Goa, the land of sand, sun, and sea by the day, takes on a vibrant avatar as the sun bids adieu over the Arabian Sea. Now, do not assume that the nightlife in Goa is limited to its hip night clubs or thrilling beachside parties. From casinos and restaurants to night markets and cruises, here’s a lot more to explore and experience. Thanks to these night-time attractions, you don’t have to spend your nights at your hotels in Goa, sleeping or flipping through TV channels.

Want to discover the exotic beauty of India’s party capital under the dark velvety blanket of the night? Then check out our handpicked list of the places to visit in Goa at night.

1. Beach Shacks

When you want to experience the nightlife in Goa in all its vibrancy, head off to its popular beach shacks where you can chill and have limitless fun. With foot-tapping music, bright lights, heady cocktails, and delicious food, these places will make your night. Here are our suggestions:

Britto’s Shack

With live entertainment, barbeque, karaoke nights, extensive menu, exotic cocktails, and a section dedicated to families and couples, there’s something for everyone at Britto’s to liven up the night. Also, their seafood platter is worth a try at any time.

  • Location: Baga Calangute, North Goa
  • Timings: 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1400 (approx.)

Souza Lobo

Your quest for authentic Goan food finds its perfect match at Souza Lobo, one of the most popular beachfront restaurants in Goa. In addition to that, it has a great ambience with live music which makes it a perfect place to chill out all through the night. Don’t leave the place without trying their masala rawa fried Kingfish and masala crabs.

  • Location: Calangute, North Goa
  • Timings: 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm; 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1300 (approx.)

Johncy

Imagine enjoying a candle-light dinner on the beach, gorging on lip-smacking seafood and soaking in the romantic ambience. If this is your idea of a date night, then Johncy’s is the place to be. Their beach tables add to the rustic charm while the food served here is oh-so-yummy. Now, isn’t that the perfect recipe for a great night?

  • Location: Benaulim, South Goa
  • Timings: 8:00 am to 2:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1000 (approx.)

Curlies

Happening is the word that best describes this extremely popular shack which comes alive at night with an awesome blend of music, food, drinks, and an electrifying ambience. Do treat yourself to the mouth-watering masala red snapper and king prawns served here.

  • Location: Anjuna, North Goa
  • Timings: 8:30 am to 3:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)

Shiva Valley

If partying is on your mind, you got to be at the Shiva Valley aka the psychedelic temple. With bass-thumping music and dazzling neon lights, the place transforms into a trance club after sundown. Tuesday nights are especially lively here, with trance parties often extending beyond midnight hours.

  • Location: Anjuna, North Goa
  • Timings: 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1000 (approx.)

 2. Arpora Night Market

The night market at Arpora is an incredible place to hang out every Saturday night. This buzzing weekly market is full of stalls and kiosks offering everything, ranging from garments and souvenirs to spices and carpets. Adding to the happening feel of the place is a string of food stalls selling sumptuous delicacies and the center stage where live music concerts are held. It’s more like a party out there!

  • Location: Arpora, North Goa
  • Timings:  6:00 pm to midnight; only on Saturdays
  • What to buy: Handicrafts, Apparels, Handbags, Rugs

 3. Mackie’s Night Bazaar

Mackie’s Night Bazaar is another bustling Saturday market that entices visitors with an extensive selection of goods ranging from jewelry and clothing to local handicrafts. Spend your time shopping here, having a bite or two at the cafes and food stalls, watching musicians, dancers, jugglers, acrobats, and others performing live, and enjoying the overall vibe of the place.

  • Location: Baga, North Goa
  • Timings:  6:00 pm to 1:00 am; only on Saturdays
  • What to buy: Souvenirs, Ethnic Handicrafts, Junk Jewelry

 4. All-night Casinos

The wild side of Goa beckons you to have a rendezvous with lady luck in its lavish casinos. Undoubtedly, it is among the most exciting things to do in Goa at night. Check out these plush casinos in Goa that are worth a visit for all-night fun and thrill:

Deltin Royale

How about testing your luck at this lavish off-shore casino that offers more than 850 gaming positions? Praised as the largest floating casino in Goa, it boasts of VIP gaming suites and a splendid restaurant. 

