Revamping a lackluster social life


When stepping foot on The Hill, nightclubs are one of the main attractions.

Living in a party town, clubs can become “played out” quickly.

However, when going to The Moon, Coliseum and Bajas becomes a bore, students can find alternatives.

As the semester winds down, the typical Tuesday, Friday and Saturday club nights transition into staying at home with Redbox movies. But why is that?

Tallahassee may be a small city, but there are alternative hot spots when looking to get dressed up, mingle and have a marvelous time. There is a little bit of everything to fit the mood of students.

“Many people don’t realize that Tallahassee offers amazing places for college students,” said Katie Kole, marketing communications director for Leon County Tourism Development. “Various restaurants and coffee shops offer a chill environment for students to hang out with friends at night.”

If you’re looking to sing your heart out, Top Flite is the place to be. Every Wednesday, it is known for its infamous karaoke when fellow Rattlers can be found enjoying and even embarrassing themselves.

On one of those stressful weekdays, grab some friends and go to 101 Restaurant for its happy hour specials.

Demera Williams, a junior criminal justice student from Miami, enjoys the ambiance of the restaurant.

“The food is good, and the environment is nice,” Williams said. “It has a nice and classy vibe where I can have a wonderful and relaxed time with friends.”

Exercising is an alternative to drinking and going to the club every weekend.

Art of the Catwalk is a sociable place that offers numerous activities to engage in. It specializes in pole workouts, Zumba and kickboxing. The activities are fun and promote good health.

“Art of the Catwalk is a good place if you like to exercise and have fun at the same time,” said Tayler Campbell, a junior physical therapy student from Jacksonville. “I constantly feel the burn and have even started seeing some tonnage in my body.”

Some students in Tallahassee feel limited when it comes to having fun outside of clubs but with the right resources, it can easily be found.

Café Shisha, coffee shop and hookah bar, is an excellent Arabian, chill atmosphere. Groups of friends can gather and smoke flavored tobacco or relax in the open space of couches and pillow seating.

Students who enjoy nature outings should pursue a trip to Wakulla Springs and enjoy all that it has to offer.

“It’s a good day filled with unusual fun,” said Garold Harris II, a sophomore economics student from Tampa. “It was something other than just going to the pool at someone’s home.”

Tallahassee has a lot of different social scenes for students to hang out and experience something new. Keeping that in mind when club hopping is the last option on your list may lead you to something entirely new.

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