The Scene: White's Bar
February 18, 2008 —
For those people not looking to get dolled up and dance the night away, White's Bar, located on State Street across from Tony's restaurant, may be the place for you.
White's has more of a laid back, chill-out-and-listen-to-the-music kind of atmosphere. The bar features live music of various genres almost every night. Wednesday night, three bands played, including Appearance and Reality, and also I Became the Sky, two bands that frequent SVSU. The dimly-lit main room's walls are plastered with pictures and posters of various bands, which provides a great atmosphere and seems to be what drives many to come to the bar.
The bar allows anyone 18 or older to enjoy the bar and music, and there is hardly ever a cover charge.
Beyond the bar and stage area lies a game room for those who want to play pool or darts. This area also provides a better space to chat with friends, as the noise level is slightly lower.
As far as drink specials, White's offers $1 draft Blatz beer nightly and also features a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Their happy hour doesn't seem to work well with the schedule of college students, so there isn't a lot of incentive, besides free live music for students to frequent the bar.
Twenty-two-year-old Noah Sawatzki is at White's often, either to play with his band, I Became the Sky, or to just drink and watch other bands.
"I like White's because it's a close and intimate place to play and watch shows," he said. "It's easy to connect with your audience when they're a foot in front of you."