beachbum wrote: Patriot1208 wrote:
beachbum wrote:No, I get what artichoke is saying. I definitely prefer the more relaxed bar/restaurant scene to the club/frat party culture. I did the frat thing for the first few years of undergrad and it was a lot of fun, but it just doesn't appeal to me now like it used to. Maybe I just got lame.
In general, bar scenes around universities is the same or equitable enough to a frat scene. Therefore, if you don't like going to a house party, you probably won't like going to a packed bar/club around the university either. You don't have to get wasted and do a keg stand, but if you aren't ok with these things at all, you'll probably not be around others that drink all that often. It's fine if you don't drink, but just understand what you are getting into.
Eh, I dunno about that. I'm living in an area that seems to be almost entirely grad students (WUSTL and SLU), and the bar scene around here is noticeably different than the bars/frat parties/apt parties (we don't have houses) that are frequented by undergrads. I love to drink (just ask my GPA), but I'd much rather do it with grad students than undergrads.
What's funny, is we live in the same place, and I would wholheartedly disagree with you about the Central West End and that area. The landing, sure, it's usually an older crowd, but not the area around the schools and Central West End.
Edit: you also have to understand, i'm not talking about animal house type shit, i'm talking about realistic house parties that you see at the frats on a campus like WUSTL. There aren't really keg stands going on, just a lot of drinking, socializing, and dancing. That is about it.