Abadordo 330, Ibiza Town, Ibiza
Tel.: +34 971 191000
11pm - 7am „
We went to the opening night of Pacha (Ibiza Town) in 2009 and wow it was amazing!!!!!!!
We had never been to such a big club before, but we went with some regular club goers who knew everything about the place.
Over the road is the Pacha hotel and if you go in the main door to the right is a really stylish bar to have a few drinks in before you head over to the club.
It does cost a lot to go into the club (about 50euros) but what we did was booked a table in the Pacha restaurant before hand which the meals were expensive but still ended up cheaper then paying the normal door price at the club. Once you have finished your meal you walk up some stairs and your in the club!
The club is out of this world! The main dance floor gets packed so don't attempt to walk from one side to the other cause it will take you ages!!!!!!
There are stairs and passage ways all over the place and its so easy to get lost!!!
There are different rooms with different dj's and an outside chill out area which is nice to retreat to every now and then because it gets so hot in there!!!
The drinks are a ridiculous price and we ended up drinking water at 8 euros a bottle! If we had drank alcohol we would have had to go home after 2 drinks they were so expensive!!!!
The atmosphere in the club is amazing and have never experienced anything like it!
There was all ages in there so don't ever think you are too old to go into a club like that!!!!
Pacha in Ibiza is truly phenomenal - the best club in the world? Possibly, it is certainly the most beautiful club in Ibiza.
Conveniently located in Ibiza town it is easy to get to by public transport, taxi or by driving. A number of bars also run free buses from the main tourist spots of San Antonio and Playa de Bossa. One quick tip - beware of these offers as they often sell tickets at an inflated price. It is also good to speak to people giving out flyers to negotiate the best price.
The club itself is spectacular. One huge main room, the global room and roof top terrace are the main rooms - although there are others. The rooftop terrace is a great place to relax with a vodka and watch the sun come up. There are always amazing dancers to watch in the club and even a girl in a cocktail glass - dita von teese style! It is obviously filled with celebs so keep your eyes open!
Ok - one more tip. There is a nice restaurant inside the club. If you eat there and spend 60 euros you can get in the club for free. You will be lucky to get a ticket for a big night for less then 50 euros so you may as well have some food and drink for that value!
Down side - 15 euros for a vodka coke, 6 euros for a small bottle of water!
Oh my god - Pacha is just amazing. I remember dreading another night clubbing as I had been out the previous 4 nights in a row and was getting a bit tired and feeling quite icky after all the drinks, the hot weather and the lack of sleep. But then I walked in to the club in Ibiza and just thought "wow!". There are no words to describe either the design of the club or the atmosphere. The people that go to clubs such as Pacha are really in to their clubbing and dance music and I can't say I am one of those people. Don't get me wrong, I love nothing more than a night out with the girls and a drink, but these people are "true" clubber's.
I remember being amazed because one of the guest's that were meant to be attending the club that night as a V.I.P. was Kylie Minogue and the length of V.I.P. seats was literally 5 steps away from me - wow! Although, I didn't see her in the end if she did turn up! Knowing that stars as big as Kylie are at Pacha is brilliant. I also remember going round the Club and noticing that were were 5 different kinds of music going on, with a guy beat boxing in one of the rooms. So there is something to suit everyones tastes. There is also a sun terrace for those that would rather chill outside and there are plenty of bars dotted around. You will also notice that there are entertainers walking around on stilts, pretty girls dancing on podiums, lasers beaming everywhere and there is even a hidden door to get from one room to another!
One thing I noticed is that it is expensive to get in the club, costing about 40 Euros each which is about £30.00. A lot of people will find that far too expensive but for one night where you may never go again, I think it is an experience worth while. I also remember two Vodka & Oranges costing roughly 28 Euros which to me is expensive for two drinks! Especially when you spill yours - oops.
I think if I was over in Ibiza again, I would go back to Pacha again as it was a good night out, something different and nothing like you get over here in the UK.
About the Pacha
Pacha first opened in 1973 as an experiment and is even popular today. Pacha first began with "The Global Room" which played R & B and Hip-Hop being the main function room where international DJs play. Other rooms include the Funky Room where house, soulful and funky music is played, The Roof Terrace where chill-out music is played and cocktails are served, The Pacha Room where people from Ibiza tend to hang out listening to Latin music and also the Restaurant where there is sushi bar and dinners being served. The restaurant looked really nice and was all lit up and looked quite romantic but as it is a noisy place, I don't think it is somewhere you could go on a date too!
Every night there is a theme or certain DJ playing so it is recommended you find out who is playing that night so that you go to a night you are more likely to enjoy. During the summer months you are likely to attend when the bigger, international DJs are playing as this is the clubbing season.
There are other Pacha clubs around the world which have the same idea as the one in Ibiza. I have never been to them but from what I've seen on the internet etc, they don't look as though they quite live up to the expectations of Ibiza! As well as the club franchise, there are also lots of Pacha shops around the Island of Ibiza where you can purchase items from keyrings to hooded tops with the Pacha symbol, cherries.
