The first year at Trinity can be so busy that many freshmen do not get the chance to fully appreciate everything that San Antonio has to offer. They spend a lot of time hopping around to the different frat parties and getting their bearings on campus. However, when the Trinity routine starts to become a little old, friendships will have formed, and students can start hitching rides with one another to get out and see what kind of nightlife the city has to offer. Most of the better clubs will allow minors in, although the cover charge will likely be higher for them.
As far as bars, Bombay Bicycle Club and Tycoon Flats are Trinity staples. Bays, as it is know to Trinity students, has decor that features memorabilia from the college, pool tables in the rear, quiet booths, and clusters of mismatched chairs and couches surrounding coffee tables. The drinking age is strictly enforced. Tycoon Flats is really popular with Trinity students, as it has relatively cheap drinks and features local bands during the week. It’s pretty easy to find concerts featuring either big-name or local bands almost every night, and the White Rabbit, which is a block away from campus on North St. Mary's Street, often showcases the talents of many Trinity bands.
Anyone can go to a house party, regardless of age. However, these are not good places to go if you don’t know anyone there, since most of the people there will know each other, at least in some small degree, and it can be somewhat exclusive. Most of the students are not unfriendly, but they are not going to be as welcoming at a party until they get to know you in a different setting. However, because it is such a small school, before long, you will feel as though you know everyone. When you’ve been at school a while and start to meet more classmates, house parties can be the best places to have a good time, but until then, there are plenty of clubs and concerts where you can mix and mingle.