14 of the Hottest Clubs, Bars and Beach Shacks in Goa

Where to Party in Goa

Party in Goa
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Heading to Goa and wondering where to party? Most of the action takes place in north Goa. Baga beach is well known for its commercial nightlife on Tito's Lane (especially the infamous Club Tito and Cafe Mambo). However, venture further afield and you'll find some of the hottest clubs, beach shacks, and bars in Goa. Do note that some places are only really happening on certain days when they hold a party, so do check what's on and when.

Have a look at this guide to Goa's beaches for more information about each location too.

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Hill Top

Hill Top

Hill Top

 

Address
Ozran Beach Road, Michael's School, Near St, Vagator, Goa 403509, India
Phone
+91 832 227 3665

If you're after a classic Goa psychedelic trance party, Hill Top is where you'll find it. This iconic open-air venue has been in business since the hippie heydays of the 1970s. It has evolved from a small restaurant into a mecca for psychedelic trance that's hosted artists from around the world. A grove of neon palm trees and groovy art installations give it an appropriately trippy vibe. Day parties happen every Sunday from noon until late, as well as on other special occasions such as New Year's Eve and Christmas Eve. Hill Top has also started hosting a funky new “Goa Collective” all-day market on Fridays. Plan to be there for the annual Hill Top Festival, happening from February 8-10, 2019. Boom!

  • Location: Vagator hill.
  • Open: October to April. Sometimes parties are held on occasion during the monsoon season as well.
  • Music: Psychedelic trance.
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Curlies and Shiva Valley

Curlies

Curlies

 

Address
Near Flea Market, St Michael Vaddo, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509, India
Phone
+91 95524 71720

Goa's most legendary beach shack, Curlies was one of the first shacks in the state. It used to be the place to be at sundown after the famous Wednesday Anjuna flea market, although it's mellowed greatly these days. The big party nights there are Mondays (for techno) and Thursdays (for trance). Shiva Valley, next to Curlies, is renowned for its Tuesday trance parties starting from 4 p.m. Want to stay in the area? The Prison Hostel dedicates itself to partying.

  • Location: Anjuna beach.
  • Open: All year round.
  • Music: Psychedelic trance and techno.
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Chronicle

Chronicle

Chronicle

 

Address
Small, Ozran Beach Rd, Vagator, Goa 403509, India
Phone
+91 88066 80601

Chronicle opened in December 2013 and not surprisingly, quickly established itself as one of the trendiest places in Goa. Part Italian fine-dining restaurant and part cocktail bar with a huge open-air dance floor, stunning Chronicle is spread over five levels and carved out of the rocky cliff next to its own private stretch of beach. The creative cocktail menu was crafted by a London mixologist. Sundowner sessions start from 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, featuring top DJs and musicians from around the world. Plus, there are daily happy hours from 5 p.m. to kick the party off.

  • Location: Little Vagator beach.
  • Open: November to March.
  • Music: Deep house, techno, and trance.
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Thalassa

Thalassa

Thalassa

 

Address
Plot No. 301, 1, Vaddy, Siolim, Goa 403517, India
Phone
+91 98500 33537

This famous Greek fine-dining restaurant moved to a gorgeous new location in late 2018 but is just as awesome as ever -- and continues to throw fabulous parties every night of the week, with live dance performances and DJs. Its apt name Thalassa means "sea", and the restaurant sure offers a breathtaking sunset view of it from its picture-perfect waterfront setting facing the Chapora River. If you're there to party, glamp on the property in one of their seven luxury air-conditioned tents and enjoy your own private waterfront deck.

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Re:FRESH Club

Re:FRESH Club

Re:FRESH Club

 

Long-running Fresh nighclub re-invented, or rather refreshed itself, into Re:FRESH club in 2017. It's always known to have rocking parties with international DJs, underground sounds, and an up-for-it crowd. The breezy beach-side location tops it off.

  • Location: Morjim beach.
  • Open: November to March.
  • Music: Electronic/techno.
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Ash Arambol

Ash Arambol

Ash Arambol

 

Ash is where the action happens on Arambol beach. This popular art venue and collaborative space and hosts live music performances, DJs and other entertainment in the open-air under the stars.

  • Location: At the far south end of Arambol beach, near Cabo Wado Beach Hotel.
  • Open: November to March.
  • Music: Varies.
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Leopard Valley

Leopard Valley
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Address
Agonda, Road, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India
Phone
+91 77986 80978

Want to party in South Goa? Leopard Valley is a huge outdoor venue for up to 3,000 people, situated in a jungle quarry between Palolem and Agonda beaches. It's a futuristic place with lasers, pyrotechnics and costume-clad dancers. It's also the only major club in South Goa, so the Friday night events really go off. You can party until 4 a.m.!

