DTLV Nightlife Hotspot Oddfellows Reopens

Hit the ‘dance club for people who don’t like dance clubs’

By Zoneil Maharaj | DTLV | Oddfellows

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The last year and change was an emotional ride for the Oddfellows team. When the pandemic hit, the “dance club for people who don’t like dance clubs” was in the middle of a remodel. It looked like an excavation site with trenches dug throughout the venue. It sat like that for months due to the shutdown and subsequent contractor delays.

“We almost closed at one point, but figured it out,” says co-owner and operator Tim Kam.⁠⁠

Now, Tim and the team are ready to officially unveil the bigger, better version of Oddfellows with back-to-back celebrations this weekend. ⁠⁠

⁠⁠Saturday night is their grand reopening Back From Hell Bash with indie/alternative music in the main room and 60s and 70s rare grooves in the new lounge, along with giveaways of their special edition Back From Hell shirts and a pair of Life is Beautiful tickets. They run it back Sunday for their 6-year anniversary featuring drink specials and DJ sets by the owners spinning a mix of music from their various themed nights.

With the new remodel, the indie kids and funk fiends who’d flood the corner of 6th and Ogden now have more space to roam. Oddfellows expanded its dance floor (and bathrooms), added a new lounge and installed an overflow bar with pinball machines.⁠⁠

⁠⁠“It’s still the same vibe,” Tim says. ⁠⁠

⁠⁠Oddfellows has become something of an institution in DTLV by going against the grain of the traditional nightlife offerings.

“I really enjoy trying to build a community and having a space where people can feel comfortable in an all inclusive environment,” Tim says. “I work really hard and try my best. I feel like I’m still learning, but it feels good when people tell me how much fun they have or how much they like the place.”⁠⁠

⁠⁠With six years in the books, Tim says Oddfellows will continue to grow, hinting at something new in the works for 2022. ⁠⁠

⁠⁠“In the next six years I hope Oddfellows continues to be a fun, inclusive space, and I hope this new endeavor is also successful,” Tim says.⁠⁠

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