Living in Windsor comes with the stigma of having nothing to do in the city without spending big bucks. Being a broke University student limits my options even more because I’m spending most of my money on textbooks and food. After a little bit of research and some help from my friends, I found some super cheap and fun options for any night of the week, any day of the year!!
Jazz at Phog Lounge- by donation (suggested $5)
Phog Lounge aims to connect musicians, students, filmmakers, writers, and business owners. Winning CJAM Radio Jammy Award for Best Music Venue in Windsor in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. On Sunday nights enjoy live jazz and microbrewery beer. The cover is by donation but suggested $5.
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Sundays 8pm- 2am
157 University Avenue West
B.V’s House of Pong-all you can play for $5
A fully licensed table tennis social club with 10 ping pong tables, arcade games, and a bar!
Open 5pm- 11pm on Mondays
511 Ouellette Ave, Windsor
Zap Zone- $4 Tuesdays
Glow Golf and Laser Tag for $4 on Tuesdays. Glow golf is 18 holes of mini golf under black light. Laser tag’s objective is to deactivate the opposing team’s bases. You’re allowed up to 40 players and three teams!
Open 4-10pm on Tuesday (laser tag starts at 5pm)
1665 Lauzon Road,
Revs Rose Bowl- $10/person for 4 games (included shoes) after 9pm
Whether you’re scoring 150 per game or taking all granny shots bowling is a blast. Cosmic bowl includes top 40 ’s music with black lights and a laser show!
Offer valid 9pm-12pm
2482 Dougall Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 1T2
Art Gallery of Windsor- $5 with valid student ID
Enjoy 15,000 square feet of art and a beautiful view of the riverfront. With almost 4,000 works of art, there is something for everyone.
Open Thursdays 11-5pm
First Thursday of every month 11-9pm
401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7J1
University Players- students $8 Fridays 8pm
Currently performing ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, the University Players is offered by The School of Dramatic Arts and is composed completely of University of Windsor students. Students can get a ‘friend card’ for $30 that allows you to see six plays (that’s $5/play!) They offer six plays per year. The next show is ‘Journey’s End’ playing November 23rd – December 2nd.
Essex Hall Theater
Public Skating- $3.50
Grab your skates and some friends and enjoy a couple hours on the ice. These indoor public skates are open to skaters of all levels! Saturday skates are available at Capri Arena and the WFCU arena.
4:25-6:15pm Capri Arena