High on Goa? Every time visit the same bars and clubs to hang out with your loved ones or friends. Well, get over with sticking to the same old expensive bars in goa.
Give yourself treat with these local bars, local folks, and cheap liquor. Bookmark this list of local bars in Goa for a true watering hole experience.
This list of best bars in Goa is going to help you hit up all our favorite bars and reignite your love for all things local.
It’s situated in the neighborhood of Fontainhas, in heart of Goa Panaji. The place is all about serene old-world charm. However, the Aloha-inspired interiors and the decent crowd will make you want to choose this over any other mainstream shack. They serve loads of local drinks, including Susegado and Eight Finger Eddie (locally crafted beers) on tap. Usually, in summers, they serve Urakk and Gundu, whereas the man handing out will offer with a smile. Meanwhile, the plethora of F&B options get you tempted for cuisines you won’t find anywhere.
Where: E-250, Gomes Pereira Road, Altinho, Panaji, Goa.
Cost for 2: Rs 700
Our Recommends: Feni, Chicken Samosa & Prawn Rissois.
Cohiba – Decent Bar in Goa
Bored of Tito’s & Hill Top? Hit this joint filled with a high energy vibe and a vibrant crowd is definitely a place you can hang out & meet new people. Cohiba has a variety of everything for everyone, signature cocktails, scotch, beer, or local liqueurs. While visit, you should start with an appetizer of Calamari or Chatpata fries, later fill up with dinner special menu. You should not miss Saturday nights live band performance, it’s worth grooving.
Where: Aguada – Siolim Road, Sinqurim, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim
Cost for 2: Rs 1500
Bored with Tourist Bars in Goa? Try this local roadside drinking experience instead. Located in the hippest neighborhood of Assagao, is run by two friends. Space is usually occupied with musicians, artists to try something fun. Even the graffiti wall and the skatepark in the backyard are enough to tell you that this bar’s a heady mix of creativity and craft cocktails. However, after the sundowner, you can get a table full of Chicken Cafreal, Sausage Chilli Fry, or Fish Fingers and forget about dinner altogether.
Cost: Rs 1200
Address: Badem Junction, Assagao, North Goa, Goa
The Mango Tree
A mightily place to hang out for the night owls, these bars in Goa are up and serving shots till 4 am. Here you can encounter with locals, tourists, long-stay Goa denizen, friends of random strangers, and faces you encounter on your trips to the supermarkets. However, we love here for the old time’s sake and to get cheap-ish drinks.
Cost: Rs 1000
Address: Vagator Beach Road, Gumal Vaddo, Vagator, North Goa, Goa
The good news is Cavala, charming décor and retro music Seaside Restaurant & Bar is open post lockdown. It is located at the prime tourist location, Calangute. Moreover, it is a one-stop place to party/chill with good music and no screaming teenagers around. Except for this, depending on your luck, you can also get to hear some softer piano melodies on the weekdays.
Location: Calangute-Baga Road, Baga – Saunta Vaddo, Calangute, Goa
Contact: 8805021124/ 8390055518
Cost for two (approx): Rs. 1700 (with alcohol)
Our Recommends: Sangria & Cheese Platter or the spicy Country Captain
Are you in love with Goa local drink, Feni? Well, this is an unusual place with innovative cocktail varieties made with Feni. It is one of the hidden away joints in Siolim. However, remember the bar is well stocked but doesn’t come cheap. Meanwhile, if you’re just a basic beer person or no boozer, but do like the local experience, this will make you happy. My favorite was the summer cocktail Mango Margarita, but with their twist of Feni instead of Tequila.
Soro – The Village Pub
Unfortunately, you don’t know Konkani!! But let us help you. Soro means Alcohol in Konkani. This bar again is stationed in old Goan House with the subtle outdoor seating as well as a pool table. Meanwhile, on weekdays they have DJs playing and live bands on weekends. Sundays are their most popular salsa nights, where they have an instructor teach you for the initial part and then everyone just takes to the floor to do their own salsa moves.
What To Order: Pizzas, Nachos
Cost: Rs 2500
Address: Badem Junction, Assagao, North Goa, Goa
Café Mojo Pub & Bistro, Panjim
Did you know? There is India’s first e-beer pub in Goa where you pay by the ML and not by the glass. An antiquated English pub with a Goan twist, you can celebrate for any kind of occasion. Very recently, they have added a whole new level on top with a larger seating area, football and pool tables, to double the excitement and fun with your buddies.
Location: Salida Del Sol Hotel, Lobby Level, Menezes Braganza Road, Panjim
Contact: 0832 2426666 / 7774075495
Cost for two (approx): Rs. 2,400 with Alcohol
Our Recommends: E-Brew self-serve Beer from Tap or Long Island Iced Tea
However, we bet you still haven’t understood the Goa Goa’s lively tavern culture. Just for that, it is a must to look past the popular tourist haunts and befriend a local.