Bildungsroman wrote:Best bars in Ithaca?
but seriously, best is a relative term only. none of the bars are great but they can be fun.
I'm only going to discuss collegetown bars because honestly almost no one goes out in the commons.
Royal Palm ("the palms")
2 dollar beers, solid flip cup scene, small dance floor in the back. reliable bar to see other law students on thursday-saturday from about 11:30 to 1:30
OK pricing, added a Wednesday night special this year of $1 pints, $2 pitchers which makes it a popular midweek spot. much higher proportion of undergrads to grads here than at the palms though
very much a grad student scene. a little further from true collegetown but not far generally speaking. best beer selection in collegetown hands down
probably best "cocktail" bar in collegetown. small but high-quality beer selection. not my favorite but some people like it for a couple drinks before heading somewhere else
Not that many people go here regularly but it's where the law school has a lot of its bar tabs so... yeah. Decent beer selection and a cool street fighter 2 arcade game
the only "club"-esque place in collegetown. usually has drink specials.
undergrad bars. if that is your scene then go for it.