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Things To Do In Fargo-Moorhead When You’re Under 21

by on Sep 27, 2016
 

It’s tough to be under 21 in college. As some of your friends are hitting up college drink specials downtown, you’re stuck home eating pizza for the third time this week, watching reruns of your favorite show and thinking how being under 21 is one of the dullest part of college. And let’s be honest, it can be slim pickings in a city that emphasizes mug nights, beer festivals and bar crawls. As 35,000 plus students return to the area, we went back to our freshman year to find some of the best things to do in town when you’re under 21. Have fun Cobbers, Bison and Dragons.

For more events and live music in the FM area, be sure to check out our Live Music Calendar and our Event Calendar.

*Some activities and events require a valid student ID

ALL AGES BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Just because it’s labeled as a bar doesn’t mean you can’t hang with your over-21 friends while they get a drink. We explored common college hangouts around the Fargo-Moorhead area that (you may not have known) are welcome to all ages—some only until a particular time at night.

DOWNTOWN

HoDo Restaurant & Lounge
Hotel Donaldson
101 Broadway N, Fargo
701-478-6969
* All ages until 10 p.m.

Old Broadway Grill
22 Broadway N, Fargo
701-237-6161
* All ages until 10 p.m.

Pounds
612 1st Ave. N, Fargo
701) 478-1234
* All ages until 8 p.m.

Tailgators Sports Café
1322 Main Ave., Fargo
701-293-2091
* All ages until 9 p.m.

Würst Bier Hall
630 1st Ave. N, Fargo
701-478-2437
* All ages until 4 p.m.

NoBull
609 NP Ave., Fargo
701-478-2000
* All ages until 10 p.m.

Old Broadway Sport Zone
612 NP Ave., Fargo
701-893-9292
* All ages until 10 p.m.

Sazerac Alley
220 Broadway N, Fargo
701-526-0149
* All ages until 9 p.m.

The Boiler Room
210 Broadway N, Fargo
701-478-1990
* All ages until 10 p.m.

Rhombus Guys
606 Main Ave., Fargo
701-540-4534
* All ages until midnight

MOORHEAD

Brickhouse Tavern
935 37th Ave. S. Ste. 136, Moorhead
218-359-0744
* All ages until 9 p.m.

Mick’s Office
10 8th St. S, Moorhead
218-233-2295
* All ages until 9 p.m.

O’Leary’s Irish Pub & Grill
808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead
218-287-1957
* All ages until 9 p.m.

JC Chumley’s
1608 Main Ave. S, Moorhead
218-236-7813
* All ages until 9 p.m.

Moorhead Billiards
701 Center Ave., Moorhead
218-477-8387
* All ages all night

NORTH FARGO

Labby’s Bar and Grill
1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo
701-478-5227
* All ages until 10 p.m.

Herd & Horns
1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo
701-551-7000
* All ages until midnight

SOUTH FARGO

9 Iron Bar & Grill
Osgood Golf Course
4400 Clubhouse Dr., Fargo 701-356-6463
* All ages until 11 p.m.

Frank’s Lounge
2640 52nd Ave. S, Fargo
701-356-9356
* All ages until 3 p.m.

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub
3234 43rd St. S, Fargo
701-282-4168
* All ages all night

Hennessy’s Irish Pub
4323 45th St. S, Fargo
701-566-8770
* All ages until 8 p.m.

WEST ACRES

Lucky’s 13 Pub
4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo
701-551-0013
* All ages all night

Sickies Garage
3431 Fiechtner Dr. S, Fargo
701-478-7425
* All ages all night

Shotgun Sally’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Saloon
1515 42nd St. S, Fargo
701-293-6369
* All ages until 9 p.m.

WEST FARGO

Three Lyons Pub
745 13th Ave. E, West Fargo
701-277-5966
* All ages until 9 p.m.

BRING OUT YOUR INNER KID

Fargo Pinball
413 Broadway N, Fargo
Fargo Pinball beckons back to days gone by. With 21 different pinball machines, this fun arcade lets people purchase a membership that gives them around the clock access to play a wide variety of pinball games. With Star Trek, Fish Tails and other games, this will please any pinball fanatic.