Pacha was the first Ibiza club to open, way back in 1973, in an old farmhouse just outside Ibiza town. During the 70's and 80's, whilst Ibiza was widely unknown, Pacha played host to the rich and famous, who came to escape the press and party in the most outrageous manner. Since then the club has become world renowned for it's stylish decor, cosmopolitan mix of people and quality of it's nights. Because of the success of this club there are now 70 different Pacha's around the world, and Pacha London is set to be opening soon. Pacha is one of the few clubs in Ibiza to open the whole year round, meaning that it's as much of a hit with the locals as with the holidaying clubber. Pacha is situated in Ibiza town, opposite the Marina, right next to El Divinio. It is about a 10-minute walk from the old Ibiza town, where most of the pre club bars are housed, and for the lazy amongst us I would recommend getting a cab. The first thing that you notice as you first start to catch a glimpse of the club are the blue and yellow lights illuminating the outside of what looks like a middle eastern palace. Palm trees gently sway either side of the entrance and the domed roof makes an impressive sight. Once you have paid your entrance fee you are fed into a courtyard, off this is the main entrance to the club and also the Pacha restaurant and shop. I think the restaurant is quite exclusive so don't expect to get anything to eat there but if you really want to spend your hard earnt dollars then you can always stock up on Pacha gifts, such as; stickers, clothing (t-shirts, bandanas etc...), cd's, keyrings, anything they can put their logo on really. Once you've parted with as much cash as feel happy with you are now ready to enter the club. Whether to go in the global room or not will be the first choice that you will have thrust upon you, it is situated on the right on the way in an acts as the second room, often playing qu
ite progressive music. It is quite a large room with several different floor heights breaking it up nicely. There is a bar at the back and the DJ box dominates the room, raised at the front of the dance floor. I didn't really venture into this room but it looked very nice from outside. If you decide to ignore the global room (as I did) then you find yourself with two bars and a seating area to your left, the bars are very low down for some reason so it looks as if it's made for 'the little people', but once you've go over this you'll find the sofas to be very comfortable indeed. Anyway, once you've sat down for a bit you'll probably find the music too much for you and you'll just have to dance, so pull yourself out of that sofa and step into the main room. As you enter it the DJ box is to your right and the stairs up to the balcony, funky room and terrace wind their way behind it. The dance floor is quite small but don't let that stop you as people dance everywhere in this club, adding to the atmosphere. Suspended above the dance floor are massive projections of trippy images and also a wicked lighting set up. There are three bars located around the dance floor and also the VIP area, which is the largest in Ibiza don't you know. You can often find celebs such as Kylie, George Michael, Noel Gallagher and JK grooving the night away so keep your eyes peeled. Once you've had enough of dancing and feel that you want to explore the club a bit more then it will be onwards an upwards for you. The balcony surrounds 3/4 of the dance floor and there are a further two bars on it. There is also quite a bit of seating in the shape of unbelievably comfortable sofas but you won't be needing those as every one will still be using all the available space to dance. If it's all a bit much for you in the main room you have two further options, the funky room or the terrace. The funky room plays, well, funk, and is
ideal for chilling, or if even that's too much for you then the roof top terrace is full of seating and a sweet ambient soundtrack will give you the full flavour of Ibiza. There are bars in both these areas so you won't have to look too hard if you need a tasty beverage. Throughout the club the decor is all very white and has a very Mediterranean look and feel to it. It oozes style, from the tiled floors to the drapes on the walls it is clear that a lot of effort has gone into making this club appeal to a dressed up crowd. This feel is maintained through the night by the number of staff they employ to clear away empties, a task often neglected by other clubs. I cannot really say how nice this club is, it has to be seen to be believed. That concludes my tour of the club, but I'm sure you'll find a lot more to it every time you visit it, with 5,000 capacity and the way it's designed I'm sure you won't get bored of it. WHAT'S ON: This may change for next year (2002), but for this season the line up was as follows: Monday: Made In Italy. A soiree into Italian house, so it's funky all the way. Tuesday: Perfecto. Paul Oakenfold's label puts on such names as Carl Cox, Seb Fontaine, Sneak and the man himself. So expect some sparkly trance to get you moving. Wednesday: Subliminal sessions. Erick Morillo and Darren Emerson go back to back in what was one of the major success stories of this year. Progressive/funky music will fill your night and look out for the big name guests in the global room (John Digweed and Fatboy Slim to name but two). Thursday: Pacha themed parties. Go back in time with flower power and check out Basics in the back room. The music varies depending on the theme, of course. Friday: Ministry Of Sound. One of the longest running nights on the island, guests include such quality as Deep Dish, Roger Sanchez and Louie Vega. Expect quality funky house with r
ecord label parties in the global room. Saturday: Def Mix. With Frankie Knuckles, David Morales and Lord G. Another quality house night with Satoshi Tomiie in the global room. Sunday: Scandal. Pacha's polysexual experience with different promoters each week. In addition to all these quality jocks Pippi is the resident every night in the Global room, though after listening to his essential mix I'm too sure if that's a good thing. Entrance will cost you 5,000 - 8,000 pts (£20 - £32) through the season but my advice would be to buy your ticket in advance as you will save at least 1,000 pts (£4) and you'll get a free drink of whatever you want. Drinks are: Water - 1,000 pts (£4) Vodka red bull - 2,000 (£8) Spirit and mixer - 1,500 (£6) Bottled beer - 1,500 (£6) So quite pricey then. In my experience drink the spirits as the Spanish measures are about four times British measures so they aren't really that bad deal. There isn't officially a dress code but if you don't dress up smart then expect to feel out of place, and don't forget the crowd is very European so don't expect everyone to speak English I would recommend Pacha to most people, perhaps not those who want to get pissed and pull, but for anyone who has got an interest in good music at a classy venue then get yourself down. It really is that good.