You may have heard of Goa being referred to as the ‘Miami of India’ or ‘the party capital of India’. And, of course, this tag did not come without reason.
With the stunning state being well known for its healthy dose of sun, sea, sand, sports (a tag that following after the 54th National Games), history, culture, delicious cuisine, wildlife and the all-important entertainment quotient - Goa is an amalgamation of all the best things that life has to offer.
Heading to North Goa which is the epicenter of entertainment in popular spots like Baga, Candolim, Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator and Arambol where parties help one unwind.
These tourists hotspots house the trendiest clubs and bars, attracting party enthusiasts and music aficionados. Here is a list of party destinations in Goa that are sure to make you groove like never before!
1. CAFE LILIPUT
One of Goa’s oldest party spots, located on Anjuna beach, is Cafe Liliput which is situated just a few minutes from the Anjuna flea market. Known to often host some of the most renowned DJs and musicians, not just from Goa and India, but also globally, this is one spot that has its roots attached to the hippie culture in North Goa. More than just a party location, Cafe Liliput also serves a delicious selection of traditional Goan, Italian, Chinese, seafood and Indian cuisines.
WHERE: Anjuna Beach
2. RAEETH GOA
A versatile establishment featuring a bar and restaurant that operates round the clock, Raeeth in Vagator is renowned for hosting exceptional parties with DJs hailing from various parts of the world, drawing crowds with its captivating house and techno music.
The entertainment extends beyond music, featuring mesmerising fire dancers and acrobats. In addition to the vibrant atmosphere, the venue also offers a delectable menu encompassing Goan, Continental, BBQ, pizza, Italian, seafood and artisanal desserts.
WHERE: Small Vagator
WHEN: On most weekends
3. HAMMERZZ NIGHTCLUB
Situated in North Goa, Hammerzz Nightclub has earned a reputation for being one of the most happening nightclubs along the Calangute-Baga road. Known as a luxury night club that has refined the party experience, the ambience of the club sets you in the mood for an unforgettable night with state-of-the-art sound systems, tasteful lighting and renowned DJs from in and around India.
Not just parties, you can also get your hands on some handcrafted cocktails at the bar and rooftop restaurant.
However, there is an entry fee that varies depending at which time of the year you visit. So, before you go, do remember to call in to find out more details.
WHERE: Calangute-Baga Road
WHEN: Everyday (9 pm onwards)
Experience the complete Greek party scene at one of Siolim’s top party spots. Immerse yourself in traditional Greek entertainment with lively dances like Sirtaki and Zorba, and enjoy electrifying live performances by talented artistes. The party ambience is further enhanced by cabaret acts, carnival dances and thrilling fire-shows, making Thalassa a powerhouse of energy. True to its name, this venue offers more than just wild parties, boasting a restaurant with stunning views, elegant Mediterranean decor and authentic Greek cuisine. It’s the ultimate multi-sensory experience and the place to be for the hottest parties in Siolim.
5. HOUSE OF CHAPORA
House of Chapora, situated along the bay of Chapora River, is renowned as a unique event venue that offers a captivating visual experience. This location is dedicated to the concept of upcycling and actively promotes art, food and music.
Since its opening in 2021, it has become a popular hangout spot for locals and visitors alike. The venue features a diverse range of music genres, predominantly house, techno and psychedelic, providing an enjoyable atmosphere for patrons. Additionally, it serves as a platform for local and international artistes and DJs to showcase their talents.
WHERE: Anjuna, Chapora