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PACHA IBIZA
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Having spread the length and breadth of the world, delivering a touch of the brand's class as far as New York, Brazil and Egypt, plus regular compilations and parties dropping all over the shop, there aren't many superclub brands as established - as revered, even - as Pacha.

But while the professionalism of its licensees cannot be questioned, it's the brand's original forefather that takes the biscuit every friggin' time. Besides, had Ricardo Urgell not launched this family business back in 1973, this pre-eminent network of exemplary clubs would simply not exist. That said, it's not just the brand's inauguration that's carved Pacha Ibiza's place in the all-time hall of clubbing fame.

Still bringing Beefa the crispy bacon almost 40 years down the line, effortlessly stealing award-winning residencies by the dozen, the likes of Luciano, Swedish House Mafia and Pete Tong, simply because it's where any DJ worth their salt wants to play, it attracts only the cream of the crop of danceland - from credible underground kings to the big-hitting elite.

With its classy décor of slick design and soundsystem that's second-to-none, Pacha is the signed, sealed and delivered blueprint to follow for any club owner looking to make a meaningful mark on danceland. "The island! The glamour! The vibe! The history! The crowd! The club!" says an excited Simon Dunmore of Defected. "Clubbers plan their nights at Pacha way in advance, therefore the crowds are always knowledgeable and up-for-it. The anticipation is immense and the occasion rarely disappoints. All of which combine to make Pacha extremely special. There is no other place like it."

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SPACE IBIZA
2
GREEN VALLEY
3
PACHA IBIZA
4
FABRIK
5
ZOUK SINGAPORE
6
MINISTRY OF SOUND
7
BCM PLANET DANCE
8
FABRIC
9
AMNESIA
10
SIRENA
11
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB & DAYCLUB
12
YALTA CLUB
13
BERGHAIN
14
PRIVILEGE
15
CAVO PARADISO
16
DC-10
17
Row 14
18
Pacha Miami
19
Circus Afterhours
20
GUABA BEACH BAR
21
22
SANKEYS MCR
23
Pacha Sharm
24
Beta Nightclub
25
D-EDGE
26
Club Midi
27
GUVERNMENT
28
ANZUCLUB
29
TENAX CLUB
30
PAPAYA
31
CASTLE CLUB
32
Harry Klein
33
SURRENDER/ENCORE
34
Fuse
35
Mynt
36
Obsession The Club
37
MOTION & MARBLE FACTORY
38
WARUNG
39
COCORICO
40
Beta Nightclub
41
Paradiso
42
Rise
43
TROUW
44
Cobra London
45
WATERGATE
46
Bed Supperclub
47
Liv Nightclub
48
Wright Venue
49
Klub OMFG
50
Asylum Afterhours
51
Villa Mercedes
52
Vertigo
53
Cabaret Voltaire
54
CIELO
55
The Warehouse
56
District 36
57
58
Avalon
59
Cable
60
PARADISE CLUB
61
MANSION
62
Gatecrasher
63
La Rocca
64
Electric Pickle
65
Garage
66
67
USHUAïA
68
Spy Bar
69
SPACE SHARM
70
EGO
71
Cocoon
72
Set
73
Tao
74
CORSICA STUDIOS
75
MINT CLUB
76
Club Vibe
77
Studio Martin
78
WOMB
79
Plastic People
80
Haze
81
Air
82
SUB CLUB
83
The Arches
84
Café D'Anvers
85
Snafu
86
Matrixx
87
Eden
88
REX CLUB
89
Space Miami
90
Ruby Skye
91
Ellui
92
BO18
93
ARMA 17
94
Kristal
95
Spartacus Club
96
AGEHA
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octagon
97
OCTAGON
98
Playhouse
99
Skybar
100
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