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