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Goa’s latest hotspots for a Pinterest-worthy experience

Summer is here, and there’s no better place for the beach babies to be than the sun-kissed shores of Goa. If you’re on the hunt for adventure and Insta-worthy moments, you’ve landed in the right spot. Get ready to explore the coolest cafes, hip boutiques, and hidden treasures nestled along the vibrant streets and serene beaches of Goa. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first-time visitor, these trendy spots guarantee an unforgettable journey filled with Pinterest-perfect moments in this coastal paradise.


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As India’s first-ever pool club, Diaz is where the party’s at. With its state-of-the-art facilities, warm hospitality, and a whopping 30,000 square feet of space, Diaz sets the stage for the ultimate poolside bash in Goa. Groove to the beats of afro/melodic house music while soaking up the tropical vibes and sipping on your favorite cocktails. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or dancing the night away, Diaz has got you covered. Additionally, it’s also a foodie’s paradise. Led by the culinary geniuses Chef Ashish Bhasin and Chef Sushil Multani, their menu is a celebration of flavors from around the globe, with a special Goan twist. And let’s not forget about the cocktails—crafted with love and bursting with flavor, they’re the perfect accompaniment to your poolside adventures.

Where: Diaz, survey no.509 sub division 1 Gaum, Gumal Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa

Timings: 12 PM to 12 AM

House Of Goth

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Nestled in Assagao, North Goa, House of Goth stands out with its distinctive charm. Crafted with passion by Reema, the restaurant boasts modern Gothic architecture and aesthetics that are truly captivating. Step inside to find yourself enveloped in warm interiors adorned with intricate arched glass windows, black roses, and a palette of white, gold, and beige. Setting itself apart, House of Goth features the only open-to-sky bar and Live grill counter in North Goa, offering the perfect setting for a sundowner experience. Spanning an expansive 5000 sq ft area across two floors, the restaurant caters to diverse preferences. Adding to its allure, the restaurant hosts the only sound-proof clubbing section on the first floor, allowing guests to dance until the early hours. The bar delights patrons with an impressive selection of premium drinks from around the globe, including single malt whisky, premium liquor, and a variety of shots. Complementing the drinks is a tantalizing European grill and food menu curated by Shiv, promising a culinary journey to remember.

Where: G02, Sy No. 189/4, 1st Floor, Block A, Adwalpalkar’s Signature Complex, Bouta Waddo, Assagao, Anjuna, Goa

Timings: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AM

Birch by Romeo Lane

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Tucked away in the lively streets of Arpora, this fresh resto-bar is a paradise for both foodies and ambiance enthusiasts alike. Birch serves up a tantalizing menu boasting an array of delectable dishes and top-notch drinks, all against the backdrop of stunning views. Whether you’re chilling with your squad or enjoying a romantic dinner with your special someone, Birch guarantees an experience to remember. Perched on the riverbank amidst serene surroundings, Birch offers a one-of-a-kind nomadic jungle vibe, blending tranquility with a dash of adventure. Step into a world where private cabana retreats await you outdoors, while indoors, an intriguing ambiance adorned with face masks adds to the mystique.

Where: 502/1, Sankwadi, Arpora, river, near lazy Lagoon, Baga, Goa

Timings: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

The Sanctuary Bar & Kitchen

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Nestled within the ancient beauty of 250-year-old ruins, this culinary gem is ready to shake up the dining scene with its perfect blend of heritage and gastronomy. After conquering hearts in Hyderabad, Sanctuary is spreading its wings to Goa, promising to redefine luxury dining with its signature touch. Drawing inspiration from its roots, this unique eatery combines a global comfort food menu curated by Chef Sarah Todd, with the rich flavors of Hyderabad, creating an experience that’s both familiar and extraordinary. From their signature Chicken Xacuti to their Crab Cakes, each dish is a masterpiece, meticulously crafted to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Where: House No 1615, Grand Chiwar, near, Panchayat Road, Vagator, Goa

Timings: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM


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The beloved Vietnamese eatery, VietNom, opened its doors in the vibrant town of Assagao, Goa. With its roots firmly planted in authentic Vietnamese cuisine, this latest addition to the VietNom family promises to whisk you away to the bustling streets of Vietnam while you soak up the laid-back vibes of Goa. Drawing inspiration from the ancient city of Vietnamese culture and the picturesque river Hoai, the place offers authentic dishes from crispy Soft-Shell Crabs to aromatic Duck Pho, and tantalizing Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms, every dish on the menu telling a story of tradition and flavor. One can even indulge in the Coconut Kaffir Lime Fried Rice and Vietnamese Coffee Basque Cheesecake for a burst of sweet and savory goodness. And don’t forget to explore the impressive cocktail menu, featuring creations inspired by the greatest artists of all time and the indigenous flavors of Vietnam.

Where: House no 3, Survey no. 161, 11, Saunta Vaddo, Assagao, Goa

Timings: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM; 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Feri Bar

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Last, but not least is Feri Bar, the brainchild of the dynamic trio – Siddharth Kerkar, Vipin Raman, and Bonita Mascarenhas. Situated in the charming locale of Betim, this 35-seat riverside paradise offers a delightful fusion of gastronomic brilliance and artistic flair. Designed by the ingenious artpreneur Siddharth Kerkar, every corner of Feri Bar exudes creativity, from the captivating 9-ft-long fish skeleton adorning the copper bar to the mesmerizing rotating heads. Paying homage to the iconic Goan ferry, Feri Bar promises an experience steeped in heritage and charm, just 50 meters away from the Betim Ferry point. But the real star of the show? The grilled goodness that awaits! Sink your teeth into spiced Australian lamb chops, Hoisin Duck, and slow herb-roasted carrot and sweet potato, all savored on the river deck amidst breathtaking sunset views. And let’s not forget about the cocktails – each one a unique masterpiece that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Where: near Anglers Nook Restaurant, 167-B, road, Alto- Betim Porvorim, Verem, Goa

Timings: 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM

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Anushka Manik


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