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Address: Elvet Waterside, Durham DH1 3BW, England
Phone Number:
+44 7779 222978
10:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 pm - 2:00 am

VISA and MASTERCARD accepted (£10 Minimum Spend) We are the longest...

VISA and MASTERCARD accepted (£10 Minimum Spend) We are the longest standing nightclub in Durham, our carpets may not be clean, our toilets are NOT the "Ritz", but we are the most fun you can have in durham with your clothes on. . Expect a young and fun student crowd, 6 nights a week, with no heirs or graces, and the only thing stickier than our carpets is the memories that stick with our customers for over 12 generations of students, for over 40 Years. . Our DJs play "The Baywatch Theme", "S-Club 7", "Bewitched" and ALWAYS "Thats Amore" by Dean Martin as our last song of the night, and we are proud of it. . The Worst Nightclub in Europe? Maybe... but this is stuff dreams are made of! Dress down or dress up... everyone is equal here, have a drink of beer thats never too dear, dance like no ones watching, laugh, cry and die inside a little to our cheesy-as-hell playlist. . And that weird physics post grad in the corner SWEARS he's Donald Sutherland.

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a bad finish to a good night

To be honest, it's a pretty awful place but that's the fun really. Don't go if you want a fancy dan place with lovely clean toilets, classy tunes, smiley staff and polite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 2, 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Didn't quite live up to the hype of being the worst nightclub in europe, but it's awesome all the same!

Thank Liam B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came to Durham for a get away during the holidays. As I'm unable to get the time off work during a weekend, we came for a week day break. Thought Klute looked a great place to be as it advertises for both students and locals alike. It is advertised on its website and Facebook page to... More 

Thank rhiannongurney
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155 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

If you've never been, you have to experience Klute! To be honest, it was better a few years ago when they played cheesy music most of the time whereas they've gone a bit too popular with the music. They've also been told they can't sell quaddies using real vodka so it's 22% stuff now... Go out, be very drunk and... More 

1 Thank Cole S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2014

"I flippin' love klute!" (Insert irish accent here) Liz ready particularly enjoys the comfort of the surroundings and the overall pleasantries and ambience. The feng shui is just simply delightful!

2 Thank Lizzie_bett
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2014

No. Dont go here. No respect for human rights, people throwing up everywhere and the staff dont care. I would avoid at all costs! Save yourself and dont go to Europe's worst.

Thank hazb123
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188 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

To be honest, it's a pretty awful place but that's the fun really. Don't go if you want a fancy dan place with lovely clean toilets, classy tunes, smiley staff and polite people. However do go if you want to meet some real people, listen to crap cheesy tunes and drink over-priced beer. You go for the distinction of having... More 

Thank DurhamPitLad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

On the face of it, Klute should not be a popular nightclub, but it is. For some inexplicable reason packing yourself into that shoddy nightclub with your mates is a night rarely without it's stories. You really have to adopt a "I'm going to enjoy this and just get on with it" mentality if you are heading to Klute. If... More 

Thank CC_Cody
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

As a venue, its outright disgusting. For the worst nightclub in Europe its excellent. Its grotty dance floors that are usually packed full of students who have drunk to much and think its the perfect time envelop are not a pretty site but the hot sweaty air filled with cheesy music and B.O. is an experience not to be missed.... More 

Thank Redge1991
York, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Whereas certain people find becoming exceedingly inebriated on paint-stripper and listening to "cheese" enjoyable, for those with some shred of refinement, this is not an ideal place. The dance floor caters for a minimal group of people, and an illogically-placed step cuts the venue awkwardly in half, confining people to the dance floor. The décor and maintenance is shoddy and... More 

4 Thank Claudia W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2007

since being voted the Worst Nightclub in Europe, Klute has gone from strength to strength! With the smoking ban Klute has extended into a lovely back garden smoking area making the crushed, crowded dancefloors with sweat dripping from the ceiling and walls much less of a problem. Although the smell of fags no longer covers that of sweat and beer,... More 

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