San Antonio Road, Ibiza Town, Ibiza
Tel.: +34 971 198041
Midnight - 8am „
Amnesia in Ibiza truly is a super club. Located approximately half way between Ibiza town and San Antonio, near the village of San Rafael. The club is just off the main road so it is easy to get to by public transport or car. A number of the bars - oinc
Comprising mainly of two enormous rooms and a VIP section - it huge! The first room is the terrace which is basically a large greenhouse with palm trees. Upstairs you will find the air-conditioned VIP area which encircles the club and has a great view over the main room. The main room is enormous with a number of podiums.
There are always things to look at including dancers, men on stilts or the laser show - depending on the night. In the main room there are two enormous ice canisters that spray dry ice throughout the club at intervals in the music. Quite an experience - it really does fill the room!
Ok, the downside, as all clubs in Ibiza is the price. Usually it is around 40 euros to get in and then at least 6 Euro for a water, 10 Euro for a beer. However, at least this puts off the 'Ibiza uncovered' lager louts from getting in.
I have been to Ibiza 4 times and a trip there wouldn't be the same without a visit to Amnesia. The best night? It can vary year to year and it depends what music you are like. Trance often dominates the main room with headliners such as Arman van burrin and Paul Van dyk. However, the terrace can be more funky and electro - Annie Mac played there on a Thursday last year.
I went to university in Liverpool and spent most of my saturday nights in Cream - for this reason I love Thursday nights. It is usually packed but worth it!
Amnesia is an amazing nightclub - or should I say super-nightclub with the size of it.
I went here with a group of friends last year, we had a fantastic night, great atmosphere and so much decent music constantly being played (very very loudly)..
However I do have mixed reviews about this club as it was so expensive. Naturally if you go to Ibiza and you want to go into the (best) clubs yes it is going to cost you a small fortune. But at Euro35+ each for entry I did think that was a little steep..then when you get to the bar you can pay up to Euro9 just for a bottle of Bud!..
Don't be fooled it is a very expensive night out, and you can't help but want to stay in this club all night as it has a great feel about the place, and also the fact you have just paid so much to get in! But then you are faced with the prices at the bar.
Either way a great night was had by all. Not 100% sure I would rush back there - but that's only because of the price!
Amnesia, you'll never remember going here! Sorry, I just had to get those terrible jokes out of my system, now that's over and done with I'll get on with telling you about one of the White Isle' major clubs, Amnesia. Built in the 1970's it was the first open air club, though sadly they've had to cover it up now, but it's still rather stylish. Situated in San Rafael, on the major highway from San Antonio to Ibiza Town, just opposite Privilege it's not the easiest club to get to on the island, I'd recommend the disco bus that runs across the island throughout the night, for a measly 250 pts (£1) you'll get a chauffeur driven ride to the door of the club in extravagant style. Or you may get crammed on a smelly, boiling hot bus and subjected to Spanish 'music' for half an hour before missing your stop and ending up on the wrong side of the island. But at least you don't have to shell out for a taxi and an authentic near death experience because of the Nigel Mansell wannabe who populate Ibiza's roads. Nevermind. If you do take this option then it'll set you back around 1,500 pts (£6), though you will appreciate how safe the British roads really are. Once you've got to the club, assuming that you do eventually, you're faced with a short walk to the entrance round the back. Once navigating the tricky terrain and the not so tricky bouncers you're into the club and the night has begun. Unless you went somewhere beforehand, then it's just carrying on, well, whatever, nevermind... That's enough Nirvana for you, this is a house club, none of your rock here, so lets get on with it. You enter the club into the main room and as with all the Ibizan clubs the size hits you straight away. The Jockey is situated high above the main dancefloor, which has plenty of podiums to strut away on, as Puff Daddy was observed doing earlier this year. At the back of the room is a long bar, rather pac
