Planning A College Bar Hop: 3 Ways To Choose The Best Bar And Grill Venues

9 March 2016
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There's nothing better to bring new and old classmates together than planning a bar hop, which is basically when a group of people visit one bar after another in the same night. If you're planning a bar hop as a club activity, as a charity event or just for fun, it's important that you think long and hard about which bar and grill venues are going to make the list because a bad venue can easily ruin the entire event. If you're not sure whether a venue should make the list or not, here are 3 things you should consider.

The Location of the Bar and Grill

While everyone is going to have a good time drinking, probably no one is going to want to be the designated driver. When planning a bar hop, you should definitely make sure that everyone has a way to get from one bar to another safely. If you're not sure whether everyone will make the right decision of calling a cab, then the next best way to get from one bar and grill to another is to walk. Because of this reason, the bar and grill venues should ideally be within walking distance of one another, so everyone can get from one venue to another quickly and without getting lost.

Don't choose venues that are across the town from one another because there's a good chance that someone is either not going to have a ride there or will get lost walking to the next venue.

Promotional Deals Offered by Each Venue

College kids don't have a lot of money. In fact, 4 out of 5 college students constantly worry about money to the point where it affects their studies and diet. Don't exclude anyone by choosing a classy and expensive bar and grill that would put a huge dent in their wallet. Instead, make sure you look at the menus of each bar and grill ahead of time to confirm that every item on the menu is affordable – especially the drinks! Also, be sure to choose a bar and grill with a diverse menu in order to satisfy everyone's food cravings.

If you have time, call each bar and grill separately to see whether they are offering promotions on the night that you have planned the bar hop or whether they would be willing to offer your group a discount. Don't forget to read reviews online to determine whether other patrons recommend the food.

The Amount of Space Available at Each Venue

Depending on how large of a group is going to be bar hopping, you should also take the amount of space that is available at each venue into account. You don't want everyone to be squished like sardines at the venue because people are going to feel hot and uncomfortable quickly.

Remember that there will be other patrons at the bar and grill as well, so consider how busy each venue usually is at the time that you'll be visiting. If you're not sure, it might be wise to call the bar and grill to ask whether they would recommend their venue for your group.


Planning a fun and successful bar hop requires a lot of work. You definitely need to make sure you choose each venue wisely in order to make sure that everyone attending the bar hop will have fun, and in order to make sure that the event goes smoothly. It's usually a good idea to give each bar and grill a heads up – especially if you anticipate that a fairly large group will show up. If you're looking for bars near you, consider one like Mugshots Burger N' Brew.