Cascarelli's of Albion
Cascarelli's is considered the classiest of the bars in Albion, but it's still a jeans-and-T-shirt kind of place.
Tucked away on a side street off of Superior Street, Charlie's is the place to go when you want a quieter affair with friends. There is always a good mix of locals and Albion students there. If there is any type of Michigan sporting event going on, you can bet it will be on the big screen.
111 W. Porter St.
The Copper Bar is located in downtown Marshall, which is about a 20-minute drive from Albion. If you like peanuts, they roast their own and leave a basket of them on every table. The name comes from the bar itself, which is copper-topped.
133 W. Michigan Ave.
Country Lanes is the local bowling alley. Wednesday is the best night to go to find at least one person you know belting out drunken karaoke by the bar. Union Board occasionally hosts events there, and Greek organizations will often host fundraisers or parties there, as well.
16653 E. Michigan Ave.
Moonraker Lounge & Restaurant
The Marshall Moonraker has good food and good daily drink specials. There's karaoke every Friday and Saturday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. It's inexpensive, but then again, so are the majority of the bars on this list.
11401 17 Mile Road
Phoenix Restaurant & Lounge
Expect to be carded at the door if it's after 10 p.m. The Phoenix is perhaps the loudest of the three main bars in Albion. If you like to dance and don't want to go to a fraternity party to do it, the Phoenix is happy to accommodate, especially on the weekends. It can get crowded on busy nights, but there's more room to move than at Cascarelli's or Charlie's, which have more seating area.
207 N. Superior St.
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Union Board events
Either hang out in your dorm with friends or hit the frats. It's sadly as simple as that. The Union Board typically tries to have events planned for at least every other weekend, and they do a good job of bringing a variety of acts and activities to the campus for students. Fraternities also throw the occasional alcohol-free party in the Kellogg Center for underage students. The coffeehouse on campus is a great place to go on weekend nights to either hang out or listen to the occasional live band or open mic night.