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Best Bars With A College Night In Atlanta

Even though Atlanta is a big metropolitan city, it's also a great college town. With big universities like Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Kennesaw State calling the Metro Atlanta area home, there is no shortage of college bars offering great deals and freebies for students. Throw in private colleges and universities like Emory, Morehouse and SCAD, and you have a great mix of students and bars not found in any other city in the South.

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Bailey's Kennesaw
2500 Cobb Place Lane NW #900
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 794-4444

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Kennesaw State is one of the fastest growing universities in the country, meaning the city of Kennesaw is littered with college bars. While on the surface it may appear that every night at Bailey's is college night, if you ask around, the students will tell you that Monday is when the night to go. On the first night of the week, college kids take advantage of 35 cent wings and $2.50 bottles of beer. Get your draft on with $3.50 Red Fox Amber and Dos Equis drafts.

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Hole in the Wall
3177 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-9801

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Thursday is the unofficial college night at Hole in the Wall, when the drink specials are specifically designed for the area's co-eds. Bring your college ID (and your driver's license) along to take advantage of $1 draft beers and $2 PBR cans before the clock strikes midnight. But don't just get here early to down as many cheap drinks as you can before 12 a.m., this place also gets packed will college kids as the end of the night draws near.

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J.R. Crickets
631 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA
(404) 389-WING

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Since 1982, J.R. Crickets has been an Atlanta institution for the best wings and coldest beverages in Midtown Atlanta. Not only that, but if there was such a thing, J.R.'s would be the bar serving up the official wing of Georgia State. While a chicken joint may seem like an unconventional place for co-eds to congregate at night, J.R.'s location across the interstate from the Georgia Tech campus and late hours (open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday), combine to create the perfect collegiate hotspot. Come on Mondays for 50 percent off your order of 70 more wings––bring 'em back to your dorm for the after-hours party or hang out at J.R.s with a group of friends to chow down. Delicious, affordable, late night chicken close to campus? Doesn't get any better than that.

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Moes and Joes
1033 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-6090

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Tuesday is college night at Moes and Joes, so come out and join all your buds from Emory, Georgia Tech and Georgia State in The Highlands. The $3.25 pitchers and the bar's original mojo burger will tempt you, but it's the friendly staff and good looking patrons that will keep you coming back. Cheap food and cheap beer is a staple for any college student, so don't miss Tuesdays at Moes and Joes.

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3655 Cherokee St.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(678) 331-8470

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Thursday is "Thirsty Thursday College Night" at Bullfrogz in Kennesaw. This is a favorite of KSU students looking for 75 cent Bud Light drafts, $2 longnecks and $3 margaritas. Trivia kicks off the night at 8 p.m. and the DJ takes over at 10 p.m.  Each week there are lots of giveaways and contests. Added bonus? Bullfrogz offers a free shuttle back home at the end of your evening, so you don't have to worry about a safe ride home. Just tip the driver.

Head to CBS Atlanta's Best Of page for more local tips on family fun, shopping, nightlife, food, culture and more!

Rick Limpert is a freelance writer/photographer in Atlanta. His work can be found at

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