Panama City drinking and nightlife

Microbrewery in Panama City

La Rana Dorada

Replete with brass fixtures and polished wood bars, this gorgeous low-lit brewpub serves its own award-winning small craft beers, alongside tasty thin-crust pizzas or bratwursts (mains US$3 to US$9). After-work happ…
Bar in Panama City

Bar Relic

Wildly popular with travelers and hip young Panamanians, this cavernous hostel bar is a hit. Service is friendly and patrons easily mingle in the ample courtyard with shared picnic tables. Not only are you partying …
Club in Panama City

Casa Jaguar

Don your stilettos and glitter for a night out at the Casco's hottest club, located on the 2nd floor next to Teatro Amador. There's no hurry, though, as things don't heat up until late at night, with dedicated regga…
Cocktail Bar in Panama City

Tántalo Bar

Though it serves casual lunches, this ultra-hip cafe-bar is best known for sunset happy hours on its rooftop deck. Pair your cocktail with fusion-style tapas. Cover is charged after 10pm, but to get a spot on the ti…
Cocktail Bar in Panama City

The Stranger's Club

For a buzzy scene of 20- to 40-somethings, duck into this dimly lit cocktail bar. The Consuelo, a revelation of muddled cucumber, gin and elderflower liqueur, is worth the trip in itself.
Club in Panama City

Teatro Amador

When Teatro Amador first opened its doors in 1912, it was one of the city’s first movie theaters. It was abandoned in the 1990s and only reopened after careful restoration in 2013. Today it serves as a popular weeke…
Bar in Panama City

Pedro Mandinga Rum Bar

The first dedicated rum bar to call Casco Viejo home offers a laid-back Caribbean vibe, an extensive rum-based cocktail menu, and a six-hour-long happy hour. You may never leave. Make sure to sample the spiced and s…
Bar in Panama City

El Apartamento

At any given time there's three floors of mischief going on at the Apartment, a yellow villa with a discoteca, live music floor and great bar with bottle service.
Pub in Panama City

La Rana Dorada

The sister outlet to a Casco Viejo microbrewery, with good pub food and a congenial, relaxed atmosphere.
Cafe in Panama City


This open-air resto-bar sits on the water with excellent views of the city. While not exactly a bar, it has the perfect ambience for the first cold beer of the evening or a leisurely drink on the weekend.