Where Are the Best College Bars Near my TCC Apartment?

Tallahassee is a fast-growing, vibrant Southern city with rich history and three nationally recognized universities. If you're new to town, welcome home! Tally has a plethora of affordable, student-oriented housing, and we're here to help you find the coolest places to hang out near your TCC apartment community.


Tennessee Street

One of Tallahassee's main thoroughfares that is quite close to Tallahassee Community College,  Tennessee Street boasts several hip hangouts. Check out the Bottoms Up! Bar for deals on ice-cold beers and games of pool. Cancun Sports Bar and Grill features big-screen TVs, a delightful menu of cheap and tasty Mexican food, and daily specials like two-for-one margaritas and 99 cent tacos. Momo's Pizza is a casual, relaxed place to chill and enjoy a positively ridiculous menu of pizza, calzones, salad, and creative appetizers. This family-owned local joint also has an impressive list of microbrews in the can, bottle, or on tap. And don't miss the famous Bullwinkle's Saloon – a favorite Tally watering hold for over 30 years, featuring a rooftop tiki bar, a beer garden, and their $10 Bottomless Buffet with top-shelf liquor. Be sure to get your Moose Card for additional deals and discounts!


Tally Strip

Head towards College Town and you'll land in the up-and-coming area known as the Tally Strip. Visit Ken's World Famous Friendly Tavern, open since 1966, and join their Mug Holders club for daily deep discounts. The Public House is an Irish-style pub with pool tables and darts, and an awesome selection of live DJs each week. Red Rocks is a typical Tally scene bar with full liquor, daily drink specials, and live music. TENN Nightclub and Lounge has some of the country's best electronic music DJs and is a marvelous place to meet fun people who like to dance. The Tally Strip also has regular block parties – with booze, bands, and great times, these outdoor events are not to be missed!


Fancy Schmancy

If you have a special occasion coming up or want to take your date somewhere special, Tallahassee has that too. Super close to Doak Campbell Stadium, the Recess is a 5,000 square foot venue with a rooftop bar, VIP nightclub, and a swimming pool. Level 8 Lounge on North Monroe Street is a chic place to hang and features live music, skyline views of Downtown Tallahassee, and a delectable tapas menu. It's located at the Hotel Duval, one of Tally's poshest places to stay. Former football coach Don Shula's new place, 347 Grille, is also located there, and this sophisticated bistro serves some of the best craft cocktails in town. The Lounge at Market Square on Timberlane Road is an intimate, classy bar that's perfect for a sexy date night. Savour on Park Avenue has an extensive European wine list, and an upscale menu with tasty tidbits like charcuterie, a seared scallop BLT, Florida crab cakes, and filet mignon.


Dive Deep

Everyone loves a dive bar, and Tally sure has its share of those. The Palace Saloon in Southeast Tallahassee is a Tallahassee tradition, and they are well-known for their stiff pours and cheap pitchers. Waterworks is a festive tiki-themed bar with a fun lunch menu and live DJs at night. Andrew's Downtown is a favorite, with huge TVs, a relaxed outdoor patio, and a totally affordable menu of pub favorites. The Warhorse Whiskey Bar is perfect for fans of that particular spirit, has a vast outdoor patio, and offers a unique menu of whiskey-specific cocktails. The Leon Pub on East 6th Avenue is a British-inspired watering hole with an extensive selection of draft beers.


Get Out and Live a Little!

Tally has a wild and vibrant nightlife that's sure to have something for everyone. If you're going to have a big night on the town, be sure not to drink and drive. Rideshares like Lyft and Uber are cheap in this town, find a designated driver, or walk with a group of friends. Stay safe, have fun, and keep visiting RentTally for more ideas on how to fully enjoy student life near your TCC apartment!

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