The article gives extensive information on the famous nightlife of Goa with info various pubs, discos and bars in Goa. Information on various on-shore and off-shore casino and other popular options for enjoying nightlife in Goa are also provided.
The nightlife of Goa is perhaps the most promising facet that draws people to this state in India. Offering endless option to enjoy at night, Goa tours is known for its high-spiritedness and buoyancy, making it the hottest hub in the country for enjoying nightlife. Discos, Pubs, Casinos and beach shacks are a few places where you can enjoy Goan nightlife. These night clubs, pubs and discotheques usually close by 1 in the night, however, during the Christmas and New Year’s eve they are open till wee hours of morning. Night Clubs / Discos in Goa
Goa is famous for its night clubs and discotheques all over the world. The pubs and discotheque in North Goa are - Tito’s is the most famous of all night clubs in Goa. Located on Baga beach, it is the longest running bar and night club in Goa. Recreated as a lounge bar, Tito’s sees participation of live bands from all over the world and draws local people, tourists and celebrities alike. Paradisio, on Anjuna Beach is a popular night club that is filled with old time ravers and musicians. It is the most spectacular clubs in Goa and is perfect for those who love to booze and dance all night. Cafe Mambo’s is known for its unique theme nights and late hour parties. This is one of the most crowd pulling nightclub on Baga and is open for 6 pm till 3 am. Mondays is Jungle Night with prizes for the best jungle attire. Retro nights on Tuesday are for 1970s and 1980s beats. Wednesday is free for women at Mambo's. Thursday is Karaoke Night and Friday is Hip-Hop. Saturday is the biggest night of the week, with Party Nite at Tito's. Sunday is Pirate Nite, with prizes for the best dressed pirate.Club Cabana in North Goa is on the Arpora Hill and is famous for its elite crowds. Open on all night, this night club has a different DJ every night. The charges of the club is Rs 500 for men and Rs 900 for a couple (drinks included). The club also has a swimming pool, where guests can enjoy free massages. Congo on Condolim beach is an impressive night club in Goa. The exceptional lounge facilities and the wondrous festive ambiance has earned this club a niche for itself among the nightlife hubs of Goa. This is a popular place to enjoy good food as well. Clubs are a popular place to enjoy especially for those on Goa honeymoon trip.Bars and Pubs in Goa
Bars and Pubs in Goa are equally famous for providing great opportunities to enjoy nightlife.
Shore Bar is the most sought after name in this segment. Beautifully designed like an open tent, this bar is known for its relaxing ambiance, a well stocked bar, great music and finger licking food. Located on Anjuna beach, Shore Bar is known for serving over 100 different wines and champagne. Throughout the week it is open from 7 am till 12 am.
RioRico Bar, inside Hotel Mandovi in Panaji is a wonderful bar popular for its cuisine and distinctly odd plasterwork. Tourists are advised to enjoy the speciality of the restaurant - Chicken Cafreal, Seafood Calderiada and Fish Mornay. Open from 7 pm till 11 pm in the night, this bar is known for offering wonderful dining experience.
Toff Toff’s, on Calanguate is a famous English pub celebrated for playing old music from the 1950’s and 1960s. Open till 11 in the night, this pub is closed on Monday.
Casinos in Goa
Goa is the only state in India, where gambling can be enjoyed. Since there is a ban on opening Casinos on land, these Goan casinos operate only on sea. Please note that all the casino follow their own dress code, so it is important for the tourist to follow them or else entry to the casino can be denied.
On Shore Casinos in Goa includes all those casinos that are located inside a hotel. The most popular names in this segment is that of Las Vegas Casino in the Leela Resort (open 24 hours, dress code - Smart Casual), Chances Casino in Vainguinim Valley Resort (open 24 hours, known to be among the 5 best casions in Goal), Treasure Casino in Majorda Beach Resort (Dress: Smart Casuals. No Slippers, Shorts and Sleeveless T-Shirts allowed) and Mint Club Casino in Rivera De Goa Resort (open 24 hours and dress code is smart casuals).
Caravela, the most known casino in Goa operates 215 ft. long cruise ship and can accommodate 300 people. The games that can be enjoyed here are American Roulette, Black Jack, Rummy, Stud Poker, Baccarat, Pontoon and Flash. The casino is open from 7:30 pm till 5 am and charge Rs 1500 per Head (from Mon–Thu) and Rs 1800 per Head (Fri- Sun) and is docked on the shores of Panjim. (Contact : 08342-2745412).
Casino Royale Goa is a popular casino offering games like American Roulette, Black Jack, 5 Card Draw Poker, 3 Card Poker, Baccarat and Pontoon. Renowned as being India’s largest off shore entertainment vessel, the casino is open from 6 in the evening till 8 in the morning and they cost Rs 1500 per head on weekdays and Rs 1800 per head during weekends.
King’s Casino, too is a revered name in the gambling world of Goa. Guests can enjoy gaming activities like American Roulette, Black Jack, 5 Card Draw Poker, 3 Card Poker, Baccarat, Pontoon, Slot Machines including video poker. Charging a mere price of Rs 500 per person, the casino is open from 8pm to 8am. The ship floats on the Mondovi river and has a guest capacity of 150 members.
Smart casuals or formals is the most common dress code of the casinos.
Partying in the Shacks
The beach shacks of Goa are very popular party place in the state. Located on the beaches, these shacks are known for offering great food and greater ambiance. The Pine Shack, located on the border of Calangute and Candolim, is a lovely shack known for its serene ambiance where people can enjoy some light music along with an in-house masseuse and offer wonderful drinks. Varieties of Goa tour packages from Mumbai are available. The Curly’s Beach Shack near the venue of Anjuna Flea Market is a popular night club famous for its night life. It is open till 4 in the morning. The Zappa Beach Shack on the Condolim beach is also a great place to enjoy nightlife and is also suited for family outings. There are many small shacks located along the end of Tito’s that are known for their party atmosphere. Party Cruise
A very unique way to enjoy a night is Goa is to take the party cruise on Mandovi river. Music, dance, food, drink and lovely views of the surrounding are a very things you will love here. The Solita luxury yacht is suited for those seeking a very quiet and fancy evening. The cruise will take you past the Salim Bird sanctuary at Chorao and the village of Salvador Do Mundo. The cruise will also allow you to enjoy the the spectacular views of brightened Panjim-Miramar in one side and the sombre beauty of Magos and Aguada on the other.
For booking on Solita, one can contact GTDC, Santa Monica cruise boats. Phone : 08032 - 2437496.
One also has the option of a charting a private yacht for Rs 6,500 per hour for a maximum of 27 passengers. Drinks too can be ordered but on extra cost.
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