View Poll Results: BAR WARS DOWNTOWN v CAMPUSTOWN

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    Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    The "Why can't we have a cheap bar in SW Ames" thread got me wondering where the denizens of this board get their lips wet...

    Downtown vs Campustown

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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Live in campustown so on the weekends that's where I go...but I do love me some pint night Wednesdays at Olde Main!



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Being a student, I frequently visit the establishments around Welch Avenue such as Paddy's, Headliners, Capones, EsTas, Outlaws, and Mickeys.



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Downtown, I venture to Welch maybe twice a year. But I have been out of school for 5 years now.



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Probably most interesting to see how this plays out by demographic. I am a grad student, but also got my undergrad degree at ISU.

    Friday Nights:

    DG's/London Underground and maybe a late night trip to the Fox for people watching and karaoke.

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    Campus town



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    The Fox is awesome on Wednesday nights.



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Welch Ave Station!



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Probably most interesting to see how this plays out by demographic. I am a grad student, but also got my undergrad degree at ISU.

    Friday Nights:

    DG's/London Underground and maybe a late night trip to the Fox for people watching and karaoke.

    Any other day of the week:

    Campus town
    Word. I thought about this one too...Even when I lived in West Ames in my early 20's we made it downtown to get enhanced. Less eye candy, better service....


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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    While I enjoyed some good nights at Whiskey River during my undergrad days, I generally stuck to Campustown while I was in school.

    Now that I'm old, I prefer the downtown area as opposed to Campustown.

    But it doesn't really matter as I only get to go out in Ames maybe once a year.



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    oh man we used to do the trio trouble back in the early 2000's downtown. Hit up Tradewinds, followed by Whiskey and finish up with Tip Top. Absolutely zero women but the drinks were cheap and we could get crazy as hell! Normally nobody would throw us out cause they needed the business. Of course we were on Welch all the time too, but sometimes you just need to get messed up with some messed up people in some messed up places.



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    The only downtown place I was wild about was Olde Main. Stuck with Campustown, etc. Thumbs was probably my favorite bar after People's/Lumpy's closed.

    My vote goes for Campustown, but I've never really lived in Ames not being a studentish.


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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    The only downtown place I was wild about was Olde Main. Stuck with Campustown, etc. Thumbs was probably my favorite bar after People's/Lumpy's closed.

    My vote goes for Campustown, but I've never really lived in Ames not being a studentish.

    Hmmm..do we lump Thumbs and Mother's Pub/La Boheme in with the Campus town?? They are more like a semi-autonomous protectorate of Campus Town



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Campustown sneaks in an early lead...I will give you that it's probably easier to get laid there.


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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Campustown bars are wilder, that is all I know.



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    Re: Bar Wars: Downtown vs Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Hmmm..do we lump Thumbs and Mother's Pub/La Boheme in with the Campus town?? They are more like a semi-autonomous protectorate of Campus Town
    The Cookie Shop is NOT part of the food court. It's an autonomous eatery designated for midmall snacking!


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