Goa is known for its sun, sea and sand, but mostly for its lively and throbbing nightlife scene and beach parties that go all night long. The place is brimming with nightclubs that will satisfy the party animal in you. So put on your best bib and tucker, as we reveal the best nightclubs in the ‘Party Capital of India’.
Silent Noise Club
Nightclub, Indian, $$$
Courtesy of Silent Noise Club
Silent Noise Club is an off-the-beaten-path spot with a massively loyal following. Silent Noise party is held at the Palolem beach which boasts top-notch DJs who play music spanning across different genres, from funky and electro punk to trance, techno, EDM, Indian and pop that will persuade you to get your groove on. All you need to do is put on your wireless headphones and surrender yourself to the rhythms and beats of your choice, by selecting the music channel. Add to it the beautiful views of the Palolem beach and this club offers a perfect reprieve from the usual party scene!
From glowing neon-lights to the sounds of the coolest DJ sets, Club Cubana promises a happening time. Nestled atop Arpora Hill, this club has a huge outdoor area with a pool, multi-level dance floors and music spanning across different genres, from trance to disco beats and techno. If that’s not enough, there is a fully-stocked bar with friendly barkeeps, and the cover charge includes unlimited drinks. Stag entries are not allowed. So, groove all night long with your BFFs.
Opened in 1971, Tito’s has been a long time staple and one of the most famous nightclubs in Goa. With an alfresco restaurant offering direct access to Baga beach, fully stocked bar with both Indian and international spirits, a vintage wine cellar, awesome music by a roster of well-known domestic and international DJs, and two popular nightclubs, The Retro Bar and the Club Bollywood, Tito’s has taken the clubbing experience to a new level. As the name suggests, the Club Bollywood is all things Bollywood and draws Bollywood music fans. While the Retro Bar draws classic rock, hip-hop and pop music fans. Be forewarned: If you’ve planned to visit Tito’s, rest assured you’ll not be able to leave before the wee hours!
A lounge resort and a happening nightclub located in Candolim, SinQ is the spot where you can drink, dance and have fun unlimited. The contemporary decor and industrial vibe feed into the lively ambience. Plus, the state-of-the-art sound system, fully-stocked bar that caters to every taste, four entertainment zones, and DJ spinning the latest hits, will keep you on your feet. If you wish to party under the open sky, there’s an outdoor space, too, with cabanas and sunbeds close to the cerulean pools and a diner as well as mini bar that just enhances the setting.
Cafe Mambos is your best bet if you want to dance the night away. A great line-up of world-class entertainers and international DJs, makes it a staple on the Goa music and dance scene. As for food and drinks, there is a great variety and it is affordable, too. Cafe Mambos is the spot to see and be seen. The place gets jam-packed on weekends, so expect little elbow room.
Nestled in the midst of the Candolim River backwaters, the LPK Waterfront (Stands for Love, Passion and Karma) bedazzles its patrons with its interiors, music and service. It plays awesome music, which is eclectic, lively and diverse, thus making it a perfect place to let your hair down and dance all night long. Add to that a waterfront location, centuries old Indo-Portuguese church in the backdrop and a rock-carved themed decor make it one of the scenic nightclubs.
Nestled on the famous Tito’s lane, Kamaki is a perfect spot to hit for a crazy night out. This nightclub brings together a roster of great DJs and live musicians that play old-school and retro tracks at the bars in the outside space, and hip-hop, house and other energetic music at the club inside from 10pm until the crack of dawn. There are two massive projector screens that show cricket, international football and Formula One. Just give yourself over to the throbbing music on the dance floor or relax by the bar in the outside area.
For a night full of trance, head straight to the UV Bar. Nestled on the northern side of Anjuna Beach, the UV Bar is the perfect spot to catch the beautiful Goan sunset and later get your groove on to the psychedelic trance and techno music. It features two dance floors, so you’ve ample space to show your moves. Besides the pulsating music, fire shows and other events are held that elevate the party spirit. And if you want to relax a bit, head to the beach and munch on the local delicacies from one of the many stalls lining the beach belt. Food and drinks are affordable.
Another happening dance and music spot worth checking out is Cape Town Cafe. It’s both a nightclub and a bar with an outdoor space, state-of-the-art sound system, fully-stocked bar with some unique concoctions and a lip-smacking food menu boasting Goan curries, steaks and pizzas. And, if you’re a football fan, you’re in for a treat as it houses a huge screen showing football matches every night. So, in between dancing, you can probably slink away and catch your fave game.
Every Tuesday, as the sun goes down, Shiva Valley turns into a Goan trance heaven, where the trance music blends in with the soothing sound of the sea waves. It lures crowds looking to cut a rug and socialize. The vibe gets energetic and livelier with every passing hour and a wild party ensues.