The 12 Best Nightclubs to Visit in Goa, India

UV Bar is the place to go for psychedelic trance and techno music
UV Bar is the place to go for psychedelic trance and techno music | © Exotica / Alamy Stock Photo
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India Writer9 April 2018

Goa is known for its sun, sea and sand, but most of all for its lively club scene and beach parties that go all night long. Known as the party capital of India, this city has a number of nightclubs – these are the best, including a multilevel club with a swimming pool, a rock carving-themed club on the waterfront and a club in the jungle.

Leopard Valley Goa

Nightclub, Cocktails
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Leopard Valley, in a jungle quarry between Palolem and Agonda, is South Goa’s largest outdoor dance club. Picture a dance floor in the jungle where you can dance under the stars lit by flaming firepits, pyrotechnics and 3D lasers. Every Friday there’s music from international and local DJs who play to crowds of up to 3,000 partygoers; the music typically ranges from electro and techno house to psychedelic trance.

Club Fresh Goa

Nightclub, Cocktails
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Party by the sea at Club Fresh, which has a large open-air dance floor where you can feel the beach breeze. The relatively new club is on popular Morjim Beach and specialises in exotic cocktails made from fresh fruit. Enjoy serene sunset views accompanied by European and Indian food before things heat up at Club Fresh. There are lounge zones for chilling out, plus visual art and the best of modern electronic music when you hit the dance floor.

Nyex Beach Club Goa

Nightclub, Cocktails, $$$
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Nyex, spread over three floors, boasts 180-degree views over the sea from its spot on Anjuna Cliff in North Goa. You can spend all day here hanging out; there’s a pool where you can cool off, and chic lounges where you can feast on seafood with friends. Enjoy DJ-selected music (mainly electronic dance) from the early afternoon till 4am. You’ll likely spend most of your time on the outdoor lounge deck, which also hosts sundowner parties and a huge Holi festival celebration.

Club Cubana

Bar, Nightclub, Indian, $$$
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Club Cubana, on Arpora Hill, promises a great time with its neon light shows and DJ sets. It’s one of Asia’s best clubs, thanks to its huge outdoor area with a pool, multilevel dance floors and music spanning genres from trance to disco beats and techno. There is a fully stocked bar and your fee on entry covers unlimited drinks.

Tito’s Bar and Club

Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, Indian, Seafood, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Tito’s, one of the most famous nightclubs in Goa, has been a popular place to party since the ’70s. It’s home to two nightclubs – the Retro Bar and the Club Bollywood – which have their own themes but both offer Indian and international spirits, and music by well-known domestic and international DJs. Its al fresco restaurant boasts direct access to Baga Beach.

SinQ Night Club

Bar, Diner, Nightclub, Indian, $$$
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Fancy a pool party and lounging under a cabana? Head to SinQ in Candolim. This is a lounge-club where you can drink, dance and have unlimited fun. Inside, you’ll be greeted by state-of-the-art sound systems, four entertainment zones and DJs spinning the latest hits.

LPK Waterfront

Nightclub, Indian, $$$
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LPK Waterfront, which stands for love, passion and karma, is loved for its eclectic and diverse music. This club, located right on the waterfront across the Nerul River from Candolim, features rock carving-themed decor and is one of Goa’s most scenic nightclubs, with a centuries-old Indo-Portuguese church in the backdrop.

Kamaki

Bar, Nightclub, Indian
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Kamaki, on the famous Tito’s Lane, is the place to go for a crazy night out. This nightclub brings together DJs and musicians who play old-school and retro tracks; hip-hop and house are among the genres you can expect at this club, which is open from 10pm until the crack of dawn. There are also two massive projector screens that show cricket, international football and Formula One.

UV Bar

Bar, Nightclub, Indian
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UV Bar, on the northern side of Anjuna Beach, is the place to go for psychedelic trance and techno music. Let loose on its two dance floors and stay for the fire shows. If you need to take a break and grab some food, you’re just off the beach, so try local delicacies from one of the many stalls lining the beach.

Cape Town Cafe

Bar, Cafe, Nightclub, Indian, $$$
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Cape Town Cafe is another happening dance and music spot worth checking out. It’s both a nightclub and a bar with an outdoor space, great sound systems and a lip-smacking food menu boasting Goan curries, steaks and pizzas. If you’re a football fan, you’re in for a treat, as it houses a huge screen showing football matches every night.

Amy Blyth contributed additional reporting to this article.

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