Any of You Owls coming to Clemson?
The ESSO Club is a MUST. It's an old Esso (Exxon) station turned bar, and has been listed as one of the best college bars in the country (ESPN, SI, etc.) You should also Check out Tiger Town Tavern, Backstreets, and TD's. Also, Explorer's, just down the street from the Esso, has some decent wings (avoid the plutonium wings… you'll have to sign a waiver to eat them). Some of the best Tailgating is in Lot 4, next to the Jervey Athletic Center and the baseball field. It's typically a younger crowd, and as such, can be a little more rowdy than the high-dollar lots right next to the stadium. Just walking around the tailgating lots with your Owl's gear on should get you some invitations for beers and talking football. When you're done partying and bar-hopping that night (bars must close at midnight on Saturdays in SC) head over to Peppino's Pizza. It stays open past midnight for the bar crowd, and has some good Sicilian and Neapolitan Pizza… better than you typically find down south (except South Florida, I've been down there and experienced some of the good food you guys have due to some of the transplants ;-) ) If the line's too long, you can also hit Todaro's Pizza across the street… good pizza, too, but I like Peppino's better. If you have time, ask someone how to get to Macs on Friday. It's a total hole-in-the-wall dive, grease-pit type of burger joint, but its good (and expect BAD service, it's part of the charm of the place.)