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From Thalassa to LPK and Club Cabana to Curlies: Explore All The Best Bars In Goa To Dance Your Night Away

By Architi Batra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 12 min read

Drink, Dance & Dream are the 3Ds that best describes any trip to Goa! Goa has always and will always be special for each and every one of us for that story of a lifetime it leaves us with. From beach shacks to hip clubs and bars, we need to cover all. So, make all your D's come alive with these 15 Best Bars in Goa from Thalassa to LPK and Club Cabana to Curlies which are sure to give you a night you'll remember forever. 

1. THALASSA

The well deserved and consistently popular Thalassa has always been on the checklist for anyone who visits Goa this cliff-top resto-bar in Vagator has achieved cult status and you could often find a famous face sitting on the next table. Every new restauranter wants to achieve the status and the bar Thalassa has set. Mariketty Grana, the gregarious Greek entrepreneur is the genius behind this success. The greek food is as exotic as the place. There's always an amazing party atmosphere in the evening with live performances and romantic setting. And whats more? To be honest, Thalassa is one of the best bars in Goa and a perfect place to have some quality and relaxing time amidst the sea breeze and the sunset. 
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Highlights: The fun greek tradition of breaking plates is encouraged after watching sensational performances
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Must-Haves: Meat Platter, Mocktails, Cocktails, Vegetable Moussaka, Baklava
Cost For Two: Rs. 1500
Address: Small Vagator, Vagator, Goa (Get Directions)

 

2. CURLIES

If you like a drink and a view? This is the place for you. This beach shack bar with a rooftop lounge bar and a garden restaurant is the place to be. It is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Goan, Indian and international cuisine. You could casually stroll on the beach with your drinks or enjoy the night dancing away to the music playing. Linger over your cocktails and enter a trance pepped up with laser effects and lights. The cocktail and liquor menu is wide, from classics to creative concoctions.
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Highlights: Parties as late as 3:00 Am
Cuisine: Continental, North Indian, Italian, Seafood, Goan
Must-Haves: Sea Food, Paneer Tikka, Bacon Pizza, Beer, Long Island Iced Tea
Cost For Two: Rs. 1500
Address: Anjuna Beach, Anjuna, Goa (Get Directions)

 


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3. CLUB CABANA

You want the authentic goa party you see in your movies and friend's snapchats? This is the place to be. Located high on a hilltop, Club Cabana offers a nightclub with a difference from the rest. A multi-leveled club with bars at every level and the cozy dance floors which have mirrored pillars that reflect the swaying of bodies to the music being played. The DJ with his varied choices of music always keeps the party going. Pick up your spirit — cocktail, mocktails — from the bar up here and enjoy the not so ordinary bar life of club cabana.
club-cabana-goa_imageHighlights: A Jacuzzi and a pool to cool off 
Cuisine: Finger Food
Must-Haves: Pizza, Chicken Tikka, Beer, Cocktails, French Fries
Cost For Two: Rs. 2500
Address: 82, Sim Waddo, Arpora Hill, Anjuna, Goa (Get Directions)

 

4. LPK: LOVE PASSION KARMA

That name is powerful enough to hit right in the feels! This night bar; (literally a night bar, it opens at 9:30 pm to 4:00 am) is the place to be to experience something you have never before. The place is built up to resemble a cave and the interiors and exteriors deserve to be appreciated. For the perfect mix of entertainment, food and time of a lifetime, LPK is one of the best bars in Goa. The place is for the young, the hip and the foodie!
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Highlights: The Huge sculpture of the Lady in Green lying peacefully on the beach
Cuisine: Finger Food
Must-Haves: Cocktails, Beer
Cost For Two: Rs. 1500
Address: Near Bank Of India, Bhatiwado, Nerul, Goa (Get Directions)

 


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5. FIREFLY

Moving a little southwards, best known for its Feni cocktails, Firefly is one of the best bars in Goa. Enchanted with this beautiful ambiance this bar on Benaulim beach is the place to be if you are in South Goa. It has a nice outdoorsy ambiance and fun karaoke nights for a little break from every night of dancing. There are different genres of music every day, a good crowd, and it feels alive in the quieter monsoons. For those who love South Goa and want a fun evening out, Firefly offers all the tick marks.
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Highlights: The owners own the premium brand of the local brew ‘Cazulo’
Cuisine: Goan, Continental
Must-Haves: Masala Prawns, Chicken Xacuti, Spicy Feni cocktail
Cost For Two: Rs. 1000
Address: Ground Floor, Benaulim Beach Road, Benaulim, Goa (Get Directions)

