The Daily Meal has covered the 25 Best College Bars before — but this year, our list is bigger and better than ever.
For the second year, The Daily Meal took on the challenge of compiling the country’s best college bars. This time around, we doubled our winners, naming 50 of the best college bars in America. To discover this year’s ranking, we asked readers to tell us which college bars were the best and why.
There were several colleges that were no strangers to the list, like The Tombs at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., coming in at No. 2; and the Salty Dog Saloon at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, at No. 9.
Newcomers to this year’s list include Cain & Abel’s at the University of Texas in Austin and Kilroy’s at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Stealing all of the top five spots on the list, the South destroyed its competition. They’re loud, proud, and full of school spirit. This year’s winning college bar was Knight Library, located in Orlando, Florida making a huge jump from number No. 24 on our previous list. To start things off, take a look at the beginning of our highly anticipated list.
#50 Green Leafe Cafe, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg,Va.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Thompson
Just because it’s last on our list doesn’t mean it’s not a great spot for college students to hang out and get a drink. The Green Leafe Cafe offers a wide range of atmospheres. Whether you’re looking for an extensive wine list, lunch, or a rowdy night out with William and & Mary students, this place has you covered.
#49 Zuma Grill, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
If you want to sit down for a calm evening and hit the hay at an early hour, this isn’t the bar for you. Zuma Grill has a DJ performing every night of the week except Wednesdays and Sundays. This place also offers “Toxic Mondays,” providing featured drink specials all throughout the night. Food is only served until 9 p.m., so come in quickly if you’re looking for a bite to eat!