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Boro Beat Nightlife Guide

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The ‘Boro Bar Breakdown

By Yasmeen Waliaga
[accordion title=”Dingus Magees” close=”1″]
Commonly Known As: Dingus
3 Words To Describe:
• Timeless, Laid back, Greek
Type of Seating:
• Separated into two sides, both with a bar, several booths and large tables for bigger crowds
• The left side is always open unless there is a private event or social, but the right side is only open on the busiest of nights
• Patio outside with multiple tables
General Music Vibe:
• During first happy hour (5-7), consists of Classic Rock, commonly playing songs like ACDC’s “Thunder” and The Rolling Stones’ “Beast of Burden.” Also, occasionally dabbling in 90s, especially Cake’s “Short Skirt, Long Jacket”
• During second happy hour (9-11), expect a sudden 180 shift to popular music and radio hip-hop
Peak Times:
• First happy hour (5-7), when a casual crowd fed up with classes shows up in oversized tees and gym shorts
• Second happy hour (9-11), which serves as a pre-game for the other, more wild bars
Drink Specials:
• 2-for-1 wells ($2 each), bombs ($3 each), and appetizers during both happy hours
Night to Go:
• Mondays are for the specials on beer and wings
• The rest of the weekdays are pretty calm until around 10
• Thursdays through Saturdays are typically pretty packed during both happy hours
What They’re Known For:
• Your parents went here
• Dead turtle shots, bombs, and buffalo chicken quesadillas
Parental Advisory:
• Your parents will love this spot
• It’s nostalgic feel will take any baby boomer back to fun “Dazed and Confused” college days, with first happy hour being the most fool proof [/accordion]
[accordion title=”Shenanigans” close=”1″]Commonly Known As: Shenans
3 Words To Describe:
• Raunchy, DJ, Regrets
Type of Sitting:
• Loud indoor area with a dance floor and bar, booths line the back walls
• Fenced in porch outside with additional bar and stage, typically inhabited by guitar/ singer performer, hi-top tables
General Music Vibe:
• “Middle School Grind Music” and the randomly mixed in trap songs
Peak Times:
• Typically from around 10:30 or later until 1:30 am
Drink Specials:
• Often 1$ rum or vodka shot specials
• 3$ Fireball shot specials on Fridays
Night to Go:
• Beer Pong tournament every Tuesday night
• Thursdays through Saturdays
What They’re Known For:
• Go-Go dancing cage that seems appealing to those celebrating the big 2-1
Parental Advisory:
• They won’t see anything they haven’t seen before when they were your age [/accordion]
[accordion title=”The Rusty Tavern” close=”1″]Commonly Known As: Tav
3 Words To Describe:
• Sweaty, debaucherous, late
Type of Sitting:
• Picnic tables inside (But not to sit on, for dancing purposes only), small dance floor, 2 small bars, outdoor area has benches lining walls and tall lifeguard stand which typically attracts the younger ones, eager to take pictures
General Music Vibe:
• Whatever gets everyone the most hyped, whether it be “Ignition (remix),” “Colt 45,” or “Juicy”
Peak Times:
• Later than the other bars, from at least 10:30 or 11 until Closing Time plays at 2 am and everyone scurries out to find their ride (or sleeping arrangements)
**Pro Tip: go earlier (before you head to the bars you are planning on hitting up first) and get your wristband so you already have one and don’t have to pay when they start charging cover later in the night
Drink Specials:
• Normally 2$ shots and 3$ quads until 11 pm
Night to Go:
• Tuesdays (cornhole tournament with 50$ prize), Thursdays through Sundays get the rowdiest
What They’re Known For:
• Late-night, Emcee roaming around drunkenly and making obnoxious statements on the microphone, bathroom stalls decorated with drunken Sharpie messages, so much “bar tar” your suede shoes will be ruined, sometimes there’s free hot dogs outside
Parental Advisory:
• If your parent’s are down with being surrounded by people making out, grinding like savages, and dancing on picnic tables
• Basically your dad’s worst nightmare[/accordion]
[accordion title=”South City Tavern” close=”1″]Commonly Known As: South City
3 Words To Describe:
• New-ish, chill, music
Type of Sitting:
• Very spacious, large 4-sided bar in the center with an abundance of floor space and many giant booths along the walls
General Music Vibe:
• Popular bar hits, but often hosts various Indie and Jam bands
Peak Times:
• Around 10 pm until midnight
• On game days, around 5
Drink Specials:
• Rolling Rock beer buckets
• $2 Fireball Friday
• Wine and whiskey specials on Wednesday
Night to Go:
• Gamedays for a fun, busy environment
• Any weeknights for a super chill, quiet vibe
What They’re Known For:
• Close to stadium and Greek row
• 420 music fest
• Craft beer selection
Parental Advisory:
• Depends on the night and the time, typically pretty mellow [/accordion]
[accordion title=”Gnat’s Landing” close=”1″]Commonly Known As: Gnat’s
3 Words To Describe:
• Local, beachy, Activities
Type of Sitting:
• Half restaurant, half bar with stage, (2 bars), outside picnic table area is popular
General Music Vibe:
• Older classic rock hits and popular songs from today
Peak Times:
• Happy hour, and after 9 pm on Karaoke
Drink Specials:
• 9$ liquor pitchers during happy hour
Night to Go:
• Sunday is all day happy hour
• Tuesday night is trivia night
• Wednesday night is karaoke
What They’re Known For:
• Liquor pitchers, Sunday Funday
• German Chocolate Cake and Blowjob shots
Parental Advisory:
• Bring your parents here!! It’s local and partially a restaurant. All around chill vibe! Many professors go here often[/accordion]
[accordion title=”GATA’s” close=”1″]Commonly Known As: GATA’s
3 Words To Describe:
• classic , football, nature
Type of Sitting:
• Half is a full restaurant seating area and the other half is a large bar and multiple hi-top tables and booths
• Large outdoor deck area right on the water with a big screen and stage for showing football games and hosting Southern Rock musicians
General Music Vibe:
• Today’s top hits, 90’s rock, classic rock
Peak Times:
• Earlier in the evening, like happy hour and right after
Drink Specials:
• $1 margs and $2 tequila shots on Mondays
• $1 bourbon on Wednesdays
• $7, $10, and $13 beer towers
Night to Go:
• Wednesday night cornhole tournaments
• Gamedays on Thursday and Sunday are packed and rowdy
What They’re Known For:
• The GATA shot, a drink-sized shot containing several types of liquor that you chug from a straw while pouring Red bull into the cup
• Football games!
• Beer towers
Parental Advisory:
• Perfect for your parents[/accordion]
[accordion title=”Midtown” close=”1″]Commonly Known As:
Midtown
3 Words To Describe:
Clubby, Locals, dancefloor
Type of Sitting:
Spacious room with tables and a dance floor
General Music Vibe:
Hip-Hop and rap
Peak Times:
Later at night, but free cover until 10:30 typically
Drink Specials:
Margarita Mondays with 1$ tequila shots and 2$ margaritas until 11 pm
5$ well buckets on Sunday Fundays
Night to Go:
Open at 7 pm Sunday nights and have several drink specials until 9 pm
What They’re Known For:
Theme parties
Good cheap eats, billiards, and beer pong
Parental Advisory:
Typically fine, especially with security keeping it in check, but not on the wilder nights when a live rapper is performing[/accordion]

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Boro Beat Nightlife Guide