Last Updated: September 10, 2019 Swairik Das
The boozers really don’t have the time to read. Hence, I won’t make the article a thesis as I need to fuddle through a long list of Bars, Pubs and Clubs in Goa. When talking about Goa, in a flash it reflects the swinging mood of the hippies. With trance music and twist dance AND clink of beer bottles and splash of wine glasses, the sandy beaches of Goa turns out to be a pulsating and wambling floor. The reverberating and boogieing nightlife continues to shake even the mood of ideal tourists and maneuvers them to hit the vibrating beach shacks and bars, enigmatic pubs and frisky clubs.
Let’s go through the list of top 50 bars, pubs and clubs in Goa:
1- Club M
Inaugurated in 2012, Club M, which is an in-house nightclub of Marbela Beach Resort in Morjim, is a perfect arena for party lovers. The Club M beats the ambiance with some great live performances by international artists and DJs and extends the nightlife to a hangover morning. If not dancing is your floor of steps then spend some engaging goofy talks with glass after glass of cocktails.
One can expect a posh ambiance even the in – house bar of Vivanta by Taj sounds “Tease”. Located in Panaji, Tease boast vital and modern interiors and fills the nightlife with echoes of a wide range of music deepening hour after hour. Further, the high – octane bar offers some unique and exotic brand of liquors.
3-Cape Town Café
Burp and slurp a la carte European cuisine and pour upon a huge range of cocktails and mocktails at Cape Town Café in Tito’s Road at Baga. From trance music and retro pop to live rock and hip hop performances, the life at Cape Town Café from forenoon to night simply becomes insomniac.
Atop the Arpora Hill and close to the Saturday Night Market in Arpora, Club Cubana shakes its chromatic environment and vibrates the nightlife with pulsating DJ music and synchronized dance steps. At Club Cubana you get a whooping crowd even though its interior dilates intimate luxury having white canopied loungers, Jacuzzi and florescent rays. It racks beverages from Scotland wines and Mediterranean spirits to Indian liquors and strong Australian beers.
It is one of the oldest brands in Goa for the hippies and crazy travellers. Located in Siqrim near Candolim Beach next to Kingfisher Villa, Tito’s brings travellers life worth the cost with its boutique interiors and exquisite collection of beverages. It plays lively trance and DJ music and showcases international performances.
6- Cafe Mambo
Café Mambo is an open air lounge in the midst of a shimmying dance floor. Located in the busy Tito’s lane that packs with people both young and old seeking an avenue to ‘chill’ out, Café Mambo is a one stop Lounge bringing ages lively. If you are stepping on the floor of Café Mambo, don’t forget to try out its original taste, i.e. Bloody Mary, Daiquiri and Martini. Nonetheless, it also serves varied cocktails and mocktails along with Hookah with different flavours.
Top international tracks reverberate the dance floor, but Cavala displays a quaint atmosphere having a sprawling natural ambiance. It is an in – house pub, which is inside the Cavala Resort at Baga. It serves mouthful dishes with the must try ones being the Mojito Sangria, Apple Mint Delight, Chiken Country Captain, Roast Chicken, Calamari Olivia along with racks full of imported and local spirits.
8- Down The Road
Located close to the Old Patto Bridge in Panaji, Down The Road is one of the best pubs in Goa that lays out an a la carte menu and wide range of spirits. Some of the must-try items are Fresh Fruit Cocktail, Martini, Margarita and Mojito. Further, you can simply spend some pulsating hours under the lively music. Down The Road plays the best of international DJ tracks and karoke.
An ultimate hub for the food, dance, music and leisure lovers, SinQ beach club in Candolim offers a conceptualized ambiance keeping in mind the varied moods of party lovers. It boosts a posh nightlife along with open air lounge, discotheque and poolside area with classy cabanas.
10- LPK Waterfront
Set in the midst of an exotic ambiance on the bank of Nerul River in Candolim, LPK Waterfront pulls in travellers, boozers and party lovers from different corners. It offers a wide range of liquors and dishes and also reflects the quaint Portuguese charm.
11- Butter Lounge
Located strategically on the main Candolim Road, Butter Lounge is one of the popular nightclubs in Goa. The wooden arena includes three party zones -two alfresco and one indoors. Further, the highly tuned DJ track wins the heart of the hippies and beats the floor.
