Diversity is the name of the game for nightlife in Goa. You can relax and enjoy entertainment at your hotel, wander to a beach shack for a sundowner, or head out to one of Goa’s famous clubs.
The majority of Goa’s legendary club scene is in North Goa, so if clubbing is key to your holiday it’s worth basing yourself near Baga or Calangute. Here are some of the current hot spots.
High up on Arpora Hill, Club Cubana is one of the most well-known nightclubs in Goa. Boasting multiple dancefloors and a range of music from disco to trance and techno, it’s been a favourite for many years. The cover charge seems steep but it includes all your drinks, so once you’re in you can relax and dance the night away.
Club Cubana is open nightly from 10pm until 4am and is around 12 minutes’ drive from Calangute.
Set on Baga beach, Café Mambo attracts visitors from all over the world. With an eclectic mix of DJs, and music ranging from Bollywood disco to retro house, it’s a great place for a lively night out.
Mambo is open every day until the early hours in tourist season, and it’s just 15 minutes by car from Calangute.
Silent Noise Club
For a different vibe, head down to Palolem to experience trance, techno and Indian pop against the backdrop of beautiful Palolem beach. Choose the rhythm to your night by picking the channel on your wireless headphones, and sway along with the palm trees.
Silent Noise is held every Saturday at Palolem beach. It’s a fair trip from northern resorts, but many companies offer overnight trips including beach hut accommodation and transport, making this one of the most unique nights out in Goa.
Bars in Goa
If you prefer your evenings a little more chilled, then you’ll find nightlife in Goa offers plenty of places to enjoy a drink or two. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront café, a stylish cocktail spot, or even a place to catch up with your favourite sport, you’re likely to find it near your resort.
If you’re in Calangute try Decade’s bar for a friendly atmosphere and live music, head to Sportsman Bar to catch your favourite football team, or wander to the beach to while away the evening in a beachside café. Many of the bars have quiz nights or bingo too, so they’re a good option if you’re looking for less music-focused fun.
Baga is the heart of Goa’s party zone, and most of the bars here will get you in the mood for heading out to a club. If you want a quieter drink then the beachfront is your best bet, but even these are pretty lively.
Candolim has a different vibe, with quieter bars serving craft beers and speciality gins in a chilled-out environment. There are a few clubs in here too, with the same sophisticated feel.
Whether you want to dance the night away, sip a cocktail as the sun dips below the horizon, or check out what’s on offer at your hotel, nightlife in Goa offers something for everyone.