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.