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Early closing

Goa, India
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Early closing

It looks like the local Goa Government are at it again.All bars/Restaurants will have to close at 1 a.m. this coming season.The exceptions are licence holders holding category A//B/C licences which means the smaller establishments will have to close early.So as usual money talks with the A category being the 5 star hotels,it's mainly to do with the hotel's losing money because guests prefer to stay in a bar and not drink in the hotels.


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1. Re: Early closing

John at least that's better than the 10 pm curfew we had on our last visit.

Calangute, India
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2. Re: Early closing

the hotels will be allowed to stay open till 5 AM,bars etc 1 AM,off licences till 9 pm,this law is to try to stop Indian tourists from other states coming in buying booze in off licenses and causing problems on the beach at night

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3. Re: Early closing

I thought it was going to be 10 or 11pm when I saw the title of the thread. Think the only time we've stayed out until 1am is when we stayed over NYE - though we did make it past midnight a few nights this year. Hope it doesn't affect the night owls too much.

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We are night owles Gemma...hope it doesnt effect us....

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At least we will all be up early to get a sunbed!!!

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Wonder if it will effect the clubs on Tito's lane ???

Used to like the 3 to 4am sessions in Bending Bamboos, will be a great shame...

Sure they will get round it somehow .... Hope so Lol

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7. Re: Early closing

Bars and restaurants can stay open late, if they get late opening licensce. However, the economics, is that it costs , circa £1000 and a few bribes to get it. Most bars cant be bothered with the hassle and will take a risk of being caught, selliing alcahol, after hours. The risk of getting caught is small, as once caught, all you have to do is go and bribe a few officials, which costs much less than the orignal late licensce fee. Simple economics, or as thay say Goanomics. . So, dont worry, you will get your drinks.

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8. Re: Early closing

Hi Picasso,

It would not be that simple. The price per drink would shoot up to double after 1 a.m. as you enter illegal zone which attracts a little premium which is nothing compared to the fun you will have till wee hours or till you watch the sunrise from your bar stools LOL


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9. Re: Early closing

If its to do with what Dragon mentions above then its a great idea in my opinion.

Bengaluru, India
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10. Re: Early closing

We were at Chalston Resort in Calangute a few weeks ago, sitting by the fence right on the beach at about 2 AM. Suddenly a gang of people showed up out of the semi-darkness from the beach (it was eerie, there was a bit of moonlight) asking about rooms for the night. They were quite zapped (from their speech). I guess these are the sorts that dragon07 is referring to in post #2.

- Jyoti