In the midst of the glaring summer heat, lots of people visit Goa to refresh and rewind. The intoxicating charm of Goa makes one of the smallest states in the country one of its most happening places. Goa’s nightlife comes alive along its many beaches. Here, you will find tons of beachfront bars with live music, throbbing dance floors and cool drinks. Here’s a list of some of the best beachfront bars in Goa for you to indulge in!
Curlies Shack, Anjuna Beach
Curlies is a beachfront shack known for its rooftop lounge bar and garden restaurant. It’s the perfect place to enjoy both authentic Goan cuisine, and drinks with a view. The most legendary parties at this bar are held on Mondays and Thursdays. Curlies is also renowned for its Tuesday trance parties. It is located near Anjuna’s famous flea market.
Address: Near Flea Market, St Michael Vaddo, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509
Timings: 8:30 am – 2:30 am
Cost For Two: INR 1500
Thalassa, Siolim Beach
This is one of Goa’s most famous Greek restaurants. However, its bar also throws some awesome parties and live performances. Its apt name Thalassa means “sea” in Greek, and is built to resemble a Greek taverna. Located near Vagator, it is known for its delicious traditional Greek food. The restaurant offers a picture-perfect view of the sunset and the beach. If you are in Goa to hit the beach, drink, and dance, then Thalassa might be the right choice for you. Visit the website here.
Address: Near Teso Waterfront, 1, Vaddy, Siolim, Goa 403517
Timings: 8:30 am – 1 am
Cost For Two: INR 1500
Cafe Lilliput, Anjuna Beach
Also on Anjuna Beach, is the popular Cafe Lilliput. Vibrant pulsating music, cool ambiance, good food, and endless parties are what Cafe Lilliput is known for. The menu has both local and international cuisine, as well as an impressive selection of spirits and wines. There is also live music and DJs on most days, so one can truly dance their heart out!
Address: Anjuna Beach, Monteiro Vaddo, Flea Market Road, Anjuna, Goa 403509
Timings: 8 am – 5 am
Cost For Two: INR 900
Guru Bar, Anjuna Beach
Guru Bar is one of the most scenic casual beachfront bars, known for its fabulous view of Anjuna Beach, and the Arabian Sea. Its rustic appeal and relaxed ambiance make it a must-visit. The food here is of multiple cuisines from Goan and Indian to Chinese and Italian, and there are lots of domestic wines and liquors. Enjoy live music by local artists, along with the cocktails that are especially famous.
Address: St. Anthony Praise Waddo, Anjuna Beach Road, Anjuna, Goa 403509
Timings: 7:00 am – 12 midnight
Cost For Two: INR 800
Tito’s Bar and Club, Baga Beach
One of the most vibrant and happening places in Goa, Tito’s Bar is a great place to grab a drink and party hard. Known for its amazing and innovative selection of cocktails, its alfresco restaurant, vintage wine cellar, and fully stocked bar, Tito’s has taken the clubbing experience to a new level. There are two popular nightclubs for you to choose from – the Retro Bar and Club Bollywood. Just make sure you reach on time, as the place fills up fast.
Address: Titos Lane, Near Baga Beach, Saunta Vaddo, Calangute, Goa, 403516
Timings: 6:00 pm – 3:00 am
Cost: INR 2,000 per couple (Sunday to Thursday), and INR 2,500 for stag entry
Blue and white benches, loungers (reach early to grab one), an enviable cliff-top location, sundowners, and some really good cocktails–if this isn’t enough to bring you here, we don’t know what is. No prizes for guessing that Purple Martini is their signature cocktail. Even the Saarthak Special LIIT is a potent mix of passion fruit, mulled wine, orange juice, vodka, gin, and triple sec with a Sambuca flamed shot. They have Saxophone evenings each Saturday.
Where: St. Anthony, Praise Vaddo, North Anjuna Gumal Vaddo, Anjuna
Olive Bar & Kitchen
A bucket full of blue flip-flops saying ‘kick off your heels’ welcomes you to this chic space done up in blue and white. The drinks menu has hangover cures, signature cocktails, and even milkshakes (but who wants this). Most of the cocktails pay an ode to Goa by using locals ingredients. Olive’s Coconut Cooler, spiked with vodka, is a must for coconut water lovers. If you have a strong stomach for alcohol, then opt for the potent Goa Trance, which comes with gin, vodka, tequila, feni, white and dark rum, orange liqueur, cranberry, and apple juice. Don’t blame us for the hangover.
Where: Unit 1, Vagator Helipad Big Vagator, Anjuna
UV Bar opened in 2008 and hosts killer psy trance parties Fridays through Sundays, even during the monsoon season. Events often take place on weekdays too. This spacious beach shack is spread over two levels with two dance floors – one right on the sand. Cool artwork and visuals add to the experience.
Location: Anjuna beach
Not surprisingly, Chronicle quickly established itself as one of the trendiest places in Goa after it opened in late 2013. Part Italian fine-dining restaurant and part cocktail bar with a huge open-air dance floor, Chronicle is spread over five levels and carved out of the rocky cliff next to its own private stretch of beach. The creative cocktail menu was crafted by a London mixologist. Sundowner sessions start from 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, featuring top DJs and musicians from around the world. Plus, there are daily happy hours from 5 p.m. to kick the party off.
Location: Little Vagator beach
Titlie means butterfly in Hindi, and you’ll feel as free as one at this gorgeous partially open-air culinary beachfront bar perched on the cliff overlooking the sea at Little Vagator. Mixologists, DJs, and musicians all come together to facilitate a metamorphosis of every day into the eclectic and exquisite, against the backdrop of the most spectacular sunsets in town. The feni, craft gin, and local whisky cocktails are a hit, while the food menu features “collaborative cuisine” – a creative fusion of Indian and international ingredients. Don’t miss the Sunday Sundowners!
Location: Little Vagator beach, above Chronicle
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