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Study bars: Books 'n' booze

It's finals time again and so begins our search for the perfect study hole.


It's time for finals again, and so begins the search for the perfect study hole. Libraries and coffee shops are standard, but why not try one of these quiet pubs for your after-hours cramming? And when all that late-night studying gets to be too much, these places double as great conversation spots.

Old Triangle Irish Ale House

The Irish are infamously rowdy, but this traditional pub is a sweet study find. The third floor, or the Snug, features private rooms where you can hide out and close the door, and there's wifi, too.

5136 Prince Street, 492-4900

Gatsby's Pub & Eatery

"People come and study here all the time," says a Gatsby's employee. And with good reason: The pub is quiet, has cheap grub for study breaks and offers free wireless internet.

5679 Spring Garden Road, 429-9999

Rockbottom Brewery

It's like a quieter, less busy version of the upstairs Your Father's Moustache. The group seating and restaurant atmosphere make it better suited for study groups, and there's no wifi to distract when one of your buddies decides YouTube is better than biochem.

5686 Spring Garden Road, 423-2938

Red Stag Tavern

If you're one of those people who likes to study with a bit of background music, try the Red Stag. It has live music from Wednesday to Saturday but is also very roomy, so if you'd like things a little quieter, it's easy to find a nice corner away from the stage. There's no wifi, which is good for those of us who tend to drift from our e-notes to Facebook too easily.

Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water Street, 422-0275

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