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Do you remember the spirit of Theodore Zinck? Does this line bring back some of your fondest memories on the Slope or North Campus? “We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s, when I get back next fall!”

In the spirit of “Give My Regards to Davy,” join us for the annual International Spirit of Zinck’s Night celebration, where Cornellians from around the world come together to celebrate all things Big Red on the same night of the year.

We have expanded the options to make the event more accessible across the UK. 
Now you can join us in London, Cambridge or Bristol.

*NEW* Bristol Zinck’s Night

DATE & TIME: October 19th, Thursday, 18:30
LOCATION: Old Fish Market (59-63 Baldwin St. Bristol BS1 1QZ). 15 min walk from Temple Meads Station.
COST: Pay as you go
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
QUESTIONS? Reach out to host Meaghan O’Neil ChemE ’04, meaghan.oneil@gmail.com

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRIT OF ZINCK’S NIGHT. HOW IT ALL BEGAN. 


“We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s, when I get back next fall!” goes “Give My Regards to Davy,” the timeless Cornell fighting song. But just who exactly is Theodore Zinck? 

Theodore Zinck was an Ithaca saloon owner whose pub, the Hotel Brunswick, was a popular haunt for Cornellians in the 1890s. When he died in 1903, a series of bars on and around Collegetown adopted his name over the years. The last one closed in the 1960s, and Cornellians started commemorating the spirit of Zinck’s Night by gathering at an establishment on a Thursday night, once a year. This tradition of undergraduates coming together to enjoy camaraderie and refreshments has grown into a gathering for Cornellians of all stripes everywhere. 

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