Panaji drinking and nightlife

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Cafe Mojo

The decor is cosy English pub, the clientele young and up for a party, and the novelty is the e-beer system. Each table has its own beer tap and LCD screen: you buy a card (₹500), swipe it at your table and start po…
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Riverfront & Down the Road

The balcony of this restaurant-bar overlooking the creek and Old Patto Bridge makes for a cosy beer or cocktail spot with carved barrels for furniture. The ground-floor bar (from 6pm) is the only real nightspot on t…
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Climb the stairs opposite the Municipal Gardens to this English-style pub, all polished wood, booth seating and bar stools. It's a sociable place to come for a beer, but also has live music and bar food such as slid…
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Top Gear Pub

One of Panaji’s hole-in-the-wall bars, this tiny, retro place is hidden behind unassuming doors. There’s no food – just cold beer and feni (Goan liquor) by the shot.
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The riverside location on the banks of the Mandovi is the main redeeming feature of this open-air garden restaurant and bar near the Betim Ferry dock. Drinks (and food) are overpriced (mains ₹150 to ₹350), but it’s …