CLUBS & DANCING, Goa
Nine Bar. This place is great for a healthy dose of early evening parties and is located at Vagator Beach in north Goa. It is open between 5 pm and 10 pm and is packed to the tee during this time. Situated atop the hill overlooking the beach it is the ideal location to watch a sunset and dancing the night away underneath the open heavens.
Dress Code: Chill its Goa!
hi everybody there are lot of places were you can spend you Nights in Goa. if your staying in calangute beach their lot of beach side resturants were you can have candle light Dinner with your most loving one all these beach side resturants are open till midnight. if you want to enjoy with rock Music Eden is the place but Drinks served here are quit costly not worth of it. If your are couple then Tito's is the right place. tito's is located in Baga beach its about 10 mins travel by Auto from calagute Beach( by Auto 40 rs). If your alone Mamboos is the right place you will be charged around 300 rs/ person. mamboos opens only after 11 pm and goes till early mornig its nice place to enjoy your night. In club cubana only couples are allowed mostly you can find only outside country people here you will be charged 600rs /person as enrty fees and unlimited Drinks free. if you want to go to club cubana it better you hire a taxi.
Dress Code: any thing will do
Great little club built into the Baga hillside, on the way to Anjuna. Its about 500 Rupees to get in but that covers drinks for the night! Good music and a great place to 'people-watch'.
Dress Code: Anything goes...
There is a new Ganrden restaurant open in Sinquerim, north Goa.
It's called 'SWEET CHILLI'
Beautiful layout on a hillside by the road to gort Aguada ( opp. road to Taj Gort Aguada).
They are open only on weekends now as it is off season. They have all the top of the line bands playing during weekends. May be during the season, the frequency of entertainments will increase.
It's worth a try during your stay in Goa
Goa Party Spots
+Beach Parties define the Goan NightLife
+Disco Valley (secluded beach cove)
+Hilltop(densely forested area)
+Baga Beach (Tito's etc.)
Most have a good blend of locals and foreigners. Attracts some famous European DJ's. Good source for Trance / Rave Music.
Dress Code: dress comfortably these things go on for hours / days and you never know when you'll get back..
CC has the best location in all Goa - no, its not by the beach - instead it's on top of a very steep hill. And no plateau like hill top this place is on top.
Big Format Nightclub with all the related pros and cons.
Dress Code: Dress trendy this place is known to attract the beautiful people.
Located in Vagator close to Hilltop is the cave inspired Nine Bar. The huge dancefloor / courtyard is a pit of motion once the Dj's start playing trance.
The Pizza's here are a MUST-TRY.
Dress Code: Only open till 10pm. So make sure you get there by 7 to partake in the revelry. Dress casually as most of the people are coming straight from the beach.
Another entrant from the house of Tito's.
Mambo's is a very popular dinner option for those living in and around Baga. The restaurant serves good continental and indian fare. The deserts available from the outside counter are quite a rage aned well worth a go.
The party picks up around 11 with the DJ up-ing the pace of the music.
Dress Code: Dress casually because your in goa but keep in mind that looking good is always important when going out..
if you want your women looking their best you better do your bit too.
Open on certain nights. Paradiso takes the cake for the largest club with the longest running parties. When paradiso stays open it stays open till sunrise.
The decor is quite a trip most of the club in below the level you walk in at. So head staright down the stairs. The main room looks like the inside of a nest or Root-lined cave.
On the lowest level is the entire courtyard which turns into a a mini market and lounge area with mats and food vendors.
Dress Code: Goa nightlife, trance music, hippie culture
Anjuna in Nothern Goa is the birthplace of GOA TRANCE MUSIC. It is an incarnation of trance music with a more complex texture of psychedelic sounds woven into a kaleidoscopic tapestry added with strange samples from movies and other sources, also add whooshes, bleeps and wobbling noises that stimulate the psychoactive mind.
These three places are the best hangout zones for rave/Trance party. Paradiso is located at the starting point of Anjuna(while coming from vagator). On High season, party goes on for days. 9- bar, which is located at vagator, is also a good one for rave music but it closes down at 10.00 pm sharp. Shore bar is at Anjuna beach, here the parties go in full swing on wednesdays as many forgieners hang around at Anjuna beach after going to the Flea market.
