Ibiza’s Top Nightclubs
Ibiza is renowned as one of the party capitals of the world. But, with so many clubs and music nights to choose from, how do you find the ones that are perfect for your taste and style? Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite venues on the White Isle.
Beginning life as a humble old finca in 1973, Pacha is now one of the globe’s biggest nightclub brands, with the Ibiza venue being the jewel in its stylish clubbing crown. Now in its 40th year, this summer promises to be one of celebration. With its iconic double cherry logo, Pacha attracts thousands of international hedonists who flock here to party with resident superstar DJ’s including David Guetta, who plays every Thursday at the F*** Me I’m Famous night.
Avenida 8 de Agosto, Ibiza Town
2. Ibiza Rocks
Why worry about getting home after a night out, when your home for the week can be right at the heart of the party? This legendary hotel plays host to superstar DJs, and some of the world’s biggest bands play on its main stage. So far this summer, some of the big names to perform or confirm are Jake Bugg, Example, DJ Wire, Ellie Goulding, Rob da Bank, Zane Lowe, Rizzle Kicks and The Vaccines. You stay right in the centre of the action, meaning you simply need to walk upstairs when you can tear yourself away from the party. You can even stay in a stage view studio where you can soak up the atmosphere even before you head downstairs to join in.
One of the best loved clubs on the island, and the planet, Amnesia is currently under the umbrella of the legendary Liverpool club Cream. With an eclectic programme, it covers the best of techno, house, trance and dubstep. Matinée every Saturday is one of the island’s most popular LGBT nights, and Amnesia is also famous for its messy foam parties, which heiress Paris Hilton recently took to the decks to perform at as part of her sell-out residency. Other acts who have played here include Calvin Harris, Chase & Status and Nero to name but a few.
Built like an aircraft hanger, Privilege is the world’s biggest nightclub and everything here is on a grandiose scale. There’s a huge swimming pool inside, erotic shows and a garden with a chill-out zone. Tourists and locals mix with A-listers like P Diddy, Jade Jagger and Madonna at its famous nights. The Face on Tuesdays is one of the most colorful nights on the island. Sexy and snazzy, house music comes from DJ Oliver while this year’s theme is Psychodelic Dream In the Jungle. Or head there on Thursday for The Arena, featuring larger-than-life sets and cutting-edge DJs.
A relative newcomer to the island, Sankeys is already making a name for itself as the nerve centre for lovers of underground dance music. In Play D’en Bossa, Sankeys has an impressive sound system, three rooms and a roof terrace. While the brand had been a clubbing institution in Manchester since 1994, it only took off in Ibiza in 2012 and owner David Vincent is now concentrating solely on the Ibiza venue. The flagship room is the Basement, decked out in black to create a truly underground feel.