(Last updated on: 31/05/2022)
Are you in search of nightlife in Goa? What are the best nightlife spots in Goa?
Goa is a stunning part of the world. Famous for its beaches and fishing villages, it also has a fantastic party scene. So if that’s what you’re into, read on to find out about the best Goa nightlife!
Chronicle – a trendy Goa nightlife spot in Vagator
With its own private stretch of beach, Chronicle is one of the coolest places to spending the evening in Goa. It’s an Italian fine-dining restaurant with a cocktail pair that has a massive open-air dance floor. Food and drinks in one place – winner! There are five floors and it is open from November to March. Happy hour is at 5.00 pm daily, and the cocktail menu was hand-crafted by a mixologist from London. On Fridays and Saturdays there’s live music and DJ sets featuring deep house, trance and techno.
Leopard Valley – the best party atmosphere in southern Goa
You’ll find this huge outdoor venue (which holds 3,000 people) situated between Palolem and Agonda beaches. It’s in a jungle quarry! The vibes are futuristic: think pyrotechnics, dancers in funky costumes and plenty of lasers. Fridays are busy and exciting, lasting until 4.00 am with trance music blaring. Leopard Valley is a fantastic example of Goa nightlife, and it’s open from October to April.
Cape Town Cafe – a hip Goa nightlife spot on Tito’s Lane
While Tito’s Lane has plenty of bars to choose from, Cape Town Cafe always comes out on top. It mainly attracts locals but you’ll always be made to feel welcome! There’s a fun atmosphere, great food and plenty of happy hours. At weekends there is an entry fee, so be aware. If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the football while you’re exploring Goa, they show matches here – and they’re open year round too.
GOOD TO KNOW: according to some reviews, single men aren’t allowed into Cape Town Cafe. This is just worth noting as you plan your nights out in Goa…
Cantare – a chilled out vibe in the north of Goa
You’ll want to make a reservation here as it does get busy, but the atmosphere is still one of pure bliss. With live jazz music and beautiful food, it’s just perfect. Housed in a lovely bungalow on a quiet little lane, Cantare just oozes charm. Vintage wooden furniture and warm lighting, anyone? Perfect for a romantic meal or a few drinks with friends, this is Goa nightlife done so right. It is also one of the more affordable bars in the area, so if you’re travelling on a budget then definitely consider a visit here.
Britto’s – Goa nightlife to a T
If you want somewhere for a true Goan experience, look no further. With stunning views of Baga beach, a wide variety of delicious seafood and a fun crowed, Britto’s is spot on. Described as a ‘local legend’, you can’t miss out if you’re staying in northern Goa. Watch as the sun sets over the sea, beer in hand, and experience some blissful Goa nightlife to really top off your trip.
Hilltop – one of the best established party places in the area
Want a party that lasts all night? Hilltop, located in Vagator, has an energetic crowd and plenty of trance music – so it is ideal. Sundays are a popular night to party at Hilltop, but they are utterly famous for their big New Year’s Eve extravaganzas. These raves last for days! Think big – and then think a bit bigger than that. If you’re travelling and happen to be in Goa over the festive period, then definitely head here for a New Year celebration you’ll never forget…
Boomerang Beach Bar – Goa nightlife on the seafront
A trip to Goa wouldn’t be complete without visiting a beach bar. There’s plenty of them around, and Boomerang is a firm favourite among tourists and travellers. The owner (Peter) can often found be popping over to chat to visitors, recommending dishes and giving out suggestions for things to do in Goa and beyond. For snacks, cocktails and a laid-back vibe at Colva beach, Boomerang Beach Bar is spot on.
GOOD TO KNOW: Boomerang is fairly tourist-driven, so you’ll be in good hands even if it isn’t the most authentic Goa nightlife experience you could have…
Silent Noise Club – something different in Palolem
Have you ever been to a silent disco? Don’t miss the chance on your trip to Goa. Entry is INR 600, which includes your headphones – there are 3 channels, with various genres playing thanks to the incredible DJs. Think electro-punk, trance and more! With the music in your ears, it’s easy to block out the rest of the club (and world) and really let yourself go – be at one with the music, dance all your worries and stresses away. If you’ve gone travelling to try and find yourself, or to escape something back home, then a silent disco will help you get to where you need to be…
Izgara Roof Top Bar and Grill – Goa nightlife for grown ups
If you feel like being a little bit fancy, head to a roof top bar. Izgara, located in the Candolim area of Goa, is a great choice. Generally frequented by locals, this is a lovely place to settle down and watch the sunset with a few cocktails. They do food too, but with mixed reviews. Eat first, and head there afterwards to see the sun go down over a valley of palm trees in a completely chilled-out space.
These are just some of the best examples of Goa nightlife. It really is a place with some of the best party hotspots, as well as beautiful beaches and a lot of greenery. And of course, there are some quieter places to have a meal and some cocktails if that’s your vibe. If you are planning a trip to this part of the world, then Goa should definitely on your radar!