 

6. SORO

Soro is the place to forget all your sorrows. NO PUN INTENDED! The place has live music indoors on many nights, a well-designed rustic ambiance and a tasty menu. Do we need anything else? Discreetly tucked away in the scenic lands of Assagao it is one of the finest eateries for authentic Goan cuisine. Soro in Konkani means liquor which in turn changes to the fact that their alcoholic beverages are top-notch and live up to its name.
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Highlights: Order food from the 'live-grill'
Cuisine: Italian, Goan, Continental
Must-Haves: Pasta, Cocktails, Nachos, Jalapeno Cheese Poppers, Salsa, Onion Rings
Cost For Two: Rs. 1200
Address: Assagaon, Siolim Road, Vagator, Goa (Get Directions)

 


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7. CAVALA

Baga Beach is on the list of every goa trip but where to head to from there? Cavala is the place for you. The band Tidal Wave whips out a catchy set of retro hits from the’ 60s to the ‘80s, and the indoor dance floor is packed with a happy mix of tourists and regulars. It's the perfect mix of people in just one place. There is outside seating as well as a hotel attached to the place. This place is the heart of Goa and definitely one of the best bars in Goa.
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Highlights: Meet new people and enjoy a night with a much larger group than you came with
Cuisine: Continental, Goan, Seafood
Must-Haves: Rice, Beer, Salad, Coffee, Calamari, Continental Breakfast
Cost For Two: Rs. 1700
Address: Saunta Vaddo, Calangute, Baga, Goa (Get Directions)

 

8. CAFE LILLIPUT

The irony? There's nothing little about the place or anything in it. One of the oldest shacks on Anjuna Beach. Cafe Lilliput has Wooden cottages, an Internet cafe, BBQ and live music every alternate day. The place has been standing there proudly since the 80s and frequently hosts amazing parties right there on the shore. What more do you require? The cafe has a calm& relaxed atmosphere which offers great comfort to its diners. Not only at nighttime, but the place is good to visit for a good all-day dining experience too.
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Highlights: Candle Light Dinner type romantic-setting at night
Cuisine: Fast Food, Continental
Must-Haves: Grilled Tuna, Sizzler, Wine
Cost For Two: Rs. 900
Address: Anjuna Beach, Anjuna, Goa (Get Directions)

 


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9. GURU BAR

The Guru Bar on the Anjuna Beach is the hip place to be to satisfy all your hunger pangs with the perfect glass of chilled beer. The place pulls tourists and locals alike. With soothing live music and the fabulous view of the Arabian sea, this is the place to be. The calm atmosphere of the place unlike the rest what makes it more attractive. The bar is furnished with bamboo and cane accents and a thatched roof, giving it a rustic look. A special emphasis is put on its cocktails. 
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Highlights: Bob Marley & Live music will take you back to college days
Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Continental, Italian, Tibetan
Must-Haves: Pizza, Wine
Cost For Two: Rs. 800
Address: Beach Road, Anjuna, Goa (Get Directions)

 

10. TITO'S

Founded long back in 1971 this trendy chill place is one of the best bars in Goa. A place for hippies and flower power with a roar of waves in the background and the lights of the traditional balao & disco light creates the amazing ambiance of the place. There are two soundproofed rooms with attached bars and also a separate dining place called the Mambo's cafe to satisfy your hunger pangs. The dreams and legacy of its founder since 1971 is still being carried forward well and proud.
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Highlights: With a cover charge one can have unlimited house drinks
Cuisine: Continental, North Indian, Pizza
Must-Haves: Devil's Fizz, High Voltage, Watermelon Mojito, Calamari Fry, Tandoori Chicken, Sea Food
Cost For Two: Rs. 1500
Address: In Tito's Lane, Baga, Goa (Get Directions)

 


