Address: Ibiza Capacity: 3000 Web: pacha.com/ibiza
Having spread the length and breadth of the world, delivering a touch of the brand’s class as far as New York, Brazil and Egypt, plus regular compilations and parties dropping all over the shop, there aren’t many superclub brands as established – as revered, even – as Pacha.
But while the professionalism of its licensees cannot be questioned, it’s the brand’s original forefather that takes the biscuit every friggin’ time. Besides, had Ricardo Urgell not launched this family business back in 1973, this pre-eminent network of exemplary clubs would simply not exist.
That said, it’s not just the brand’s inauguration that’s carved Pacha Ibiza’s place in the all-time hall of clubbing fame. Still bringing Beefa the crispy bacon almost 40 years down the line, effortlessly stealing award-winning residencies by the dozen, the likes of Luciano, Swedish House Mafia and Pete Tong, simply because it’s where any DJ worth their salt wants to play, it attracts only the cream of the crop of danceland – from credible underground kings to the big-hitting elite.
With its classy décor of slick design and soundsystem that’s second-to-none, Pacha is the signed, sealed and delivered blueprint to follow for any club owner looking to make a meaningful mark on danceland.
“The island! The glamour! The vibe! The history! The crowd! The club!” says an excited Simon Dunmore of Defected. “Clubbers plan their nights at Pacha way in advance, therefore the crowds are always knowledgeable and up-for-it. The anticipation is immense and the occasion rarely disappoints. All of which combine to make Pacha extremely special. There is no other place like it.”