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    Good bars post game?

    Hey, everyone. I'm an out of town fan looking to hit up the town after the game. Any recommendations? Looking to avoid preppy frat bars btw.



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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Do we even have a "preppy frat bar"? I'd check out Welch Ave Station if you closer to the stadium.


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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Anything in campustown after a game will be fun...pick one and try it...there arent too many "preppy frat bars" in Ames...



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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Quote Originally Posted by timjans View Post
    Anything in campustown after a game will be fun...pick one and try it...there arent too many "preppy frat bars" in Ames...
    I agree, no obnoxious bars exist in Ames. Just try one without a long line, you don't want to have to swim upstream through crowds all night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by timjans View Post
    Anything in campustown after a game will be fun...pick one and try it...there arent too many "preppy frat bars" in Ames...
    Good to know. Just a couple of "preppy frat bars" in Kent. I wanted to pound in the face in of everyone whenever I got dragged into one of them. The only other College Towns I drank in were by Blowing Green State U, SUNY Buffalo, and SUNY Genesso and half the bars were filled with Frat @ssholes.



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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Ames isn't too Greek anymore. You will want to try Cy's Roost, Mickey's, or Paddy's. If you're looking for cheap drinks and even cheaper women, go to Sips Just kidding, but they do have cheap drinks and a dance floor. Avoid Element. Most of the bars are on Welch Ave. just south of Lincoln Way. Have fun and welcome to Ames!



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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Quote Originally Posted by ia8manfan View Post
    Ames isn't too Greek anymore. You will want to try Cy's Roost, Mickey's, or Paddy's. If you're looking for cheap drinks and even cheaper women, go to Sips Just kidding, but they do have cheap drinks and a dance floor. Avoid Element. Most of the bars are on Welch Ave. just south of Lincoln Way. Have fun and welcome to Ames!
    Just by the name Element I know I want to avoid it. Cheap drinks and women at Sips sounds good to be honest.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkmasterFlash View Post
    Just by the name Element I know I want to avoid it. Cheap drinks and women at Sips sounds good to be honest.
    I'm pretty sure Element is the only 18+ bar in Ames, you have to be 21 to get into anywhere else. I've never been there personally, but I've heard plenty of horror stories, and have had plenty of underclassmen recommend going there during weekends.


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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkmasterFlash View Post
    Hey, everyone. I'm an out of town fan looking to hit up the town after the game. Any recommendations? Looking to avoid preppy frat bars btw.
    Don't worry - People's closed.



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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    I'm pretty sure Element is the only 18+ bar in Ames, you have to be 21 to get into anywhere else. I've never been there personally, but I've heard plenty of horror stories, and have had plenty of underclassmen recommend going there during weekends.
    I'm 24, just concerned if any places are ***** about out of state IDs. The couple of places that let in under 21 in Kent sucked, looking to avoid.


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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Heh, Sips was the first one that came to my mind when I thought "preppy frat bars" but that's just me... I doubt many places will have a cover so if you go to Campustown and don't like the bar you're at you can always head down the street with no problems. I'd recommend Paddy's, Cy's Roost, or Welch Ave Station. Enjoy the game and Ames.



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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Go to welch ave st. It is laid back, good drinks, and is pretty cheap. Mickeys and Paddys were built after my college years, so I cannot speak to them.


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    Re: Good bars post game?

    I like Welch Ave Station - it's a bit of an older crowd, but I find that to be more relaxing and generally have a better time when I'm there than any other bar in Ames.



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    Re: Good bars post game?

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkmasterFlash View Post
    I'm 24, just concerned if any places are ***** about out of state IDs. The couple of places that let in under 21 in Kent sucked, looking to avoid.
    Eh, I wouldn't worry about it. If they check your ID, they should be knowledgable enough to know there will be people from Ohio in town. I doubt they'll give your license a second look.


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    Re: Good bars post game?

    lol all the old people like welch ave. station...thats just funny to me. you can go ahead and go there, if you want to hang out with 40 yr olds.

    i would stick with ia8manfan's recommendations. they seem pretty dead on if youre 24.


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