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Bar vs. House Party - (College)

Poll Results: House Party or Bar

 
  • 72% (13)
    House Party
  • 22% (4)
    Bar
  • 5% (1)
    Other
18 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

So when I get back to school in the fall I'll be 21 finally, so I can stop into the occasional bar. Thoughts on which you guys preferred now (if you're in college) or before (if you're out of college) and why?

 

I can't say how I like the bars yet, since I wasn't 21 during the school year. I've lived in and am currently in the UK, so I've been to some here but I'm not sure how they compare to those in the states, especially in a college town. I'm not a huge fan of house parties, but to each his own. 

post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 

Dammit, wrong place...
Can mods move it?

post #3 of 21
Best parts of the house party are the breakage and the clean up.

Enjoy.
post #4 of 21
Each has it's pros....
Bars may have more chicks that you may not know....
post #5 of 21
^ True dat. But his D&D game prolly isn't there.
post #6 of 21
House parties are great if you've got a solid group of tightly knit people who are all chill and can help hold the fort (at least 20 who will consistently show up). It allows you to let them get big without there being too many degrees of separation and people losing accountability. We did it last year with less than $200 worth of shit that was broken, and these weren't small parties. It also cuts down your booze costs if your friends aren't pieces of shit and the guest contribute. Cleaning up still blows in the mornings, but your friends and polite guests will help if you do it right. It's also a great way to make close friends out of acquaintances if you aren't a fuck up.

Pussy can be a problem if you and your friends aren't good enough with girls to invite 60+ on your own before using word of mouth (half won't show, several will bring boyfriends or guy friends, and girls don't contribute as a general rule). That said, if you can't get a girl to a spot with free booze, you won't be having any luck with women at bars either. I'd make sure that you're not in an area where there are a ton of cops, because they will ruin your life and your house's reputation too. Also, you shouldn't be a pussy, or at least have big friends, because there will be nights where you either have guys who aren't welcome in that need to be told to fuck off, or people who were welcome, but are getting in your face about the rules, and need to be told to fuck off as well.

In short, house parties depend a lot on you. If you're a badass and social, you'll be just fine, otherwise they'll be a 12 person sausage fest where everybody is too bored to so much as play beer pong.

Final words of wisdom: drenga is great fun for smaller parties (no more than 50) and is great at getting gals naked if you've got a few sporty ones who aren't too shy to get the party going.

Edit: bars are expensive, but great for meeting the women who will be showing up to your house parties. Make sure to venture out at least once a week, and pregaming will save you lots of money.
post #7 of 21
Words of wisdom, Hgalek.

I've been to some pretty terrible house parties.

Saying that, I'm currently 25, and nothing beats a good house party for me.



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post #8 of 21
Both are great. When parties are great they are a ton better than bars. However, 80% of college parties suck or you get tired of hanging out with stupid freshmen and cops breaking shit up and you gravitate to bars. Anyway since I didn't turn 21 till my senior year in college I went to house parties the majority of the time. Once I hit 21, on weekends I'd occasionally go to parties or would go to parties for an hour or two then head to bars.

Usually college bars have specific nights that are good. Some are great on tuesdays, another on wednesday, and then somewhere else for thursday, and so on. Or on weeknights you go to bars, then Friday/Saturday you go to a couple of parties and maybe wind up at a bar if they get busted or aren't all that great.
Edited by Joffrey - 7/9/12 at 1:43pm
post #9 of 21
I rarely went to bars in college. At least on friday saturday nights...loved wing night and a pitcher on mondays at the university-run bar.

Just too damn expensive (or trashy) here in chicago. Had plenty of house parties to go to (and we threw the occasional one...although usually people didn't break our shit). At most smaller parties around here (at least ones where the hosts probably knew at least 50% of the people), the hosts just had a bunch of booze and you didn't have the bring your own. It seemed (to me at least) that there were always plenty of people I didn't know...but I probably also know less people than Gale...key was to go to enough parties hosted by different people where there wasn't huge friend circle overlap.

I've been to other campuses with decent student bars with reasonable prices and crowds though...still no nights where you end up spending like $5 total and drink as much as you want at a string of parties, but I can see how it would be a reasonable option if it existed.
post #10 of 21
From what I've gleaned in my rounding past 4 years of college (with one more on the way) and a number of trips to other universities is that it usually depends on the culture of your school. At my university, as some recent graduates could attest, the culture is one of house party-pregames. Aka you have a fair amount of liquor and beer at your house, invite people you want to (BYOB also if you would like), and then around midnight it's time to go to the bar. Earlier if bar crawling/hopping is the plan. There are some schools that I have visited that are mostly house party based, and others are even more bar-oriented than my school is. I have found that it is best to be successful socially if you follow the norms of your university.
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 

All good input. I don't drink a whole lot, hence why house parties probably didn't do it for me. They tended to turn into huge sausage fests and I try to avoid those situations..

Here it seems bar/house parties are pretty split. I think upperclassmen definitely tend towards bars, just because they can, and the bars are pretty decent. The fact that I don't drink a lot makes it an attractive option since I won't be spending a lot, but will do it more to meet "people" and such. 

post #12 of 21
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All good input. I don't drink a whole lot, hence why house parties probably didn't do it for me. They tended to turn into huge sausage fests and I try to avoid those situations..


Here it seems bar/house parties are pretty split. I think upperclassmen definitely tend towards bars, just because they can, and the bars are pretty decent. The fact that I don't drink a lot makes it an attractive option since I won't be spending a lot, but will do it more to meet "people" and such. 

Can't compute....
post #13 of 21
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Can't compute....

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post #14 of 21
House parties in Blacksburg fucking blow.

Any decent looking girl in that town(there's few) is at TOTS or Sharkies. If you want to just have a good time, Champs is great. If you want decent cocktails, the Cellar is good(or at least was). Once I turned 21 I never went to another BBurg house party.
post #15 of 21
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House parties in Blacksburg fucking blow.
Any decent looking girl in that town(there's few) is at TOTS or Sharkies. If you want to just have a good time, Champs is great. If you want decent cocktails, the Cellar is good(or at least was). Once I turned 21 I never went to another BBurg house party.

Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for and more or less what I expected. Yeah, the 60-40 ratio sucks, but there are a few wandering around..

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