by Tara Nurin
College students are known for their resourcefulness. Think of the most cash-strapped college student – you know, the one who survives off Ramen, plain popcorn and his friends’ generosity – and chances are even he will have the wherewithal to find a few pennies for some beers and a night out. Thanks to the invention of college nights, those pennies can stretch to cover a couple of beverages and sometimes even food that doesn’t come in a Styrofoam container.
A week’s worth of college nights starts at Taylor’s Williamstown, where University Tuesdays offer liquid grains in the form of $2 Budweiser products. Not feeling the rice and yeast combo? U Call Its are $3 all night, and $2 SoCo and lime Shots poured from 9pm-12am might help prevent scurvy. On Wednesdays, Adelphia’s college night kicks up the free entertainment with live bands that play while students take advantage of $2 Coors Light and Miller Light, $2 Yuengling bottles, $1.50 mixed drinks and $2 U Call Its, plus $10 towers of Coors Light and $15 towers of Blue Moon.
Thursdays are college night at Coastline Bar & Grill, where a $5 cover buys $2 drinks until midnight and a DJ all night long. Rutgers-Camden students know that the one solid meal they might eat all week can come from the The Victor’s Pub on the Camden waterfront on Thursday nights, when from 8pm to midnight, a plate of spaghetti and clams costs $7.95. They can wash them down with $2 Coors light bottles, $2 well drinks or $3 Yuengling bombers.
Finally, for those diligent students who only treat themselves on weekends, Frat House Fridays at Top Dog is a reward for a week of studying. $2 Coors Light bottles and $4 Skyybull Bombs from 9pm-midnight pour liquid courage into the mouths of student athletes who participate in the bar’s tricycle races, ping-pong competitions and themed parties. Shuttles run from certain schools to and from the bar so everyone can stay safe enough to hit the books when Monday comes.
Taylor’s Williamstown: 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, (856) 875-9700 Adelphia: 1750 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, (856) 845-8200 Coastline: 1240 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, (856) 795-1773 Victor’s Pub: 1 Market Street, Camden Waterfront, (856) 635-0600 Top Dog: 2310 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, (856) 486-1001