Featured Nightlife in Goa

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All I got to do writes John Lennon of the Beatles fame, and that is the focus. All you got to do is let down your hair as you walk into that quaint old fashioned house in the heart of Baga. Come together the same band sings in chorus, and that is the spirit of the place. The place is often packed to capacity both in the courtyard as well as in the cosy bar area, and at times as the King of rock and roll (Elvis) number sings Your Blue suede shoes, your boots could be rocking when one finds little place to swirl to a good jive number. The enthusiasm creates the space for enjoyment. The 60s and 70s produced the greatest dance music - the Beatles, Elvis, Simon and Garfunkel. Perhaps that is a forgotten era. But here in this music loving state of Goa is a rocking place - rain or sunshine to keep ones spirits alive in more ways than one. Marius Monteiro has kept the spirit of retro music alive with live bands performing three times a week. It is a great place to hang on in especially with that well stocked bar. Rub shoulders with old friends. If after all that hectic activity, hunger pangs start building up feast on Golden Fried Prawns or a Chicken Liver Pate on toast. Follow it with a Roast Chicken Peri-Peri which will boost your energy to erupt back again onto the dance floor. Or if it is chic that catches your fancy the Chicken a la Kiev will defreeze with molten butter as it reaches your table. Old favourites to be savoured. After all that cheer and bohemenie, there could be the Sounds of silence (Simon and Garfunkle) as you walk down the darkened streets at peace with yourself. De-stressed after a night well spent, there is no need for retrospection, just great Retro Expectations.

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Restaurant Review

Food: 3.5/5 | Service: 3/5 | Décor: 3.5/5

-By Odette Mascarenhas

Cavala is in the same league as Tito's with the old time Baga crowd and if people go to Tito's for the DJ music, they come to Cavala for the live music. It is set in a garden as well as an indoor area and has a laidback feel to it. Their seafood is legendary, whether it is Goan style or grilled European style with garlic butter. There's something for everyone, but the best bets are their English Breakfast, Goan Seafood, European Steaks and pastas. They also offer juices and milk shakes and you can even dance with your partner on the small dance floor. There are all kinds of sea shells studded about the walls. Open throughout the year.

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If one looks at the grand stately old houses dotted along the coast of Goa, the windows are framed by beautiful seashells. The mother of pearl shell is known as 'Capiz’, which used to be used for decorating lampshades, trays etc...and now the Capiz is found once again. Named after the shells commonly found on its beach in front of the hotel, this beautifully designed bar with its large, outdoor sunken lounge is an ideal place to enjoy an evening beverage. Try the Capiz...as local as it is named with Palm Feni and the citrus juices...pineapple, lime and a touch of green apple syrup. Or perhaps the Ginger Cosmo...Triple Sec...hang on a sec; that it's the only spirit to the cranberry and fresh ginger combo. Want something stronger? Tequila and Pepper Vodka with cranberry, orange and lime juice aptly called Pepper Eater. And while on the subject of eating, the chefs can roll out a hot Vegeterian appetiser (Wonton sheets stuffed with cabbage, carrot, onions, glass noodles, mushrooms served with sweet chili sauce) — the spring roll. Or blow cold with the Bruschetta (a sliced baguette with a brunoise of tomato, olive oil, parmesan cheese, goat cheese, cream and mayo). The chilli or cream of the chef's secret spices — blend just right with spirits playing havoc with your senses, the music a soft beat against the stillness of the night ( there is an in house DJ who entertains guests with lounge music). And like the first blush of the rising sun it could be a Citrus Berry Blush, before you call it a night or morning. There are enough juices in this mix (orange, pineapple, strawberry, lime) to substitute for breakfast.

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