Florida State University is welcoming back students for the spring semester with a new and engaging hot spot — a brew pub inside the student union.
FSU inked a deal with Tallahassee-based Proof Brewing Company to add a bar to the campus. It is located on the ground floor of the university’s student union.
The deal has created a lot of hype for students and citizens in the capital city. The new bar is student friendly and has gotten the attention of many outsiders.
Asia Grinion, a fourth year English student at FSU, says the new attraction has come at the right time for students like her.
“After long days of exams and classes when we want to sit back and cool off after a long day the bar is here for us,” Grinion said.
Since the bar is at the student union students will not have to travel as far as they would if they were to go to a bar off campus.
“Location friendly helps all of us,” Grinion said.
Florida State’s new attraction also comes with questions about safety of students. To drink in general, you have to provide your government ID. But what stops students from drinking too much?
Carl Burnside, a graduate of Florida A&M University and an assistant track coach for Florida State, says the new bar is a great money maker but it can also be very dangerous since there really is no limit on how much a student can drink.
“We never want our students to feel overwhelmed by classes and want them to be able to lay back, but we also want them to be safe,” he said.
The student union has no limits on how many drinks a student can order and as of now no student has abused it, according to FSU, but there is no telling when it will be abused. The easy access to the bar may become a problem at some point.
This new bar has caught the attention of craft beer lovers in Tallahassee. Since you don’t have to be a student to enter the bar, people from outside of FSU have tried the new bar and given different reviews of it.
Jeremiah Baptiste, a graduating business student, says even though he doesn’t attend Florida State he goes to their bar very often because their drink options are very good.
“The union margarita is one of my favorites,” he said.
Baptiste has met different faces at the bar and says the vibe is very friendly.
“Everyone just goes to cool off,” he said.
And in these days a drink is all the students need.