In direct contrast to the busy streets of North Goa, the southern half of India’s sunshine state exudes tranquility and serenity. We scanned the quieter regions of South Goa for some nice bars. When you’re in the South, relax with a pint or two at one of these establishments. Here’s the top bars in South Goa
1. KOPI DESA
Starting the list of top bars in South Goa is The Kopi Desa Bar and Restaurant. It’s located in the lovely coastal village of Agonda. It is just 3 km away from Agonda beach. The place has a lovely laid-back ambience that provides the perfect setting for some delicious food and cocktails.
The menu, as a whole, is diverse, ranging from traditional Indian dishes to delectable fusion and western fare. The place serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Freshly baked bread, pasta, BBQ pork ribs, steaks, and pizzas are among the most popular delicacies at this place. The Tequila Sunrise, as well as the wood-fired sourdough pizzas are must-tries.
2. TESOURO BY FIREFLY, COLVA
Tesouro by Firefly is the best hangout spot one can find at Colva. The place has quickly earned itself a reputation for quality, sophistication, and never-ending good times, making it one of the top bars in Goa to visit on your next vacation.
Perhaps the only item more renowned is their vermouth-based cocktail, the Midnight Brekkie, of which they have sold nearly 7,000 glasses. This place, like any other Western bar worthy of its name, has a cuisine menu featuring seafood and vegetarian offerings, as well as music ready for a grooving night.
3. JOETS, BOGMALO
Joets is a bar and restaurant situated near Bogmalo beach. For more than a decade, this place has been a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. The interiors of this place, which are set against a backdrop of coconut trees, are lined with white-washed walls, blue tables, and unique light fixtures. As the soft sea breeze caresses your hair, sip on a Planter Punch cocktail or a Virgin Mojito. On a Friday night, stop by for some great karaoke and an unexpected dance party!
4. JACK RABBITS BAR AND RESTAURANT, BENAULIM
Jack Rabbits Bar and Restaurant is situated opposite Taj Exotica at Benaulim. The place is a quaint hangout spot by the fields. If you are looking to spend some quality time with family and friends, this place is perfect for you. The place feels less like a restaurant and more like a house with a lively party going on, with lovely music playing in the background. The owner of the place is very kind, welcoming, and friendly. You can pick between a smoking zone outside or a non-smoking zone on the sofa.
The food served over here is very delicious. The Kahuna burger is very mouthwatering and is certainly a must-try. The pizzas served over here are totally out of this world. They are cooked in a wood-fired clay oven with cheese imported from Italy.
The bar is stocked with a wide variety of liquors, wines, cocktails and mocktails. The RDX cocktail and the pina colada are fantastic and very refreshing. Live musical performances are held at the bar on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday
5. CAFÉ DEL MAR, PALOLEM
This white tented bars and restaurant on Palolem Beach features wooden tables and lounge chairs, which are ideal for putting your feet up and relaxing with a glass of beer. Choose from their cocktail menu or have a shot of your favourite whiskey mixed with one of their freshly made juices. The food on their menu is delicious and mouthwatering. Their beef steak sizzler, their marinara Pizza, and their Napolitano pasta are the most popular dishes.
6. FIREFLY GOAN BISTRO BAR, BENAULIM
This famous bar and bistro, located just a few meters from Benaulim beach, is always bustling with activity. The flowy draped open room serves a variety of beers, including Sol and Magners, as well as well-mixed drinks and shots. On different evenings of the week, they have karaoke and live music, and the atmosphere is contagious, especially when they’re showing a live match. Don’t miss their mouthwatering Goan and Continental bites!
7. SOUL SOUFFLE, VERNA
Last on the list of top bars in South Goa is Soul Shuffle. It’s a bar and restaurant located near the beautiful Udear springs in Verna. This thatched-roof restaurant is decorated in lovely white and blue tones. Their well-stocked bar serves up some tasty cocktails, and delicious meals. This is a laid out spot to unwind, with beautiful live music. Tables are positioned around the perimeters and outdoors in the garden of a huge cottage that is designed more like a living room. The menu is extensive, with Goan, Indian, and Chinese meals that are enjoyable and fairly priced.