Tallahassee is filled with party spots waiting to be occupied by college students weekend after weekend. However, there are alternatives for students who are not fond of blaring music and crowded dance floors.
Jeremy Hannah, a senior business student from Miramar, Fla., said he enjoys a more relaxed environment opposed to a party scene.
“When you get older, you don’t want that craziness anymore,” Hannah said. “You just want a chill environment and a drink or two to get your mind off the work stress.”
Prime Time, on 1927 W. Tennessee St., is a place where college students who do not want to dance can interact with others without the hustle of a nightclub, said Director of Operations Curtis Solomon.
Prime Time offers the option of lounging inside or outside on its 4,000-square foot patio with community seats and a full open bar.
“Were trying to create an atmosphere that’s conducive to people, people who don’t want to stay home or go to a hectic place,” Solomon said.
Prime Time offers drink specials and dining every day. The establishment is also equipped with 54 televisions.
“It’s a place where you can relax and indulge,” Solomon said. “We try to create that lounge environment.”
Another alternative location, Proof Brewing Company on 1717 W. Tennessee St., offers an option of seating upstairs and downstairs.
“It’s a place you can come to every day,” said Byron Burroughs, who owns the company. “You can come casual or dressed up. We’re focusing on the things that you would really expect in a true high-end city lounge atmosphere.”
Kaishawn Foster, a fourth-year political science student from Daytona Beach, said her interests in recreational places have changed, so she loves the lounge design at Proof Brewing Company.
“I like it,” Foster said. “It’s a real cool place to relax.”
The Madison Social is also a place to visit. The 6,000-square foot social house is overlooking Doak Campbell Stadium. The Madison Social, on 705 S. Woodward Ave., has 19 televisions and is known for its two bars and social experience.
“It’s a good college environment, a mixture of older college kids and young professionals that come here,” said Jessica Jackson, the front house manager.
Madison Social offers drink specials throughout the week. Attendees have a choice of dining inside or outside.
“It’s a huge nightlife here, especially on weekends,” Jackson said. “It’s a good industrial gastro-pub kind of feel, and it’s a fun place and very unique.”