With all the bars on campus, it can be hard to narrow down where to go on a night out, especially if you’re looking for something to eat. Most of the bars have burgers, a classic bar food, but where should you go to get one? If you’re looking to try a burger from each bar, where do you go first? Which place gives you the most variety? To answer these questions, we’ve created a burger crawl itinerary that will ensure that no matter where you end up, deliciousness will ensue.

First stop: Joe’s

At the beginning of the night, you want a good burger, something that’ll make your mouth water when you see it coming to your table. Joe’s supplies that. Out of all the bars on campus, Joe’s has some of the best burgers. If you’re a burger purist, it offers the Average Joe, which is simply a hamburger with the standard toppings. If you’re feeling adventurous, though, it has burgers like the Mac Attack, with fried mac and cheese on top, and the Angry Goat, featuring goat cheese and a peach habanero barbecue sauce. They’ve got a burger for everyone; if you want it, they’ve probably got it. If you want a side, take advantage of the Big Ten deal and get any of their burger options, a drink and fries for $12.

Next stop: Legends

Legends might not have all of the fancy burgers that Joe’s has, but it does have some of its own unique specialties. Alongside the classic Legends Burger, it has a Sticky Burger (with peanut butter and bacon) and an Atomic Burger, which is spicy, to say the least. What makes a Legends burger so good is that the bar offers unlimited toppings.  If you want a lot of lettuce, tomato, onion or pickles, Legends has you covered. It has a table of condiments with whatever you’d like, and as someone who likes a little extra onion on her burger, it’s nice not to be charged extra for it. Take advantage of half-price burger night. It’s a great deal.

Last stop: Murphy’s

Murphy’s burgers aren’t bad. They’re good, but they’re nothing special. There’s a reason they’re $1 on Mondays. They don’t have the options that Joe’s or Legends offer, but if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, it’s a good place to go. Like the other bars, Murphy’s offers a classic burger, but when it comes to other options, there are only a couple: the bacon cheeseburger or the standard cheeseburger. Sure, you can add mushrooms to your burger if you want, but in terms of customization, there aren’t a lot of options. But if you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a small burger, it’s a good price for what you get.

Last, last stop: Jurassic Grill

If you eat all of the bar burgers and you’re still hungry, there’s always Jurassic Grill. It isn’t a bar, but it’s easily accessible on Green Street and where you may find other bar-goers at the end of the night. It isn’t the best burger around, and it might be a little greasy, but it’ll satisfy a late-night burger craving.

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Zoe Stein

Hey, I'm Zoe! I'm an English major and Italian minor as well as your resident Shakespeare geek. When I'm not writing, you can catch me in the Lit Lang library, debating whether the bard existed.

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