Passionate about wines and set out with a goal to make a mark in the hospitality industry, Prahlad Sukhtankar and Sabreen started the Black Sheep Bistro in Goa. Bringing an international menu with locally inspired ingredients to the city, this duo created the perfect place to enjoy enticing food in a casual ambiance. With an interesting menu and extensive beverage list, this bistro has become one of the favorite hangout spots of the locals and tourists alike.
As you drive along the road from Calangute to Baga, you will come across a huge signboard welcoming you to Britto's; a prodigy of sorts in Goa's culinary scene. Built to resemble a beach shack, Britto's is where you would want to head for some authentic Goan cuisine. The extensive menu features spicy Goan dishes like pork vindalo, chicken cafreal and mutton xacuti. For those who don't like it spicy, there is always the steak menu and a sea food platter which are rather interesting. Diners can top it all with traditional Goan sweets like Bibinca and Dodol. The restaurant is divided into two sections, one of which faces the beach and offers stunning views of the Baga Beach. A live band plays here on Thursdays and Saturdays, much to the delight of the happy diners. The owner Cajetan Britto is very affectionate and makes good recommendations to those unfamiliar with the nuances of Goan cooking. Britto's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Aptly calling itself, Nightclub in the Sky, Club Cubana is located on the top of the Arpora Hill in the luxurious lap of nature. A sparkling blue pool beckons and one often finds party animals taking a plunge during the famous night-long rave parties. Each day of the week has a special event planned; Transistor Thursday, Saturday Model's Nights or Pussycat Sunday, there is something to please everyone. Call for further details and make sure to drop in while in Goa.
Cape Town Café is so much more than just a nightclub. One of the few places, which actually give more importance to food and ambiance than just the music, this place serves up some delicious dishes along with quality music and a good crowd. There is a dance area and a separate space for private parties where you can book the entire section. They have craft cocktails on the menu and a good list of beers as well.
Located a few minutes from Baga Beach, Tito's is the place for every aspiring scenester to be spotted. Each day a different theme awaits clubbers when an eclectic mix of crowd comes to party here. The huge dance floor attracts local students, young working professionals, and European backpackers, who come here to dance into the early hours. It is also a good place to spend your weekend if you love music and making new friends. This dance club has proudly hosted a number of illustrious international acts and will continue to do so, going by its soaring international popularity.
Popular with European and Israeli backpackers due to its location in offbeat Vagator, the Mango Tree Bar and Restaurant is renowned for its succulent seafood preparations as well as Chinese, Continental and North Indian fare. The bartender does a neat job with cocktail preparations that are nicely presented by the ever smiling wait staff. A warm and intimate decor coupled with live music sessions that take place often, Mango Tree attracts travelers from far and near. Call for further details.
Gawin's Restaurant & Pub in the Goan village of Verna is recognized as the go-to place for the cuisine prepared in the coastal region that encompasses seafood and beloved side dishes like Kadhi, fried fish and many more. Upon entering, you are treated to a spacious room characterized by a thatched roof. Plants adorn the various corners of this room that overlooks the green landscape.
The poolside Sunken bar is a perfect place to unwind after a few laps in the pool. Sip on some amazing cocktails creatively-blended by the bartender while enjoying the view of the sea from the poolside sitting area. This bar is an extension of the luxurious Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa at Uttorda Beach. For more information, visit their website.
Overlooking the white sand beach, the Seahawk restaurant is one of the several options to dine inside the Kenilworth Resort & Spa. An extension of the panache of the resort, the restaurant is mainly focused on serving Goan and Portuguese delicacies as well as exotic preparation of fish and seafood. Open from November to April, the restaurant's menu is further accentuated with a number of exotic brews on offer to go with the food. With the breeze from the sea to accompany your meal, walk in for a great time with family or by yourself.
If a 1625 square meters (17,500 square feet) swimming pool doesn't excite you, then imagine a bar at its center. This bar, which is at the floor level of the pool, offers refreshments in the form of cocktails, mocktails and other beverages. All you need to do is to swim across and order your favorite drink from the menu. Located in the Kenilworth Resort & Spa, the bar is one the exciting attractions of the resort.
At Nanutel, Zodiac is the place to be when one is looking for an evening full of unhindered relaxation. Here you can sit back, relax and enjoy the cool breeze of Goa, even as you savor the delectable flavors of the variety of cocktails and mocktails that Zodiac has to offer. Zodiac is a fully stocked bar and caters to everyone's needs with a selection of exquisitely flavored wines and stronger spirits. So, sip on a drink and enjoy the soothing ambiance of this bar that is sure to make you want to come back time and again.
Welcome to the sleepy town of Chorao where the only thing you need to do is dine at the LaFayette Restaurant. Owned by a Fatima Fernandes, this restaurant is a far cry from the many buzzing places in town, but the food here is lip smacking delicious. Try the Goan fish curries, the fried mackerel, and cold beer with the best hospitality that you can see. The owner says that she never closes the place down as long as there is even one hungry soul to feed.