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After the sun dies down and the stars take up the sky, Goa’s vibrant nightlife scene brightens up the city with every party hopper visiting the most popular beach shack nearby. As much as the city is known for its beaches, the whispered local rave parties attract equal attention. For grasping more about the pubbing scene or rave parties at the local joints, check out at Ingo's Saturday Night Bazaar or Ajuna’s Wednesday Market. If you are wary of getting out for the first time in the Goa nightlife scene, then Tito’s and Club Cubana are the safest bets. They have been around for years and attract local and international partygoers alike.

Beach shacks or small beach joints are more popular in Goa rather than expensive restaurants and pubs. Most of these shacks serve alcohol (specially chilled beer) along with the other nutties and are open until late in the night.

Goa is synonymous with hippies who brought the nightlife scene back in the ’70s with their arrival. It has only gained momentum since then, assigning it a special status compared to the nightlife in a metro city.

Rave parties or full moon parties are an accepted part of hippie culture with the local shacks in Goa passing around the necessary information. Not many details are handed out initially, to avoid getting into police harassment. Final particulars are made available just a few hours before the party starts. Drugs are freely made available beside stalls of snacks & tea arranged by the local women. You will get to experience “ravers” dressed in bright clothes and rave belts dancing to Psy-trance music until the wee hours of the morning.

Those who want to travel onto psychedelic journeys, beware of the Goan Police because drugs intake is legally punishable in India.


Club Tito’s at Baga Beach

Club Cubana at Arpora Hill, North Goa

Club Westend at Saligao, North Goa

Club Margarita at Colva, South Goa

Kamaki at Baga Beach

Mambo’s at Baga Beach

Fiplee’s Restaurant and Pub at Maria Hall, Benaulim

Bars & Pubs

The 9Bar at Vagator Beach

21 Coconuts at Candolim Beach

Alex at Calangute Beach

Angela P. Fernandes at Calangute 

Bob's Inn between Calangute & Candolim 

Bom Sucesso Cocktail Bar at Candolim

Casa Portuguesa at Calangute 

Clisher at Baga Beach

Dinky at Calangute Beach

Drop Anchor at Baga Beach

Dylan's Bar at Palolem Beach

Florentine at Saligao 

Found Things at Palolem Beach

Guru Bar at Anjuna Beach

Infantaria  at Calangute-Baga Road

Planter's at Calangute Beach

Ronil Royale at Calangute-Baga Road

Shores Bar at Anjuna Beach

St Anthony's at Baga Beach

Sublime Bistro Bar at Calangute Beach


Chances Casino & Club at Vainguinim Beach

The Gaming Club Las Vegas at The Leela Kempinski 

Casino Goa at The Caravela Beach Resort