Crystal's Night Club
This is a super ghetto bar/club with velvet walls and mirrors surrounding the huge dance floor. Most students steer clear of this bar unless they are attending an organized party.
322 N. University Ave.
This is a club where you can go on random nights to boot, scoot, and boogie. It's known for hosting mostly country concerts, but other genres sneak in on occasion.
2216 I-27 North
This bar is one of Lubbock's newest, and people tend to stay until 2 a.m.
1211 University Ave.
Beer Garden & Daiquiri Lounge
This is two bars in one, and it's connected to the Blue Light. On certain nights, drink specials will get as low as 25 cents a drink.
2202 Buddy Holly Ave.
The Blue Light
This is a great live music venue. It is connected to Daiquiri Lounge, so, in a sense, you get two bars in one.
Drinks are pricey, but they are some of the best in Lubbock. They make over 20 different kinds of martini.
2605 19th St.
Chimy's is open until midnight rather than 2 a.m. It has a great patio and some of the strongest margaritas in town.
This is a bar students can go to if they are under 21. Big black Xs will be placed on your hands, though the small but fun dance floor is well worth it.
3216 Fourth St.
Cricket's Grill & Drafthouse
Live music and over 100 beers on tap are just two of
the reasons why this bar is always crowded.
The Gas Light
This bar is located far from campus, but it has a nice patio, and you can rent rooms for parties.
5212 57th St.
La Diosa Cellars
This is a great place to take your mom. The music is soft and the atmosphere is so sweet. It's also the only place in the Lubbock city limits where you can buy wine and take it home with you.
This bar has great drink specials and a clever name.
This is one of Lubbock's newest upscale bars. They have a great menu, and you will usually see an older crowd.
1711 Texas Ave.
Mesquites Bar and Grill
This place has great drink specials on schooners, and it reopens its grill for late night service starting at midnight.
The Recovery Room
This bar is on the second floor of the Lubbock Inn, and it is very small and narrow. It brings a crowd with its strong drinks and karaoke machine.
Rocky LaRues Bar and Grill
This is one of the popular
bars on Broadway. It is a few doors down from Cricket's, and they look almost identical on the inside.
Texas Cafe & Bar (aka "The Spoon")
The specialty drink at The Spoon is a red slushy drink called a Cherry Bomb. You can buy one for yourself or a pitcher for the table while you enjoy the live music they always offer.
3604 50th St.
What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?
There are several bars around Lubbock that allow minors to enjoy the venue without being 21. The catch is that showing a bouncer your ID which says you are under the legal drinking age results in two huge black Xs being drawn on your hands in permanent marker.
If that scene doesn't suit you, there are always frat parties, sorority date parties, concerts at coffee shops, bowling, house parties, dorm parties, or you could just get a big group together and go out to dinner.