Thunder Road
2902 Thunder Rd. S, Fargo
701-282-5151
Can’t decide on just one thing to do? Worry no more, for Thunder Road has mini golf (with a giant, water- spewing volcano in the middle of the course), go-karts, laser tag, batting cages and a huge indoor arcade. The best part is that there is no age limit.

Section 9 Cyber Café
14 Roberts St. N, Ste. 101, Fargo
701-476-1337
Section 9 Cyber Café offers the latest and greatest in gaming. From top-of- the-line computers to classic game consoles, you can find it all. You can either buy an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly pass to play to your heart’s desire. Section 9 is a fun spot to chill with your fellow gaming addicts.

Big Top Bingo
901 25th St. S, Fargo
701-237-9692
We could all use some extra cash. Here’s your chance to pay gas or for those textbooks. Big Top Bingo is open late almost every night of the week.

SEE SOME LIVE MUSIC AND COMEDY SHOWS

Big fan of music? Just because you’re under 21 doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some great local music. Go to fargomonthly.com/live-music-calendar to see all the live music in town at Fargo-Moorhead’s concert venues. Make sure to double check if the event you’re interested in is open to all ages— some concerts may be restricted to those over 21.

Bluestem Center for the Arts
801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead
866-300-8300

Fargo Civic Center
207 4th St. N, Fargo
701-241-1480

Red Raven Espresso Parlor
916 Main Ave., Fargo
701-478-7337
The Red Raven is one of the most eclectic coffee shops in Fargo. With original art, comedy and live music— plus great drinks and food, it’s worth checking out.

Fargodome
1800 University Dr. N, Fargo
701-241-9100
From musicals, plays and concerts of your favorite performers to NDSU football games, the Fargodome always has something going on. Check out fargodome.com for a list of events coming up this fall.

Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway N, Fargo
701-239-8385

Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo
701-404-9006

ENJOY LOCAL THEATRE

Community theatre enriches the lives of those who take an active part in it, as well as those in the community who benefit from live theatre productions. No matter the age, everyone can enjoy some aspect of the theater community in Fargo-Moorhead. NDSU, Concordia and MSUM have seasonal college performances throughout the school year that are free or discounted for college students with a valid student ID. Buy a ticket and support local actors, or if you’ve always been interested in being on stage, look for auditions for up- and-coming productions listed on their websites.

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre
333 4th St. S, Fargo
701-235-6778

Theatre B
716 Main Ave., Fargo
701-729-8880

Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway N, Fargo
701-239-8385

Tin Roof Theatre Company
333 4th St. S, Fargo
701-235-6778

CATCH A FLICK

Who doesn’t enjoy a good flick for cheap? Enjoy $5 movies every Tuesday at the Century 10 Cinema and West Acres Cinema. On Thursdays, students get $5 tickets with a valid college ID. College students also save $1 on admission at the Fargo Theatre. If you want to save even more, every Tuesday, tickets at the Safari movie theater in Moorhead are only $2.

Marcus Century Cinema
3931 9th Ave. S, Fargo
701-461-8902

Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway N, Fargo
701-239-8385

Marcus West Acres Cinema
4101 17th St. S, Fargo
701-282-6930

Marcus Safari Value Cinema
925 30th Ave. S, Moorhead
701-461-8902

GET ACTIVE

BOWLING
Whether you are a competitive bowler or you just like to have a night out with friends, Fargo-Moorhead has several bowling alleys scattered all over the area. Sunset Lanes in Moorhead has college night every Thursday with all-you-can-bowl for $7.25 per person until close. In the winter, West Acres Bowl hosts college night every Tuesday and Thursday after 6 p.m. where you get $2 games and free shoes. Other bowling alleys will host events for college students throughout the fall season, so check out their websites for their college nights.

