The Seven Oaks

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Hanengang 3, Leuven, Belgium
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Adrian_Liston Adrian_L…
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Trendy in Leuven Apr 10, 2009
I'm told by the beautiful young things that the Seven Oaks is the actual trendy night-spot in Leuven, Oude Markt is sooo blase.

We stumbled across the place by chance after a fair few beers. It isn't the most obvious location, up a small alley (Hanengang) off Tiensestraat, without many bars around it. The alley looks deserted, and the heavy solid wooden doors make the place look closed. Even when you push the doors open all you see is stairs going down into the catacombs, with the faint sounds of music drifting up.

The place is a dance floor nightclub, but designed for pretty young things to press themselves against each other than actually dance. James loved the eclectic range of music they played, from 70s and 80s up to the current stuff. I thought it was pretty good too, especially before 12 when the place was only just filling up and it was quiet enough to enjoy the reasonably priced beers. Leaving just after midnight things were really starting to heat up.
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Adrian_Liston says:
Nagelkloppen does sound like fun
Posted on: Apr 11, 2009
lamadude says:
I agree that it's often way too crowded, I went to this bar a lot in my first years of college, when it was still called "de verbeelding" (the imagination) and there was a piano, and places to sit and at least 4 tree trunks to play nagelkloppen ("nail hitting" a fun game where you hit 10 cm nails into a tree with a hamer. It combines the safety of smashing stuff with hammers with the accuracy of being drunk ;-)

I really like the music here most of the time, and it's a place that is still going strong at 5 or 6 in the morning when other bars are closed or nearly empty, which is good to know if you really feel like partying all night, but sadly it is simply too crowded most of the time.
Posted on: Apr 11, 2009
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