...Then there are the bars. On the south end of town, Bennegans, O'Kelly's/Wayside Central , BW3's, and the Cabin offer big crowds and good deals every day of the week.
North on Mission, the Main Lounge, the Greenspot, Freddie's just off High Street all tend to be townie bars with less of an overwhelming college crowd.
Downtown, The Bird has a lot of charm and personality along with arguably the best stocked juke-box in town, then on Michigan in earshot from The Bird is Rubbles, Mt. Pleasant's premier rock club, with fantastic local and national indie acts every single night. Further down Michigan is The Blackstone with their signature 32oz plastic beer cups, another great juke-box, and pretty much any bottled beer you could ask for. Then back on Main, north of The Bird is The Brass Cafe Saloon, a recently remodeled high-end pub. There are sunday brunches and nightcaps here. This is a pressed-shirt only kind of place. Even further north on Main is Marty's pub, which is smaller, but opens at 7am every day for all of your third-shift workers.
Right downtown, at Franklyn and Broadway is visible Shaboom's or "The Pub," another dance club, mostly populated by college kids much like Wayside Central and another club on Pickard, Boomers located in the Holiday Inn.
And finally, while its not open late by anymeans, Mt. Pleasant's premier brewery--Mountain Town Station--on Broadway a little way past the Old Mill in Downtown, has some of the best microbrews you will ever taste, and their own house rootbeer!
Many people don't believe that Mt. Pleasant really has a night life. Well, there aren't any all night malls or anything, but if you're looking for something to do, even this tiny town has something.
First off, there is always the movie theater. No matter where you are, if there's a movie theater, there's something to do. Mt. Plesant also has 2 24 hour diners--Lil Chef right near campus on Mission, and The Dinner Bell also on Mission, but much further north--almost into Rosebush on Old Mission, past Meijer.
Dominos and Papa John's pizzas are both open until 3 or 4am.
Both McDonalds on Pickard (Mission and Pickard and E. Pickard right off the highway exit) as well as Taco Bell are 24 hours. There is always the casino at any hour of the day, which always has a tasty buffet that is discounted substantially Friday and Saturday mornings between 4 am and 7am. The Casino offers a variety of things to do--from resteraunts to gambling to shows. Until Recently there was a 24 hour donut shop out here as well, but this has just recently closed.
For Entertainment, always check the campus for any speakers, concerts or programing. Between Program Board, On The Fly Entertainment, The college of Music, the College of Communication and Fine Arts and all of the different department and college speaker series, there's something to go see for free almost every night. Central draws some big names in bands, comedians and celebrity speakers. Chances are someone you'd really like to see is coming soon.
Soaring Eagle Casino also draws A-list acts (somehow). The Broadway theater offers cool plays and old movies from time to time.