It is no secret that, in order to break even, clubs and bars in Molde usually also have to be a restaurant or a coffee shop. Kompagniet does not.
Kompagniet is the only place that opens only in the night. In a sense, that makes it the only true night club in Molde. Let’s see how they achieve that.
First and foremost, it needs to be said that Kompagniet is very open to cooperation with students of Molde University College. The manager of the establishment, Stian Eikrem, said:
«After Valhall was gone I asked myself, what do Molde night-out places do for the students? Nothing, was the answer. So I came to an agreement with the students that they can organize their events here.»
This resulted in this year’s rather crazy opening week where many events took place there. Needless to say, Kompagniet is the only place which offers student discounts at the bar and free entrance with a student card on Saturday night until 00:30.
Kompagniet is usually open three days a week. On Wednesday, one can enjoy a chill quiz night with an after party . Friday is regularly the event night, featuring all different types of concerts with potentially big names, like Cascada (18.3. 2016) or Vengaboys (12.3.2016). Saturday is the standard clubbing night.
Nevertheless, the place is not always full. If you want to experience the full clubbing atmosphere, the safest bet would be to come during or before Norwegian holidays.
«That is when we are always packed,» adds Stian Eikrem.
One of the perks of Kompagniet is that one does not have to go on the street to smoke as in other places. Instead, you can enjoy a cigarette on a veranda with a view over the fjord and passing ferries to Vestnes. On the other hand, the bathrooms offer a view over the traffic terminal. This means that while you go you can enjoy a sight of a drunk person being evicted and, if you are lucky, some brawling individuals.
Overall, Kompagniet is four rooms and a V.I.P lounge. One of the rooms serves as a kind of pub where the evening usually starts with live music by local artist. One can expect revival music, mostly. There are two main bars where customers can choose from a wide variety of liquors, wines and beers or order one of the Kompagniet favorite drinks, such as the Rolig Tommy or Grønn Genser. Sometimes people are sipping in a relaxed and calm quiz setting, while other times they are chugging drinks in a loud and crazy club atmosphere. Nevertheless, you haven’t seen Molde night life if you haven’t been to Kompagniet.