Guide to finding the best beer in the sunshine state, Goa! 


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Photo of Guide to finding the best beer in the sunshine state, Goa! by Saumitra Shinde

Just a few days to go and we will usher the new year in style and celebrations. And with that, all eyes will be upon the party capital of India and the sunshine state, Goa!

From beaches to lively pubs, party scenes in Goa will erupt on New Year' Eve.

While you may have made your plans in Goa well in advance, we thought of curating a list where you can clink your beer mugs, pints, towers and whatever that makes you the opposite of sober. Because we are sure that you would like to welcome 2019 on the highest possible note!

So come let's find out some of the best places to have a beer in Goa!

Tucked inside a 250-year-old Indo-Portuguese home, the brewery is the 2nd microbrewery in Goa. Their signature beer called "Eight Finger Eddie" is already a star in Goan pubs and bars. The beer is a tribute to a hippie artist who helped Goa attract the hippie eyeballs.

Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Closed on Sundays

Must haves: Eight Finger Eddie

Inspired by the iconic Beetle car, the pub is a haven for all the beer lovers. Apart from its unique interiors, this beer-on-tap restaurant is also famous for its grilled chicken burger.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight

Cost: INR 300 to INR 900

Fish & Beer is a match made in heaven and to experience the same, head to Fat Fish. A menu that includes cuisines from Goa and Konkan, the place is perfect for a laid-back afternoon. The restaurant is breezy because of the open gazebo that rightly justifies Goa as the sunshine state.

Opening hours: 12noon – 6pm, 7pm – 12midnight

Cost: INR 200 to INR 800

Must haves: Goan Fish Thali, King Fish Fry, Bira Beer

Curlies needs no introduction! The beach shack at Anjuna with the mesmerizing view of the Arabian sea is an ideal place to bid adieu to 2018 and welcome the new year with wide arms. Grab a beer and roast pork and watch the sun setting over the shimmering water and the year went by.

Opening hours: 8:30 am to 3 am

Cost: INR 200 to INR 800

Must haves: Pork Roast, Beef Roast, Paneer Tikka, Salads

This brewery in Susegado which literally means "A quiet life" is one of the most famous places in Goa for tasting the beer. It represents the Goan style of living in its name and the ambience. Their Mango flavoured wheat beer called Trigo is a must have when you visit this brewery.

Opening hours: 12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Must haves: Trigo, Dorado

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Photo of Susegado Microbrewery, Baga, Goa, India by Saumitra Shinde

With its cosy Goan ambience Cafe Mojo lets you enjoy some of the famous Goan delicacies. But the highlight of this cafe is the Beer-On-Tap at every table. Yes! You heard it right! So, you know where to go if you plan to stay in Goa's capital ;)

Opening hours: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

WiFi: Yes

Cost: INR 200 to INR 2000

Must haves: Thai style chicken, AK-47

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Photo of Café Mojo, Menezes Bragança Road, Near Apple Corner, Ozari, Panaji, Goa, India by Saumitra Shinde

Located at a riverside, this restaurant offers an unobstructed view of Nerul river. It's breezy ambience and ample lighting makes this a perfect location for a lazy brunch with fish & the beer to accompany you.

Opening hours: 12noon – 1am

WiFi: Yes

Cost: Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000

Must haves: Crabs in pepper chilli & Garlic Sauce, Squid Masala fried on Butter Garlic, Redhead crab, Grilled Vietanamese Prawn Cakes

This is one of the best eateries you will find near Baga. The continental restaurant also offers a wide range of beers to select from along with their signature thin crust pizza baked in the oven which is quite popular on the menu.

Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 10: 30 AM

WiFi: Yes

Cost: INR 150 to INR 1000

Must haves: Pan Bagnat, Roast Beef Cigars, Filet Mignon

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Photo of Baba Au Rhum, Baga, Goa, India by Saumitra Shinde

This thatched roof restaurant against the backdrop of greenery is one of the most peaceful places in South Goa. With live gigs to your company, I bet you will spend hours sipping your beer at this restaurant.

Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 6:30pm – 12midnight

WiFi: Yes

Cost: INR 150 to INR 950

Must haves: Chicken Junglee, Lasagne, Cheese Poppers, Chicken Xacutti

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Photo of Soul Souffle Goa Restaurant Pub, MDR38, Verna, Goa, India by Saumitra Shinde

This Mediterranean styled restaurant with white walls, blue tables represents the quiet lifestyle of South Goa. Set against the backdrop of leaning coconut trees, this beach restaurant/ shack will let you enjoy your beer peacefully & away from the crowd.

Opening hours: 11:30am – 2:45pm, 6pm – 12:30AM

WiFi: Yes

Cost: INR 100 to INR 900

Must haves: Goan Chilly Chicken, Joets Special Steak, Sagwala

So, what are you waiting for now? Book your trip to Goa and celebrate the New Years like you mean it!

But remember don't drink and drive!

If you have some tips or secrets on how to celebrate this New Year's Eve, then don't hesitate and share them with us here.

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