Beech Tree Grill
Located across the street from campus, more students dine here than hit up its bar scene; a top place to bring your parents when they visit, as the meals here are quite pricey. It does offer an upscale bar with limited seating and live entertainment, mainly bluegrass and jazz persuasions.
The Dutch Cabin
Dating back to the 1930s, "the Dutch" has been everything from a teahouse to a restaurant to its current state as an eatery and bar. A Vassar favorite, there is no cover charge and drink specials. You can also grab the mic in your state of inebriation for karaoke nights on Tuesdays.
34 Fairmont Ave.
Very few students go to bars which would require one to be 21. Even the campus bar admits everyone and lets only the 21-year-olds drink. It is not difficult to have a good time when you are underage.
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Venue for national music acts.
Serves coffee, tea, and pastries with live music, poetry, and art. Cubbyhole is a great place for students to perform off campus and the V-Card is accepted.
Some people try out this sketchy joint but few go back. Catering mainly to teenagers and people in their early 20s, the Matrix offers teen nights for those 15-20, and dance parties for the 18-and-over. Matrix features three DJs, dance cages, and plays top 40 music with a mix of hip hop, reggae, and R&B flavor.
33 Academy St.