Slagteriet Hip guest-DJ's and raw industrial club mood in a former slaughterhouse
You should go to Slagteriet, if you want a rustic and sweaty nightclub, hard-hitting cocktails, and first class guest-DJs. Two young Odense boys have transformed the meat laboratory of the old Danish Crown slaughterhouse at 5 Rugårdsvej into a modern nightclub with industrial coolness and the presence of history. Slagteriet has made the Phono Festival’s symbiosis of new electronic sound and the industrial decay of the past into a regular Saturday – and sometimes also Monday or Friday – event in the city.
Odense’s night scene is changing fast. Gone are the days where the playlist from TheVoice and a cheap Tuborg equalled success. By all means, these places still exist. But they are increasingly forced to either close down or reinvent themselves. With Slagteriet, the two industrious event entrepreneurs, Jonas and Julian, have proven that a thorough concept is what it takes to survive – not just free beer and catchy choruses.
We respect them for having the guts to open a club – or indeed anything – on the wrong side of Strationsvej. Odense’s party society have always been renowned for their lazy bones, refusing to walk more than 50 metres from the absolute centre of town. But if there is something worth the walk, it is this ambitious nightclub. It is open every Saturday from 12 pm to 5 am, the rooms are unusually raw and stylish, the sound is probably the best in the city, and the cocktail selection is particularly thorough. You can also enjoy the late summer nights at their wonderful terrace behind the club with a view of the rising tower blocks nearby - perfect.
Slagteriet is known to go all in on guest DJs and since the opening in October 2013 they have had a string of high profile names behind sound board: Tomas Barfod, Thomas Madvig, Ena Cosovic, Jean Von Baden (five times!), Le Gammeltoft, Henri Matisse, Mike Sheridan, Zebra Katz, Pelle Peter Jensen, DJ Static, SNAVS, Nonsens, Few Wolves, DJ Buda, KANT, Borneland, WAQAR, Vendelboe, Lou Van, Kris Menace and none other than MK (!!).
Walk that extra 200 metres and experience the city’s most ambitious nightclub. It is the best decision you will make tonight.
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- Fri: 23.45 - 05.00
- Sat: 00.00 - 05.00
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