Goa has always been the party capital of India. Being the smallest state in the country, you get the experience of different people and cultures out here.
From the very beginning, Goa has been blessed with a variety of genres. From its local music to the Portuguese influence, which bought about a variety of European sounds out here. Ever since then, Goa has been a go to place to party and let loose.
From slow music to psy-trance there’s something for everyone to truly enjoy Its truly an experience if you ask us, that will definitely make you crave to visit Goa time and again.
Here are our top picks of places to check out to get your feet moving.
- Cantare, Saligao
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Cantare means “to sing” in Italian and they sure live up to it. It’s located in Saligao in a beautiful restored house. If you love jazz, do head out on Mondays as they have a jazz night with popular bands coming to perform for the music goers and they have rock and retro music playing on Thursdays and Fridays. Not to mention karaoke on Wednesdays.
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Cohiba is located in Sinquerim and has some of Goa’s most popular live bands performing on days like Wednesday, Fridays & Saturdays. With its open air location, delicious food, variety of drinks and lively crowds, this makes it a great place to sit back and unwind after a tiring day by listening to some great music or by joining in the dance floor.
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Cavala is one of the most popular places for live music bands. It is located in Baga. It usually features local bands usually playing rock and retro music. A huge bar, lots of open-air seating and a dance floor that is perpetually packed, all make this a must visit place for you try out.
- Por do Sol
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If you fancy a place to just relax, unwind and give your weekend a touch of paradise then do visit Pôr do Sol. It is situated in Ashwem Beach. It consist of a shack area, bar lounge and a pool area.
There’s a festival called GOAT which is held during the month of January which is a music and art experience which you have to experince. Popular DJs both from India and Internationally have performed here such as The 2 bears, Amp Fiddler, Zokhuma and many more.
- Burger Factory
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After all the partying, you’ll definitely want to fuel up. Do check out Burger Factory in Morgim. After having opened in 2012 in Anjuna, their popularity skyrocketed to an extent where they opened a bigger restaurant in Morgim.
They are a variety of burgers over here to satisfy one’s taste buds. With the ideal location right by the beach side and the perfect music to go with it, this makes it one amazing place to truly enjoy being in the moment.
- Purple Martini
Situated at Sunset Point, Anjuna Beach this place is something else. The moment you enter you feel like you’re transported into a different world. Ill let the pic below speak for itself. It will definitely leave you spellbound.
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A beautiful set up overlooking the Arabian Sea with a live band performing to some favorite tunes which sets the perfect mood to just relax. In our opinion this is a great place to hang out and enjoy the ocean breeze while sipping on drinks or you can taste the amazing continental, Mediterranean, Italian food and sea food here.
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Started in December 2013, Chronicle in Vagator quickly established itself as one of Goa’s premier party destination places. Set amidst the rocky Vagator cliffs, this place overlooks the beautiful sea. It consists of a fancy restaurant, a cocktail bar and a dance floor that is spread across its five levels. It regularly hosts techno parties during the weekends.
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This is one of the best party places in Goa. Situated in Candolim, this place is perfect to let your spirit go wild. They organize events like Club Fridays, Retro Thursdays etc and popular DJ’s from India and abroad perform here.
They have a beautiful ambience that is really welcoming. They have a pool with Private Cabanas for the perfect lounge experience. So if you wish to have a brunch or dinner with friends or family in this beautiful setting, SinQ is the right place for you.
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After being open just a few years ago, it has already considered a favorite place to party by many people. Its located in Vagator. It consists of an indoor club, restaurant, a daytime beach club and grill throughout the day.
Its a multi leveled sea facing club which provides you a breathtaking views of the beach, that is sure going to get you mesmerized. The ambience is simple and welcoming. They usually play all kind of music ranging from house, electronic music, tech etc.
- Hill Top
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Another place famous in Vagator is Hill Top. Once you enter you notice the neon theme décor surrounding the entire area. If you love trance music, this place is definitely for you to be at. Many international Djs play psy-trance music here.
- Shiva Valley
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Another place to experience trance music to the fullest is at Shiva Valley. The club draws in the most renowned music DJs to come and make you shake a leg or two. This is situated at the famous Anjuna Beach.
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If you need a break from trance music then probably you should check out Mambo’s Night Club. Its situated near Baga Beach. It offers a huge dance floor and a outdoor seating area. Most of the famous Indian Djs and International DJs perform here.
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Ending the list with this very well established club located on the Titos lane in Baga beach. Started many years back, its popularity stands even till today. The club boasts of great interiors and a massive dance floor along with 2 bars. It plays host to a lot of Indian as well as international crowd.
by Ryan Noronha