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Written by Brennan Wasan
San Diego State is known as a party school for good reason; it has the biggest college nightlife scene in San Diego, and one of the largest in California, along with UC Santa Barbara and CSU Chico. There is always something going on during the weekend, whether it is an `80s party on Fraternity Row or a triple-kegger at a random house down Montezuma Road. As long as you have some connections, you will always have something to do every weekend night. For those over 21, San Diego offers one of the best bar and club scenes in the nation. Pacific Beach and downtown San Diego are the two biggest hotspots. Mexico is always an option for anyone who wants to cut loose across the border.
Greek parties often get all the attention regarding nightlife. Unfortunately, fraternity parties can be a hassle to get into for non-Greek guys, and girls may be harassed by the fraternity members themselves. House parties occur just as often as fraternity parties do, though they tend to get broken up by the police. The police have become really strict during the evening, and have sucked a little fun out of the party scene. However, when one party gets busted up, you move on to the next. The nightlife around campus is incredibly strong, but it gets tired after a while due to the monotonous nature of it all. However, once you get tired of the San Diego State parties, you've still got plenty of bars and clubs to visit in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, downtown, and Mexico.
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