Pacha (Club), Ibiza
First off, Pacha is the only club to be open ALL YEAR ROUND. That being said, it was one of the first and easily one of the bests. It's a well-known landmark as it is located by the marina in Ibiza town. There are now franchises of this place, but Ibiza is where the true magic started. It contains an abundance of rooms and you probably want to try and check them all out the next time you visit. Though it can hold 5000 people, there will be a massive crowd. Not for the claustrophobic!
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Price: 30-60 Euro most nights: 20-30 Euro on smaller events
Monday: Release Yourself - A funky night brought on by headliner Rocher Sanchez. You will be dancing your booty off.
Tuesday: Defected - Defected Records hosts their parties at Pacha on Tuesdays.
Wednesday: Subliminal - Headed up by Erick Morillo. He spins the latest house and funky tunes for your aural enjoyment.
Thursday: Ministry of Sound - The gigantic and well-known UK record label kicks off one of the biggest parties on the island. Great label = great DJs!
Friday: Pure Pacha - Probably the most well-known Pacha party. Pete Tong is a regular to this one.
Saturday: Def Mix - A more progressive night featuring Satoshi Tomeii and David Morales
Sunday: Flower Power - Travel back in time as club hits from the 60's-90's are played. Don't forget to dress up!
Dress Code: Dress nicely
This was a beautiful club with many levels, outdoor space and happy music. In the future, I would either stay near this club or make a reservation for a late dinner to get into the club for free after dinner.
Dress Code: Hot
Several visits to this club, it remains THE chic, club on the White Island. Despite what you may think, you can wear smart shorts and t-shirts in the club...but you will be in the minority!
Look trendy and you'll blend in nicely.
The whole place is a cavern of staircases and levels and rooms. It really is a sexy club to go to...BUT?
1 X Bottle of water...8 Euros!
2 x Vodka & Lemon...30 Euros...gulp!
AND BUY YOU TICKETS IN TICKET OUTLETS RATHER THAN 'ON THE DOOR' AT THE CLUB. YOU'LL SAVE ABOUT 10 EUROS.
Have a bloody good drink before you get here. The bar prices will leave you skint!
Dress Code: Trendy, but I saw people in smart shorts and t-shirts...so maybe that's ok?
I think when it comes to innovative ideas, but with good taste Club Pacha thought of it first. When you step inside you see the main dance floor, the DJ booth to the side, and many bars around the room. You wouldn’t notice at first, but if you go upwards to the stairs on the side of the club you’ll find another door leading to a room playing some funky and deep house. Then, as you decide to look for the toilets you'll find another door that leads into a hall and out onto a roof top terrace with some nice beats to relax and listen as you sit on some comfortable couches. Then, as you continue your search for the toilets you find another door that leads downstairs into another room playing hip-hop. Well, that was my experience. I thought it was amazing how the set-up of the club came to be and I can't forget the awesome DJs. I finally found the toilets, but not until I discovered Pacha.
Where it all started. Consistent great DJing and house. Like all major Ibiza clubs, around 40 Euro a night to enter - good to know or get to know Islanders that can guest list you and your friends. Pacha starts rocking around 2:30/3am but the early crowd arrives around midnight.
Good VIP parties and upstairs area in the main club. The other two rooms are just 'other rooms' but to each his own tastes. The outdoor terrace, both up and down, have been spent with new nightly friends watching the sun rise while sipping liquids in the attempt to rehydrate before heading to Space.
Dress Code: Few Ibiza revellers wear costume anymore like the days of pre 1998 - a shame. Drunken brits and now americans confusedly stumble about the clubs wondering if their mumblings can gather them a catch for the night.
But Ibiza is about carnival, Brazilian style, flamboyanht, wild abandonment of the senses, Ibiza is about the sun's smile streched across every face. Its about expanding one's space to include others - about balls of rotating energy as Casteneda described. Find your wave of music, climb aboard and surf it. Relax, enjoy.
Pacha is a cool club, just because of its design. Then, you add in the fact of the world's best DJs and lots of people there solely to party and it makes every night magically fun. Pacha is filled with several rooms, all winding around making the place a labirynth of fun and fantasy. The chill room, to your left at the top as you walk in, is a great escape from the main dance floor and all its inhabitants. There are couches and a much callmer music scene in there. Also, the outdoor patio is the only place to be when you need or want to talk to someone. Scattered all over the place are bars to satisfy your thirst... for the right price, of course.
My second go around at Pacha was mainly to come and see Timo Maas, an awesome DJ from the Netherlands, who I had listened to alot. The resident Dj, Eric Morillo, was even better than the headliner. I had a super fun night filled with Red Bull and Vodkas. At this point I needed all the help I could get, seeing that I had been partying for 6 days straight! Well, I did make it, not to the 6 AM closing like I had the previous nights, but had a fun time, once again.
I had heard that Pacha tended to be a more upscale party, sometimes with famous celebrities and models dropping by. Well, I can say that the repuation was correct. No celebrities, but loads of models and a bit less wild of a party than Amnesia or Privilege. It still was an awesome time though! Omer and me had about every drink in the house here, and thank goodness the first one was free, because they are expensive!
The DJs the first time I was at Pacha were Smokin' Jo, Miguel Migs, and Pete Tong.
Tickets 30 Euro
Dress Code: Clubwear, but a bit better stuff than Amnesia or Privilege.
I've touched on this a bit previously, but Pacha is the club for me. It's quite big with areas of the club seperated with chill out on the roof/balcony and funky house inside. You automatically feel comfortable as soon as you enter the place, with its clean, colourful feel inside and out. The dance floor itself isnt very big, but people dance everywhere. Mixture of people get inside, you could be dancing with italians, americans, english, spanish, etc. People start going for midnight and dont leave till 8am.
There is a mixture of gay and straight people in Pacha, EVERYONE is friendly and happy but I'm sure you can work out why and if you can't then you will when you get in (not everyone needs a lift for this club because I don't, the music is enough for me). Drinks are expensive as is every club in Ibiza (about 7 euro's for water and 12 euros for vodka and redbull), but you normally get your first drink free.
Dress Code: Wear what you want really, people in shorts and t-shirts, girls in bikini's, once seen a man with tamborines and no he wasnt working there. Nearly everyone wears sun glasses on their heads (but I don't).
Men: I would recommend 3 quarter length trousers.jeans with a tank top/tshirt and trainers, and I'm straight hahaha!!
Ladies: As little as possible please :). otherwise bakini's or anything tight.
If you are on the beach... keep your eye out for the Pacha boys or gals with the clip boards... This is free entry into the clubs... so you will save $50Euro!!!!
Dress Code: its Ibiza... anything goes!!!
Another great night at Pacha - unfortunately our last one as well
we are so coming back in May to open the clubs!
Dress Code: dress up
my favorite club in Ibiza, the poshest, smartest etc, beautiful crowd plus amazing djs - Morillo was our best night in Ibiza!!
I got goose bumbs while he was mixing u2 & greek music ! awesome!
A more exclusive club, often the haunt of the rich and famous. I have only been a couple of times, but they have been good nights.
Dress Code: Smart / Clubbing Gear
Surely one of the best discos in the world !!!! House music !!!
Dress Code: The best !!! Nothing is extravagant in Ibiza!