CLUBS & DANCING, Goa
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!
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.
Lots of night club. Tittos being the best at Baga Beach. Shooters club is also good. Club cubana at Anjuna. Very active and good looking crowd is present at these clubs. Must visit at night.
Dress Code: Smart casuals. Entry for couples only
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.
During our stay in GOA we ended up checking out many night clubs and always ended up back in PARADISO. Need i say more? OK, so let me explain, we heard very good music here for the most part, in-fact one of the nights was TOTALLY outstanding but the important part was the great vibe we received here and the friendly face the owner that kept us coming back.
I guess most people already know this since Paradiso is packed every night during the pick season while other spots are begging for a few onlookers.
Important note: this is a Psytrance tip and not a hip pop trip. For the hip poppers there are many great places such as Club Cabana which is just too crowded.
Dress Code: Just make sure you have a shirt and pants, lol
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 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..
new place to spend your life ) Club Fresh is the place in Goa (Morjm beach) where you can Fresh you UP! sushi-bar, live music, massage etc. i just got to know from a friend. also happen to talk to the owner today, since i am planning to visit for the nye 2009-2010
this is an awesome place check the pictures.
i am going for it. a must visit place for everyone visiting goa.
they dont have a website yet. but soon gonna start one. check google for more updates on them
check both the images i have uploaded
Dress Code: casual
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! :)
I took a 3 day vacation in Goa staying close to the Baga beach. We had heard and read a lot about the nightlife near Baga beach and were thrilled to be there. The first night we went to Tito's, you pay an entry fee of Rs 500 per couple and Rs 800 for stag. The party doesn't start until 10 or 10:30. The ambience in the dance floor was great. The DJs were ok, the sad part was they were not trying to get the crowd involved, excited and thrilled they went on their business in a programmed fashion. The crowd warmed up after a few songs and everyone had a good time. The following night we went to Mambo's for a purple night party. Here couples enter for free and the crowd here was fantastic. The energy was amazing. DJs here were much better. We also had celebrities that I did not recognize to add some spice. A couple of gals got on the table and gyrating their lovely bodies to some high energy music. The only problem was there were just too many people on the dance floor you could not move your hands or legs without hitting someone next to you. We went in at 10:30 and stayed till 1:20. Enjoyed the night. Can't wait to plan my next trip to Goa.
Dress Code: Guys need to have pants and a shirt (no shorts allowed). Girls the lesser you wear the better.
If you want a night out dancing and drinking, try this place! lots of hot boys hehe. admission is not so expensive, (but girls, once you've paid to get in you get free drinks, guys pay!)
But it's a bloody long walk up the huge hill to it, give yourself plenty of time hehe
it;s known as the nightclub in the sky, because its on top of a cliff
Goa is in the hype of pampering you down to your hearts content, the last weak i was sitting and discussing upon the matter of how places such as night clubs can make a difference with your stay in a place an i've concluded "MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE" as i would go by the old saying " all work and no play makes tom a prick" Guys Go Out And Explore This New Night sopt "CLUBE ENAYA" You will find the difference
Dress Code: ladies enter free guys pay 2 drinks free for the ladies on the guys cost
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)
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
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.