A guide to nightlife in Arpora

With a vast expanse of restaurants and bars in Arpora, the Indian village is bursting with excellent opportunities for a night of drinking with friends and family during holidays to Goa. While some places close their doors by midnight, the nightlife is as vibrant as the local culture and there will still be plenty for you to do if you’re not ready for bed.

Party with the stars at Club Cubana

Set atop Arpora Hill, Club Cubana presents an impressive view of the local landscape that’s as stunning at night as it is during the day. Party in one of Asia’s most popular nightclubs and live the high life as you dance the night away with some of India’s biggest stars.

When you need a break from the dancefloor the outdoor pool is there for you to relax with a cold drink from the open bar, or perhaps try lounging on one of the club’s super-comfy sofa beds. If you’re looking for a ladies night out then Club Cubana is perfect – there’s free entry and drinks for the girls every Wednesday.

Fun and games at Nick's Place

Come for the food but stay for the entertainment at Nick’s place, a global dining restaurant and bar just down the road from Baga River. Enjoy a selection of Chinese and European delicacies with the fruity blends of their expertly mixed cocktails, all served to you in the wonderfully atmospheric open-air rooftop terrace.

Stop by on a Tuesday or Friday night to try your hand at the music and general knowledge quizzes hosted each week. It’s all about having good old fashioned fun, and you could even end the night walking away with a nice little cash bonus.

Groove to the tunes at You and Me

Hidden away in the trees off Anjuna Road, be ready to join the crowds on Friday nights at You and Me, as the live music is a big hit with the locals. This is when Arpora really comes alive.

You can soak up the atmosphere with a glass of local wine or, if you’re up for something stronger, they have a wide array of whisky available for you to try. You and Me is also a popular spot to grab a bite to eat with its attentive service and exquisite choice of multi-cultural offerings.

Unwind with some cocktails at The River House

Sometimes there’s nothing better than just sitting back and enjoying a cocktail or five and remembering that being on holiday is all about taking a break. The newly-opened River House bar and restaurant wants you to do exactly that.

Give the white wine infused Summer Fruit Punch a taste as you watch the sun set over the Baga River, or maybe listen to the bustling market below as you sip a Strawberry Basil Mojito. If Martinis are more your thing, then their kiwi concoction is a fine way to end your night.

Party on the sand at Guru Bar

The state of Goa is synonymous with hippie culture, and Guru Bar is just what the destination ordered. Come for cocktails on the sand of Anjuna Beach, stay for the late night reggae music and live DJ sets.

By day, Guru Bar is a family-friendly beach venue that serves up moreish cuisine with a view of the ocean. By night, pitchers of cooling cocktails make for a more grown-up vibe, and with live music two to three times a week, accompanied by a fresh sea breeze, you’d be mad to miss this laid-back lounge.