Goa reels in people from all walks of life be it party animals, hippies, boozy backpackers or just leisure travellers. Goa is a party animal’s dream with non-stop party action and bonzer nightlife. Recently due to the pandemic, nightlife in Goa today has come to a screeching standstill. The question that lingers in every traveller’s mind is, “Will Goa be the same again?”, “When will the nightlife revive?” Here’s everything you need to know about the current prevailing nightlife situation in Goa.
Guidelines for restaurants and pubs
The clubs and restaurants which had been shut for a better part of this year due to pandemic imposed lockdown. They have been permitted to open again under the new Unlock 4 guidelines. In consonance with the new guidelines, the clubs and pubs are required to maintain certain standard hygiene protocols. The tables should be spread out in such a manner that a distance of 6 metres is maintained. The entire staff need to use masks or appropriate face covering and gloves. Reservations are mandatory and only a limited number of bookings and patrons are allowed at a time. The premises should be disinfected and sanitised thoroughly and regularly.
What can you do as a responsible traveller?
Make sure you have a face mask or an appropriate face covering on at all times. Sanitise your hands regularly. Always maintain appropriate distance and avoid going to places that maybe crowded. Prefer digital payments so as to lower the risk of virus spread. Reserve the tables in advance to avoid waiting or standing in queues. Apps like Folga allow you to book nightclubs in Goa and reserve tables in advance. Along with advanced reservations, you can also avail of offers and discounts at select restaurants if you book through Folga. Moreover, ensure that restaurants are complying with the safety guidelines and protocols and report immediately if you see any inconsistencies.
The nightlife is slowly getting back into its groove
The nightclubs have not been given permission to open the dance section yet. However, the fine dine and lounge sections are waiting for you. You can still go out, pamper your taste buds with the unique offerings, experiences and revamped menu. Provided the clubs and pubs follow the guidelines imposed due to social distancing norms. Among the clubs open in Goa, Tito’s a well-known club in Goa. It brings the party to your place by delivering sumptuous food right at your doorstep.
Hammerz is known as one of the best nightclubs in Goa. It hosts music gigs and sports screenings while following social distancing norms. Thalassa’s is offering an open-air experience with a scenic beach view. Many restaurants and pubs are offering DIY menu and meals on the table.
The new guidelines have provided a much-needed respite from the gloom that had engulfed the nightlife in Goa today. It will not be long before we see the well renowned Tito’s lane swamped with party animals. Now expect a lot of travellers on the beaches either relaxing or enjoying their drink with sumptuous food. The gradual lifting of restrictions will see that the Goa nightlife returns to its former glory.