Best Bars with a College Night in St. Louis

August 30, 2012 10:00 AM

All work and no play makes a rough life for a college student. Hitting the books all day, spending evenings on homework, laundry and tidying up the dorm room adds up to a boring, stress-filled week with no money for partying when the work is done. Local bar owners understand, and they’ve put together some special offerings for starving, stressed-out students.
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Bar 101
1724 S Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 621-5400

College Night: Free Bud Light for college students on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight.
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The name of the place is the first clue that this Soulard hot spot might be a college bar. Some other clues? Beer pong, flipcup and sand volleyball. Tuesday is Ladies’ Night, when ladies get a bottomless cup for $5 and there are $1 drink specials. If you have early classes, you’d be wise not to close the place down, since Bar 101 is open until 3 a.m.

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Llewelyn’s Pub
1732 South 9th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 436-3255

College Night: 20% off everything with college I.D. on Tuesdays, 8 p.m. to close

Sophisticated beer drinkers will appreciate the 26 draughts and more than 30 varieties of bottled beer at Llewelyn’s. Two full bars, a pool table and a full menu of Celtic dishes add to the pub atmosphere. Llewelyn’s even offers a trolley to all Cardinal and Blues games. This hotspot is so popular, it is growing into a franchise, with six locations around the area.

Related: Top Nightlife Spots for the Under-21 Crowd in St. Louis

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Social House Soulard
1551 S 7th St
St Louis, MO 63104
(314) 241-3023

College Night: Students enjoy $2 U-Call-Its, $2 Bloody Marys, and shot specials every hour from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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Social House lures college students with a frat-party feel, top-20 playlist, dancefloor and drink specials. Hot dogs, burgers, pool and video games also appeal to the younger crowd. Regular events, including body paint nights, Tighty Whitey Tuesdays and Thong Thursdays stress sexy late-night fun in a club atmosphere. The bar offers shuttles to major sporting events.

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The Drunken Fish
1 Maryland Plaza Drive
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 367-4222

College Night: Free drinking games, $2 domestic aluminum bottles, $3 sapporo, $3 kamikaze shots and $4 sake bombs on Thursdays
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Looking for a more upscale night on the town? Stop by The Drunken Fish in the Central West End on a Thursday for a little flip-cup, beer pong or sake bomb race. Drink specials are offered for College Night as well. During the late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. until close, the non-signature sushi rolls are also half price, so can fill your belly with something other than beer.

Related: Best Happy Hour Spots in St. Louis

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Funny Bone Comedy Club
614 Westport Plaza Drive
Maryland Heights, MO, 63146

College Night: $1 admission with your college I.D. on Thursdays
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Ready for another change of pace? College students get into Funny Bone Comedy Club for just $1 cover charge on Thursdays for an evening of live stand-up entertainment. This might be just the ticket if you’re looking to impress a date with something out-of-the-ordinary, or just need to let off some steam after a week of hitting the books. Just be aware that co-eds are still subject to the usual two-drink minimum.

Lauren Haas is a writer who specializes in finding the fun! Lauren was the publisher of the St. Louis Area Family Gazette for eight years, and now writes freelance articles on St. Louis events and attractions, budget travel, arts and entertainment and fitness topics. Her work can be found at

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