Goa: On The Ground

Insider Guide Goa: On The Ground

Whether you’re exploring the lunch options at the small fishing villages along the pristine coast, soaking up the Portuguese influences at the local market, or delving into Goa’s vibrant nightlife one tropical cocktail at a time, this Indian beachside oasis is full of adventure, indulgence and new tastes.

Learn about the city from the inside out with W Goa‘s Insider Guide, packed full with the best places to eat, drink and see during your stay in the culture-drenched paradise.



Badem junction, Siolim Rd, Assagao, Goa 403507


Come here for an array of fun events through the week: Wednesday’s jazz night, Saturday’s BBQ & Rock night, and a special Salsa Social on Sunday!



Rua Cunha Riveria, Church Square, Opposite Municipal Garden, Panjim, Goa, 403001


Based in the heart of the city, Wastson’s takes you back to the retro fusion in Goan style. Restaurant cum pub, this spot is a great place to lean back and watch the city nightlife unfold around you as you sit surrounded by gorgeous Portuguese architecture.



A/6, Skylark Apartments, M. B. Road, Ozari, Panjim, Goa 403001


India’s first DIY draft pub, here craft beers are at your fingertips with pour-it-yourself taps. Go for the fun of playing bartender and hit up Wednesdays for a discount Ladies Night.


No. 6, Anjuna-Mapusa Road, Saunto Vaddo, Assagao, Mapusa, Goa 403507


Dine under the Banyan tress with drapes of fabrics as a shed ceiling gives a holistic feel of meditation and Tibetan tranquility at this Goan style restaurant known for their squid stir fry and delicious Kerala beef curry.



940, Market Rd, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509


Inside a Portuguese style house, this Mediterranean gem is perfect for a relaxed meal in the garden. Make sure you try the hummus bowl, blue cheese salad and lemon Nana and visit the store when you’re done.



Ashvem Beach, Mandrem, Goa 403512


Right on the beach, La Plage is known for its vegetarian specialties and fresh fruit dishes. For dessert, indulge in the Chocolate Thali, a platter of chocolates in many different forms, each with a unique Goa twist.



Aguada – Siolim Rd, Candolim, Goa 403515


Get a real taste of Goa with authentic style cuisine and a local live band. In a neighborhood full of clubs, it’s a great place to start the night.



Binwaddo, Betalbatim, Salcette, Goa 403708


Entertainment at its purest, this restaurant features a one-man-band daily and an exciting bar scene complete with an outdoor area.