Pacha Ma­cau brings Balearic beats to our sis­ter SAR

HK Magazine - - PAGE 3 - Eve­lyn Lok

The buzz: Al­most four decades af­ter open­ing its first lo­ca­tion in the Barcelo­nan beach town Sit­ges and now with just un­der 20 clubs across the globe (in­clud­ing its Ibiza flag­ship), in­ter­na­tional mega­club brand Pacha has launched its first Asian out­post in Ma­cau’s Stu­dio City. It’s the per­fect mar­riage of sunny, cheeky Balearic club­bing cul­ture and flashy Ma­cau nightlife.

The dé­cor: Ac­cessed by two flights of es­ca­la­tors, Pacha Ma­cau is a world’s dif­fer­ence from the stan­dard golden casino fare out­side. Like each of its other global venues, Pacha sticks to its white-on-white in­te­rior, com­plete with acous­tics-friendly curvy chrome ceil­ings and pil­lars where dancers keep the crowd go­ing from high on up. With the DJ deck up front, the 1,000 sq ft dance floor is flanked by three lev­els of ta­bles on both sides, and three bars are spread out across the long room. If you’re look­ing to party true Asian style, Pacha’s got a few karaoke-equipped pri­vate rooms avail­able as well. The club keeps to its iconic cherry brand­ing ev­ery­where, com­plete with merch shop out­side just in case you feel the drunken need to buy a t-shirt or base­ball cap be­fore head­ing home.

The drinks: Early in the night Pacha’s a great lounge for sip­ping your fa­vorite cock­tails— ei­ther at one of the ta­bles or out back in its spa­cious leafy ter­race. Give one of three Pacha Ma­cau-ex­clu­sive drinks, de­signed af­ter Stu­dio City at­trac­tions, a spin. In the main club, as if the wall of enor­mous golden Ar­mand de Brignac cham­pagne bot­tles wasn’t telling enough, you can ex­pect a com­pre­hen­sive drinks list—at club prices, of course. House liquors start from $80, but the se­lec­tion is broad in case you’ve got a pick­ier palate: finer tip­ples such as Mon­key 47 gin ($255) or Pa­tron Anejo ($200) are also on of­fer. And of course, cham­pagne bot­tle ser­vice starts at $1,888 for Pacha’s own pri­vate la­bel.

Why you’ll be back: Ma­cau’s hard-par­ty­ing su­per­club cul­ture just got re­de­fined with Pacha. With a max­i­mum ca­pac­ity of 3,000 peo­ple, you’ll be par­ty­ing with the largest and most di­verse crowd any­where in the two SARs. With the leg­endary Ibiza club play­ing host to some of the top DJ gigs in the world, EDM-lovers can ex­pect a reg­u­lar ros­ter of the best in­ter­na­tional names to bring the bass to Ma­cau.

Stu­dio City, Estrada Flor de Lo­tus, Co­tai, (+853) 8865-3293, pachamacau.com.

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