DRINK: Top 5 Clubs & Bars in Panama City

G2G stamp logo Panama FINALTwo areas on your radar should be: Casco Viejo, which has tons of local, up-and-coming hotspots, and Calle Uruguay in downtown that hubs the most happening venues. Get ready to dance the night away!

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1. Tantalo Rooftop Bar

Calle 8 Este con Avenida B, Casco Viejo Panama (mapwebsite)

In Casco Viejo district, this is the trendiest hotspot in Panama City right now. Tantalo is a hotel, restaurant and a rooftop bar. It is fantastic! The mixologist knows his craft and serves up delicious cocktails. While you groove to the beat in both the restaurant and rooftop bar, you’ll gaze at gorgeous night sky of the old city. Meet cool crowds in this joint that comprise of both locals and internationals!

Tantalo panama bar restaurant hotel

2. Herbana Panama

Calle Eloy Alfaro y Calle 12 Este. Barrio San Felipe, Casco Antiguo, Panama City (mapwebsite)

Dance all night at Herbana Panama! Also in the Casco Viejo district, Herbana Panama is the perfect place to get your salsa on! With live music, vibrant band, this is the ideal hotspot for a late-night escape! A trip to Panama is incomplete without a night of dancing ’til dawn!

herbana panama

3. Relic Bar

San Felipe, Ciudad de Panamá  (mapwebsite)

Another cool bar in Casco Viejo district. Different from Tantalo’s open-space rooftop vibe, Relic Bar has a tucked-away, cave-like atmosphere. A true hidden gem of a local find, the crowd and music make your night out a bit more funky and modern.

Relic Bar panama

4. Altabar VIP

Calle 48 y Calle Uruguay, Panama City, Panama (mapwebsite)

Calle Uruguay is a lively district filled with upbeat nightlife hotspots. Altabar is one of them, actually one of the best in the area. It’s a two-story complex that includes: a dance floor, privately-reserved VIP tables and an outdoor deck. If you’re looking for a good mix of club and lounge, Altabar is a great choice.

Altabar panama

5. Cielo Pool Bar

Calle 48 Este, Ciudad de Panamá (mapwebsite)

Also located in the Calle Uruguay area, right next door to Altabar is Manrey Hotel, which is a modern and sleek establishment. On the top floor,  Cielo Pool Bar is for those yearning for a sophisticated night out. We try to stay away from hotel bars as we typically only recommend local gems, but Cielo is for the true jetsetters who want a chic setting as backdrop to hopping music and a mix of travelers and worldly locals.

manrey hotel cielo pool bar panama

Michael Yamaoka photographs SHOP JST.COM



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2 Comments on “DRINK: Top 5 Clubs & Bars in Panama City”

  1. April 6, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    Hey I love the post, some great places are on here.

    Me and our crew have been out here for over 5 months in the last two years.

    Here was our experience in the city

  2. Nicholas Berry
    September 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Great video! I am visiting Panama City in October with my brother and this video just put a certified stamp on our decision. Thanks!

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