As a college town with a thriving local music scene, Ithaca has a wide-variety of clubs and bars, ranging from local institutions like the Chapter House to multicultural dance clubs like Oasis. Whether you feel like going for a few drinks or dancing all night, the list below will give you some ideas on what to do and where to go.
Level B Bar and Night Club
410 Eddy Street (underneath Mehak's restaurant)
Exquisite cocktails, precision staff, and plush decor transport you to another level.
107.5 Dryden Road
A laid-back, no pretense, fun-loving lounge in the heart of Ithaca's Collegetown. They have DJs booked nightly spinning underground of all genres. (by their own admission, they can be a bit partial to hip-hop and electro).
409 Eddy Street
A favorite among the Cornell Hockey team. Small, dark, fun, and always some type of drinking game in progress.
The Chapter House
400 Stewart Avenue
Looking for a terrific collection of beers to be sure you never tire of the same old one? The Chapter House has that and more, over 50 different types, many of which are on draft. Check before you go to see who might just be playing there that night. Be sure to taste the free popcorn and play a game of pool, foosball or darts.
411 College Avenue
By day and in the evening, Rulloff’s is a restaurant with good food. It becomes a lot more fun after dark. Whether you just sit at the bar on the main floor or venture downstairs to the basement, you are sure to see someone you know or make new friends.
311 College Avenue
Sit outside in nice weather to people watch or go inside to listen to live music and eat pizza. Great beer too!
Stella's Kitchen and Cocktails
403 College Avenue
“Casual Swank” martini and wine bar right in the heart of Collegetown. Good people watching. Be sure to check what’s playing downstairs. Regular offerings include jazz or blues.
THE REST OF ITHACA
702 Willow Avenue (off of Route 13)
Live music and DJ’s and drink specials. Go to 80’s night on Saturdays for the most fun dancing in Ithaca!
114 North Aurora Street
The Mahogany Grill is a nice place for a casual drink and meal. Seating outside in the summer.
114 East State Street
The only dance club on The Commons. Every night great music to burn off some energy to.
Kilpatrick’s Publick House
130 East Seneca Street
Great pub food and great live Irish music weekly.
Oasis Social Dance Club
1230 Danby Road
“A multicultural nightclub” that caters to anyone and everyone. Love to dance? Well, be sure to hit Oasis on a Friday or Saturday night.
2nd Floor Bar
119 East State Street
A large bar with drinks and live music and a DJ most weekend nights. This bar is popular with Ithaca College students.
Felicia’s Atomic Lounge
508 West State Street
A cosmopolitan or a mojito? Felicia’s is a relaxed urban-style lounge with outdoor seating area in the warmer months.
Ithaca Ale House
111 North Aurora Street
Newly opened and soon to be a staple in Ithaca. Great food, atmosphere and beer, nearly 20 on tap! Sit outside to people watch during the summer.
214 East State Street
Ithaca's newest nightlife addition. Couches, comfy seats, and board games. Wii on some nights as well. Can get crowded but the drinks are good the people are friendly. Good music to boot.
Corks & More
708 West Buffalo Street (on the Inlet)
Wine tasting and tapas. Fun place to go and explore new wines by getting just a taste of each. Put money on a card and walk around the place and taste. Great atmosphere in a large space on the Inlet. It feels more like your friend's living room then a wine bar with comfy couches and chairs.