Kingston Nightlife

By Trilby Goouch
Blogs Editor

You may have just gotten your class schedule together but lets not forget that studying isn’t the only thing you’ll be doing this semester. If you're looking to get to know Kingston better or are ready to celebrate legality, look no further. And yes, there’s more to Kingston than just The Ale House.

For a night of dancing, we’ve got the usual suspects…

Ale House: you knew it was coming. Located on Princess St., just steps away from Bubba’s Pizzeria. Perfect for if you want to dance to top 40 or mingle with familiar faces.
When to go: Tumbleweed Tuesdays

Alfie’s: Queen's very own nightclub located at Union and University. It’s run by students and especially popular on a Wednesday. With free cover and coat check, $14.00 bottles of wine and the convenient on-campus location, what's not to love?
When to go: Traditional Wednesday nights are big at Alfie’s, or Friday classic rock/throwback nights for a dose of classic hits.

Stages Nightclub: Always keeping it classy, seek out stages if you're feeling a night of dancing and heels.
When to go: Monday night Beach Slam (seasonal).

The Spot: If you're in the mood to dance, the spot can be a great time — the bar centering on a dancing pole speaks for itself. Again, drinks are cheap.
When to go: Thirsty Thursdays for $3.00 drinks

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The Queen’s Pub: This student-run campus pub is famous for its casual and relaxed atmosphere and fun staff. Located inside the JDUC, it offers cheap eats and is open to all ages until 8p.m.
When to go: Sunday night dinner (perfect for when the caf is closed) for cheap food + pitchers, and it’s all-ages until 10p.m.

Canteen: Joined to Ale, this is a great spot if you’re looking for an Ale-like experience without the jam-packed dance floor.
When to go: Monday night football for the famous hot dog menu, $3.50 tall boys and games that enter you for a chance to win a jersey.

Clark Hall Pub: This EngSoc-run pub is located above the campus bookstore and is a popular choice among engineering students.
When to go: Wednesday night bingo/games night, Thursday night live music and Friday afternoon ritual.

The Toucan: Located at 76 Princess Street, this is Kingston’s best authentic Irish pub experience.
When to go: Monday night for ghettoxpress (a night of R & B, Motown, Blues and Funk) and wings & a “50” quart for $13.

The Brass: Perfect for a night of pitchers and wings; come here to watch the game or for some weekend brunch…we love the weekender breakfast.
When to go: Tuesday night 50 cent wings, Sunday $3.50 caesars and Friday $4.00 chicken fajitas and $7.75 smirnoff rockets.

Tir Na Nog: Perfect if you love to sing karaoke, want a break from strobe lights and love the Irish.
When to go: Thursday night karaoke.

Fanatics: For sports fans and game get-togethers. It gets packed quickly but is a great spot to watch the game.
When to go: Sunday night football with 25% discount on food items with drink purchase for students.

The Merchant Tap House: Located at 6A Princess Street, this waterfront pub offers an authentic pub experience, and the location offers a nice change of scenery.
When to go: Tuesday $3.50 pints or Wednesday steak and a pint for $12.99.

The Kingston Brew Co.: Amazing British fare (think meat pies and fish and chips), traditional British character and a huge selection of brews.
When to go: Thursday curry special or any night for their famous fish and chips & dragon’s breath brew.

The Mansion: Tucked away just west of University and Princess St., The Mansion offers a casual atmosphere with impressive live music every night.
When to go: There’s usually something going on every night of the week, but Tuesday $2 taco night is a must.

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