Best Bars With A College Night In Seattle

August 30, 2012 11:00 AM

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The college bar scene in Seattle is first rate. Students will find no shortage of fun establishments offering a college night, most within walking distance to universities, so students can fully take advantage of all the cheap deals. Many Seattle bars, like these, often cater to college students nightly by offering drink specials and no cover charges for students with college or university IDs and more.
cowgirls Best Bars With A College Night In Seattle


Cowgirls Inc.
421 1st Ave. S
Pioneer Square
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 340-0777

One of Seattle’s best dance clubs and college bars, Cowgirls Inc. is the only bar in the area with a mechanical bull. This hotspot offers a “Coyote Ugly” style theme with an all-female bar staff that dances periodically for its patrons. Cowgirls’ best nights for students include “Threesome Thursdays,” where all guys and all girls pay no cover charge, and all house drinks and beers are a flat $3.

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earlsontheave Best Bars With A College Night In Seattle

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Earl’s on the Ave
4333 University Way NE
University District
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 525-4493

Located in the U-District, Earl’s on the Ave was voted as one of Seattle’s top two college bars for 2010 and 2011. Nightly college specials are offered here, including deals on items from the Italian menu and happy hour specials on beer and well drinks from 4–8 p.m. If you’re looking to let loose at the end of the week, Fridays feature $4.50 margaritas and hairy navels. Bring a group friends to watch the game on one of three flat-screen TVs, or try your hand at a game of pool or darts.

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College Inn Pub
4006 University Way NE
University District
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 634-2307

This pub is housed within a historic building complex known as The College Inn, which was built in 1909. The pub itself was established in 1974 and sits directly across from the University of Washington campus, making it a popular watering hole for UW students. Sundays are a co-ed favorite––pool is free and drinks are cheaper than regular happy hour, with $3.50 pints and wells. What better way to kick off a week of studying than with free games and beers on the cheap?

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Dante’s Seattle
5300 Roosevelt Way NE
University District
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 525-1300

Dante’s Seattle has been around since the mid 1960s and draws large crowds of students nightly for more reason than one. The notorious serial killer Ted Bundy was said to have frequented this popular college hangout while he was a student at the University of Washington. If the history and creepiness of that fact isn’t enough to bring you to check it out, the drink specials will be. Every night is a college party night at Dante’s. The bar not only offers nightly drink specials and menu specials, like $1 off happy hours and $2 wells on Mondays, but also free beer pong tournaments, karaoke, DJs and dancing.

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Fourno’s Greek Restaurant and Bar
4733 University Way NE
University District
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 729-5195

Situated in the heart of Seattle’s University District, Fourno’s Greek Restaurant and Bar throws weekly Thursday college night parties. Patrons can choose from $2 well drinks or $4 Fourno’s lemonade, the bar’s very own specialty cocktail. Students also love the weekly karaoke night every Tuesday, and the late-night dancing and live music on the weekends.

Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on

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