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Address: Beach Road, Calangute, India
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Public Bar is a great people watching spot, though havent been for four years, Feb 2011. Will be catching up in Feb 2015. (when did you visit only allows me to post as far back... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2015
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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Public Bar is situated up a short flight of stairs of the main road above a clothes shop - so as its on the 1st floor you get a good vantage point to watch the hustle and bustle in the street below. Drinks are cheap, staff are wonderful and friendly. Lots of English who live in Goa most of... More 

1 Thank LoubyW1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Just loved spending early evening in this bar watching the world go by, flagging down the samosa boy, drinking gin and tonic. Excellent customer service, just loved this bar nd can't wait to visit again.

1 Thank Cavtat2015
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289 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We like to visit this little bar when we are in Goa but this time we were very disappointed the seating now being upstairs . We felt trapped in ,it was only bearable if you sat by the railings and then you could not see like you could before . We went twice has thought we would give it another... More 

Thank annibear
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Excellent view, great service.The Public Bar or Sameer Wine shop is located about 100 meters from the main entry to the Calangute Beach.

1 Thank Lino P
Arc-les-Gray, France
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Why people want to fly 5,000 miles from the UK to sit in this dump is beyond me,situated on Calangute beach road the place is noisy with traffic & fumes all day long. If it's your idea of heaven to watch the Indian tourists stagger along the road drunk & spitting everywhere then this is the place for you. Frequented... More 

1 Thank daveh729
Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

where could you find a better place sun lovely beaches to swim, walk ,drink and good people,role on January .aidan&laura

Thank 421happyirishman
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

Public Bar is a great people watching spot, though havent been for four years, Feb 2011. Will be catching up in Feb 2015. (when did you visit only allows me to post as far back as Feb 2014)

5 Thank TonyHull
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but we love it. It's somewhere that you can watch the world go by for next to nothing. Always a great atmosphere and the staff are great.

4 Thank Kellie-Anne A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

We had loads of drinks here and paid next to nothing, we could not believe it when we paid our bill. We drank premium spirits too, so god knows how much it would of been if we had had local stuff. Service is good and we met done great people. A great little bar that we will more than likely... More 

6 Thank Slincalex
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

When you first walk past it is not the most attractive or appealing looking bar but seriously don't let appearances put you of , it really is a fab , friendly bar , Mainly frequented by English to be honest but there are other nationalities that pass through , it is proberly one of the cheapest bars around, not that... More 

5 Thank Emma C

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