I may be a second semester senior, but I’m a long time fan of syllabus week.

The first week of the semester is all about easing your way into the oncoming stress of a new term. You’re not going to do those readings, and you probably won’t remember to print off the syllabus, so what better way to show up to class than mostly comatose?

To help you out, I’ve collected my personal favorite bar specials to help you celebrate Welcome Week 2014 the right way. This list is by no means complete, so feel free to add your go-to destinations for cheap-as-shit drinks in the comments.


Diego’s: Taco Tuesdays, $2 tacos, $.99 Margaritas (come hungry, leave bloated).

Wando’s: Bacon Night, $1 cans of Coors Light, Miller Lite or PBR, $4 jumbo rails (Bacon and beer, a winning combination)

State Street Brats: Flip Night—If you guess the bartender’s coin flip correctly, you get 75 percent off your drink order. (h/t @_matthewschuh)

Madhatters: Happy Hour 5-9 p.m., $1 rails, $1 taps


Brocach: half off top shelf Irish and Scotch Whiskies (from 3-6 p.m.). For the top shelf drinkers.

Ivory Room: $5 Cosmos (sorry).

The KK: Beer and shot night (9 to close). But if you’re headed to the KK, you already knew that.


Plaza: $2.00 singles, $4 double Long Islands. $2.50 pints of local IPAs and other good stuff. Never, ever to be missed.


Church Key: Friday after Class 2-9 p.m. (2-5 p.m. on gamedays.), $2 Taps $2.50 Rail Mixers $3 Pitchers. Start the first weekend of the spring semester off right.


Nitty: Power Hour from 10-11 p.m. (which is every night, but whatever)


Vintage: Bloody Mary Bar starting at 9 a.m. You’ve had a tough week. You deserve it.


Vintage: $1 WI taps, $2.50 Vintage Brews (9 p.m. to close). It’s still technically the first week, right?

 Where will you be drinking? Let us know in the comments.