10 Tips to Saving Money During Your Night Out

Saving Money is Important!

You are a college student and your money is pretty important. After all, we don't really want to spend every free minute working a part-time job instead of getting "the college experience". All too often we go out and have a great night, only to wake up to our empty bank accounts. Luckily, we have some ways to save money when you go out again because every penny counts. 


Money-Saving Tip #1: Pay with Cash

Paying with cash allows you to notice exactly how much you are paying per drink, instead of simply putting it on your tab all night. This way you won't be mindlessly dwindling away your bank account, you'll actually be saving money. Here's another little something that could help you out, this way you won't forget to tip! When you leave a tip, you can become the bartenders friend which can get you a nice discount now and then. 

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Why Athens Ohio is the Cheapest Town for a Night out

This Hidden Gem of America is Right Under Your Nose

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Graduation Bar Crawl Checklist

What is the Graduation Bar Crawl.

Every year, once it gets close to graduation, graduating senior and their friends make one last trip to the Athens, Ohio bars together. During this trip, seniors make their way through every bar on Court Street ordering at least one drink from every bar.

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Tips on How to Survive the Athens Bar Scene

I can easily remember my first time setting foot into my first bar on Court Street. I waited in line at The C.I., my new form of identification shaking in hand, nervous I wouldn't find my way through the party crowd waiting ahead of me- I get it. However, for you first timers, I promise it's not that bad and it can be a lot of fun.

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A Healthy Night Out On Court Street

To have a healthy night out on Court Street is very difficult to do. Some would say that it is impossible. I would agree with those people, but there may be some alternatives to a night on the town. Not that it is extremely healthy but it could easiliy save you a few bucks and you could feel better the morning after. These two startegies help me get through the night financially and socially. Many people go with these approaches too, as it works well for them and was big before spring break came. 

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Best weekday drink specials

So, you're a broke ass college student and you like the bar scene. WOW, great combination! I've bet you even woke up the next morning with an empty wallet or a low bank account. So that twenty dollars your parents just transferred over for "food" (sorry mom), isn't going to get you through the weekdays at the bars!

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Unknown Athens Bars: The Pub On Court Street


A Relatively Unknown Athens Bar

For many Ohio University students, The Pub may not be a familiar name. Many Bobcats may not have even heard of it. Those who have heard of it may consider it a "townie bar". And I'm sure for some, The Pub is just "that place between JBar and PawPurrs". Today, I'm here to tell you why The Pub is worth a visit.

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The Perfect Week - A Saga of Weekday Food and Drink Deals on Court Street

The Perfect Week - A Complete Guide to Court Street Food and Drink Specials


Weekend got the best of you?  Too bad because its time to begin your endeavour of your perfect week!  Get started early at the Overhang with $1.50 well vodka drinks all day long (For the eager, they open at 4 PM).  To ensure you don't pass out before the sunset we reccomend some food next, sadly Broney's Alumni Grill no longer offers $.50 wings however they still have a pretty well versed food deal with their, half priced apps menu from 4pm - 9pm.  Next, head up the street to The Pub for their MAUI FUCKING MONDAYS,  $2 Margs/Pub Punch/Maui Wowies and $1.50 Domestics so you can ball on a budget till your night comes to an end.


Ah Tequila Tuesday, AKA the start of the weekend for most OU students.  This is where the deals really start to roll in. Start out early at Courtside, they open at 4 PM with $2 coronas and margs.  If you want something a little more make a quick stop at Broney's for their $5 loaded margs and some $2 tacos to hold you over.  If you've got some knowledgeable friends with you I reccomend taking on Trivia Tuesday at Tony's and supplementing it with some chips and guac (also $1 PBR's all night for the not so trivial inclined).  Lastly head back to Courtside for their "LIT TUESDAYS" with different drink speacials every hour.  Sprinkle in some $1 well tequila shots throughout the night at The Overhang if there's any chance that you're still coherent.


It's hump day so you know what that means?!  Yup you're getting drunk again.  Head over to Courtside as soon as it opens so you can secure your spot in line for slice night - that's $.50 cheese slices and $.75 pepperoni slices, supplement all that grease with some $2 blue moons.  $5 Liquor Pitchers at Lucky's is gonna wanna be your next drink of choice suck one of those down quick to get the sugar and well liquor flowing in your system.  Next head down to The Overhang and take a few $1.50 well rum shots to really get your night started.  Stephens is the final destination here with their $4 Destroyers from 10 PM - close which equals out to 100% chance of a crippling hangover tomorow. 


Well some people are just getting ready to go out for the first time this week and you're on day 4 of your drink deal bender, I hope you're proud of yourself you definitely should be.  Reward yourself with something that might resemble a meal from back home at Lucky's with their $5 dollar chicken parm deal it comes with a salad and a ton of food to get your night started right (the alocoholics are gonna wanna get ahead of the game here with $1.50 drafts).  Next head down to The Overhang for their signature Brainstomper deal, they'll stop your brain for the low price of 2 dollars only on Thursays. Next head down to J Bar for quad night, the main event of the night.  DJ Ace will be playing the jams and you can get yourself $3.00 Rumple shots and double well drinks all night long.


Well if you made it this far, I'm a little disgusted.  Start with some food because you're going to need it Broney's should be your first move at 4PM for some more half priced app goodness.  Do it right on your last night and hit up Brick Break at Red Brick for $1 well everything, yes everything  this drink deal goes on from 7pm to 9pm.  Your Next stop by your favorite freshman bar The Crystal, try and dodge the underagers and score yourself some $2 vegas bombs and $3 long islands before it's too packed to move.  If your body isn't rejecting alcohol head all the way down to Courtside and treat yo self with a $2 crown shot, you deserve it.  

Court Street Checklist

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The Last 4 Bars every Senior Must Visit

We all know and love Court St., since freshman year, that is where most of us wanted to be on a Friday night, or Thursday, or Wednesday... probably Sunday as well. But if you're a senior and you've partaken in your fair share of shuffles you're probably feeling that there has to be more than just Court St. I'm glad to say that there are more options, in fact there are 4 very good options that are still within walking distance of where you might live. 

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