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Lix caught up with Patrick Uglebjerg, a Business and Economics student at SDU, who shared with us where to eat, drink, shop and be entertained in Odense on a student budget. Check out his top three’s!
Where to eat?
Kongensgade 10, 5000 Odense
Back in January, Marcello’s opted to give students a 25% discount on all menu items. With great success, they extended the discount indefinitely. If you’re not too hungover, be sure to check out Marcello’s huge, weekend brunch buffet—served from 9:30 to 13:00 Saturdays and Sundays.
Café Cuckoo’s Nest
Vestergade 73, 5000 Odense
While you probably won’t spot Jack Nicholson (not sure the name references the film), you’ll be served quality food at a fraction of the price. Offering students a 25% discount on the entire menu, Café Cuckoo’s Nest is a great spot for international cuisine in the heart of the city. And when the weather’s nice, enjoy their cozy backyard right next to Brandts Klædefabrik.
Fisketorvet 2, 5000 Odense
Dalle Valle is especially known for its large buffet, serving up both Danish and Italian dishes. For lunch, choose freely from the buffet for 79 kr. While evenings are a bit more pricey (199 kr.), you’ll leave happy and full. Into cocktails? Get your fix with Dalle Valle’s two-for-one special every night after 20:00.
Where to drink?
The Old Irish Pub
Vintapperstræde 4, 5000 Odense
Head to The Old Irish Pub for cold beers and live music. If authentic Irish music is your thing, check out their weekly concerts. Or head upstairs to hear live DJ sets while dancing the night away. When you need a break, enjoy the night air in their fantastic backyard.
Klingenberg 14, 5000 Odense
A student-friendly bar with student-friendly prices! Every night, the bar offers an absurdly cheap deal. And don’t miss out on their famous quiz nights every Wednesday at 20:00, where winners often score cool prizes—like concert tickets and drink cards. Or challenge your friends to a game of darts or Fussball. And when the weather turns cold, cozy up next to the fireplace.
Klingenberg 14, 5000 Odense
Right next to Bodegaen, you’ll find another student-friendly oasis—City Club. Shoot some pool and order half a liter of beer for just 30 kr.
Where to shop?
Harlem Tarup Center, Rugvang 36, 5210 Odense
Here, you’ll find some cool brands—like Jack & Jones, Samsøe Samsøe, Superdry, Lacoste, Adidas and many more. Get 20% off your first purchase and follow up with 10% savings on every purchase with a Harlem Card.
Message always has the latest trends in stock. From bags to outerwear and shoes, stock up on what you’ll need to look fresh this semester. Get a 10% discount every time you shop by becoming a member of Message Fashion Insider (make sure to present a valid student card).
Madam Rosendahl Vintage
Brandts Passage 7, 5000 Odense
If you’re into first-class second-hand products, you’ve found your place. Madam Rosendahl caters to the style-conscious customer, offering up an exclusive range of high-end brands. Find your perfect party dress with matching pumps or peruse through the thoughtfully curated collection of sunglasses and jewelry. Bring in your old clothes/shoes and get 50% off your next purchase.
Where to be entertained?
Brandts Torv 1, 5000 Odense
BRANDTS is Denmark’s first museum of art and visual culture. Check out their rotating collection of 15,000 classical art pieces, international photography, films, drawings and much more. And even better—every Thursday, students can enter free. Yay!
In the middle of Odense lies the city’s island—a perfect place to meet with friends, chill in the sun or get your workout on! Enjoy rollerblading, pickup basketball or kayaking in the harbor. If that sounds exhausting, just sit back, relax and have a beer.
Odense Havnebad (Odense Harbour)
Gamle Havnekaj 3, 5000 Odense C
Take a dip in a luxurious open-air pool or enjoy a cool drink among palm trees. And when summer days are long gone, warm up in the sauna. When you start to feel a bit peckish, grab some grub at The North Atlantic House, serving up modern dishes inspired by the region. Or have a lighter meal at the floating restaurant, Copperbox Café. And just a short walk from the harbor, you’ll find a street food market in an old warehouse called Storms Pakhus. Yum!
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