're into small groups getting together and getting drunk/high in dorm rooms, you're set. Around the beginning of the year there will be parties on the lawn, but even those are basically just being drunk and shmoozing for an hour or two until security busts it up. Sometimes there'll be parties in slo or mead way houses, and there are some great bashes, but they're few and far between.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: The night life at Sarah Lawrence isn't bad, but if someone were looking for a "party school," they should never have applied to Sarah Lawrence in the first place. Parties tend to be at the same dorms all year and they are rarely more than than a simple gathering of people drinking, so there is little organization, but you can meet some cool people when out venturing from "gathering" to "gathering," which is what makes going out every week or two worth it to me. I've met some of my best friends through such nights, and relaxing for a few hours can relieve a lot of stress when students are anxious over school work.

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The absence of fraternities and a recent increase in security means that nightlife can be a drag for those wanting noisy frat-style fiestas. When celebrations do happen, they’re swamped with party-starved students and, inevitably, broken up by authorities for being too crowded.

On-campus happenings at the Blue Room frequently have lines that wind out the door, but students seeking large-scale entertainment, bustling coed parties, or the high-end club scene head for the city. A revamped activities council has been broadening nighttime options with popular open mic nights, concerts, movies, dance parties, video game setups, and more.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Downtown Bronxville
  • Mount Vernon
  • NYC
  • White Plains
  • Yonkers
Other Places to Check Out
Applebee's
Local Specialties
  • Long Island Iced Teas: Typically consists of vodka, tequila, rum, gin, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and Coca Cola
  • Manhattans: This drink is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Apples to Apples
  • Baseball
  • Beer pong
  • Kings
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • tourism.westchestergov.com
  • Westchester Guide from Student Affairs in Bates
Closing Time
3:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
The Malt House
Organization Parties
At SLC, you can register your party with Student Affairs and have as many people as capacity will permit. There will be a security guard present to make sure there is no underage drinking, but underage students get around that by drinking before showing up. For students over 21, though, free booze all night- or at least until the handles are empty.

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Pete's Park Place Tavern & Restaurant

Pete's Tavern has nice ambience.

18 Park Place

Bronxville

(914) 337-9887

The Station House Pub and Restaurant

Want to watch the game while tipping back a cold one? This is the best place to do so. The spirit of this establishment is Irish, and if you come on the right night, you might be served by some waitresses with genuine Irish accents. The kitchen closes at 10 p.m., but the bar stays open 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

131 Parkway Road

Bronxville

(914) 337-1901

The Malt House

This is popular bar for SLC students.

570 Kimball Ave.

Yonkers

(914) 237-0650

The Bayou

This restaurant/bar features Cajun cuisine.

580 Gramatan Ave.

Mount Vernon

(914) 668-2634

www.bayourestaurantny.com

Blue Moon Mexican Café

This Mexican establishment is worth visiting for Fiesta Hour.

7 Pondfield Road

Bronxville

(914) 337-4000

www.bluemoonmexicancafe.com

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

Slave to the Grind

This is the hippest coffee joint in town. While bearing the comfy atmosphere of a tavern, here you'll enjoy the best espresso, coffee, and pastries in Westchester County.

58 Pondfield Road

Bronxville

(914) 961-7777

Teahaus Poetry Readings

This is a small stone building in the center of campus that's a great place for reading and conversation.

North Lawn

Bronxville

Cross County Shopping Center

A lot of shopping and dining establishments are available, with everything from H&M to TGI Friday's.

8000 Mall Walk

Yonkers

(914) 968-9570

www.crosscountycenter.com

Black Squirrel Open Mics

Sometimes, there are standing-room-only crowds at this coffeehouse.

Bates

Bronxville

Cross County Multiplex Cinemas

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 35 responses

  • 3% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 29% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 14% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 37% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 17% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Fall Formal
  • 17% Spring Formal
  • 8% Bachanalia
  • 8% The formals
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