Fun and party are the two words that come to the mind when you think of Goa. Club Ianos is named after a Greek god and is set in a white building. Contrasting its exterior facade are the vibrant interiors of this bi-level Baga Beach late night destination. You can catch all the action from the dance floor from the mezzanine. The brown wooden accents and sofas, and photo frames adorning the walls at the upper floor gives it a more sophisticated look than the bohemian downstairs. With their theme nights and DJ Nix’s tunes setting the floor on fire, it is one of the happening places in town where you can dance wee into the morning. Nosh on some delicious tidbits and sip on beer or some fine drinks once done with all the dancing.
Gates open at around 8.30 pm and the cosy, cool, dark interiors welcome you to relax either at the ground level or the premium lounge on the upper level. Entry charges are Rs 1500 per couple, but men can also go there as ‘stags’ by paying the same entry, which gets you unlimited beverages of house brands on the lower level. There’s free entry for single ladies or groups of girls with unlimited drinks on the house! Talk about a ladies bar! Sounds like discrimination, but it’s the women who add that electric buzz to any nightspot.
Expect very commercial music here, with DJ Nix. Even if the dance floor is full, there’s plenty of open space to groove around the two bars on the two levels. While downstairs is for those wanting to let their hair down and party till you get full value for your thousand bucks, upstairs is a bit more upscale, so to say, with premium champagnes and whiskeys on offer at a decent price, plus some great global cuisine.
Ianos also hosts private parties and corporate bashes with a full-fledged menu, and also events – with the Easter event promising to be a big draw. They’re also going to be open during the day too, soon, while a new menu will be introduced in April. Right now there’s a selection of global cuisine with Goan Chicken Peri Peri, English-style Fish N Chips, Falafel for those looking out for some Mediterranean, as also fusion dishes like Parmesan Panko Chicken, which brings together Italian and Japanese flavours. The cuisine is truly one of the highlights at Ianos.