ked all night, but if you manage to push/assault your way through here you can get to one of two rather quieter bar areas, both with very limited seating. Around the top of the room is a balcony that houses the VIPs for the evening and looks out on the commoners below. The soundsystem in the main room is pumping to say the least, so don't expect many conversations, though that may disappoint you because you obviously go to a club to talk, mmm, yes. The lighting rig is also up to scratch but the highlight of the room are the smoke cannons which can fill the room with fog in 5 seconds, when the jokers operate them you'll know about it as the are so loud they block out the music, as well as filling the room with smoke you will fill your pants as well, especially if you're standing underneath one. Nightmare. The other room is known as the terrace and although it does have a fine array of plants/trees it does have a roof (though it didn't used to) and therefore should not be called the terrace. I think I might complain. This room is easily as big as many clubs in England and usually throws out the funky tunes. The volume is generally not as high as the main room due to the glass roof and the noise restrictions, but it's still going off, though the lighting rig is also a little lack lustre. The VIP balcony is extended into this room as well and stretches above the massive bar and few seats that this room possessed. The nights: (though they might change by next year) Monday:Cocoon. Sven Vath runs this techno orientated night with the likes of Carl Cox, Jeff Mills and Richie Hawtin. For those who like it hard and funky. Tuesday:Gods Kitchen. The Midlands superclub take on Ibiza with their usual hard house/trance music policy. The Jocks include Fergie, John '00' Flemming and Ferry Corsten. Wednesday:La Troya. A flamboyant gay night loved by the locals and holiday makers alike. Thursday:Cream. Come d
own for some scouse house and trance. One of the first English promoters in Ibiza are still going strong. Their nights are blend trance with progressive and feature Paul Van Dyk, Seb Fontaine and John Digweed. Stomping. Friday:Dance Valley. The Dutch promotion team bring yet more trance to the club with a very international DJ line up. Saturday:Zenith. US house night with Sneak, Armand and Junior Sanchez to name but a few. Makes a change from the trance I suppose. Sunday:Espuma. Foam party with the foam often exceeding head height. Very large range of music here from trance through to pop. A proper party. Prices vary through the season but you should expect to pay 3,000 to 7,000 pts (£12 - £24) depending on the night, DJ and time in the season. Drinks are average with water being 1,000 pts (£4) and a beer 1,600 (£6.40), so take loads of money with you. Tickets can be bought in advance at numerous bars around the island and can often save a few quid. Beware when it's raining as the roof is not waterproof, so remember your brolly. It generally opens at 12 and closes at 7 though it does vary. As with all Ibiza clubs there is not a dress code but most people look quite clubby shirt/skirt etc.. And there are a few cyber kids though I'd rather not mention those individuals. Overall I would say that Amnesia is a must if you love your trance, it's a very stylish club and looks great, the crowd is quite European, not as much as Pacha but there definetly seemed to be lots of Italians there, most of whom seemed to be rather drunk, but nevermind. The only bad things being the rather the worse for wear crowd (or maybe I was gutted that I didn't feel like them) and the lack of seating. Oh, and the rain.
For 2001, Tuesday nights at Amnesia mean one thing - GodsKitchen. And GodsKitchen means a bloody good night out! Amnesia is a large club located on the road leading to San Antonio, just down the road from Privilege. It has a very friendly, and mainly British crowd, who ensure that the dancefloor is always packed and the atmosphere is great. I went on July the 24th for a night of pan-European hard house from the likes of Fergie, Tiesto, and Mauro Picotto. Entry was a tad steep for my liking - 6500pts (about £25), and that was after a 1000pts flyer discount. However, if you want to see top name DJs like these boys, you're going to have to pay for the Privilege. And if like me, you're a bit fond of your pennies, for God's sake don't buy any drinks, the prices are predictably laughable. I managed to dance for about 4 hours nonstop before realising I would most likely faint if I didn't get a drink down me. I opted for a 33cl bottle of water, hoping it would be cheap, but alas it was 900pts (about £3.50), and the cheeky little barman even had the cheek to ask me for a tip. Believe it or not, I declined his offer. However if you're buying spirit based drinks, a good tip might be wise, as it is likely to get you a bigger measure from that barperson next time. The music was exceptionally good - Tiesto was highly impressive, he really got the crowd going, and I hope to catch him again sometime. Fergie on the other hand played what was probably one of the best sets I have ever heard, his technical skill, creativity, and superiority over his colleagues was clear for all to see. Amnesia also offers a second large room, which from my brief visit seemed to play more commercial music, and featured things like a fruit stall and a tattooist. The room was not quiet as lively as the hard house goings on next door, but seemed more chatty and friendly. I suspect this is the place to be if you are after a bit of fun with the oppo
site sex. All in all, it was a top night out, and I'd recommend Amnesia to anyone who likes a bit of machinegun music, but Tuesday is definately the night to go. Oh, and one more thing - stay away from those disco biscuits!!