Pacha Macau brings Balearic beats to our sister SAR
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.