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America's Best College Bars: Murphy's on the Green

Nigel Leeming

Murphy’s on the Green, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

This Ivy League institution knows how to party, as infamously captured in graduate Chris Miller’s screenplay for Animal House, based on his time here. For a rather more civilized side of the drinking scene, head to Murphy’s, part English tavern with scattered books and dark wood, and part high-end gastropub, with pork belly and a 28-day-aged sirloin. It fills up with students from the main campus, but also the business school, the med school, and the engineering program. While the experience skews upscale (lobster and scallop sausage paired with a craft label), you’ll get a more than welcoming reception if you show up in a grass-stained lacrosse jersey.



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