North Goa drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Milkshakes in Calangute & Baga


Had enough of the Kingfisher? Keventers, the famous Delhi milkshake maker, has set up in Goa and on Tito's Lane no less. The hole-in-wall joint serves up classic milkshakes in its signature glass bottles, or sample …
Pub in Assagao


The 'village pub' is a welcome addition to the back lanes of sleepy Assagao, with pumping live music on weekends, salsa dancing on Sunday and a fun atmosphere whenever there's a crowd. Decor is part English pub, par…
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, is fading but stills pumps out beats in its soundproof indoor space. It generally d…
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, legendary and loud. There’s a rooftop lounge bar and an enclosed late-ni…
Club in Vagator & Chapora

Waters Beach Lounge

Terracing down the hillside on the Vagator cliffs, this restaurant, bar and club is known for its loud party nights, with open-air dance floors overlooking the Arabian Sea and a soundproof room for late at night – a…
Juice Bar 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…
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 Calangute & Baga

Café Mambo

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