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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Greek life is the party scene. Tailgates r lyfe

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lively night scene. Best to join Greek life to have more options.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: On campus Greek parties when you're younger, off campus bars after that.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: on-campus parties at frats/in dorms, and tons of opportunities in Nashville. Great bar scene, city has great night life, and always things outside of partying to do in Nashville or on-campus.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: its so fun here frats and bars

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Whenever I mention to someone that I go to school in Nashville, I receive the same “I’m sorry” look and then am asked if I like line dancing. These people’s assumptions could not be further from the truth. There is a huge amount going on in Nashville, and it isn’t very hard to get plugged into the scene because Vanderbilt students take full advantage of it. Thursday nights are packed as usual at the fraternity houses, and cab after cab can be found leaving campus taking students to the various clubs and bars Nashville has to offer.

The only problem with the nightlife is that there isn’t a huge amount going on for the under-21 crowd. Every year, a “freshman club” will serve underage, but before long, they get shut down. As a result, a very large portion of the Vanderbilt student body has fake IDs. For the most part, the clubs in Nashville aren’t that strict. Age is really more or less a formality to them, since you’ll be dropping money into their pockets, regardless of how old you are.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Printer’s Alley
  • Third Street
Student Favorites
  • Buffalo Billiards
  • The Iguana
  • Sam's Place
Other Places to Check Out
  • The 5 Spot
  • Bound'ry
  • The Connection
  • The Stage
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Baseball
  • Beer Ball
  • Beer Pong
  • Dizzy Bat
  • Flip Cup
  • Power Hours
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Sam’s on Tuesday night

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Legends Corner

This is one of the best live country music nightclubs in the Nashville area.

428 Broadway

(615) 248-6334


Though at first glance it appears to be just another Irish Pub, on Thursday nights McFadden's becomes a hot spot for Vandy students looking to dance and have a good time.

134 2nd Ave. N.

(615) 256-9140

The Iguana

Iguana plays home to good jazz music, a laid-back atmosphere, and serves average-priced drinks and decent food.

1910 Belcourt Ave.

(615) 298-2112


There's normally great live music at Exit/In, and they sometimes hold after hours until 4 a.m.

2208 Elliston Pl.

(615) 321-4400

Hollywood Disco

Hollywood Disco is a total throwback to the age of funk and disco complete with a bright-lit, flashing dance floor! The club is opened Wednesday through Saturday until 3 a.m.

1907 Division St.

(615) 320-DISCO

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Lonnie's Western Room

At Lonnie's, you'll find low covers, cheap pitchers, country music, and karaoke.

208 Printers Alley

(615) 251-1122

Sam's Place

Sam's is a sports bar with good food and great "two for one" specials-especially on Tuesdays.

1803 21st Ave.

(615) 383-3601

Sportsman's Grille in the Village

Sportsman's has a lodge-style atmosphere and a healthy selection of beers, not to mention some pretty good fried food.

1601 21st Ave.

(615) 320-1633


Along with offering up fine, fireside dining, Jackson's is a classy nightspot, where drinks are only $1 on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

1800 21st Avenue S.

(615) 385-9968

Bailey's Pub & Grill

Bailey's hosts a young, relaxed and friendly scene with plenty of billiards action going on. There is also an upstairs deck where students can chill and hang out.

408 Broadway

(615) 254-5452

Buffalo Billiards

"BB's" is a high-class bar with several billiard tables and plenty of eye candy. They also have great drink specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

154 2nd Ave.

(615) 313-7665

Flying Saucer

The Flying Saucer offers a chill atmosphere and has the widest selection of beers on tap in Nashville.

111 10th Avenue

(615) 259-9684

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

Go to the frat parties on campus.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 88 responses

Very poor
  • 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 49 responses

  • 71% Rites of spring
  • 16% Football Tailgates
  • 6% Saint Patrick's Day
  • 2% Beta Luau
  • 2% Commons Ball
  • 2% Mt. DKE

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 88 responses

  • 17% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 69% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 9% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 3% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 1% Parties? What parties?
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