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The college experience isn’t just about book learning – it’s also about expanding your horizons, meeting people and teaching yourself to balance work and play. Your school has you covered on the work part of the equation – we’ll help you out with the playing. Below, we’ve listed a bar special, club night or drinking event for every day of the week. And once you’ve worn out the options on this list, check our website at orlandoweekly.com for tons more drinking, nightlife, parties and events.
Mondays at Waitiki Retro Tiki Lounge, 26 Wall Street Plaza,
Weekly beer pong tournament with cash prizes.
Curtis Earth Trivia
Mondays at Graffiti Junktion, 900 E. Washington St.,
Starting at 7 p.m., Curtis Earth hosts a trivia night that Orlando Weekly readers named the Best of Orlando for 2014.
Mondays at Knights Pub
3910 Alafaya Trail,
Free cover for girls until 10:30 p.m., free drinks until midnight.
Sock Hop Mondays
Mondays at Backbooth
37 W. Pine St., backbooth.com
DJs spin music from the ’50s and ’60s, and free shots are handed out every hour.
Grits and Gravy
Tuesdays at Independent Bar (I-Bar), 70 N. Orange Ave.,
Old school rock and Motown soul are the musical backdrop.
Tuesdays in the Milk District,
East Robinson Street and North Bumby Avenue,
A rotating lineup of local food trucks brings a crowd every Tuesday for this pop-up street party.
Wednesday nights at the
Original Devaney’s Sports Pub
7660 University Blvd., Winter Park, theoriginaldevaneys.com
$5 burgers and $5 pitchers, followed by Dirty Bingo at 10 p.m.
Liquor Pitcher Wednesdays
Wednesdays at Knight Library
11448 University Blvd.,
Free liquor pitchers and free drafts until midnight. Make sure you don’t have an early class scheduled for the next morning. Because you probably won’t make it.
Nickel Beer Night
Wednesdays at Big Belly and Latitudes, 33 W. Church St.,
Unlimited Bud Light drafts for a nickel from 5 p.m to 9 p.m.
Spacebar Comedy Showcase
Wednesdays at Spacebar
2428 E. Robinson St.
Free entry with two-drink minimum purchase at this indie comedy night, which starts at 10 p.m.
Burger and Beer Night
Thursdays at Friendly Confines
3088 Aloma Ave., Winter Park,
$4.99 gets you a half-pound burger and a domestic draft until 9 p.m.
Food Truckin’ Thursdays
Thursdays in the Mills 50 District, Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., facebook.com/foodtruckinthursdays
Local food trucks hang out all day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Thursdays at the Wall Street Cantina, Wall Street Plaza, 25 Wall St.,
With more than 11,000 songs to choose from, music videos and more, this is one of downtown’s best karaoke nights.
Thursdays at Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.,
Serious fans of electronic dance music know that this night brings some of the best EDM to town.
Thursdays at the Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.,
DJs spin techno music in this hip Thornton Park neighborhood bar. It’s not a college bar per se, but it definitely attracts a young, fun crowd.
3-4-1 Happy Hour
Fridays at Big Belly,
Chillers and Latitudes,
33 W. Church St.,
Yes, you read that right: Three drinks for the price of one from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Get your weekend started.
Fridays at Vyce Lounge, 112 S. Orange Ave., vycelounge.com
Music by Justin Faze and Jimmy Joslin at this downtown boutique nightclub.
Friday Night Block Party
Fridays at Wall Street Plaza,
25 Wall St., wallstplaza.com
Wall Street Plaza is known for its weekend block parties. Wander the plaza, drink in hand, and take advantage of $4 Fireball shots at all eight plaza bars. No cover.
Fridays at the Geek Easy, A Comic Shop, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., acomicshop.net
Karaoke in the Geek Easy, a lounge/bar connected to one of Orlando’s most popular comic-book shops.
Saturdays at Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.,
From midnight until 2 a.m., DJs spin pop, rock and Motown while you confess your sins to your patient bartenders.
Shit Sandwich Standup Comedy Showcase
Every other Saturday at Bull and Bush, 2408 E. Robinson St.,
Admission is free to this stand-up comedy showcase, which features local comedians.
Saturdays at Knight Library, 11448 University Blvd.,
$1 shots, $1 bottled beer and free drafts until midnight. No matter how broke you are, you can surely afford this night.
Barrio Sundays and Tropical Sundays
Sundays at the Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.,
Pay at the door and pay no more (cover is $13-15, ages 21 and up). All you can drink for one cover fee, plus reggaeton, Top 40 and Latin hip-hop music spun by DJs in the Social and salsa, bachata and merengue in the Beacham.
Shake ’n’ Bass
Sundays at Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St., backbooth.com
The Moombah Mafia just celebrated two years of Shake ’n’ Bass! DJs spin tropical bass, moombahton, booty bass and more.