If there is one thing you ABSOLUTELY need to know about Ohio University is that we love our bars. In our town of approximately 25,000 people there are 18 bars in a 3 block radius. It is absurd how often our students go to the bars. But, that is half the reason why Ohio University is the place to be. We don’t need a fucking reason to go to the bars here. However, you can count on an Ohio University student to pull a reason out of thin air. For example, last year there was a boil-alert in Athens because of a water main break. All the bars opened early that day and the student population went bonkers for “Drought Fest”. Homecoming is also a GIANT weekend for the bars. Almost all of the bars open extremely early on Saturday at around 6 am for Kegs and Eggs. I know you’re probably thinking, “Who the fuck wakes up at 6 am to drink beer and eat eggs after an aggressive Friday of boozing??” We do. And it is our job and honor to keep this tradition alive every homecoming year.
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.