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.
409 Eddy Street
A favorite among the Cornell Hockey team. Small, dark, fun, and always some type of drinking game in progress.
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.
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.
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.
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.