  • Location: Noah’s Ark, RND Jetty, Panaji
  • Entry fee: ₹ 1500 to ₹ 8000

Casino Pride

With numerous playing tables and gaming slots, multi-cuisine restaurants, barbeque, and a well-stocked bar, this floating casino promises you an amazing gaming and entertainment experience.

  • Location: Captain of Ports Jetty, Panaji
  • Entry fee: 
    Monday to Thursday – ₹ 1500 per adult (with₹ 500 worth coupon)
    Friday to Sunday – ₹ 2000 per adult (with ₹ 1000 worth coupon)    

Deltin Jaqk

An incredible world of gaming and fun awaits you at this off-shore casino that entices you with more than 350 different gaming positions. It also has one of the best restaurants in Goa and a well-appointed bar to pep up your mood.

  • Location: Fisheries Jetty, Panaji
  • Entry Fee:
    ₹ 2500 per adult Monday to Thursday, with 1500 one-time play coupon (Age 21+)   
    ₹ 3500 per adult Friday to Sunday, with 2000 one-time play coupon (Age 21+)   

 5. Clubs and Pubs

One of the best ways to experience the throbbing nightlife in Goa is by visiting its pubs and clubs where the night is always young. Whether you want to unwind over food and drinks or dance the night away, these places won’t disappoint you. Our suggestions include:

Soro – The Village Pub

  • Location:  Vagator, North Goa
  • Timings: 6:00 pm to 2:00 am 
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1,200 (approx.)

Tito’s

  • Location:  Baga, North Goa
  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 2:30 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1,500 (approx.)

 Watson’s Grub Pub

  • Location: Candolim, North Goa
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 1:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1,000 (approx.)

The Farmhouse Bar and Bristo

  • Location: Benaulim, South Goa
  • Timings: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm to 12:00 am; closed on Mondays 
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1000 (approx.)

 The Red Ginger

  • Location:  Colva, South Goa
  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1200 (approx.)

Want to know more about the popular havens where you can party the night away? Read our blog on the best pubs in Goa.

 6. Silent Noise Parties

So, you thought parties in Goa are all about loud music and noise? Then, you must attend one of the silent noise parties to experience a unique way of partying. Put on wireless headphones, select your favorite genre of music, and hit the dance floor, but minus the noise.

  • Location: Riverside, South End Palolem Beach, South Goa
  • Timings: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am

7. Live Gig and Music Venues

Looking for places to attend live gigs and music performances? There are many pubs and bars in Goa where you can catch local bands playing music belonging to different genres. Our top picks include: 

  • Cantare (Saligao, North Goa)
  • Cohiba (Sinquerim, Candolim, North Goa)
  • Ciaran’s (Palolem, South Goa)
  • Cavala (Baga, North Goa)
  • Hopping Frog (Anjuna, North Goa)
  • The Rice Mill (Morjim, North Goa)

8. Beaches for Stargazing

Relaxing under the clear sky while looking up at the twinkling stars has a definite charm to it, doesn’t it? Goa is where you can enjoy a session of stargazing, that too on its tranquil beaches. Just laze on a beach with your favorite drink and experience night in all its beauty. No wonder, visiting the less-frequented beaches for stargazing or for a moonlit walk counts among the top things to do in Goa at night

9. Late-night Restaurants

Goa is a foodie’s paradise and you can enjoy a great time relishing the Goan flavors at some of the best restaurants in town. Here are a few amazing restaurants to cover on your night food trail:

The Black Sheep Bistro

  • Location: Panaji, North Goa
  • Timings:  12:00 noon to 1:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)

Aunty Maria

  • Location: Fidalgo, Panaji, North Goa
  • Timings:  24×7
  • Cost for two: ₹ 800 (approx.)

Thalassa

  • Location: Ozran Beach, Vagator, North Goa
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 11:30 pm
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)

Nostalgia

  • Location: Margao, South Goa
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1200 (approx.)

Magic Italy

  • Location: Palolem, South Goa
  • Timings: 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Cost for two: ₹ 700 (approx.)

Goa’s night avatar is truly magical and inviting. With a variety of places to visit and experiences to enjoy, its time you head for the party capital of India and start exploring its night-time haunts.