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While Goa is tranquil during the day, come nightfall you can expect to find an energetic entertainment scene of bars, clubs, and casinos, particularly in larger towns and cities like Calangute and Panaji.

 

Beach bars

 

Goa is famed for its beaches, which attract teems of international and domestic tourists year-round. After a day exploring Goa’s lush countryside, or visiting its historic sites, why not unwind with a drink, and watch the sun set at one of Goa’s beachside bars?

 

Boomerang Beach Bar

 

Boasting outdoor seating right on the soft sands of Colva Beach, this bar is a thumping late night spot but also has a relaxed early-evening vibe. With an affordable range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including cool, iced milkshakes for those sun-drenched evenings, it's got something for every taste. Expect live music and the occasional karaoke on weekends.

 

4th Ward Colva, Goa 403708. Tel: +91 832 278 8149

 

Boomerang Beach Bar website

 

Cocktails and Dreams

 

Known for serving incredibly tasty and inexpensive cocktails, this lively bar - based beside the palm-studded Baga Beach - is a great place to let loose. Get there early, grab a bar stool, and chat to the friendly bartenders or watch the live football and cricket. For those after a wild and rocking night out, head there a bit later when the trance-Bollywood tunes and techno tracks are thumping.

 

Titos Lane, Calangute, Goa 403516. Tel: +91 992 342 6339

 

Cocktails and Dreams website

 

Casinos

 

Gambling is legal across Goa, and as such you’ll find a range of flashy neon-washed casinos. Many are offshore, in glitzy cruise-style ships which remain docked in the larger towns, but you’ll find onshore casinos too.
Casino Carnival Goa

 

Located in Panaji, this floating casino is known for its friendly and welcoming staff, who'll gladly show beginners how the games work, from blackjack and roulette to unique Indian favourites. The affordable cover charge also includes drinks, and fine-diners will find a flashy restaurant on the top deck. With almost daily live entertainment and speciality poker rooms for serious players, it's ideal for beginners and veterans alike.

 

Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panaji, Goa 403001. Tel: +91 888 888 5314

 

Casino Carnival Goa website

 

Clubs

 

If you’re after a mad night out of musical mayhem, where DJs spin endless discs and the dancing goes on till dawn, then Goa’s selection of popular nightclubs are for you.

 

Club Cubana

 

Hailed as a nightclub in the sky thanks to its prime location on a steep, isolated hilltop, Club Cubana’s stellar views across the glittering Goa skyline is reason enough alone to visit for a night. But it's also the multilayered dance floors that really make this club special. The top floor boasts a neon-blue illuminated swimming pool and laid-back lounge-style seating, ideal for taking a break from dancing.

 

Arpora Hill, Goa 403507. Tel: +91 915 825 7000

 

Club Cubana website

 

Cinemas

 

If all this partying and lavish late-night excitement isn’t for you, then spend a relaxing night at one of Goa’s multiplex or independent cinemas.

 

INOX

 

This sleek, modern entertainment multiplex is a great place to catch the latest Bollywood blockbuster or Hollywood action flick. Based in Panaji, INOX benefits from huge screens with crystal-clear projection, and plush velvet seating. You’ll be able to find screenings in Hindi or Marathi with English subtitles, or straight English-spoken films.

 

Old GMC Heritage Precinct, Panaji, Goa 403001. Tel: +91 832 242 0999

 

INOX website