Well, I am a Purdue student, so I am going to start out the Essential Rhythm blog by talking about places that Purdue students can go out and hear music. Sure, Purdue may be pretty nerdy, but in this blog post, I am going to check out some spots that Purdue students can go out for fun!
Here are some that are located right in West Lafayette:
Everyone that goes to Purdue knows about the Neon Cactus. It is a popular night spot in West Lafayette because of it’s huge dance floor that is open Thursday – Saturday nights.
Where Else? Bar is located very close to campus. It has more of a nightclub type of atmosphere than any of the other locations in West Lafayette.
Nine Irish Brothers is a super authentic Irish pub located on the Levee! Live bands perform here.
Grey House is everyone’s favorite campus coffee house directly across from Chauncey Hill Mall. I’m not sure that many people know this, but they have live bands every Friday night.
And let’s not Lafayette is right across the river!
Black Sparrow Pub is located at 233 Main Street in Lafayette. They are actually an exciting restaurant that many have compared to an authentic Irish Pub, but they are definitely a viable music venue that hosts a wide variety of music events. This is a podcast from a live music act they had perform in house.
Zoolegers is Lafayette’s only gay bar, and it is located right downtown as well at 644 Main Street. Zoolegers has bands and DJs on the weekends. I have djed there myself a couple of times and I know some Purdue students that enjoy going there for the atmosphere.
Jerilee’s Pub is farther away from campus than any of these other locations at 2100 Elmwood Avenue, but it was voted the best music venue in Lafayette in 2008 and 2009.