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11. CAFÉ COTINGA

The fresh air around the salty sea, a charming music scene and film screenings is what makes this bar special. The bar offers a range of excitement varying throughout the week with original, indie music every Wednesday and Salsa on Saturdays. You can dine in a human-sized birdcage or spend the evening at the outdoor bar. The place also offers a place to cool off in its pool and a gaming area. From phenomenal desserts to crazy good food, this is the place to be.
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Highlights: Something different every day of the week. Bachata classes on Mondays and Salsa on Saturday evenings
Cuisine: Continental, North Indian, Chinese
Must-Haves: Veg Burger, Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Fish Curry, Coffee, Salad, Burgers
Cost For Two: Rs. 1200
Address: Opposite St. Michael's Church, Anjuna, Goa (Get Directions)

 

12. THE FISHERMAN’S WHARF

A view of a river and a marina, right across a waterfront, this place is a wonderful place to sit with your beer whether in daytime or at night. The place now has three branches in Goa which sure ensures that it is a huge deal. This one of the best bars in Goa serves the sweetest drinks flavored from strawberry to watermelon and the strongest alcoholic cocktails. One place meeting all your needs. This is a rare sight!
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Highlights: Amazing Seafood
Cuisine: Seafood, Goan, North Indian, Continental, Asian
Must-Haves: Sea Food, Cocktails, Fish, Paneer Tikka, Chocolate Mousse
Cost For Two: Rs. 1100
Address: Before The Leela, Mobor, Cavelossim, Goa (Get Directions)

 


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13. TEASE

This high-octane bar by Vivanta By Taj in Panaji, the heart of goa is the place to be. The place serves Goa's most imaginary cocktails which let it set the bar so high. Its the essence of what a good bar should be. From Pink Passion (fresh pomegranate, mint, sour mix, grenadine and passion fruit syrup with vodka) or the Breeze of Hawaii (fresh pineapple chunks and ginger muddled and served with old monk rum) and Monkey Business (banana pieces merged in honey, coffee, lime juice and vodka) the place serves it all!
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Highlights: A new dimension to mocktails and cocktails
Cuisine: Finger Food
Must-Haves: Spicy Calamari Peri-Peri, Chicken Cafreal, Thai Wok Chicken
Cost For Two: Rs. 1300
Address: Vivanta By Taj, D. B. Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa (Get Directions)

 

14. CAPE TOWN CAFE

Much on the pocket-friendly side, this multifaceted, multicuisine, multinational and multi-demographic café, in a nutshell, is a restaurant, a sports bar, a club serving Goan, Indian, and Continental. It is for the young, the hip, the foodie and the clubbie. If you want to just sit down and chill or dance the night away without any memory of tomorrow, this is the place for you to be. They have happy hours throughout the week; Do I need to mention anything else?
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Highlights: Lower section is large and airy with huge screens all over the place which showcases football, tennis, cricket etc. 
Cuisine: Continental, Italian
Must-Haves: Pasta, Burgers, Cocktails, Pizza, Mojito, Beef, Fries
Cost For Two: Rs. 800
Address: Tito's Lane, Baga, Goa (Get Directions)

 

15. THE MANGO TREE

This laidback, cheerful and happy go lucky vibe place certainly had to make a spot in the best bars in Goa. With a wide range of imported and domestic cocktails and a highly rated appraises the place serves it all. Located on the road-side, the place has a dhaba feel to it with a twist. Just stop on your way, park your rented vehicles and have an amazing time at the place with some authentic and delicious Goan seafood.
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Highlights: Goan specialties, Seafood
Cuisine: Thai, Isreali, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Western
Must-Haves: White Russian, Singapore Sling, Piña Colada, Margaritas and Daiquiris
Cost For Two: Rs. 1000
Address: Beach Road, Vagator, Goa (Get Directions)

 

This was your ultimate guide for your every-night in Goa enjoying the best drinks, dance, music and living your dream to the fullest!


FAQ's

Q. Can we stay a whole night near the beach in Goa?
A. We can stay whole night at the beach also. But it depends on which beach you should be spent the whole night. From October to January in Goa season, it’s safe to stay at the beach because you will find some other fellow tourist too. But sometimes it is not safe.

 

Q. Are there any blue water beaches in Goa?
A. No doubt, every beach in Goa is beautiful but if you searching for blue water try: Morjim beach, Palolem beach.

 

Q. Why the water at Indian Beaches are brown and not blue like foreign countries?
A. The primary reason for not having clear blue water at Indian beaches is rivers and the terrain on which those rivers run. You will see that all turquoise blue waters come from islands. Islands do not have rivers. Rivers bring in sediment and turbulence which keeps the sediments afloat.

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