Yes, I know some of you will scowl at this list, but hey, everyone isn’t a Goa veteran. And while the beaches are super, hitting up a trendy nightclub for them party feels is right up there on the priority list. OK, maybe it’s just below lounging on the sandbanks. So when the sun has set, bring out those jazzy party clothes {don’t go overboard though, it’s still Goa!} and let the music heal your dancing soul!

Club Cubana

Photo source:  Club Cubana

Photo source: Club Cubana

At the top of a hill in pretty Arpora {close to the Night Market}, this iconic club is like a space in the night sky. Keeping with Goa vibes, of course, there’s a swimming pool smack in the centre, with nothing but starry skies above. While there’s not too much in terms of food or even great variety in the drinks department, music ranges from popular EDM, chart toppers and even Bollywood. So bring your best moves here!

SinQ Party Resort

Photo source:  SINQ

Photo source: SINQ

While the name of this place in Candolim really says it all, we’ll be happy to go into details. Touted to be India’s first party resort, the fun doesn’t ever stop here. Music can be controlled from the comfort of you room, the floors are painted in edgy colours like a graphic equaliser, and reception desk itself is a bar! Naturally the welcome drink is alcoholic! Come evening, hit up the pool area which has chic cabanas for privacy, but the energy is all around you. But if EDM and techno isn’t your kind of music, then maybe skip this one. Part of a hen do? Check out their ladies night on Wednesdays.

Club LPK – Love Passion Karma

Be it a live band or a DJ pushing out chart toppers, this one in Candolim has chill vibes. Beer and hookah make it ideal for those looking for a long evening of it, especially since the real party begins only post 10pm here. With music to please the crowd, you might have to fight for space here as it can get over crowded. trance, Punjabi and Bollywood reigns here. Also, there’s a rather questionable pole and cage for entertainment on special occasions, if that’s your thing!

Cohiba

Photo source:  Cohiba Goa

Photo source: Cohiba Goa

Live music, ladies night or spot on Cosmopolitans – there’s plenty to prove this place is hip and happening. We love that they have great live acts taking the stage, but even more so, we adore that they are heavy of retro music. There’s just something about Goa and listening to old rock music, and of course, I Will Survive and DISCO. Bring on the 70s, y’all!

Leopard Valley

Currently closed for the season, this outdoor dance space {Canacona} is set to re-open by the end of the month. And here, it’s not just a club, it’s an experience with 3D laser light shows, pyrotechnics and DJs from across the globe settling into the console, every day of the week. Don’t expect to get back to your room before 5am if you’re partying here.

UV Bar

Photo source:  UV bar

Photo source: UV bar

Oh! We do like good old UV Bar located in north Anjuna. Not only for the stellar musical acts they bring in {think Insane Creatures and Chris Barr from UK, and Zhannet from Russia} but also for the fact that you can start partying as the sun goes down, that too right on the beach. It’s doesn’t get better. Again, music is mostly EDM and techno, but in Goa you can’t quite expect pop, can you? Don’t miss the outlandish UV bar and artworks too! And the best part? They’re open all year even during the monsoon.

Cocktails And Dreams

Neon lights, cocktails and thumping dance tunes will lead you to this beach bar that’s on the same street as Tito’s. While the crowd isn’t very impressive, head over for cheaper than usual drinks. And certainly go if Bollywood music is what you’re looking for.

Café Mambo

Photo source:  Cafe Mambo Goa

Photo source: Cafe Mambo Goa

With pole dancing, Bollywood music, EDM and drum and bass the order of the day, Cafe Mambo in Baga is easy on the pocket too. Don’t be put off by the few filmy tunes though, as English tunes are what they play for the most part.

Titos

An old favourite and located in Baga, Titos is the original Goa nightclub! So stop frowning at it; you probably had your first vodka shot here! With a different kind of party each night {think ladies night or Bollywood specials}, you’ll have fun here. That said, Titos hasn’t really updated itself for a while, so it’s not quite a trendy place anymore, unfortunately.

Silent Noise

Photo source:  Silent Noise

Photo source: Silent Noise

The original Silent Party club in India, Silent Noise {in Palolem} still deserves a visit every time we get to Goa. Justin Mason, Dan Booth, Ozgur and Barney Trouble are well known faces behind the console, so just grab your headphones and let your dance moves do the talking. Focusing mainly, if not only, on house music, you’ll hear everything from electro, funk and even tek here.

Neptune Point

Don’t think twice before you hit up this place in Palolem. Unique and fun, the main intrigue is that it’s a silent party. No, that doesn’t mean no music. It just means it’s a headphone party. So as soon as you arrive, pick up a pair of wireless headphones, and then tune into one of the three channels that will be playing pop-disco, house or trance — so essentially you’re dancing to your own tunes. Feel free to switch channels if you want a mix of tunes. The party usually starts at 9.30pm until the last person leaves! If that hasn’t got your attention, maybe the fact that it’s on a hill top with a fabulous view will.

Nyex

Photo source:  Nyex Beach Club

Photo source: Nyex Beach Club

Remember good old, massive Paradiso in Anjuna? Well, Nyex has replaced that charming club, but does well to keep up its reputation. Head here to catch the beautiful sunset, but don’t leave until sunrise! The party slowly picks up with sundowners and lounge music, but as the night wears on, soothing tunes turn into thumping techno, house and commercial tunes through the week. Another plus point is that they have some seriously cool flashy neon lights and psychedelic light shows.

 Feature Photo: Nyex Beach Club