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4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

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4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

3 of my good friends and myself will be leaving for nassau in a week and will be in town the 14th-18th. a few last minute questions that hopefully an experienced traveler can answer. as a reference we will be staying at the Nassau Beach Hotel. i'm going to be very up front and ask what i can expect to pay for alcohol? are there drink specials all the time or am i better off buying my own liquor at a liquor store? can anyone recommend cheap bars/liquor stores? what are the best clubs to go to at night?

i would like to apologize in advance to any travelers who may be in ouur vicinity for those few days for our drunken behavior. if you are going to be on cable beach anytime during those few days you will undoubtedly know who we are, and i do sincerely apologize for this in advance in my sober state.

happy travels

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1. Re: 4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

Even though some places have a "happy hour", you'll find drink prices around $5-7 depending ... 15% gratuities are automatically added EVERYWHERE.

You're best bet is to buy some rum at any local liguor store.

THe only time there are low priced drink specials are during Spring Break.. and that ended months ago. This time of year, the bahamas if full of families on vacation. Not a party atmosphere.

As for clubs, the are mostly only hoppin' on weekends. Club Waterloo and Senor Frogs seem to be the most popular, Fluid Lounge (might be a bit mature you you) and Cocktails and Dreams might fit the bill.

As your local bartender or waiter what's happening around town. They'll point you in the right direction.

Drunk is sooooo not happening in the summer months.

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2. Re: 4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

i have to disagree with scubagirl a little bit on this one.

We just returned from the wyndham, and there were drunk 18 year olds everywhere. There were numerous graduation trips going on, and all these just graduated high-school seniors were down in the bahamas to have fun and drink. We talked to a few guys that were staying at the Nassau Beach Hotel and they were having a great time. They (and many of the other kids) had a bunch of wrist bands on that got them into different clubs each night and drink specials. If there's any of that still going on when you get down there, i'd suggest talking to some of them and figuring out where the party's at each night.

We talked to a cab driver about the situation, and he said it was unusual to have so much of a party scene this time of year, so i see where scubagirl is coming from. Maybe bahamas is catching on as a grad destination, or maybe it was just b/c it was around july 4th weekend. in any case, good luck!

Oh, one last suggestion: drinks are free in the casino from the waitresses. Just tip 'em a buck.

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3. Re: 4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

The wrist bands can only be obtained thru the student package tours like Grad City, Spring Break Travel and such, so it seems that these teens "brought the party with them" so to speak.

Same thing applies, Cocktails and Dreams and Club Waterloo are the package drinking establishments. Without a wrist band, the cover charges can get steep $25/35. Check with your taxi drivers.. they usually have passes for about $5/$10. Worth it only if you know that's where the party is gonna be.

Some have complained that they have gotten into these clubs only to have been one of a dozen patrons for the nite.

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4. Re: 4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

there were a couple of teen groups when we were there too. they weren't tooo obnixous, but definitely noticable. take the booze n cruise...that's free drinks all afternoon. it's worth the $50. leaves from the beach at nbh everyday at 12 or 1230...u can't miss it. if you have a large group, you can get a discount. if you are drinking at the pool, refills are cheaper than the original drinks i think 6 bux. we buy stuff at the duty free store downtown. fire in de hole was about 6.95 a bottle. =) then you have to get juice or pop. have a blast!

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5. Re: 4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

hey we stayed at nassua beach hotel last june. we did not go through student city, but there was a board in the lobby that posted what club they were going to that night, so we went wherever they went. I suggest you do that too so that you know there will be a lot of people there. We went to senor frogs on an off night and it was dead. Also, the drinks at the hotel are kind of expensive. We bought our own liquor and mixed our own drinks. Have fun!!

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6. Re: 4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

thanks everyone for you contributions. looks like i'll be buying my own liquor probably seeing as i'm always on a tight budget. lookin forward to drinking the days away on the beach covered in spf30.

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7. Re: 4 college guys leaving in a week!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys! To bad yall are just now showing up, i just came back from breezes and my best friend and I had a blast! When i left about 120 high school students arrived so I was happy to miss that age group, although luckily we made friends with alot of people from NY and london in the 20+ age group (which includes me). We saw alot of college age students so you guys shouldn't have any problems finding a fun time, we didnt go to sleep till bout 8 am every day that we were there cause there was so much partying to do, lol. I hope you guys have the best time, good luck!