Berkeley’s nightlife is quaint. There are a few popular bars that almost always promise the same lot of people every night. Then there are the few choice bars, farther off the path, that Berkeley kids who are sick of the tired local scene often escape to. But, according to the majority of students interviewed, being involved in the Greek scene is the easiest and most surefire way to have a rocking social life, though an awesome night out is entirely possible if you aren’t in a sorority or a fraternity.
If you’re not going Greek and you’re tired of the same bar-goers you see every night at Kip’s and Blakes, then your best bet is to head on over to the most romantic and arguably hip city in the U.S.—San Francisco. Anything that you could want to do—have a nice dinner, watch an indie movie, go to a rave, get crazy at a strip club, get nasty on the dance floor, just grab a beer with your friends—you’ll find a perfect place to do it in some nook of the city. In some ways, you have the best of both worlds—you have the convenience of college town dives to zip into and grab a cheap drink, yet you also have the glitz and glam of city bars and clubs at your fingertips.