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Nexus – What is it good for? Absolutely everything!

Often, when CBS is mentioned in a sentence, the word “Nexus” closely follows. Café Nexus, CBS’ famous Thursday bar, is so famous that there are stories of students from other universities suiting up to mask themselves as CBS students just to be a part of the exclusivity.

Mihika Deb

Student Reporter

While Café Nexus knows how to put on a brilliant party every Thursday of the week, it’s so much more than just a Thursday bar.

Here’s a few reasons why Café Nexus is the perfect place to…

start your morning off right

Did you know that Café Nexus opens as early as 7:45 AM? That is the perfect time to sit down with one of the many high-quality coffees and teas that they have on the menu, along with a cookie or grød too!

It’s usually quite quiet in the mornings, which makes it the ideal place to wind-down and get ready for your busy day ahead. And yes, the coffee is more expensive than in the canteen, but with a higher price comes higher quality, and sometimes you just have to treat your self! But here’s a little tip, if you buy coffee before 9:30 AM you can get a large one at a discount.

That's a damn fine cup of coffee

catch up with friends/colleagues

Café Nexus is also an ideal setting for getting together with friends over the said coffee or a beer. The combination of the laid-back atmosphere and the wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks – all of which are available throughout the day – make it the perfect set up to meet with friends and go over what the hell happened on your previous night out when you decided to paint the town red.

Cafe Nexus has perfect places to chill with friends

brush up on your board game skills

Café Nexus has a fooseball table that provides hours and hours of fun. But if you’re more into mind games, you could try one of the many board games that Nexus has to offer. Prove that you’re better than your friends at random trivia with a game of BezzerWizzer or invite the cutie from your Strategic Management class for a game of UNO over a drink.

All you have to do is go up to the bar and ask them for the selection of games. During my first semester at CBS, many afternoons were spent getting to know various people from my study program over a game of cards.

study

Despite Nexus being a place of fun and games (no pun intended), it also happens to be a nice place to study. If you don’t mind there being a coffee-shop buzz noise level, then Nexus can be the perfect study setting.

The tables are set up conveniently regardless of whether you need a big table to work on a project with your study group, or are looking for a small bar-top table to work alone.

The best part is; they have an ample amount of power sockets available for your devices – something that the study areas around the canteen seriously seem to be lacking.

You can study in a group or by yourself.

host an event together/for your student organization

At CBSLife, a student organisation that I am a part of, we often use Nexus as our preferred venue for our official and unofficial events. It’s perfect for catering to different ranges of attendee numbers and if you need to hire out the café you can do that too!

The staff will be there throughout your event to decorate before, help serve during, and clean up afterwards. And as a student organisation, it’s completely free to hire Nexus as the venue for your event!

student societies organizing an event

take part in events that other societies host

If the student organization you’re a part of isn’t hosting events at Nexus then you can join one of the many other events at Nexus hosted by the other student societies.

A few of my favorites include the beer pong tournament hosted by CBS Beer and the weekly jam sessions hosted every Friday by CBS Jam. Showing up to these events is an ideal way to get to know people who have similar interests to you, and who knows, you might walk out of there with a friend for life!

The infamous blue beers

make friends with the cute bartenders

The people behind the bar are students from several universities (mainly CBS) and are a big part of what makes up the Nexus charm. I’ve only ever experienced them to be incredibly friendly and willing to help out when I can’t quite pick what drink I’m in the mood for.

The group of people who work at Nexus is quite small, which is great because you can become familiar with their faces in not time. They deserve to be given credit for working tirelessly throughout the day (and night on Thursdays) and are just all around lovely people.

Also, if you make friends with them, you might even be lucky enough to be given a beer jug, on the house, at the next Thursday bar 🙂

CBS' President tapping some brew

to party your ass off on a Thursday night

And last but definitely not least, this post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning what Nexus is arguably most famous for their Thursday bar. It is said by many to be Denmark’s most popular Thursday bar with well-known DJs and on occasion artists from the Danish charts coming by to make sure to bring you one hell of a party.

One thing that also amazes me is that if you ignore the stickiness of the floor from the beer spillage, Nexus always manages to have Solbjerg Plads spotless by the time you come in for your 8AM class the next day! (They must have magical gnomes working for them or something)

The staff at Nexus is very good at creating themed parties for many of the Thursday bars. For example, every year they host ‘blue nexus’ in collaboration with the CBS Case Competition where they serve blue beer!

Another one of my favorite events at Nexus’ Thursday bars is their semester start parties. In the summer, these begin out on the grass where there are many pop-up bars and food trucks set up, and then later on in the evening, the party progresses on inside Solbjerg Plads. The semester start parties are the ones most people attend, and there’s one coming up right around the corner.

On the 7th of September, Nexus is hosting its Semester Start Party for this year.

– See you there!

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