The Curlies at the Anjuna Beach caters to the hippies and foreigners. It maintains a roof top lounge bar serving some of the finest liquor and special cocktails and has a garden restaurant, which is ideal for rave parties. Further it serves authentic Goan cuisine as well as a la carte of Indian and international delicacies.
It is located close to the Miramar Beach and overlooking the Mondovi River, inside the Marriott Spa & Resort, Goa, and maintains a good interior, amiable bar tenders and well stocked bar. It mostly attracts the young party lovers. It serves traditional flavours like Mojito, Martini share space with Goan Feni based cocktails.
14- Cafe Mojo Pub And Bistro
It is the first English Pub in Goa that serves a wide range of Indian and foreign liquors, Cocktails and Mocktails, Coffees and Cappuccinos, and finger licking trendy snacks. Moreover, Cafe Mojo Pub And Bistro is also popular for introducing the concept of E – Beer where one can pour out the beer as per the quantity they would like to have and be charged to only what has been consumed. It is located in Salida Del Sol Hotel in Panaji.
Located in Cruzwado, Saligao, Cantare is an isolated old wood panelled lounge that serves a wide range of mouthful dishes like the tortilla Chips with mango salsa, tomato and Basil Bruschetta, crispy fried calamari, tempura prawns, Feta Cheese Salad, BBQ Chicken, traditional burgers, Rosemary Fish and many more. Further, it also maintains a huge collection of spirits that includes wine, scotch, whiskey, vodka, rum and gin. One can also pour upon the Kaju Feni, which is a popular country liquor of Goa.
16- Capiz Bar
Capiz Bar at the Grand Hyatt in Bambolim is one of the classy bars and lounges in Goa that stock up a wide variety of spirits including unique cocktails and mocktails. Few things that pull in the boozers in Capiz Bar are the Palm Feni, Tequila and Pepper Vodka with cranberry, orange and lime juice aptly called Pepper Eater. Along with the spirits and casual gossips, you can also enjoy the lounge music beating the floor.
Located at Tito’s lane, HYPE is another posh nightclub in Goa, which serves authentic cuisine along with an array of rare collection of spirits. It sways the mood of the hippies with its loud hip hop music. Moreover, the Flaming Lamborgini and blow bubbles with Liquid Cocaine, which is a blend of sparkling wine with red bull, are a great way to party that turns the night on fire.
From Feni to Wine, Kamaki is one of the best picks amongst the nightclubs in Goa. It is located in Tito’s Lane in Baga and boosts an a la carte menu including Goan, Indian, Continental, Italian and Oriental. It also plays top class international tracks and live DJ music.
19- Club Poison
If you are seeking for some funky, crazy and alky night out to poison your hours from evening to midnight, Club Poison at Peace Valley Resort & Spa in Salcette is then your haven. It serves an authentic collection of liquors and boosts a crystal pub surface that reflects enigmatic colours.
20- Mekong Lounge & Diner
At west of India experience the authentic flavours of South East Asia at Mekong Lounge & Diner, which is located in Miramar, Panjim. With lively events, DJ performances and trance music Mekong Lounge & Diner serves a rare collection of spirits and carries the charm of unique cocktails and mocktails.
21- After Seven
Life after 7 pm dive onto the pool of wide range of liquors at the After Seven Resto Bar, which is located in Calangute Candolim Sinquerim Rd, Arpora, Calangute. It offers fine wine and dines and is also a perfect haven for business events and family gatherings.
At Drift be in motion along with the lively air, DJ music and a host of beverages. It is one of the posh in – house bars and pubs that is located inside the Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village in Dando, Candolim. It serves the best of best exotic cocktails like Mojitos and Palm Kiss.
23- Leopold Lounge Bar
Close to Tito’s Night Club, the Leopold Lounge & Bar is a wise pick for party lovers. The intrinsic interior and enigmatic atmosphere won’t let you to escape from the pulsating mood evolving inside.
24- Lobby Lounge
From dawn to midnight Lobby Lounge packs unparalleled entertainment. But the life after sunset turns crazy with vibrating floor and echoing walls. Located inside the Marriott Resort & Spa, Miramar Beach, Panaji, the Lobby Lounge racks from rare and posh to wide range of international and Indian spirits. If you are stepping on the floor of Lobby Lounge then don’t forget to try out Mojito, Rum and Feni.
