McFadden’s makes top 25 list of college bars

GW’s favorite spot for cheap drinks, Lucky Charms and the occasional “Jersey Shore” cast member got a little more “love” this month. placed McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon in D.C. on its “25 More College Bars We Love” list because of the bar’s propensity for its patrons to “walk in sober and leave wasted. on a Tuesday,” according to the article.

“It’s a big, fun space and a lot of people go,” junior Lauren Alperstein said. “There aren’t a lot of fun bars in D.C. and it has kind of a club atmosphere.”

Other perks include McFadden’s proximity to the hospital: “Don’t even worry about drinking too much; the GW Hospital is only a few stumbles away, so go all out, they’ll take care of you, we promise,” the article assures.

But not all students agree with the ranking.

“I would hope that it wasn’t in the top 25 list because I’ve been to better places than that and I think it’s just a pretty standard bar,” junior Lily Ackerman, a study abroad student from London, said.

The “25 More College Bars We Love” list is an addition to’s “50 Best College Bars in America” list released in August. No GW hotspots made the top 50 list, but The Tombs in Georgetown was noted for its grub and casual atmosphere.

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