If food is your forte, Downtown Fairfield has no shortage of restaurants. Colony Pizza is a must for those who crave a superior wood-fired pie. If you’re looking for a formal night out with your significant other, you will never go wrong with the Old Post Tavern or Centro, both of which are conveniently across the street from one another on Post Road. Budgets are tough as a college student but with restaurants like Archie Moore’s (the wings are a must), the Firehouse Deli or Señor Salsa, you will be assured to get the most bang for your buck.

Fairfield has a great music scene especially with the Fairfield Theatre Company staged downtown, featuring nationally touring bands such as SOJA, Sun Kil Moon and Los Lobos. FTC is also opening a new venue downtown labeled “The Warehouse,” which is scheduled to open this fall. However, Fairfield is conveniently located a train ride away from NYC, which houses such venues as the Bowery Ballroom, Beacon Theatre, Terminal 5 and Madison Square Garden.

Sometimes the Townhouses can get monotonous after endless weeks of partying but have no fear, Fairfield has a solid nightlife culture suited for anyone. Sky Hookah Lounge is a popular location for those looking to just kick back and relax with friends. Las Vetas is a break from the norm with its superior coffee and late night music. For those who associate with LGBT community, the Trevi Lounge is the place to be located on Kings Highway Cutoff.

Fashion is always a hot topic around campus and with so many places downtown to shop, you never need to fear not looking your best. The Vineyard Vines store is a necessity for Fairfield students who seek to expose their inner preppiness. T.J. Maxx is always great when it comes to finding brand names, from Ray Ban to Polo, at an incredibly affordable price. And to support your fellow Stags, the Downtown Fairfield Bookstore always has your essential Fairfield garb from a cozy Stag fleece to a snapback Fairfield cap.

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