Overlooking the pristine Ozran Beach in Vagator, 9 Bar is famous for its sprawling mud dance floor, starry disco lights and stone seats. Further, it stirs the mood with its deepening and lively music along with DJ performances. It serves a wide range of liquors including pint beers and pricey scotches making it a haven for party animals.
26- F-Beach Club
Opposite to the Silver Sand Holiday Village at Candolim, the F – Beach Club brings a new era of entertainment with a musical fusion of retro, trance, lounge and house and tempting ambiance. The bar at F – Beach Club has a huge collection of wine, scotch, whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and beer as well as the popular Goan Palm Feni. Hence the boozers and carnivores gets a hell of a life at the F – beach Club.
27- The Bay View Lounge
Located inside the Grand Hyatt in Bambolim, the Bay View Lounge is another classy lounge in Goa that brings an exquisite atmosphere for hardcore boozers. It plays from soft tunes to metallic and thus swinging the mood along with the modifying night life.
Nostradamus boasts of a fine array of scotch, wines, cognacs and liqueurs from across the world. It is located close to the Fortune Select Regina Hotel in Candolim and reflects the quaint era of the 15th century. It is famous for Mojito, Bloody Merry, Tequila Sunrise and Seekh Bhopali. Further, the night life comes alive with lively DJ music making it a bustling dance floor.
29- The Sundowner
The Sundowner in Arpora, which is located inside the Pride Sun Village Resort & Spa, is one of the gauzy pubs in Goa that highlights a diorama of retro Bollywood era. It has an array of reasonable to pricey liquors and when you pick from the cocktail menu… go for the Pina Colada.
It is a brand new addition to the queue of pubs in Goa and is located inside the La Gulls Court Hotel at Vagator. Bringing in a touch of the modern trend it holds an elegant and rejuvenating ambiance along with wide range of cocktails and mocktails. From the array of cocktails, the must-try includes Bloody Mary, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Summer Passion, Dry Martini and Vodkatini. For mocktails go for Fruit Punch, Mango Magic, Green Bhunda, Strawberry Lemon Ice.
SFX Longe in Candolim, which is inside the Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada Hotel is yet another posh pick from the queue of lounges in Goa. At SFX you will simply blend with unlimited luxury. It plays a wide range of international music along with live DJ performance. Moreover the lounge serves a huge collection of spirits and a wide range of mouthful cuisine, which includes Tandoori Nisha Jafrani that is a kind ofprawn preparation, Murgh Sharmili Kebab with beetroot flavour, Vegetable Mughlai Seekh Kebab and many more.
32- On The Rocks Bar
Close to Baga Beach, On The Rocks Bar is one of the classy picks from Tito’s alley. It is an ideal place to relax, drink, eat and have fun. With a chic ambiance and elegant beachside bar, On The Rocks Bar pulls in the crowd of hippies to leisurers. You can go for an a la carte menu that lists from authentic Indian dishes to Mediterranean.
33- Aagor Poolside Bar
With a vibrating dance floor and tranquil poolside area, Aagor Poolside Bar is an example of contemporary bar. It boasts an outdoor seating and smoking area. Further, it serves a wide range of alcohols. It is located in Resort Rio in Arpora.
34- Tavern Bar
The Tavern Bar is one of the popular resto bars in Goa that is located in Lazy Lagoon Portico Suites Hotel in Baga. With funky music, live DJ performances and outdoor seating the Tavern Bar pulls in the crowd of boozers of all age. The must-try at Tavern Bar are the Eggs benedict, waffles and Sunday Brunch.
35- The UV Bar
At UV Bar you can pick your own choice. If you are a classy person go for the classic dance floor and if you are a hippie then stay on the main floor. The UV Bar overlooking the Anjuna Beach is a perfect place where you can exploit the nightlife to the fullest living a healthy hangover.
36- Club Mirage
Another in – house lounge in Goa, Club Mirage in Royal Mirage Resort in Candolim serves excellent spirits along with the popular Goan Kaju Feni. It also offers a long list of sea food that simply leaves burp after burp along with a sprawling hangover.
