They say the college years will be the best years of your life—they fail to mention that these years can also be the most stressful. Class time and hours of studying can leave co-eds in need of a reprieve, but with little money for a night out. Luckily, students in Charm City have several opportunities for student discounts and designated college nights at bars near their universities.
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Dance away your nerves at one of Baltimore’s newest—and hippest—music venues on select “College Social” nights at Baltimore Soundstage. Featuring both local acts and national headliners, Baltimore Soundstage dexterously straddles the line between dance club and intimate concert venue. The College Social hosts various events for the 18 and over crowd, featuring “bottomless cup” specials, games, ladies nights and more. Students must present a college ID to be eligible for the discounts.
1310 Russell St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Every Friday night is College Night at Paradox from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., and the first 100 college students with ID get in for free. The minimum age for this night is 18, with discounts for both college and military IDs. The 21 and over crowd has a BYOB option until 2 a.m. Enjoy a night of high energy dance with Paradox’s pulsing sound system delivering the hottest hip hop, reggae and R&B tracks every Friday night.
647 W Pratt St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
Within walking distance of Camden Yards, this bar is a favorite among Orioles fans and UMB students. Thursday nights offer specials for college students and the 21 and over crowd from 5 p.m. to close, including $1 Bud and Bud Lights, $2 Bud Light lime and $5 car bombs. Those under 21 can enjoy any of Camden Yard’s delectable appetizers for half price.
10A Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Luckie’s Tavern is a sports bar, tavern, music venue and Vegas-style casino all rolled into one. For the 21 and over college students, Luckie’s offers specials 9 p.m. to close with presentation of college ID and driver’s license. All-you-can-drink packages or drink specials are available, and a 4-7 p.m. happy hour includes $3 domestic drafts, $4 imports and $5 top shelf cocktails.
Sully’s Comedy Cellar
9306 Harford Road
Parkville, Md. 21234
A good laugh is a no-fail respite after an arduous week of classes. Sully’s Comedy Cellar offers quality entertainment by featuring comedians from Comedy Central, HBO, Last Comic Standing, Letterman and others, along with some local fan favorites. Because being a college student can often be tantamount to an empty wallet, Sully’s generously offers students 50 percent off regular admission.
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Tracy Dye has always had an affinity toward writing and the arts. A fan of exploring all the hidden gems in Baltimore outside of her work and studies, Tracy is thrilled for the opportunity to bring residents all the latest on nightlife and music in the area. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.