Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, but sometimes it can be unfriendly to the poor college student. Tired of standing outside the exclusive velvet ropes of the ultra clubs? We’ve found some great bars that are showing some love to the college crowd, offering great specials and entertainment for those who spend more time in class then at board meetings or the golf course.
3663 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
PBR Rock Bar is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Planet Hollywood Resort. The 13,000 square foot bar boasts a mechanical bull, a Jumbotron and outdoor seating with fire pits. Play beer pong anytime or catch a beer pong tournament the first Friday of every month. Wednesday is College Night with an open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. The cost is only $5 for girls and $10 for guys with a college ID.
Miracle Mile Shops
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd #183
Blondie’s is a sports bar located in the Miracle Mile Shops at The Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. It features 40 screens showing everything from NFL Football to English Premier Soccer. Tuesday night is College Night with a $20 cover ($10 for locals) that includes all-you-can-drink draught beer and well drinks. The best part for college guys? The beers are served by Blondie’s “cheerleaders.” Try your luck on the UNLV Runnin’ Rebel themed beer pong tables while you’re there, as tournaments are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Just keep in mind this is an Ohio State bar.
6605 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Coconuts Las Vegas is located at Town Square Las Vegas. This Mexican Bar and grill is known for its gigantic four foot burrito and adult birthday parties. Thursday nights at Coconuts “Rebel Rush,” where UNLV students can take advantage of $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons and well drinks. Hungry students can also get $1 tacos on the patio to go with their cocktails. This bar makes Tuesday nights perfect for a cheap meal and beers with friends.
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4633 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Piranha is a boutique nightclub located behind UNLV and the Thomas and Mack Center. The club hosts a huge college night event called “Frat Haus” every Wednesday, featuring resident DJ The Mash Up King, monthly theme parties, cash prizes and beer pong tournaments. Drink specials include $10 all you can drink beer and $6 Jägermeister shots. Check the website for the bi-monthly themed nights and come dressed to win prizes. Doors open at 10 p.m. and there is no cover.
1350 E Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
The Crown and Anchor is a British pub located on Tropicana Avenue, just down the street from UNLV. The bar offers 30 draught beers from around the world as well as a full restaurant featuring British specialties like fish and chips and bangers and mash. Tuesday is UNLV Day, when students, faculty, staff and alumni get $1 off on draughts as well as $4.95 British burgers or chicken sandwiches. Happy Hour is daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m..
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