37- Pool Side Bar
Overlooking the picturesque verdure surrounding the swimming pool, the Poolside Bar that is located inside the Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Arossim Beach, ensures a lavish time for the party animals. It serves classic cocktails and signature beverages AND offers an exquisite assortment of mouthful delicacies.
38- Soma Beach Club
Facing the awesome Beach of Pernem, the Soma Beach Club brings a throbbing nightlife along with live DJ music, poolside ambiance and splashes of a wide range of spirits.
39 – Sunken Bar
Located in Kenilworth Resort & Spa, Utorda, the Sunken Bar is well known for its collection of rare spirits. Further, cocktails to try at Sunken Bar are Tequila, Orange Tequila and Sweet and Sour. Good life, Sweet Goa and Strong Goa are recommended for mocktails.
40- Mad Hatter
An in – house bar, which is located inside the Tamarind Hotel at Anjuna, the Mad Hatter is worth the money you spend on liquors and snacks. It pulls in a huge number of hippies due to its strategic location.
A perfect example of luxury that is close to the Baga beach and Calangute beach, North 16 boasts a poolside bar that has a huge collection of liquors from all over the world. In addition it also maintains a children club, posh dining and rooms having modern amenities.
42- Lobby Bar
An inhouse bar, which is located inside the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson in Candolim, Lobby Bar is popular for its Mai Tai, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Martini, Margarita and Daiquiri. Playing lively music and DJ, Lobby Bar maintains an outdoor seating, smoking area and big screen. It serves a wide range of spirits from the local Goan Feni to international wines.
Alexus is one of the best in – house pubs in Goa that is located inside the Hotel Linda in Baga. New to the competition, Alexus holds an intimate interior and has a wide range of spirits from all over the world.
44- Martini Bar
If you are a hardcore boozer and seeking to try out some unique vodkas and rum, distinctive cocktails and a blend of universally popular spirits, then the Martini Bar inside the Vivanta by Taj in Sinquerim is a sheen pick.
Try out the Water Melon Martini, Secret Garden Cocktail, Insalata Caprese and Minestrone Di Verdure if you are stepping inside the Chronicle Bar that overlooks the serene Vagator beach. Along with a roof top space, the bar maintains a cozy environment and holds a vibrating dance floor that is beaten by some lively DJ tracks.
46- Bahama Mama
Best known for its cocktails, sporting events, live DJs, finger licking dishes and friendly ambiance, the Bahama Mama in Arambol is one of the best bars and pubs in Goa. It has an open air seating space along with waterfront view.
47- Salud Latino Bar
If you are in Dona Paula then don’t forget to step inside the Salud Latino Bar, which is inside the Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat. Along with boogieing nightlife the bar holds a perfect leisurely ambiance beside the pool. With the snack menu featuring continental bites (Butterfly Prawns, Paprika Flavoured Potato Wedges, Chicken Tikka Wrap), and the beverage list (perhaps a rusty nail or a watermelon martini), capable of lifting up your spirits, the recorded Latino Salsa music, this surely is one place where you can let your hair down and have fun.
48- High Tide Bar
With a quaint ambiance, the High Tide Bar is another popular in – house resto bar in Goa that is located inside the Hotel Mandovi in Panaji. The must-try items at High Tide Bar are the Mohito, Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Caipiroska and Pina Colada.
49- Karoke Club
In Calangute the Karoke Club is one of the famous landmarks that draws a pulsating nightlife. The must-try items from the mouthful dishes are the Chicken Mutton, Masala Dosas, French Fries, Baked Beans Toast and Club Sandwich Pastas. It also serves a wide range of alcohol as well as playing the best of karoke music.
50- Blue Monkey
Try out Crunfried Chicken, Margarita and Shooters when you are at Blue Moneky. It is located opposite to the Hotel Orion on National Highway 17, Alto Porvorim. Overall it showcases a comfortable ambiance.
Published: 12 May, 2014
Brought up from the cultural capital of India, Kolkata, Swairik Das is a passionate traveller who seeks to travel and explore the length and breadth of the country. He is also a dedicated travel writer, blogger and photographer who by heart is also an adventure freak. His focus is mostly into exploring and writing on trekking, jungle safaris and several adventure activities; religion, festival, heritage, people and cuisine.