The Insider's Guide To Goa's Live Music & Food Scene

Amit Chacko Thomas
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Gayatri Sapru

When you’ve had enough of the shack life and you’d like to enjoy a quality evening while still very much feeling the ‘Goa’ vibe, head to one of these unique hotspots that offer something that’s off the touristy track. If you’d like to go where the good music and the good folk mingle, here are the best spots only locals know about.

1. Guru Bar

Bar, Indian, Italian, Russian, Mediterranean, Cocktails, Wine, Beer

Stage at Guru Bar. Image
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A grungy beach shack with a laid back yet thriving music scene, this place, which claims to have been in business since 1967, is pretty trippy. Guru Bar is where you’re most likely to run into Israeli backpackers and young Indian musicians waiting to perform at open mics. Sunday nights are live music nights, and it’s recommended that you call and find out what genre of music is on that night before you go. Try their coconut feni or any of their squid preparations and you won’t be disappointed.

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