We’re deep into Spring semester and the finish line is in sight. With everything coming to a close you probably have a lot of pent up energy that you’re dying to release. So let the weekend come a little early and get out to bar night Thursday to let loose. Here is our guide to the glamorous Waterville bars.
Let’s start out with some basics for all the bars:
- Watch your drink. When you go to the bar you are leaving the bubble of Colby, and even though you should always be watching your drink when you’re out, it is even more crucial when there are strangers close.
- Keep your bag close. Out at the bar you may want to dance and have your arms free so bringing a cross-body bag that is always on you is key. You don’t want to misplace your bag somewhere you forget about when it’s time to leave and you don’t want to just leave your bag unattended for anyone to touch.
- Don’t be alone. Make sure you go and leave the bar with a buddy. You don’t want to be walking outside all alone looking for your cab so make sure you stick with a friend. If you decide to leave the bar with someone other than who you came with just make sure you let them know you’re leaving and that they have someone else they can leave with too.
- Bring Cash. Make sure you have cash for a few reasons. First, you're going to want to make sure you have money for a cab home. Second, it's important to tip the bartender or else you're going to be making enemies instead of friends...and the bartender is a bad enemy to have.
Now that we have a few basic rules, let’s go over the different bars in Waterville:
Mainely’s: As the name entails, Mainely Brews is a local favorite. Make sure you don’t arrive too early or you will be surrounded by unfamiliar faces whose intentions may not be too friendly (just last week I was pushed off a bar stool by a guy 20 years my junior). If you arrive around 11, last call is a little before 1, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the night. Make sure your vocal cords are warmed up because Mainely’s offers karaoke. Looking for a delicious drink? Try the Jamaican Juice, which is tequila based with a mix of tropical fruit juices.
The Roost: If you’re looking to bust a move, then the Roost may be one of your favorites. Usually swarmed with Colby kids, it has a more comfortable feel than Mainely’s. While the bar advertises wings and food, they stop serving at 10 so if you want to take advantage get there a little earlier. The drink of choice? Rum buckets, but be careful! It’s one of those drinks that are so good you may sip a little too quickly and find yourself on the floor later.
Silver Street Tavern: Formerly known as Club Viper, the area downstairs boasts an infamous dance floor so bring your dancing shoes. Make sure you also bring two forms of ID here because they will ask for it. As for drinks go, the Jello shots are always fun or the Christinarita is absolutely delightful.
T&B’s: New to the rotation is T&B’s tavern. Another favorite for dancing, this bar hosted Colby’s own Joe Tagliente last week as the DJ. This bar is extremely strict on ID’s so make sure you’re in a state of mind to recite your information and hand over any other forms of ID you may have. However, once you’re in, you’re bound to have a good time.
Which is your favorite??