The Avenue Bar & Grill
The Avenue is a bar and restaurant; it's not too trendy and upscale, but the food, though good, can get expensive. The beer selection is considerable, with a few imports and microbews you're not likely to find elsewhere.
1249 Commonwealth Ave.
Big City is a bar and pool hall decked out to resemble a 1950s police station. The bar offers a very respectable beer selection, and pool is free from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
138 Brighton Ave.
A popular college bar, Great Scott's has a dance floor, though dancing isn't as much the focus here as it is at some of Boston's clubs. Wednesday nights, which are ladies' nights, are big at Scott's.
1222 Commonwealth Ave.
This American restaurant/sports bar is a popular place for BC students to gather in the evenings. Whether you want to watch the big game with your friends, have some drinks, or dance the night away, Joshua Tree is the place for you. There is also pool and darts.
1316 Commonwealth Ave.
Mary Ann's is a college dive in the best sense of the word. All of the finances not wasted on decor or keeping the place clean are instead funneled into keeping the beer cheap, making Mary Ann's not only the most popular BC hangout, but also the cheapest place around to get a drink.
T's is more of a Boston University hangout than a BC one, which makes sense, given that it's dead in the middle of BU's west campus. It's a typical college bar; it's crowded, inexpensive, and offers a decent beer selection.
973 Commonwealth Ave.
Wonderbar is a trendy, upscale lounge and restaurant. It's certainly more expensive than a lot of other local bars, but it's a nice change of scenery from the more college-oriented establishments.
186 Harvard Ave.
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Go to the 18+ clubs or check out the Mods-you can usually just walk into a party. There are always a lot of off campus parties if you know where to look.