5 New Hip Places Not to Miss in Goa

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We get it. You’ve taken enough dips in Dudhsagar Falls and countless selfies at Aguada Fort. You’ve explored every nook and corner of the Basilica of Bom Jesus and been on the Goan cruise. Now, you wish to discover some new places to visit in Goa – especially more offbeat places in Goa that are as hip as you and your fun-loving squad. That’s exactly what this blog post unravels. Read on!

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1. Village 36, Assagao
The food menu of this restaurant and bar is inspired by the street eats of SE Asia, and the interiors are a vibrant and eclectic work of art by the celebrity interior designer, Sussanne Khan. The bright and exuberant bar flaunts the colours of SE Asian flags. It’s hard to pin-point what exactly we like most about Village 36 - the friendly staff, the exquisite cocktails, the hawker-style scrumptious salads, tender and succulent grills or the lively community that frequents the place.

We recommend spending an evening here on a Tuesday or Friday. That’s when they host gigs with live music where talented Goan musicians come and jam in the moonlit, al fresco dining area. The vibe is sure to have your mouth watering and feet tapping at the same time.

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2. SoGo, Varca
SoGo, as the name suggests is a chic cocktail bar located in South Goa. The atmosphere here is as comforting as the delectable dishes on the menu. The mixologists of SoGo hold nothing back when crafting delightful cocktails, making the most of authentic Goan liquors like coconut and cashew feni. It’s one of the hidden places in Goa that’s sure to satisfy your appetite for food, booze, and fun. SO GO there on your Goa trip; you’ll love it! Promise.

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3. Room One, Assagao

Mesmerised by the above photo of Room One’s dining space? Wait till you see their bar, with an already iconic sculpture called ‘Fluffy’, a combination of a crocodile, dinosaur, and duck! The aesthete in you will not be disappointed when you walk through the doors of Room One. Once you’re done admiring the interiors, sip on some lip-smacking cocktails like Better Call Sid and Room One Represent. This is truly an artist’s place to get tipsy in Assagao.

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4. O Poço, Anjuna
They call it the unpretentious dive bar in Mazal Waddo, Anjuna. This place is serious about live gigs featuring talented local musicians and bands in Goa. Just check out their Instagram handle to know who’s up next. Blues, R&B, hip hop, country, rock ‘n’ roll – the genres keep changing, unlike the finesse of the artists who put on a show here. Come here to rediscover why you love your favourite songs over a couple of cocktails, burgers, and some casual banter.

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5. Devang, Anjuna
Here’s one of the new places in Goa to enjoy a cool, breezy morning while sipping on smoothies, chai, or coffee. Devang is what they call a “simple, beautiful, and natural chai & smoothies café” at St Sebastian Waddo, Anjuna. The indoor space is perfect for chill, heart-to-heart conversations. The open-air dining area is canopied by green vines and pink flowers, casting an intricately patterned shadow below. It’s a wholesome place to rekindle your senses after a wild night of partying in Goa.

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As for the list of the most hip places to STAY AT in Goa, V Escapes is where your search begins and ends. Have a look at the villa once, and you’ll know why. Nestled amidst the greenest of Goan nature. Built by award-winning architect Alan Abraham. Equipped with state-of-the-art amenities like a swimming pool, heated jacuzzi, naturesque gym, 86-inch screen in the private lounge, a PS-5, and more - the fully staffed villa comes with a private butler/bartender, chefs, and a VIP Experiences Manager who is a walking, talking Wikipedia of everything worth enjoying in Goa!

To book the 5-bedroom pad for your stay, call or WhatsApp +91 93 7232 3328. And follow V Escapes on Instagram page to get updates and learn about the latest offers.