Grand Valley isn’t exactly known for its parties, but finding one at Copper or Mystic isn’t impossible. There’s nothing like riding the 85 to try and weasel your way into a house party that’s already too full. But have you ever wondered if there’s more? A whole other world you weren’t experiencing? And what if you don’t have a Monday class? Where are the options for those who want to get blitzed Sunday night? The solution’s been hiding in GR the whole time: Rumors Nightclub. Here are eight reasons why Rumors is the best place to end your weekend:
8.) Gets you off campus:
Do you need any more convincing than that? College is an exciting time, and most incoming students look at it as a way to get out and have new experiences. While many new experiences will be had, like being sexiled by your roommate or experiencing first-hand the pile of mush that is the food at Fresh, Grand Valley students know that life on campus can be pretty dry. Getting out is all we need to keep us sane.
7.) Only 20 minutes away:
Right off of Division Street, it’s a quicker drive than going from Allendale to Pew, and it has a parking lot, so there’s no need to worry about leaving your car at a meter that’s maybe working?
6.) 18 and up:
That’s right, even the babies can come to this one. Living near Grand Rapids is cool and all, but when you have to be 21 to get into the vast majority of hangouts, it kind of blows. Rumors lets anyone over the age of 18 in, so you can get the bar experience without needing a fake.
Rumors is a gay bar, but anyone and everyone is welcome to party there. You see people from all walks of life at Rumors, and it’s a great way to meet people different than yourself. One night at Rumors gives you more diversity than a couple years at GV!
4.) No assholes:
The people that come to Rumors are super nice, too! They aren’t the typical bar crowd, so you won’t have to deal with annoying douchebags or (too many) sloppily drunk chicks being loud and obnoxious all night. As long as you aren’t underage and trying to drink (that’s right, not even the super inconspicuous water bottles you bring onto the 85), no one’s going to mess with you.
3.) Inexpensive drinks:
The drinks are reasonably priced, so you won’t go broke getting drunk! Their specialty drinks are delicious and made by the cutest bartenders, so there’s no reason not to drink.
2.) Great dance floor:
DJ Monica Parker always plays the best music, from current bops to throwback classics, so anytime she’s hosting an event will be a good time. The dance floor is big, open, and has mirrors all along the walls. Saturdays and Sundays are dancing nights, so be ready to work your way to the middle of the dance floor and shake what your mama gave ya.
1.) Drag Sundays:
Every Sunday night at 10:30 the PowerDivas get all dressed up to perform for the bar. They lip-sync to intense ballads and work the floor. The drag queens (and kings!) will blow your mind, and nothing is better than getting drunk and singing Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance with Somebody with them. Tipping isn’t necessary, but strongly encouraged.
So whether you’re looking for an escape from campus or a valid reason to drink hours before your 8 a.m. Rumors is the place for you. Be sure to check them out!
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