Goa, the Las Vegas of India, is a place that never sleeps. Nights are as entertaining and as lively as the day. Goa is synonymous with its wild parties and this is one of the reasons visitors come in masses. The people of this former Portuguese colony know how to party and they party hard. Initially, the party scene was limited to Calangute but today Candolim and Arpora are giving tight competition. If you are in Goa, it would be a shame to miss out on all the fun at the bars and nightclubs. So put on your dancing shoes and scoot to the place where you hear the loudest music.
Tito's is where the cool and hip crowd congregate. This Baga Beach club has been around for years and it has monopolised. It has created a name for itself both within India and overseas solely because of its rave parties. An added bonus to the club is its pub "Mambo's". The pub is the most happening and considered the best in Goa.
'The Beachotheque' is another popular discotheque especially among the younger crowds. Lidos in Dona Paula enjoys quite a reputation for its club scene. Recently, plenty of Mumbai-style music bars with discos have mushroomed around Candolim. Club Antoos at south Calangute is another wild late-night haunt, and Club Westend at SaliGoa is famous for its rave trance parties. Club Cabana is another popular haunt for party animals. Perched atop a hill in Arpora, Cabana is both a late night bar and a club where you can drink till you want as long as you pay your entry fee. It is also a good place for celebrity-spotting both Bollywood stars and models. Paradiso in Anjuna is an elite club terrifically awesome with a huge terraced place overlooking the beach. Top Goan and international DJs come here.
If raves are not you thing there are handful of clubs where you can dance to the tune of live bands. Some of the more popular ones are Mooncrest and St Anthony's in Baga for some local Goan live music, or Bernard's Place in Calangute.
Though the atmosphere in South Goa is relatively quieter it does not mean that nightlife is nil. In fact, there are quite a plenty of nightclubs but most are limited to five-star resort hotels meaning one have to dress smart. The Leela Palace, Holiday Inn Resort in Mobor, and the Goa Renaissance Resort and Club Mahindra in Varca are some of the more popular ones.
Other popular hang-outs are Cool Cat, Raylo's Taverna, Desleys Bar, Chris Greve, etc in North Goa and Bar Negro, Piedade Bar, Chiddos, Lounghinos Bar, Martins Corner in the south.
Another popular option are the shacks cum bar. Bar cum restaurant can be found in every third house in almost all the areas of Goa. Some are basic and some are classy but they always have chilled bear or feni and the tastiest Goan delicacies and seafood.