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Best Bars For College Students In Los Angeles


Hard-working college students sometimes need a break from the grind of lectures and tests. To relax or to celebrate a successful school year, check out a venue that caters to college students by brining you the best food, drinks, entertainment, and college student discounts.

Ohara's Bar and Grill
1000 Gayley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-1942

Ohara's is a popular location that UCLA college students frequent for its fun events like beer pong tournaments, movie nights, pint night and trivia night. It's also a co-ed favorite because of its affordable prices––even starving students can splurge with $1 cheese pizzas and $2 pints of Budweiser. Sunday nights at Ohara's are usually busy with Bud Light and Miller Light pitchers for $12. Ohara's even offers half off drinks with Bruin Cards on Monday nights. A great atmosphere, low prices, student discounts, and fun activities makes Ohara's a college student's dream bar.

Howl at the Moon
1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 755-9970

Howl at the Moon is known to shake things up with tons of excitement and outrageous talent. The drink specials on Thursday nights include $1 Coors Lights, $3 Skyy Vodka and $4 Jagermeister shots, making it a popular night for college kids. This high spirited bar located amongst other fun venues at Universal City Walk offers a convenient location and fun times. Howl at the Moon's dueling pianos and crowd interaction leaves customers with lasting memories. Come here to scream and sing at the top of your lungs.

Skinny's Lounge
4923 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 763-6581

Skinny's Lounge is a famous North Hollywood bar known for its unique events and shows. Burlesque dancers, live bands and legendary DJs draw a sizable crowd. On Thursday nights, college students get free admission and 10 percent off all drinks, making Skinny's a NoHo Arts District hotspot. Also enjoy live DJs spinning 80s mixes, reggae, hip hop, funk and rock.

901 Bar & Grill
2902 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 745-7900

901 Bar & Grill is known for its yummy menu featuring finger foods like waffle fries, onion rings, mozzarella cheese sticks, Buffalo wings and jalapeño poppers. The hours of operation from early morning to late night make it easy for college students to avoid drive-thrus and have some group fun. USC students get additional benefits like 25 percent off food and drinks with a USC student card. The easy accessibility, great discounts, and delicious food make 901 the perfect place for students to chill out when preparing for a test or to celebrate the end of a semester.

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The Happy Ending
7038 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-7038

The Happy Ending's upbeat music, daily food specials and nightly entertainment keep customers coming back for more. Thursday nights offer a live DJ, flip cup and beer pong with pitchers of Bud Light for just $12, so you won't go broke playing. Each night of the week there is interactive fun with karaoke, DJs and music. Food, fun, singing, music, and drink specials make Happy Ending is one of the best college night locations in LA.

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Cassandra Bautista is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. Her work can be found at

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