Travel·Posted on Oct 8, 2015The 29 Best College Bars In AmericaCheers to the nights you can't remember!by Annie DalyBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Amy Sefton / BuzzFeed Life We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the best college bars in America. And — surprise! — almost everyone picked their own. Here are their wonderfully loyal answers. Bogdanhoda / Getty Images After all, most college bars offer some element of gross smell, cheap shots, and age-old traditions (in that order). But while some do it better than others, there is never, ever a college bar quite like yours. 1. Harry's Chocolate Shop, Purdue View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It has a rich history, as it used to be a soda shop. Alumni and students say that it used to be a speakeasy during prohibition, and there are theories that there were secret tunnels that lead into the bar. There is a tradition called the 'Great Indoorsman,' where you stay at the bar from open (11am) until last call, and you have to have a drink every hour. There's no place I would rather be for 16 hours straight!"—Christina Burke, Facebook 2. The Boot, Tulane View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Just steps from campus! There are triple shot drinks for $5 twice a week, 50 cent shots on Tuesdays, and countless other deals throughout the year. 'The Boot: where your college career begins and ends.'"—Beccah450cec14c 3. Kam's, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "The service is awful, the smell is nauseating, but the party is wild. With a blue guy — private label blue energy drink mixed a lower than bottom shelf vodka — in one hand, and your dignity in the other, you're bound to have a good time. FYI: You're gonna lose your dignity, so hang on to that blue guy."—Leahm40c5bc0f3 4. The Olive Branch ("The OB"), Rutgers View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Best for $2 Tuesday, and 50 cent pizza slices for happy hour Monday through Friday, with $1.50 Coors pints!" —Terrell D Barnes, Facebook 5. The Kollege Klub, University of Wisconsin View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It's been holding strong since 1953 as the BEST place to pre-game, watch the game, and celebrate! Must have? The LEGENDARY Long Island iced tea. So many memories lost…"—Katec4e01af8e2 6. Good Time Charley's, University of Michigan View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Best fishbowls ever in giant mason jars. And they have rotating drink specials every month, like Pokemon or Avengers-themed drinks. Plus they have the best chili fries known to mankind. Always a good time."—Natalieb4db32888b 7. Kilroy's on Kirkwood, Indiana University View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It's literally where everybody knows your name. $3 Thursdays is not only the price of drinks, but also the cover charge that comes with a free T-shirt, newly designed every week. And the special drink is the Water Long Island with a splash of orange juice. You won't find it anywhere else." —Megan Samuels, Facebook 8. Gallettes, University of Alabama View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Famous for its Yellow Hammer (aka best drink ever created, unique to this bar), Karaoke Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, and specials all week/weekend long. Everyone goes to Gallettes on game day, which is a big deal at the University of Alabama." —Courtneyg43e6fd966 9. The Dixie Chicken, Texas A & M View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It serves the most beer per square foot of any bar in America, has a live rattlesnake, and gave rise to our tradition of dunking our Aggie rings in a pitcher. Hands down, it's an essential part of a Texas A&M education." —Annettejoyl 10. Lonnie's Western Room ("Lonnie's"), Vanderbilt University View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It's a legendary karaoke bar, so everyone gets trashed and sings. Between the tourists and college kids you never know what you're going to see onstage. Since it's Nashville, there's a ton of talent, so every singer sounds like a country superstar. Every night I've been there has been an absolute blur, and it's my favorite bar in town."—Hannaha445d819fc 11. Smokey Joe's ("Smokes"), University of Pennsylvania View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Sink or swim on Thursdays: There's a $5 cover and 50 cent drinks until midnight." —Dizzizzi12 12. Nick's English Hut ("Nick's"), Indiana University View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It manages to blend current times with tradition. Plus, there's no better combination than playing 'Sink the Biz' with a bucket of biz fries!" —Paige Roberts, Facebook 13. Fred's Bar & Grill, Louisiana State University Facebook: Fredsbar "Every Friday, Fred's has free drinks from 8-10 pm, which the LSU students have named 'Frinks.' They also regularly have live music, crawfish boils, game-day specials, holiday parties, you name it. Bonus: it's located near all of the best drunk food establishments, like Kolache Kitchen and Pluckers. Fred's is a tradition, a guaranteed great night. Some of my favorite memories were created there with some of the best people around! Geaux Tigers!"