We all have heard of the famous Pacha nightclub in Ibiza. Barcelona also had a Pacha which was extremely popular but due to various reason shut down at the end of 2008. Many rumours were being spread as to what club would replace Pacha and now we know, the club is called OSHUM.
Oshum´s big opening party was a success with VIP guests, famous Spanish stars and a host of well dressed clubbers. The promotional material promised a totally renovated super club and this is true as far as the VIP areas are concerned. The VIP areas have had a major overhaul and do look spectacular.
The main VIP area is full of splendour and imagination and is actually a mix of vibrant colours. Large chandeliers and bright yellow lights create a warm opulent atmosphere. Large sofas and huge mirrors give the VIP area a homely feel and a strange green LCD wall adds a futuristic touch.
However the main dance area didn’t appear to have any major work and seemed exactly the same as when the club was Pacha. The only main differences are huge LCD screen dotted around the huge dance floor and the DJ booth is now on the main stage. The club also boasts a dimly lit designer restaurant serving Catalan cuisine with a cosmopolitan touch. The restaurant although designed by the Bosch group does seem to be too dark and has a rather gothic feel about it. The dark blue interior , black walls and golden oriental statues although is an interesting combination doesn’t represent a clubbing feel and may seem a bit depressing.
The club has not strayed away from the music policy of its predecessor Pacha and upfront house music can be heard most nights of the week. Famous DJs such as Harry ChooChoo Romero, Lee Carrera, Tecnotronic and Headcandy DJs have already played at the club. The clientele is a mix of young locals and ex-pats and tourists. Drinks are priced at 6 euros for a bottle of beer and 10 euros for a long drink. To get into the VIP area you have to be well connected or pay 150 euros for a bottle of alcohol and refreshments.
To conclude Oshum has definitely hit the Barcelona clubbing scene and is a favourite for clubbers looking for an authentic house club. It is serious music for serious clubbers. However I must say the main room is too dark, lacks character and is too spacial.Yes the gogos look great but that doesn’t add enough to a dance floor which lacks energy. Having said that, the club is worth a visit if you want to see one of your favourite DJs when they are in town or if you want to listen to some serious house music.
Address: Av. Doctor Marañon 17
How to get there: Nearest Metro - Zona Universitaria (Green Line L3)
Tel: (0034) 93 619 305 193