College Bar of the Week: Olde Queens Tavern @ Rutgers University

College bars are as essential to the college experience as the student themselves. The cheap drinks, the shitty bathrooms, the bouncers who let people in the back door, the random hook-ups, the fights, the outrageously attractive bartenders, the 2 a.m. hail marys — all the things that make the college experience memorable likely happen

This week we feature Rutgers’ favorite watering hole, Olde Queens Tavern, an establishment at the New Brunswick-based school since 1933. Open early on game days and late on every other night of the week, Olde Queens Tavern (or simply “Queens” to Rutgers students) is the university’s premier bar.

The drink specials are the best deals on campus, bar none (see what I did there?). $3 Jack Daniels and Captain Morgan drinks on Monday and Wednesdays, $3 Svedka and Barcadi drinks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and $1 Bud Lights all week, Queens is by far the best bang for your buck. It’s also one of the only establishments on campus to have *two* bars, meaning the service at Queens is also the best at Rutgers.

Queens can be known as the greek life bar which certainly rubs a couple of people the wrong way, but if you’re looking for attractive people, cheap drinks, and a damn good time, this is the place.


Olde Queens Tavern at Rutgers University

Year Established: 1933

Location: 108 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey

About Olde Queens Tavern (via Facebook): 

“Olde Queen’s Tavern has been serving the Rutgers community the best food and drinks since 1933. Meet up with friends to watch a game, play poker, or get your dance on with our DJ’s every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.”

Best Deal: $2.50 Red Bull Vodkas

Best Nights of the Week: Tuesday & Thursdays

Nightly Specials:

Random Facts: 

  • Olde Queens serves free grilled cheese on Thursday nights.
  • The bar is a frequent destination for the school’s football team.
  • President Obama once gave the bar a shoutout (real recognize real):

Thanks for the shout out, #potus! Congrats class of 2016!

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