After touring The University of Alabama, I wanted to know what was hype surrounding Rounders Bar on the Strip. To figure out, I conducted student interviews.
Among the 20 students questioned, the following results were the most mentioned reasons for the Rounders "hype."
1. The "Blue Mother-F*****" DrinkBlue Motherfucker
The number one reason students go to rounders was unquestionably for the famous "Blue" Drink offered at the bar. While this drink is served to 21+ students, it is the Caribbean taste that makes the drink so spectacular, including 3 oz Citron vodka, 3 oz Blue Curacao liqueur and 3 oz sweet and sour mix.
2. T-Shirt Tuesday
As seen from the Rounder's Twitter feed, T-Shirt Tuesdays involve discounted drinks and the ability to simply wear a T-shirt and shorts to the bar. Anyone driving down the Strip late on a Tuesday night can see the lines and crowded atmosphere of Rounders, making T-Shirt Tuesdays a Hit!
3. The Boom Boom Room
This video captures it all! From the Electronic Music to Pop Hits, the Boom Boom room is the perfect place to get your rave on. Featuring songs by Illenium to Marshmello, this is the one bar in Tuscaloosa offering a good time to festival-goers.
4. Date Parties
Alpha Gamma Delta Date Party — Winter Wonderland 2019
While Greek life is a large component of campus involvement at The University of Alabama, numerous sororities and fraternities host various events at Rounders. Students especially love the snow effect Rounder's puts on for winter events! If you ever get the option to go to a date party at rounders, don't miss out!
5. The Drink Specials
If these drink specials don't make you want to get over to the Strip, nothing will! Rounders offers tons of drink specials throughout the year, especially on special nights like this past week for the episode of "The Bachelor."
6. The Rooftop Bar
As featured in this tweet by Rounders Bar, the rooftop bar is always bumping and thriving with new music, DJs, and the occasional moshpit! This rooftop is also a great place to grab a beer and watch the sunset or listen to music with friends!
7. VIP Lounge
VIP lounge Rounder's
If you have ever been to Rounder's you have seen the luxurious VIP lounge area. Featuring bottle service and the perks of being a VIP, many 21st birthdays are celebrated here along with various groups of fraternities. The VIP lounge is a must-do and bucket list item for many UA students.
8. Freshmen Girls
Everyone on campus pretty much knows Rounders is the "freshman" bar, simply because you can get in at 19. With the opportunity for larger crowd, multiple male students responded they love to go "for the freshman girls." While freshman year is wild, crazy and filled with new experiences, it is no wonder freshman flock to Rounders for a good time!
9. Live Music
When entering Rounders, there are three sections to the bar: Live Band Music, The Boom Boom Room, and the Rooftop Bar. The Live Bands that perform offer a different vibe from the rest of the bar, attracting different crowds and people to the first floor. The Live music offered is great for sing-alongs and oldie-but-goodies! You can always find "Sweet Home Alabama" or "Dixieland Delight" playing in this room.
10. Find Love... (or something like that)
Last but not least, the majority of the students interviewed confessed they go to Rounders to get laid. Whether they were a senior or freshman being interviewed, they each said how easy it was to go home with someone if you play your cards right. Unsure if it's the Rounders atmosphere or college kids being college kids, it can be generalized that Rounders is the trending aphrodisiac on the Strip.
While these Top 10 Reasons for going to Rounders Bar in Tuscaloosa prove to be common factors for the bar's success, there are other reasons students go to Rounders, which contributes to the fun and festive college atmosphere. Hopefully, this post makes you want to check out Rounders Bar and the other bars on the Strip while in Tuscaloosa!