North Goa drinking and nightlife

Club in Vagator & Chapora


Hilltop is a long-serving Vagator trance and party venue that’s deserted by day but comes alive from sunset. Its edge-of-town neon-lit coconut grove location allows it, on occasion, to bypass noise regulations to ho…
Bar in Vagator & Chapora

Nine Bar

Once the hallowed epicentre of Goa’s trance scene, the open-air Nine Bar terrace, on the clifftop overlooking Little Vagator Beach, has now moved into a soundproof indoor space so the parties can still go all night.…
Bar in Anjuna


Holding sway at South Anjuna Beach, Curlies mixes laid-back beach-bar vibe with sophisticated nightspot – the party nights here are notorious and loud. There’s a rooftop lounge bar and an enclosed late-night dance c…
Cocktail Bar in Anjuna

Purple Martini

The clifftop sunset views, blue-and-white colour scheme and swanky bar at this beautifully situated restaurant-bar could easily transport you to Santorini. Come for a sundowner cocktail and check out the menu of Gre…
Pub in Mapusa


Don’t be put off by the dingy entrance or stairwell: once you’re upstairs, this breezy place opposite the market is great for watching the milling crowds over a cold beer or feni. Eclectic daily specials make it a g…
Club in Vagator & Chapora

Waters Beach Lounge

Terracing down the hillside on the Vagator cliffs, this deluxe restaurant, bar and club is best known for its party nights, with open-air dance floors overlooking the Arabian Sea and a soundproof room for late at ni…
Cafe in Vagator & Chapora

Jai Ganesh Fruit Juice Centre

Thanks to its corner location, with views up and down Chapora’s main street, this may be the most popular juice bar in Goa. It’s a prime meeting spot and, once parked, most people are reluctant to give up their seat…
Club in Anjuna

Cafe Lilliput

Hovering over the beach near the flea-market site, Lilliput has built itself a reputation as one of the go-to nightspots, but it also has a good all-day restaurant and some interesting accommodation at the back.
Bar in Vagator & Chapora

Paulo’s Antique Bar

In season this hole-in-the-wall bar on Chapora’s main street overflows with good music and cold beer. Even during the afternoon the few tables on the verandah are a good spot to watch the world go by.
Club in Calangute & Baga

Café Mambo

Part of the Tito’s empire, Mambo is one of Baga’s most happening clubs with an indoor/outdoor beachfront location and nightly DJs pumping out house, hip hop and Latino tunes. Couples or women only.