Clemson, South Carolina is, of course, best known for Clemson University, one of the oldest public institutions in the country. But the town itself is a true college town, full of quaint shops, boutiques, restaurants, and of course, bars.
Clemson has the perfect mix of nightlife - from dive bars, sports bars, clubs, to relaxed bars - that allow everyone in your group to have a fun night out.
Many of the downtown bars are on College Avenue, which is an easy 5-10 minute walk from the stadium, but we'll take you on a stroll through some of our favorites below...
441 E. Lasalle ♦ Weekend Hours: 11 AM-2 AM ♦ (864) 654-5901
109 Sloan St. ♦ Weekend Hours: 2 PM-10 PM ♦ (864) 654-7210
Photo courtesy of the Sloan Street Tap Room Facebook page
The Sloan Street Tap Room is a staple of downtown Clemson. It has a very relaxed feel to it, and is a great spot to grab a beer and catch up with friends.
Founded in 1979, the bar has a steady stream of loyal regulars. They only serve beer -because of the Lutheran Church a block away - and you can usually find some affordable domestics to pair with your gameday experience. If you get tired of football, they also offer several games, like darts, pinball, and silverstrike bowling.
They also apparantly serve the coldest beer in Clemson, but you may just have to go check it out and confirm that for yourselves...
FROM THE FANS: "A museum of amazing Clemson history, Dez the bartender was awesome, cool low down house music and they have $1 draft and $2 cans! What's not to like?"
129 Old Greenville Hwy. ♦ Weekend Hours: 11 AM-2 AM ♦ (864) 654-5120
101 College Ave. ♦ Weekend Hours: 11 AM-2 AM ♦ (864) 973-1113
Photo courtesy of the Nick's Tavern and Deli Facebook page
102 Earle St. ♦ Weekend Hours: 11:30 AM-2 AM ♦ (864) 653-7581
Two floors, two outside decks, 32 beers on draft, fantastic wings and pizza - need we say more?
Backstreets is known for its superb bar food, strong drinks, and festive atmosphere. They offer great daily deals, and the bar staff is attentive and always takes care of the patrons.
Backstreets is the perfect place to hang with a big group and have a few drinks, but be warned... it does get pretty packed with a college crowd on weekends, so get ready for a packed house full of Clemson fans!
FROM THE FANS: "Amazing staff. Strong drinks. Great food. This is, hands down, the best bar in town. The best wings and burgers in town, and the bar staff always takes good care of patrons. Highly recommend it!"
Wanna stay near all of these great downtown hot spots on your next trip to Clemson? Check out all of our amazing homes and stay walking distance from campus, the downtown area, and Death Valley!
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