“Taverns" were a place where workers, at the end of a day of work, would go for a quick shot of feni or a drink before heading home. It was a place where people went for a break.
Accordingly, Every tavern had a purpose and served a different clientele: those outside the village market were meant for porters and workers while the ones outside beaches were for fishermen. There were taverns for coconut pluckers and toddy tappers, and for farmers at the edge of fields. To date, in some parts of Goa there are taverns that open from midnight to early morning to cater to people working the night shift. It was a meeting place where people went to meet their friends and like minded people and have a drink. It was a stress buster, small pleasure, for people who couldn’t afford ‘entertainment’.