  • Location: Palolem-Agonda Road.
  • Open: October to April.
  • Music: Psychedelic trance. 
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Cavala Seaside Resort

Cavala

Cavala

 

Address
Calangute-Baga Road, Baga - Saunta Vaddo, Calangute, Goa 403516, India
Phone
+91 83900 55518

If you'd prefer live music and an older crowd, head to Cavala. This laid-back resort has been in business since 1980, and is set in a characterful heritage house with rambling garden and courtyard bar. There's live entertainment most nights, with Friday being the biggest party night. Go for the mouthwatering Goan seafood too. Do note that Cavala has temporarily relocated across the road to Banana Republic Cafe & Bar while renovations are being undertaken.

  • Location: Baga.
  • Open: All year round.
  • Music: Jazz, blues, retro, rock and roll.
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Cohiba Bar and Kitchen

Cohiba Bar and Kitchen

Cohiba Bar and Kitchen

 

Classy Cohiba is another top live music venue, where the party goes on way into the morning (with the music switching up a notch at around 1 a.m.). Its vibrant Cuban flair, fusion cuisine, and signature cocktails will transport you to Havana. There's karaoke on Sundays for those who like to sing. If you perform, you'll get a free mojito!

  • Location: Candolim.
  • Open: All year round.
  • Music: Everything from retro to reggae on different nights.
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Cape Town Cafe

Cape Town Cafe

Cape Town Cafe

 

Address
Tito's Lane, Baga Calangute Rd, Saunta Vaddo, Saunta Vaddo, Bardez, Goa 403516, India
Phone
+91 99233 25638

The pick of the many places to party on Tito's Lane, Cape Town Cafe has the same owners as Club Tito and Cocktails & Dreams. It's a hip place to hang out and attracts a predominantly Indian crowd. The focus is on good food and fun, and there are happy hours until midnight. Football fans, note that there are large LCD screens for matches too. An entry fee is charged on weekends and single guys are not allowed.

  • Location: Baga
  • Open: October to May.
  • Music: Commercial. 
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LPK Waterfront

LPK Waterfront

LPK Waterfront

 

Address
Opposite Bank of India, Verem - Nerul Rd, Nerul, Goa 403114, India
Phone
+91 84484 41088

Unique wedding venue LPK Waterfront is home to "India's first super club" -- Club LPK (Love, Passion, Karma). Set on the banks of the Nerul river and surrounded by two lakes, its unusual architecture is quite astounding. The venue has been made almost entirely of mud and stone, and has a cavernous dance floor. Add to this, terracotta statues and a 400 year-old Portuguese church in the background. A strict entry policy ensures a decent and classy crowd. It's comprised mostly of Indians. Single guys are not encouraged. The party really gets going after midnight.

  • Location: Inland from Candolim.
  • Open: All year round.
  • Music: House, Bollywood and commercial.
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SinQ

Sinq Beach Club
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Address
Opposite Taj Holiday Village, Aguada Rd, Candolim, Goa 403515, India
Phone
+91 83080 00080

A one-stop party destination, SinQ consists of a party resort with 20 suites, and a beach club with expansive indoor and outdoor areas for night and day partying. It has a capacity of around 4,000 guests. Facilities include a state-of-the-art nightclub, swimming pool with lounges and bar, and a tavern. Notably the resort's suites have sound systems with live feeds from the DJ consoles! This is another club that caters to a mostly Indian crowd.

  • Location: Candolim.
  • Open: All year round. 
  • Music: Mostly commercial, including some Bollywood club nights.
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Nyex Beach Club

Nyex Beach Club
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Address
Anjuna Cliff (Old Paradiso) , Bardez , Goa, India 403509, Dmello Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403202, India
Phone
+91 95455 50571

Nyex Beach Club launched in early 2015 and replaces the defunct Club Paradiso. The sprawling club is spread over three levels -- an indoor club on the top floor, VIP lounge on the middle floor, and outdoor lounge deck with stage on the bottom floor. Its cliff-side location provides an unforgettable 180-degree view of the ocean and also offers beach access. Special events, music festivals, and sundowner parties are often held there. A destination for late-night party people, it remains open until 4 a.m. 

  • Location: Anjuna cliff.
  • Open: All year round.
  • Music: Electronic.
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Club Cubana

Club Cubana
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Address
Calangute - Arpora Road, Arpora, Goa 403507, India
Phone
+91 98235 39000

Club Cubana is closed until further notice. Perched high up above Arpora, Club Cubana is referred to as the "Nightclub in the Sky". This very popular commercial club has been around for more than a decade and is dominated by the swimming pool and Jacuzzi in its center. The venue accommodates thousands of people and the party goes on until dawn. It has different rooms with different genres of music. Ladies' Night on Wednesdays (free drinks) and Models' Night on Saturdays are two of the biggest events there.

  • Location: Arpora hills.
  • Open: October to April.
  • Music: House, hip hop, and R&B.
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14 of the Hottest Clubs, Bars and Beach Shacks in Goa