Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of India's western coast, Goa has long been renowned for its idyllic beaches, laid-back atmosphere, and vibrant party culture. Whether seeking a tranquil retreat or an exhilarating nightlife experience, this coastal paradise has something for everyone. For those searching for the perfect watering hole to unwind and revel in Goa's lively spirit, the region offers a plethora of bars catering to various tastes. But if you've already explored the well-known haunts and want to discover fresh venues, we've curated a list of new bars worth visiting.
Clumsy is fun, local, and current from the House of Saj Hotels. It is a relaxed neighbourhood spot offering delectable global comfort food with high quality, curated beverage experience. The menu offers a variety of speciality drinks, such as the Clumsy Panky, Tequila Blanco, Fernet Branca, and Sweet Vermont. One recommended option is the You Can Call Me Gus, made with lychee-infused vodka, cashew orgeat, Drambuie, and blue shaved ice.
In terms of the food menu, try dishes like Scorched avocado (wheat masa tostadas with buttery avocado on the bed of spiced smokey beans, layered with fresh cream cheese). You can also go for their Salume platter, an assortment of crafted charcuterie, and vegetarian options served with fresh herb ricotta, nolan kasundi pickle, fresh melon, leaves and melba toast.
Address Clumsy, 218/3, Orzan Beach Road, Vagator, Anjuna, Goa 403509
Located in a corner just minutes away from the much-buzzed-about Arjuna Café, Roboto is a new addition to the area. Created by Ayaz Basrai from the esteemed Burnside Studio, Roboto has been growing in popularity despite its new status. Since the opening, a steady influx of visitors has been dining here, drawn by the promise of authentic Japanese and Korean gastronomy.
When it comes to Japanese and Asian cuisine, Roboto distinguishes itself through its affordable pricing and vast menu that caters to diverse palates. Moreover, the menu is very well-suited to the tropical climate of Goa. When in Roboto, don't miss the opportunity to savour the Ginza Dark and Storm, a masterful fusion of soju, white miso, amaro, and soda, or the refreshing Bees and Flowers, a chamomile-infused gin cocktail crowned with honey-yuzu cordial and ginger.
Address House No. 909, Market Rd, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509
Sao by the Shore
Designed by Neetika Daga, who drew inspiration from Goa's charm and natural elements, the ambience of Sao by the Shore matches the surrounding mood. When it comes to dining, this restaurant takes pride in its Goan-European fusion cuisine. The menu, curated by Chef Rueben, offers various dishes. From Prawn Sol Kadi Ceviche with Tender Coconut and Edible Flowers to the savoury Moroccan Lamb Kebab and the Mutton Liver Pate with Caramelized Onion, each plate is crafted with signature sauces and presented beautifully.
Also, don't miss out on the must-try drinks, such as the Rose Dream, a delightful blend of Codigo Rosé, Samsara Pink, strawberry, and watermelon. For a unique twist, indulge in the Vasco de Gama, featuring gold-infused whisky, jackfruit syrup, and lime juice. And to truly embrace the tropical spirit of Goa, the Of Flower & Fruits cocktail, made with Frangipani-infused Vodka, Lychee liqueur, apple juice, and Vanilla Jasmine foam, is a fantastic choice.
Address Morjim, Ashwem Beach Road, Mandrem, Goa 403512
For football enthusiasts seeking a bar experience where cheers fill the air during matches, Underdoggs is the perfect destination. This renowned sports bar is positioned adjacent to Raasta and adds to the coastal area's growing list of famous venues. With a successful presence in cities like Delhi, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Jalandhar, and even Guwahati, Underdoggs has now opened its doors to cater to the vibrant Goan scene. The main attraction of this establishment is its vibrant, well-lit bar, flanked by multiple screens that ensure every moment of the game is visible from any angle. A pool table also adds funk to this sports bar's appeal.
Address House no - 485, 6, Deul vaddo, Coutinho Vaddo, Vagator, Goa 403509
Cover Photo Credit Clumsy, Goa
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