On the one hand, Goa is known for its laid-back vibe and easy-going inhabitants. On the other, the state is popular for its booming nightlife scene. Come season (October to March), Goa is buzzing with a nightlife that can give any of its worldwide counterparts a run for its money.
The party-loving people of Goa never miss the opportunity to let their hair down and dance the night away at this favourite party place. If you are a party animal and are looking to dance at the most happening nightclubs in Goa, follow this list of the top 15 best clubs in Goa for a night out of dancing and partying.
Best Clubs in Goa (North)
The longest-serving bar and nightclub in Vagator, Hilltop is where you’ll find a mix of locals and Russians partying the night away. Open until about 4 am, the parties here are a thing to witness. The music is 100 % psychedelic trance. Famous DJs like Goa Gill have performed at this iconic nightclub in North Goa. Parties begin at 10 pm.
- Location: Vagator
2. Nine Bar
Nine Bar was once the mecca of trance parties in Goa. Although this place has lost a bit of its popularity, thanks to the many new nightclubs in Goa, it still attracts a loyal following of partygoers. If you love trance, this is the ideal place for you to party.
- Location: Little Vagator
3. Boom Shankar
Boom Shankar is not a nightclub per se; it is more of a beach shack. However, during the tourist season, regular trance parties are held here by DJs from Europe and across the world. Most of the DJs playing here are Israelites and Russians. Visit if you like electro-trance and dancing.
- Location: Little Vagator
4. Shiva Valley
Located towards the end of Anjuna Beach on the south side, Shiva Valley was once a famous beach shack. Today, the place has been transformed into a happening party place. Shiva Valley plays the best trance music and has a great party vibe. The best time to visit on a Tuesday, when they have special DJ nights at the club.
- Location: Anjuna Beach
5. Club M
Situated inside the Marbela Beach Resort, Club M is a happening nightclub on Morjim beach. Club M is known for its great DJs and music. Prices are a bit steep, but definitely worth the spend if you are looking to have a good time in Morjim.
- Location: Morjim Beach
A popular hangout spot on the Calangute-Baga route, Tito’s is one of the best known Goa nightclubs. Popular predominantly with Indian tourists, the place is always buzzing with young crowds and party revellers who love to dance. Entry is restricted to couples and ladies only. Stag entries are generally hard, by the way.
- Location: Calangute-Baga Road
7. Café Mambos
Although the name says Café Mambos, the place is anything but a café. It is a popular club with local partygoers as well as tourists. It is located close to Tito’s (also known as Tito’s Lane) and has an indoor section as well as an outdoor area that faces the beach. Parties are held at the outdoor section, so it gets crowded in the evenings. Entry is restricted to couples and women; stag entries are not allowed.
- Location: Tito’s Lane, Baga
8. Club Cubana
This nightclub in Arpora is known as ‘the club in the sky’ because of its location on the top of a hill. The atmosphere inside the club is electric, with disco lights that move to the beat of the music and revellers screaming and dancing to their favourite tracks.
The place is one of the few in Goa that hosts pool parties. Entry is available for couples and ladies only – no stag entry.
- Location: Arpora
9. Waters Beach Lounge
The advantage of partying at Beach Lounge is that, in addition to the fabulous music to dance to, you also get scenic views of Vagator. The place is well known for its party nights, which are a big hit with tourists.
Not a fan of the outdoors? Head over to their indoor soundproof party venue. The place also serves some good local Goan cuisine, in case you are craving delicious food.
- Location: Vagator Beach
A great addition to Candolim’s already booming nightlife scene, Cohiba is where you should head to enjoy a night out partying. It’s soft lighting and pulsating music adds to the fun of the place.
If you are not into dancing, there is plenty of seating to just sit back and enjoy some good house music.
- Location: Candolim
11. Cape Town Cafe
Love going to a nightclub that is relaxed and has as easy going vibe? Then Cape Town Cafe is just where you should be in Goa. Sitting pretty in the Tito’s lane, this pub has a party-heavy indoor section and a quieter outdoor section that is less noisy. It has some great DJs playing ands also telecasts live sports matches – football games are great fun to watch here.
Location: Tito’s Lane, Baga
12. LPK Waterfront
With its famous interiors and noisy ambiance, LPK Waterfront is a bit hit with party and trance lovers from North Goa. Post 8 pm, the ambiance at LPK is just fantastic. There’s lovely Goan food on the menu; try the Chicken Cafreal and Pork Vindaloo.
- Location: Nerul Beach
Nightclubs In Goa (South)
13. Club Zoya
One of the few nightclubs in Benaulim, Club Zoya is happening and cool. There are events held daily so call them up to know what is going on when. The place is popular for its vodka-infused cocktails and great pub bites.
- Location: Benaulim Beach
14. Leopard Valley
Located between Palolem and Agonda, Leopard Valley is where you should visit to enjoy dancing. The 3D lighting, mind-blowing sound system and a host of top DJs, both international and national, make this place great for partying.
On offer here is a good line up of international as well as Indian whiskeys, beer and vodkas.
- Location: Between Palolem and Agonda
15. Silent Noise – The Club
The Silent Noise nightclub in Goa organizes a headphone party every Saturday that is worth going for if you love partying and dancing.
There are many DJs playing here at the same time so you can choose which music to follow on your headphones. The music played here is a mix of electronic, funk and house music. Check out the club’s website to know more about the parties.
- Location: Palolem
If you are looking for a Goa club, check out our top 15. The atmosphere and the music at these Goa nightclubs is just mind-blowing and you will surely end up having lots of fun.
Keep in mind that most of these clubs have an entry fee. And if you are going stag, it is best to check with the nightclub about entry before you head out. Want any more information? Do let us know in the comments.