The smallest state of India, Goa harbours some of the most exciting nightlife options in the country. The after sunset Goa livens up with dizzy neon lights, great music, delectable food – that makes for the perfect ambience you’d wish for. While nightlife in Goa undoubtedly beats that of the other states of the country, that’s not all of what Goa nightlife entails. Goa is a perfect infusion of varieties, and it quite literally has something for everyone to do at night. So be it crazy partying with people from different continents, playing your luck at the casinos or having a beach-side bonfire-barbeque night, Goa has everything that you can think of under nightlife. And we have got you covered for all these and more.
1. Night Clubs in Goa
The list of nightclubs in Goa is a long one, and you will always discover a new corner on every trip. Beach Discos are also a popular norm near in Goa at night, with so many sprawling landscapes of beaches here, it’s impossible to find a beach devoid of music and dance in some part of it at night. A wide range of music with matching varieties of cocktails and alcohol with different cuisines will leave you spoilt for choices.
2. Bars and Pubs
You can practically get a drink anywhere in the Goa, till late night, thanks to its liberal laws and lower taxes pertaining to alcohol. Most of the beach shacks have their bars while some places exclusively serve alcohol. Also, the best thing about Goa is that there are plenty of drinking options for everyone and people with all kinds of budget. From small-scale bars to the posh holiday resort pubs, Goa has it all. But the former is the one which is more popular among the tourists, owing to their cheap alcohol, lively and happening ambience and the chilled out, casual atmosphere.
3. Beach Shacks
One of the things you’ll find everywhere in Goa is the beach shacks. At least, most of the beaches have beach shacks in the peak season of Goa, i.e. October to March. While they are open from the morning, it’s after the nightfall when these shacks liven up with bright lights, music and cocktails. The nightlife in Goa on the beaches is thankfully lively because of these shacks. The beach shacks at night are for everyone, the couples, families, group of friends or even if you are solo.
4. Party Cruises
Looking to have some fun while cruising in the ocean? Party cruises are something which no tourist in Goa should never miss. It’s one of the most enjoyable things one can do while in Goa. The feel of being on a cruise, dancing to the electrifying music, having great food and drinks, or just simply breathing in the fresh ocean air while sipping at your favourite drink, it’s a different experience altogether. There are river as well as ocean party cruises offered, at different times in the day. But the best time for a party cruise would be in the evenings when one can enjoy the sunset as well.
5. All Night Casinos
A thing you must try your hand at while in Goa – gambling. It’s legal, and it’s fun as hell! With a large number of casinos, both onshore and offshore, tourists are in for a great time. They can be found in the most upscale hotels and resorts in Goa, as well as on the local beaches. But there are restrictions on the onshore casinos like they can only have electronic games. So, the floating offshore casinos are the ones who dominate the gambling life in Goa.