In the midst of the glaring summer heat, lots of people visit Goa to refresh and rewind. The intoxicating charm of Goa makes one of the smallest states in the country one of its most happening places. Goa’s nightlife comes alive along its many beaches. Here, you will find tons of beachfront bars with live music, throbbing dance floor and cool drinks. Here’s a list of some best beachfront bars in Goa for you to indulge in!
Curlies Shack, Anjuna Beach
Curlies is a beach shack known for its rooftop lounge bar and garden restaurant. It’s the perfect place to enjoy both authentic Goan cuisine, and drinks with a view. The most legendary parties of this bar are held on Mondays and Thursdays. Curlies is also renowned for its Tuesday trance parties. It is located near Anjuna’s famous flea market. Visit the website here.
- Address: Near Flea Market, St Michael Vaddo, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509
- Timings: 8:30 am – 2:30 am
- Cost For Two: INR 1500
Thalassa, Siolim Beach
This is one of Goa’s most famous Greek restaurants. However, its bar also throws some awesome parties and live performances. Its apt name Thalassa means “sea” in Greek, and is built to resemble a Greek taverna. Located near Vagator, it is known for its delicious traditional Greek food. The restaurant offers a picture-perfect view of the sunset and the beach. If you are in Goa to hit the beach, drink, and dance, then Thalassa might be the right choice for you. Visit the website here.
- Address: Near Teso Waterfront, 1, Vaddy, Siolim, Goa 403517
- Timings: 8:30 am – 1 am
- Cost For Two: INR 1500
Cafe Lilliput, Anjuna Beach
Also on Anjuna Beach, is the popular Cafe Lilliput. Vibrant pulsating music, cool ambience, good food, and endless parties are what is Cafe Lilliput is known for. The menu has both local and international cuisine, as well as an impressive selection of spirits and wines. There is also live music and DJs on most days, so one can truly dance their heart out! Visit the website here.
- Address: Anjuna Beach, Monteiro Vaddo, Flea Market Road, Anjuna, Goa 403509
- Timings: 8 am – 5 am
- Cost For Two: INR 900
Guru Bar, Anjuna Beach
Guru Bar is one of the most scenic casual bars, known for its fabulous view of Anjuna Beach, and the Arabian Sea. Its rustic appeal and relaxed ambience make it a must visit. The food here is of multiple cuisines from Goan and Indian to Chinese and Italian, and there are lots of domestic wines and liquors. Enjoy live music by local artists, along with the cocktails that are especially famous. Visit the website here.
- Address: St. Anthony Praise Waddo, Anjuna Beach Road, Anjuna, Goa 403509
- Timings: 7:00 am – 12 midnight
- Cost For Two: INR 800
Tito’s Bar and Club, Baga Beach
One of the most vibrant and happening places in Goa, Tito’s Bar is a great place to grab a drink and party hard. Known for its amazing and innovative selection of cocktails, its alfresco restaurant, vintage wine cellar, and fully stocked bar, Tito’s has taken the clubbing experience to a new level. There are two popular nightclubs for you to choose from – the Retro Bar and Club Bollywood. Just make sure you reach on time, as the place fills up fast. Visit the website here.
- Address: Titos Lane, Near Baga Beach, Saunta Vaddo Calangute, Goa, 403516
- Timings: 6:00 pm – 3:00 am
- Cost: INR 2,000 per couple (Sunday to Thursday), and INR 2,500 for stag entry
Souza Lobo, Calangute Beach
In my experience, Souza Lobo was totally different from the other beachfront bars in Goa. Large, airy and full of rustic charm, this restaurant is known for its variety of seafood. The tables are laid with classic chequered red cloth, and the restaurant has been a favourite for both locals and tourists. Adding to the delicious food and variety of drinks is the sound of breaking waves and beach breeze. Also, don’t miss the lobster meal at Souza Lobo! Visit the website here.
- Address: Souza Lobo, Calangute Beach, Calangute, Goa 403516
- Timings: 12 noon – 4:30 pm, 7 pm – 11:30 pm
- Cost For Two: INR 1300
Shiva Valley, Anjuna Beach
If you are looking for the most happening and rocking spot in Goa, then Shiva Valley is the right place for you! Every Tuesday, it is the site of Goan trance heaven. You’ll get the ultimate party experience here, with thunderous music, wild crowds, and limitless drinks. The food and the breathtaking views at the night from the place are equally worth a visit.
- Address: Anjuna Beach, Near Flea Market, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509
- Timings: 8 am – 12 midnight
- Cost For Two: INR 1000
Sam’s Beach Shack, Baga Beach
Vibrant lighting and unique décor, make Sam’s one of my favourite beachfront bars in Goa. Tasty food and live music make this the perfect place for those looking for a peaceful atmosphere. Goan music is sometimes played here, which is also a treat! The restaurant is spread over a wide area at the beach, with a large area for outdoor dining where you can sit and relax on the sunbeds.
- Address: Sam’s Beach Shack, Baga Beach, Saunta Vaddo Tito’s Line, Calangute, Goa 403516
- Timings:6:00 pm – 1:00 am
- Cost For Two: INR 1000
Head over to Goa for a rocking weekend and chill in your favourite beach shacks! Happy Travels!