Tucked away in the winding lanes of Fontainhas, the local tavern Joseph Bar is a delightful find

These days, local bars like Joseph Bar and Miski in Panjim have redefined the drinking experience. No fancy seating and glassware here. Dim-lit small settings with interesting stories for the company make for an evening well-spent. Order the latest batch of feni and munch on Goan snacks to satisfy your hunger pangs.

In the vicinity, enjoy a view of the old town from Soho the Capital Bar. The modern interiors host special nights during the week. You can chill with friends while you enjoy a drink from their well-stocked bar.

In the heart of the city, Petisco’s bartenders mix and shake a range of cocktails that satiate and satisfy. Add a touch of Goa to your evening with a blend of spices in Hot Toddy or a Fanhattan, they’re take on the Mahattan with local feni. The food menu doesn’t disappoint with its homemade pasta, pulled pork sandwich, and pan fried mackerel.

Journey to Spain with Chef Arti Naik at Isabellas-Tapas bar. Offering authentic Spanish-Portuguese dishes, the Iberian styles bar is located on the first floor of the Edcon building in Panjim. One of the first vermuterias in India, signature cocktails are a must. Relish the small plates like Gambas al Ajillo (garlic prawns), a classic dish blended with garlic, and chili, paired with olive-based dip. The authentic Spanish chourico tickles the taste buds.

Move away from the city to Assagao, Soho-the Village Pub offers a laid-back vibe. The cool industrial deco andsoft light create a cozy ambiance to enjoy the weekend of live gigs at the venue. Opt for a girlie night out on Fridays or salsa on Sundays, there’s plenty to do with the gang. Dance the night away to the DJ’s hits or play a round of pool.

If a laid-back, easy-going style is your vibe, Guru Bar in Anjuna is your haunt. The famous joint has been around since the 60s and has a reputation in the live music scene. The continental menu offers favorites in Goan and Chinese.

Author: Planet Goa Team
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