Spirit of the City: 5 Hot Nightlife Spots on College Avenue

Don’t let the street name fool you, College Avenue isn’t just for the college crowd. Loaded with bars and clubs that can spark the interest of even the most reluctant person, College Avenue is privy to supplying a quality night any night of the week. Check out our list of some of our favorite spots!

Cleo’s
Described as “quirky and fun” by its visitors, Cleo’s is decorated for every season and carries with it an atmosphere that is guaranteed to make you smile. There are a number of beloved drinks one can order, but nothing more popular than their signature Dirty Snowball. We highly recommend this bar to any person of any age as the drink prices are low and the staff energy is high!

Jim’s Place
This next stop on our list is a classic throwback with an old-school pub feel. Jim’s Place is one of the longest-standing bars, having been established in the early 1900’s under the name Van Roy Saloon. With an extensive menu that makes the hungry hungrier and an array of tasty Craft and Imported beers, Jim’s is a place you don’t want to miss.

D2
For all you sports fanatics looking for a Sunday spot for food, football and fantastic deals, stop into D2. But not only is this Sports Bar & Grill great for gridiron traditions, D2 is also a hotspot for those looking to bust out their dancing shoes! With an upstairs dance floor, D2 is the big city club feel right here in Appleton’s backyard. So whether you’re looking for a quiet afternoon of beer and burgers or a night full of dancing and drinks, D2 is the place for you.

Deja Vu
This martini lounge advertises “Sophistication without Intimidation” and they sure have the aesthetics to back it up. The Deja Vu Martini Lounge takes pride in its well-rounded atmosphere offering music that ranges from Frank Sinatra to current pop hits. Deja Vu also plays host to a number of live music events so while you’re enjoying a strong cocktail, don’t forget to appreciate the homegrown musicians. Open seven days a week, Deja Vu has the drink specials to bring you in and the service to make you stay.

Bazil’s Pub
Equipped with three different bars in-house, Bazil’s Pub believes fast service helps keep customers happy. Not only does Bazil’s have a number of drink ordering stations, they also offer over 150 craft beers! Because beer and burgers is an excellent combo, supplement that craft beer with a signature Bazil Burger. And just when you thought you have heard it all, don’t forget to check out the retro bar out back where you can play shuffleboard and table-top cribbage. Bazil’s is fun time waiting to happen!

The opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture that College Avenue has to offer is an excellent perk while you’re staying at the Copperleaf. Not only is the nightlife full of energy, there are plenty of other attractions and shopping opportunities that are sure to complete your time in Appleton. Contact the Copperleaf Boutique Hotel & Spa let us take care of you during your stay.

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