Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Goans have a unique lifestyle which reflects the perfect blending of the cultural influences that they have experienced over the centuries. By nature, Goans are warm, friendly, easy going and large-hearted. They live life in style and at a leisurely pace. And there is no doubt they love to party too. Not only the Goans, but there are also around 28 lakhs tourists who visit Goa every year. There are so many popular clubs, bars, and restaurants in Goa. Here we have mentioned top 10 places for partying in Goa.
1. Hilltop, Vagator
Hill Top is Goa’s iconic and legendary party destination and a place that all trance lovers simply must check out when in Goa. This iconic open-air venue has been in business since the hippie heydays of the 1970s. It has evolved from a small restaurant into a mecca for psy-trance that hosts artists from around the world. Every Sunday, from 5pm, Hilltop hosts a thumping party where you can dance under the neon palm grove while international DJs play the pulsing beats of Goan psy-trance. On special events like Christmas and New Year Eve, Hilltop hosts special psychedelic raves that attract thousands and the parties last for more than 24 hours.
2. Waters, Vagator
Waters is another swish venue located on Vagator cliff. It has a stylish daytime beach club with a swimming pool, a lounge bar, and an all-day restaurant and grill. Waters has popular techno party nights on Fridays where you can party on 3 floors overlooking the ocean and inside the indoor soundproofed nightclub.
3. Curlies, South Anjuna Beach
Curlies is undoubtedly Goa’s most legendary beach shack and also one of the party hotspots in Goa. It is located near the Flea Market. By day the beach is great for lounging, by sunset Curlies really starts to come alive; they will serve you a huge menu covering all cuisines and a nice deck area on top to chill out or you can party under the florescent decor until the sun comes up. Thursday nights are a big psy-trance night, Mondays are techno and weekends are varied, but Curlies is always a popular spot.
4. Chronicle, Vagator
Chronicle is an impressive multi-level venue and it will give you a stunning view of the ocean overlooking the rocky Vagator cliffs. Chronicle is a pretty fancy restaurant, cocktail bar and an open-air dance-floor that is spread across five levels and hosts regular, popular techno parties at weekends and other special events.
5. Shiva Valley, South Anjuna Beach
Shiva Valley is located just next to Curlies, and is renowned for its Tuesday trance parties starting from 5 p.m. It is known as the temple of trance. This large shack on South Anjuna Beach, next to Curlies, holds an ever popular all-night psy-trance party every Tuesday where hippies and ravers dance until sunrise on the shores of the Arabian Sea. This is one of the best places to hear old school Goan trance.
6. Club Cubana, Arpora
Club Cubana is one of the best nightclubs not just in Goa but in the whole of Asia. It is referred to as the “Nightclub in the Sky”. This very popular commercial club has been around for more than a decade. This huge, multi-level, open-air nightclub is situated between Baga and Anjuna beaches on the Arpora Hill near the Saturday Night Market. Club Cubana is a bit of a maze with a pool and Jacuzzi in its centre and dance floors and chill-out areas all under the twinkling lights. The cover charge includes unlimited drinks so it’s sure to be a big night out. Wednesday is Ladies night, the club’s biggest evening that offers free entry and drinks for girls.
7. Tito’s Lane, Baga
Tit’os is a well known brand name when it comes to clubbing in Goa. The club is famous for its Bollywood music and a huge dance floor. The beaches of Baga and Calangute are the most popular is Goa and Tito’s Lane in Baga is the most famous clubbing strip in Goa which is lined with bars, restaurants, tattooists and souvenir shops blasting out the latest Bollywood hits. Start with drinks at Hype or ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ and move on to popular Cape Town Café, iconic Tito’s and it’s sister club Café Mambo’s. Every night is ladies night at Titos, which means free drinks and Cafe Mambo’s is one of the hottest venues for a full-on night entertainment.
8. Leopard Valley, near Palolem
Leopard Valley, situated between Palolem and Agonda, is a large open air night club and party venue. It was opened in 2013 and has grown into South Goa’s biggest and best nightlife spot. Parties happen most Friday nights with international DJs playing EDM.
This famous Greek fine-dining restaurant also throws fabulous parties every night of the week, with live dance performances and DJs. Its name Thalassa means “sea”, and the property sure offers a breathtaking sunset view of the sea from its open-air cliff setting. If you are there to party, stay in one of the cute beach huts that they have.
10. Underground Parties and Raves in Goa
Some of the most exciting parties and events in Goa are the underground parties and all night beach raves mostly in the Vagator, Anjuna and Chapora area and also a few in Morjim and by the sweet lake in Arambol. Look out for the posters and flyers advertising whats on, ask around or check out Facebook groups like Whats up Goa, Goa, Goa Parties, and others to find out about the random but most happening underground parties and raves, to party old-school style as well as rock the modern way in Goa!
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