Oxygen Teen Nite Club Reopens: Will Your Kid Attend?

The teen dance club will hold its back-to-school bash Saturday, giving the nightspot another chance to prove itself to the Oak Forest community.

Oxygen Teen Nite Club DJs Danny "Damute" Brooks and Mike "DJ Koz" Koz talk about the Oak Forest club. | Credit: Joe Vince
Oxygen Teen Nite Club DJs Danny "Damute" Brooks and Mike "DJ Koz" Koz talk about the Oak Forest club. | Credit: Joe Vince

Although Oxygen Teen Nite Club had its soft opening earlier this summer, the new Oak Forest dance spot for 16- to 20-year-olds will be holding it's official grand re-opening and back to school bash from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. 

Will your teen be there?

Ever since the club was approved by the Oak Forest City Council last year, Oxygen has been a lightning rod for criticism from residents who claimed the nightspot would be a trouble magnet even before the doors opened.

But the owners have said their customers' safety is their first priority, and that the community should give them a fair shake before judging them.

What do you think?

Check out Patch's coverage of the club:

The teen club provides an opportunity for young DJs from Oak Forest and around the area to show off their skills. Check out Patch's video interview with Oxygen DJs Danny "Damute" Brooks and Mike "DJ Koz" Koz as they talk about what it's like to lay down beats at the club.

Oxygen Teen Nite Club

Where: 5200 W. 159th St.
Phone: 708-462-2478
On the Web: Go to Oxygen's website and its Facebook page for more information about upcoming events and opportunities.

Grand Re-Opening and Back to School Bash
When: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Cost: $10
What to Expect: It's a Stop Light Party event. Club-goers who are single wear green, while those who are in a relationship wear red. Attendees who wear yellow mean they're taken but tempted.
More Info: Go to Oxygen's website.

Zumba Classes
When: Classes run Tuesdays through Thursdays, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cost: $15
More Info: Register at Oxygen's website.
famousmillie September 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM
3am? Who are you deceiving saying that you care for the SAFETY of the youth? None of my children in this age bracket are allowed to stay pass 11pm. To the owner: Use it for the good of the youth and you will receive in abundance.
Liz Hughes September 14, 2013 at 02:18 PM
I thought there was a curfew in Oak Forest for kids under 18??
Allison September 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Sigh. People, really? There are different curfews for different age groups. Obviously a 16 year-old can't stay out until 3AM. Use your heads. You're sitting here demonizing a club that is going to have underage, young adults in a setting with no alcohol. I don't know what's more scary: you people or the fact that your children were raised by you.
OF September 16, 2013 at 06:43 AM
What's scary is that you think it's ok that a 13 y/o girl will hang out with a 23 y/o man. I find that more than a little disturbing Allison.
bridget sanchez September 16, 2013 at 09:10 PM
I think our kids need a safer place to hang out then the streets and the parks. I think I will be open minded on the club until I see or here something negative. Back in the 90's there were several teen night clubs and we all survived.


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