How do you visit Baga without navigating droves of unruly tourists who've forever ruined what was once your 16 year-old self's happy place?
Visit Lavelle Road. On November 6, The Olive Group will launch Lady Baga on this block, a new bar and restaurant that will channel a Goan shack from the 1960s. This "tiny sandy island" will allow you to stretch across deck beds and lounge in hammocks, while hand-made dream catchers, bead curtains and tie-dye cushions do their best to re-create the Goan susegad.
On the menu are all your shack favourites - bombil fry, prawn lonche, baby shrimp, chorizo pav, a rainbow of curry options and a delicious Goan thali that ends with a Tivol (kokum) shot.
The bar makes its own variants of cashew and palm vodka, and uses elements like tamarind juice and port wine to add that little bit of Goa to each glass.
Fancy a swim?
Getting there: 20, Lavelle Road, D' Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, all day dining from noon to 12.30 am, visit www.ladybaga.com for more.
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