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5 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties are part of college just like any average college. Parties aren't sketchy and usually are a generally safe environment. The bar scene is pretty average as well. There isn't much transportation provided except for calling taxis. Everything is generally a good walking distance.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties are generally Greek parties and they typically end up being Greek only parties except for special occasions of having open parties are Fraternity houses. I don't think the party scene has an impact on student experience. It really depends on if a person decides to take the party scene path or not.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: There are usually parties going on on the weekend but its all about who you know. They aren't really advertised otherwise they would get busted and its kind of all about the day. One weekend a house might have a great party and the next, it could be a total bust. Again all about who you know and what you want to do.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I hear the parties are good but often busted to quick. I don't really know because i didn't party on or near campus

5 College Senior

Party Scene: The party scene is amazing. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming that even if you don't drink or don't like to be social, you feel comfortable being in the moment. There is always something going on, no matter what! Homecoming and Graduation weekends are the most fun... we also have our own "Holiday" called Advisement Day Eve.


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Like most rural towns in Wisconsin, there are more bars than needed, and, in Menomonie, there happens to be a bar for everyone's taste. There are places to dance, shoot pool and play darts, watch a live band, and watch sports. The best thing is that, for most students, the bars are within walking distance. Most venues offer great prices and specials. Thursday night is the big "going out" night, while Friday and Saturday nights are not too far behind in popularity. There is always a house party going on somewhere, but, for the under-21 crowd, there are also a few other options worth recommending. The Acoustic Café is open late and often hosts an open mic night and live bands. They serve a few beers on tap and decent espresso drinks. Zanzibar, a restaurant in town known for great martinis and exotic cuisine, is a good place to go for underclassmen and upperclassmen alike. You only get carded if you drink, and the venue is a perfect place to chat with a group of close friends in a smoke-free and less noisy environment. Finally, the Underground in the Memorial Student Center is open until midnight most nights for bowling and billiards. Blue Devil Productions often hosts great shows at the Underground on Thursday nights.

The downside to the nightlife in Menomonie is that there are no real "clubs," and most of the bars are filled with smoke. A general rule of thumb: The clothes that you wear to the bars will smell like cigarette smoke for a few days. All the bars, for the most part, are clustered together. Log Jam is fun and has good music, and there are booths and tables so you can go and relax with a beer and friends and have a good chat. Zanzibar is fun, not as busy, and more for a mellow night with some martinis. There's pretty much a bar for everyone in Menomonie.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Broadway
  • Main Street
Other Places to Check Out
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer Pong
  • Presidents and A**holes
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Stoutonia, student newspaper
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
The Market has $1 taps.
Organization Parties
The Greeks are known for throwing parties. In addition, there are houses in the area known for hosting events.

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

The Market

545 Broadway St. S


(715) 235-9995

Stout Ale House

1501 Broadway St. N


(715) 233-3333


228 Main St. E


(715) 231-9269


613 Broadway St. S


(715) 235-6171

Lakeside Lounge

614 Main St. E


(715) 235-4307

Log Jam

709 S. Broadway St.


(715) 235-0703

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

Acoustic Café

The Acoustic Café is open late and frequently hosts open mic night and other musical performances.

102 W. Main St.


(715) 235-1115

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 45 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 42 responses

  • 14% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 45% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 29% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 5% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 7% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 26 responses

  • 46% Homecoming
  • 23% Advisement Day Eve
  • 19% Homecoming / halloween
  • 8% First day of school
  • 4% Quaffer Tuesday
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