College bars are designed to act as institutions where you and your friends attempt to make out with people and pay for cheap, disgusting drinks.
If you find a bar that allows you to do both of these things regularly, keep going there. In order to add some diverse perspective, I asked two well-respected bargoers — Ryan McCarthy and Gabi Lucas — to add their own review.
The Three Best Imperial Despite looking like a homeless shelter from the outside, Imperial is the most consistently fun bar in Reno thanks to its convenient location, spacious interior design and cheap drink prices. Ryan McCarthy: Absolutely hate it.
Its always super packed. Gabi Lucas: Imperial to me screams underage. James Infirmary St. James epitomizes what it means to be a college bar: great dance floor, good-looking bartenders and a sketchy building. I suggest pre-gaming St.
James harder than most places because you have a better chance of acquiring an STD at St.
Thursday mornings. As an added bonus, Rubicon Deli — an incredible sandwich shop open until 4 p. The people that work there do a really good job of handling it, and I love when they open the upstairs deck.
Ole Bridge Pub Located on the Truckee River in case you need to dispose of a body while drinking , Ole Bridge is a smaller bar that prides itself on a quality beer selection and intense games of shuffleboard. At any given time, a bearded guy wearing a beanie could break out into spoken word, but the high quality of the bar and the ample seating is worth it.
Ole Bridge is a great place to grab a few beers and hang out with a few friends. They do have battle shots. I love that.
Just two years ago, the Wal was the premier spot on Thursday nights for mobs of students to drunkenly dance to terrible Ja Rule songs. The Wal is now just a shell of its former self, as competing bars have transformed the former king of Thursdays into simply a decent spot to watch the UFC fights.
Ryan: I love it just because they actually card at the door, so you know the people in there are Very rarely do you get someone underage, which is nice.
Gabi: I like it. They have different themed nights every night, and they have the most TVs, so you can watch all the sports you want.
The Stick A bar dedicated to San Francisco sports teams, The Stick has the worst floor plan in the history of drinking.
Despite having two stories, The Stick is always crowded and buying a drink is a minute ordeal. The upstairs bar and dance floor look really nice and let people look over the first level, but the area is typically too crowded to walk around. Ryan: Hate it. Gabi: I like The Stick a lot.
It has a good vibe; a lot of young people go in there.
Their prices are also decent for drinks. However, Our Bar does have a sweet dual dartboard and a decent pool table. They have a great shot and beer combo, which I really like. Really fun environment, and they have great drink deals.
Jack Rieger studies finance and economics.