LEARN A NEW SPORT OR JOIN A CITY LEAGUE
You’re never too old to learn a new sport, especially when you’re only in your early 20s. You can join intramural sports, but that’s restricted to your college. Whether you’re a casual player looking to get a little active or want to discover some new hobbies, adult programs and city leagues are the way to go. Anything from fencing to dodgeball, grab a few friends and check out what the Fargo Park District has to get you moving.

SKATEBOARDING
Skateboarding around campus is efficient but not quite as fun as showing off your skills around town. Fargo has two skate parks free to the public. For more serious skateboarders, Fargo Skateboarding Cooperative has an indoor skate facility available for members. The public skate parks are open from dawn until dusk. The Fargo Park District highly recommends the use of proper protective gear.

  • Dike West
    310 4th St. S., Fargo
  • Jefferson West Park
    1904 4th Ave. S., Fargo
  • Fargo Skateboarding Cooperative Hawks Nest
    701-205-7773
    This secret Fargo skateboarding community gem has memberships available upon invite. Keeping their membership for die-hard skateboarders, they also have open skate when they host concerts and other events for the public. For more information and questions about membership, contact owners Ryan Turner or Thomas Kemmer through the Facebook page.

GO FOR A RUN OR BIKE RIDE
Fargo’s trail along the Red River are great for those runners, bikers or even walkers that just want to get out of the college gyms and enjoy the weather before winter hits. Before class, get in a 5K run from the dike to Lindenwood Park while enjoying the peaceful and free-running trail. And speaking of Lindenwood Park, try renting a Fun Cyle or a Banana Peel bike with your pals to ride around with.
310 4th St. S., Fargo

  • Beyond Running
    516 Broadway, Fargo
    701-365-4786
    Beyond Running’s Running Club welcomes all levels, from walker to rocket and everything in between, to join in their year-round. They leave from the store on Broadway and provide 3, 5 and 7-mile routes, but runners can stop at anytime when needed. It’s free to the public and there’s no need to sign-up, just show up on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Great Rides Bike Share
    You don’t need a bike to enjoy a bike ride. Bike sharing makes it economical and convenient for college students to use bikes for trips that are too far away to walk to but too short to drive. Each ride is only $4 an hour and you can pay with your Visa or MasterCard. NDSU students, rejoice, because you can enroll online with your NDSU card and your student membership will give you free unlimited 30-minute rides. Check out Great Rides’ website for bike sharing locations and membership options.

GOLF
The Fargo Golf courses offer a discounted fall season pass to all five of the golf courses. You can get in some round of golf at Edgewood, Rose Creek, Osgood, Prairiewood and El Zagal before the season ends.

DISC GOLF
There are several courses in the FM area. In North Fargo, Oak Grove park and Trollwood both have 18-hole options, and Woodlawn Park in Moorhead also has an 18-hole course. The most challenging, by far, is the 27-hole behemoth, Iwen Park, on 52nd Avenue between Moorhead and Fargo. The cost of a disc (usually around $15- $20) is the only money required to play.

Sky Zone
Sky Zone is a place where you can be active, burn energy and have fun. Take a break from the studies on Thursday nights between 8 p.m.-10 p.m. and go to Sky Zone for college night. The discounted rate is $10 per hour.
940 40th St. S, Fargo

COFFEE/TEA SHOPS

Great adventures start off with a great cup of coffee. Hang out “Friends” style at local coffee shops. They are a great place to get out of the dorm room to study, read a book or even play board games like at 20 Below Coffee. As mentioned before, the Red Raven is more than an espresso parlor, they have live music, comedy shows and more. Throughout the semester, some coffee shops typically have discounts or events for college students to get fueled up on a budget.

20 Below Coffee
14 Roberts St. N, Fargo
701-566-0977

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Clay Your Way
4501 15th Ave. S., Ste. 103, Fargo
701-356-9229
Clay Your Way is a paint-your-own pottery studio where attendees create one-of-a-kind personalized pottery pieces. They also offer glass fusing, canvas painting and critter stuffing. It’s a fun place to go with friends and do something a little different.

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