Yep, there are super cheap well drinks for students with ID. That part is pretty cool.
I used to love the ruby room, but in the last few years, things have changed. There are a lot more men here, and a lot fewer women. A lot fewer people in general, lately.
The music is awesome. They play 80's metal, etc - depending on the night. There is a dance floor and lots of cozy little tables.
The pool table is in the newly designed smoking area. It's walled off so - if you're a smoker, you can smoke inside and not bother the non-smokers. If you're a non-smoker though, you have to deal with the smoke if you want to play pool.
I used to go out of my way to go to ruby room, and meet all sorts of exciting people there. I still head there if I'm with a friend and in the neighborhood, but I wouldn't go out of my way...
Pros: Safe bar for a woman alone, student specials, good music
Cons: feels like a Reno casino