Retro, Rock, Jazz & More: Where You Can Go Enjoy Live Music In Goa

Nupura posted on 02 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

The one thing that Goa has always had is talented musicians and bands. So we have found the ones that have great live music most days if not every day!

Cantares in Saligao

Located in an old Goan house with a lovely balcony skirting the upper floor and live music on most days, this place maybe away from the tourist hot spots but still well loved. The name actually means to ‘to sing’ in Italian and they sure live up to it. A popular Jazz band plays on Mondays, and they have rock and retro music playing on Thursdays and Fridays. Not to mention karaoke on Wednesdays.

Bars

7/73-B, Cruz Waddo, Saligao, Calangute, Goa

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Cohiba in Sinquerim

Cohiba has some of Goa’s most popular live bands performing on Wednesday, Fridays & Saturdays and goes on till late in to the night. With its open air location, lively crowds and variety of drinks, it is a great place to sit back and watch the crowds whilst listening to some great music or join in the crowded dance floor.

Firefly in Benaulim

This open air restobar is a short walk from the Benaulim Beach and one of the extremely popular bars in the South.

They have live music from Wednesdays till Sunday, playing retro or rock or the occasional requests.

Casual Dining

Ground Floor, Beanulim Beach Road, Benaulim, Goa

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Zeebop by the Sea in Uttorda

This restobar with an unusual name is right on Uttorda Beach, making it perfect for listening to live music whilst you enjoy the sunsets, the cool breeze and great food. Drop in on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the evenings for live entertainment.

Casual Dining

Utorda Beach, Utorda, Salcete, Goa

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Rocket Burger in Vagator

Tucked away in a little lane off the main Vagator road, lies this hidden secret called Rocket Burger. So called because of their legendary Rocket Sauce that they serve with their awesome burgers. They have some eclectic and original acts performing a few nights every week and post monsoons the large banyan tree outside becomes the backdrop for artists as well as impromptu jam sessions.

Cafes

1526, Piqueno, Chiver, Opp. Hacienda De Goa Resort, Anjuna, Goa

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Guru Bar in Anjuna

Located on the beach in Anjuna, this is another popular location for live music through the years. They have live music pretty much every night and makes for a great place to catch a sundowner while listening to some chill tunes and then partying late in to the night.

Casual Dining

721, St. Anthony Prais, Waddo, Bardez, Anjuna, Goa

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Calamari Beach Shack in Candolim

Come season time, and this shack on the beach offers live music not just in the evenings, but also every afternoon. So whether you want to spend your day chilling at the beach or just the evenings, rest assured there would be live music to make you sway.

Casual Dining

Dando Beach, Opp. Santana Beach Resort, Candolim, Goa

Cavala's in Baga

Everybody knows Cavala’s is one of the oldest places in Goa to hear great bands, and they have kept the tradition going. They have various well-known Goan bands performing mostly every night as well as occasionally bands visiting from Bangalore, Mumbai etc. A huge bar, lots of open-air seating and a dance floor that is perpetually packed, all make this a must visit place.

Resorts

Baga - Saunta Vaddo, Calangute - Baga Road, Calangute, Goa

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