Ibiza clubs: Pacha Ibiza – The cherry on top

Glamour, glitz and all things gorgeous shine inside the whitewashed doors of Ibiza’s most iconic nightclub, Pacha – the former Ibiza town finca that began life as a disco in 1977 that is still very much the apple of Ibiza’s eye – or more appropriately, the cherry on top of the island’s clubbing community.

Décor, vibes and outrageous creativity meld together to transform the iconic venue on a daily basis while various dancefloors interlaced with secret corridors, courtyards and multiple VIP sections make up the Pacha world.

Mondays belong to Flower Power, the island’s most authentic weekly hippie invasion. Rock and roll, a bit of a jive and a whole lot of peace and love come together on this hallowed 50-year old dance-floor. Colourful dancers, an island-wide promotion team and the carefully crafted DJ skills of long-running resident DJ Piti all combine to create a fantasy time-machine of a night out. The highlight of anyone’s visit.

Fresh American talent Maceo Plex has been taken to the bosom of Ibiza and returns for his exciting Tuesday night residency, where he creates the perfect playground for his particular blend of swishy and swooning techno. Mosaic by Maceo sees a varied mix of guests invited to the Ibiza discotheque, many of them for the first time, and as his second season plays out throughout the summer expect plenty of unusual surprises and some unmissable sets.

Martin Solveig presents the sexiest Wednesday night on the island. As the club most synonymous with house music, it’s only fitting Martin Solveig’s 10-year long love affair with the island’s discotheques should find a permanent home at Pacha Ibiza with My House. From the funky beats of El Cielo, to the toe-tapping terraces overlooking the Marina, experience quality house music on one of the world’s best designed dance floors.

David Guetta’s long-standing Thursday night residency at Pacha Ibiza is already the stuff of island legend: whether for the round-the-block queues before the doors even open, or the ridiculously high celebrity count in the VIP. The Parisian-born superstar DJ welcomes to the booth – and beyond – an obscene collection of glamorous guests and international friends, bringing Hollywood to the Mediterranean once a week at least. Rumours aside, it is true that there is only one way to truly enjoy the extravagance of F*** Me I’m Famous at Pacha, and that’s from the comfort of your own table. Make a reservation early and live the red carpet dream after you swish behind the rope to the VIP.

Friday nights at Pacha Ibiza just keep getting better. Hot, hot, hot. Like a who’s who of the most happening names in underground house music, the line-up for Fridays promises to launch a journey into a sensory Labyrinth of sound and sights. Led by the über cool Hot Since 82, a mixture of established island stalwarts and fresh cutting edge talent come together for a forward-thinking affair of house and techno, equally popular with the local music-heads as the travelling devotee of electronic beats.

Paris by Night delivers every Saturday in Ibiza to a faithful crowd of followers. Fresh arrivals to the island hit the town for their first night out, local workers do the rounds of their favourite bars and all roads eventually lead to Pacha Ibiza. With inimitable Frenchman Bob Sinclar at the helm for this weekly extravaganza, high heels and house music are definitely the order of the evening.

Occasionally there comes a DJ who really understands the mechanics of the island: who sees beyond the venues and embraces the true Balearic spirit of music and hedonism that draws so many people to this magical place. Solomun, since his arrival in Ibiza has played the gamut of Ibiza’s beaches, bars and venues. The stratospheric rise of the Hamburg label boss really owes it all to the fact that he also knows what it take to throw a damn good party. Solomun + 1, that’s all, one guest every Sunday in the booth at Pacha brings it all back to basics. Truly Diynamic, and not to be missed.

2017 sees Pacha Ibiza celebrate its 50th anniversary, however one constant that has remained the same for all these years is the luxury of sipping champagne in its beautiful surrounds while stargazing… in every sense of the word!

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