Originally a bottling plant, New York's wing of Pacha is more about popping bottles these days.
The automatic choice for The Big Apple's club glitterati, this multi-level club has been bringing a touch of double cherry wildness in the city since 2005. Despite emerging during the aftermath of Mayor Guiliani's sweep-up — which led to many venue closures — Eddie Dean didn't hold back when he licensed Ibiza's world famous brand, going all out to sow the seeds of a clubbing renaissance that is only fully coming to fruition today.
Still driving the EDM revolution from the front, with bookings like Laidback Luke, R3hab and Thomas Gold, Pacha NY — still a favourite for Tenaglia, Morrillo and Victor Calderone — still represents the roots of its house scene in the same building that once housed the Sound Factory and later Twilo, while entertaining more underground names such as Loco Dice and Adam Beyer.
A grubbier, rough-and-ready answer to the silky environs of its Balearic brother, this is Pacha, most definitely — just with New York attitude.