Top 5 Pubs for Students in Mississauga

When you're in college or university, back to school means back to hard drinking in the off-hours. Or at least it should. Soon, you'll hit the ripe old age of 26 and all your lame friends will say they're too tired from their HR internships to get a Thursday night pint with you. You need to get your drink on and you need to get it on now.

How else will you cope with your essays and science experiments and sculptures?

Here are the top 5 pubs for students (and anyone else who is ForeverYoung) in Mississauga, in no particular order.

5) The Franklin House

Located on Queen St. in Streetsville, this historic icon was originally built in 1855 and has been a private residence, a hotel and public house and a pub (which it has been since 2008 and remains to this day, hence its placement on this prestigious list). If you want atmosphere and a possible haunting, this is the place to be. It's also great for student-friendly deals, such as 60 cent wings every Wednesday, $4 off of wine on Thursdays and DJs and $11 fish and chips on Fridays. On Mondays, you can get a domestic pint and a burger for $16. If you're the creative type, Franklin House also hosts Paint Nite's (where you can paint a gorgeous landscape scene while mildly wine drunk). Their next event will be on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 1:30 pm.

4) Coopers Pub

Coopers Pub, located on Burnhamthorpe near Square One, is perfect for Sheridan students who don't mind a brisk walk to a cool, spacious resto bar. If you're into sports, this place offers 15 big screen TVs and is always pairing big and highly-anticipated games with food and drink specials. If you want to drink, you can check out Moosehead Mondays (you can get a 1 liter Moosehead stein for $9.50), Rickard's Wednesdays (get a red or white pint for $5.50) and Bucket of Corona Fridays and Saturdays (where you get a literal bucket of Coronas for $18.99). You can also get a pound of wings for $9.99 any day of the week.

3) Blind Duck Pub at UTM

If you don't want to travel too far to drink, the UTM pub is an ideal haunt for students. While the pub isn't hopping into the early morning hours (it closes anywhere from 5 to 8 pm depending on the night and isn't open on weekends), it's great for a mid-day beer and snack break. In terms of food, the menu is extremely student friendly. You can get a Morning Heart Attack plate with a 6 oz. beef patty and cheese omelette with lettuce, onion and tomato for $4.99, a buffalo chicken wrap for $7.99 and a Moroccan lamb burger for $9.99. Halal and vegetarian options are also available.

2) Abbey Road Pub & Patio

Abbey Road Pub & Patio, located on Erin Mills Parkway between Burnhamthorpe and Dundas, is close to UTM and boasts a ton of live music events. The pub has a special Back to School September schedule that features $4.50 Caesars and $5.50 imports every weekend, $5 appetizers from 4 to 7 pm every Wednesday and half-price wings after 5 pm every Thursday. If you're looking to check out live music, you can catch Ball Room Babies, Dirty Pioneers, Unruly Gentleman and more this month.

1) Failte Irish Pub

Failte Irish Pub (colloquially pronounced "fall-che," even though it's really "fall-cha") is a legendary haunt, probably because of its key placement smack in the middle of City Centre across the street from Square One. Footsteps away from Sheridan, this pub-club gets rammed on weekends (show up early if you want a table!). Boasting a large and winding interior, live music, open mic nights and weekly food and drink specials, this place has been a student (and non-student) favourite for many moons. The spacious patio -- heated and open all year round -- is a big draw. What else keeps people darkening the pub's doors? Probably the $6 pints, fish and chips ($14), 0.75 cent wings specials and overall exceptional atmosphere and on point service.

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