Though Goa offers a variety of foreign and Indian brands, there are times when nothing other than a King’s or a chilled glass of Feni will do. Head to these local hangouts to try out some classic Goan drinks.
King’s, Feni, & More: Where To Drink Like A Local On Your Next Goa Trip
Joseph’s Bar located in Fontainhas the old Latin Quarter of Panjim, is the go-to place for any Goan liquor. For a tiny little hole in the wall place, this bar has a lot of character and loads of local drinks, including Susegado the locally crafted beers on tap. They have homemade Feni or Urak and Gundu, the main man there, will serve you all.
Amancio Classic is another hidden away joint in Siolim. This is the place to go to for some unusual and innovative cocktails made with Feni. My favourite was the summer cocktail Mango Margarita, but with their twist of Feni instead of Tequila.
Bobby Bar & Restaurant
Bobby Bar & Restaurant is another local favourite, especially for their Aged Feni that is not available everywhere. Of course whilst there, you can always slip back to the usual King’s, but the Feni and Urak is what this is known best for. So the next time you are in Assagaon, leave the fancier spots and head here.
Amigos is this tiny restaurant sitting under the Nerul bridge overlooking the creek. They serve some lovely homemade Feni sourced locally, as well as the usual King’s and other drinks. Sitting by the water, one sees fishermen go by in their canoes, and makes for a picture-perfect spot to spot some birds.
Bhatti Village is another local restaurant that has a variety of local drinks. Most tourists who know of the place, go there for the amazing food, but it is also a great place to sample local drinks. From Port wine to Feni, they serve it all out of the tiny but well stocked bar.
Urak is usually only available in the months of April or May.