—Kmess 14. The Phyrst, Penn State View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "From table wars and the live band, to rocking that bright green 'twenty-phryst' hat on your 21st birthday! Throw in a couple Stars & Stripes shots alongside a famous tray of Phyrst fries, and you're looking at one hell of a night." —Lexi Ferrari, Facebook 15. Faegan's Pub, Syracuse View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Amazing food, amazing beer on tap, and they have a beer tour!"—Kathleen Hessman, Facebook 16. The Haufbrau Bozeman ("The Hauf"), Montana State University View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Where else can you listen to great live music and drink a few $3 Moose Drools in your beanie, flannel, fleece leggings, and Sorels when the temperature drops below 20 degrees?" —Pretendcheese Corner Club, University of Idaho Facebook: 283263969681 "Nothing can beat a tub from the club! Go Vandals!" —Callar2 18. Top of the Stairs ("TOTS"), Virginia Tech View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I love me some good 'ol rails [their famous drink]!" —Shelby Quinn, Facebook 19. The Hangar Pub and Grill, University of Massachusetts Amherst View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I miss going there for literally everyone's 21st birthday!" —Maddip2 20. Humphrey's Restaurant and Tavern, Saint Louis University View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Amazing staff that feels like family. Late nights drinking with friends. Looking at the door every time someone walks in and having it be your friend every time. Live music on the patio. All day brunch. Dollar shots. And the birthday tradition ... getting a shot from a plunger! Even when SLU grads turn 30, you go back for your plunger! And the best of the best is penny pitchers on Wednesday nights. A pitcher of beer for a dollar. Hello hangover. But you just head right back for brunch. Alumni ALWAYS come back to visit. Weddings always end at Humphrey's. Reunions end at Humphrey's. Humphrey's feels like home."—Beckyl46c233a55, BuzzFeed Community 21. The Esso Club, Clemson View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Great drinks and fantastic fried mushrooms. And [American sportscaster] Brent Musburger hits The Esso Club every time he's in town."—Scherewecome1, BuzzFeed Community 22. The Grotto at Capone's ("Grotto"), Western Michigan University View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Half off pizza, trivia, drink specials every night, and two floors — it's the best place to spend your four years at college. And when you're there every day, the bartenders become family. " —Shelbi Nicolle, Facebook 23. The Blue Jay Bar ("The Jay"), Creighton University View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "They have half-priced drinks every Wednesday, and all of the college kids call them 'Wednesjay's.' What other college bar gives you the excuse to get drunk on a Wednesday? It's the best way to get through Hump Day." —Maggiep4588e735e 24. Froggy's Bar & Grill, University of California, Davis View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Best bar to chill, play liar's die, or do karaoke any night of the week. Best drink is their blowjob shot!"—Rachel Vogel, Facebook 25. Funky's Pizza & Dacquiri Bar, University of Mississippi View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "They make alcoholic icees and they're absolutely delicious. They have cool names too, like the Miley Cyrus."—Cargrass 26. 9d's Bar, University of Georgia View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "The DJ only plays 90s music, and it is glorious." —Malloryw404328e19 27. Riley's Bar & Grill, California State University, Chico View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Thursday nights are power hour. Drinks start at 25 cents for the first 15 minutes, then they're 50 cents for the next 15 minutes, 75 cents for the next…and then $1 drinks. Wins all around."—Juliepants, BuzzFeed Community 28. Brick Street, Miami University View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Their specialty drink is the trashcan. You get used to the pretty awful Red Bull taste, and it wouldn't be a Friday night without one."—Karlyj40efa167e 29. The Wagon Wheel ("The Wheel"), University of Kansas View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "If this bar isn't on this list, this list has no meaning whatsoever." —Sabrinaleec So there you have it. The best college bars in America, according to you guys. Enjoy them while you can, and remember them fondly after you graduate, because there really is no place like ... home. Ingram Publishing / Getty Images Want to be featured on BuzzFeed? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter!