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Top 25 College Bars in America

For many in college, finding the perfect watering hole is just as important as skipping those pesky 8am classes. So, The Daily Meal compiled a list of their 25 best college bars in America.

When determining the best college bars, they factored in these attributes:

  • Music
  • Outdoor area
  • Large selection of beer
  • Dance floor
  • Liquor
  • Cheap drinks
  • Shot specials
  • Drinking games
  • Distance to campus
  • …and other factors

Here are the Top 25 College Bars in America

25. 901 Bar – University of Southern California – Los Angeles

24. Rick’s American Cafe – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan

23. He’s Not Here – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, N.C.

22. Timothy’s Bar & Grill – University of Dayton – Dayton, Ohio

21. Indigo – Pennsylvania State University – State College, Pennsylvania

20. Red Square Bar & Grill – University of Vermont – Burlington, Vt.

19. The Sink – CU Boulder – Boulder, Colo.

18. Coupe’s – University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Virginia

17. Old Stone Jug – Colgate University – Hamilton, New York

16. Hemingway’s Cafe – University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

15. Salty Dog Saloon – University of Florida – Gainesville, Fla.

14. The C.I. – Ohio University – Athens, Ohio

13. The Dizzy Rooster – University of Texas – Austin, Texas

12. Pavlov’s – University of South Carolina – Columbia, S.C.

11. Top of the Stairs – Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, Va.

10. Zuma Grill – Arizona State University – Tempe, Ariz.

9. The Tombs – Georgetown University – Washington D.C.

8. The TApp Room – Appalachian State University – Boone, N.C.

7. Brothers Bar & Grill – University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

6. Kollege Klub – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wis.

5. Bourbon Street – University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia

4. Bullwinkle’s Saloon – Florida State University – Tallahassee, Florida

3. The Wagon Wheel – University of Kansas – Lawrence, Kansas

2. Knight Library – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida

1. The Boot – Tulane University – New Orleans, Louisiana

While I know some of those bars, and they are great bars, I really don’t think these guys visited many college towns in Texas…otherwise, we’d occupy the majority of the list!

Obviously, they never visited the Dixie Chicken in College Station.

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