A WORD OF WARNING: There are some transexuals (Hijras-A local term) who look like any other normal girls or even more beautiful than Indian Film actresses and they speak in a girls voice and a person can get easily fooled and can be ripped off his money after coming to know that the person is not a girl. They usually hang around in these places to make a quick buck and Rip-off anyone who takes them for having SEX. SO make sure you choose the right person.
Dress Code: Anything would do except a birthday suit!
In Goa - we saw a lot of live music - particularly in our hotel the Nizmar resort. This reminded me a lot of Hawaii. As twenty somethings however - most of this live music wasnt really aimed at us - but the generally older audience.
I think the days of Goan trance music and the like are dwindling. We did get invited to a Goan trance party at Anjuna - but it was too far away.
We also went to quite an entertaining club at Baga beach. I think this is supposed to be inferior to the one at Anjuna though. The basic idea was to pay about 5 pounds for men and free for ladies and have free drinks all night. The drinks arent the best though - and although they started well with some Goan trance - it all went a bit R+B / Hip Hop for my tastes - and the live music was the same kind of set we'd heard everywhere else (Bob Marley, UB40 etc etc)
OK....so if you want the relaxed side of Goa with beach shacks and off the beaten track bars, then this won't be your seen, but probably worth a visit anyway just for the views.
Set up in the hills between of Arpora, Club Cubana boosts amazing views over Baga and the surrounding locations.
The club itself boosts a myriad of different areas including an air conditioned dance floor, harem type tents, a very cheap pizzeria and an open air swimming pool with it's own waterfall!!!!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights have a cover charge of 300-500 rupees but on Wednesday nights it's completely free for ladies...once you have paid this then the drinks are free(Vodka, Archers, Beers, gins etc )
I thought it was one of the best clubs I have ever been to, and despite it's cover charge wanting to dispel 'rif raf' still incredibly laid back and totally inpretentious compared to anything in the UK!
Dress Code: Wear your swimwear under your clothes if you fancy a dip...and after you've been dancing you will want to....the a/c is nothing more then a nice thought really!
Apart from that, anything goes really!
THis old, haunted and dangly house turns into a vibrant and lively night spot at the stroke of 11 every nite, if it the season" The season BTW is from Oct-Feb. Located in the lanes and bylanes of little vagator, this place offers carefree dancing and guaranteed good time.
Dress Code: Since they have psychedelic lites, it serves right to wear reflective clothing. If you dont have anything with that lineage, dont worry they have clothing specially for dancing sold just outside Primrose Club.
Hey if you dont any clothing dont worry, u can paint your body blue, white, and all that....
They have a free entry, so it was bliss for a ragpicker like me!!!
There was not much in the way of nightlife that we came across where we were staying, I am not sure about the bigger towns of Panaji, Margao or Mapusa. There are Restaurants that have live music and some have a sort of sound system that play up to date music but when we were there it did't tend to go on to the early hours. There was a sort of rave scene but it was mostly on the beach with ghetto blasters and on the odd occasional generaters to power the drum and bass. We were quite happy to go back to our hotel balcony with some local produce and a beer and listen to the owls hooting and the other wonderful noises that only the warm Goan nights can produce.
Goa has a vibrant night life. Of course it depends also on when you are there. The 'season' begins in October, after the monsoons, and continues till the Carnival in February. then the crowds begin to thin, as its too hot but there are great bargains to be had!
there are a lot of clubs, the oldest and still the most popular is Tito's on Bagha beach. there is avalon at Colva and the five stars have thier clubs too. shacks stay open till late, serving drinks as well as food! The hotel you stay in will have events planned, so check with them.
Dress Code: dress code isn't strict. the western tourists wear whatever the hell they want. the smaller / shorter the better. some are in tatters - its really sad!
But i would recommend clean presentable clothes - size doesn't matter. Besides, it is so hot and especially with all the dancing, airy cotton , short clothes are really the best!
this is my husband at the resort's valentine day's party! :)