Guide to Panama City Nightlife

For those who want to mix both luxury and entertainment, there is no greater place to visit than Panama. Besides offering breathtaking views of the ocean, Panama also boasts a lively and exciting nightlife. That makes the area perfect for vacationers looking to soak in the sun during the day and party at night. However, if you’ve never been to Panama before, you’re likely worried about not going to the hottest places that the island boasts. After all, these are experiences that you don’t want to miss. To ensure that your trip to Panama is one of the best times of your life, this guide will offer up the clubs, attractions, and bars that you don’t want to miss.

Where to Party in Panama for Adults

There’s a lot of places to party in Panama.  Here’s a guide to some of the places I’ve visited throughout the city that I recommend checking out.

This list is pretty much set for the main stream. If you want to get wild and crazy with gorgeous women, skip right on over to our Le Palace review.  You can thank me later.

1. Tantalo

First, you may want to take a visit to the restaurant and bar known as Tantalo. Situated in Panama City in the Casco Viejo district, this restaurant also has its own rooftop bar that serves practically everything. It’s on the rooftop bar where you can see some beautiful landscapes and cityscapes of Panama City. Music plays often and they highly encourage a bit of dancing while you enjoy your drinks. If you need a bite to eat, then Tantalo can also provide comfort food to make you feel right at home. For many locals, their mac and cheese dish is sublime. In true island fashion, Tantalo also serves fresh seafood like octopus, oysters, and shrimp. Tantalo is an extremely friendly place for tourists and locals. Their staff typically speak English quite well and are more than happy to do what they can to ensure you have a great time.  Visiting a Panamian disco is a great place to get laid if you are a single man looking for that.

2. The Londoner

If you’re tired of the local cuisine and you’re itching to try something a bit closer to home, then you might want to stop by the Londoner. Owned by a genuine Englishman, the Londoner offers food and drinks that you would expect in an English pub. In fact, they often boast that some of the drinks they offer cannot be found anywhere else on the island. From whiskeys to authentic beers, your need for drinks can be easily satiated here. The decor is quite British as well. With the Union Jack proudly strung across the bar, it also takes pride in its football and rugby culture. When it comes to food, you can also expect familiar favorites like buffalo wings, their famous house burger, loaded nachos, calamari, and even oven-baked pizza. When it comes to entertainment, the pub has two pool tables and an electronic dartboard. Essentially, you come to the Londoner when you want delicious food and a taste of home. They also play music from the 1970s to the 1990s featuring rock and pop. For those who love soccer and don’t want to miss any of the big games, the Londoner has you covered. They always have soccer or rugby playing on their TVs.

3. Habana Panama

Let’s say you want to learn some dancing that’s a bit closer to the culture of Panama. Then you need to stop by Habana Panama. They offer two different experiences. You can simply eat there or you can enjoy their live music and learn how to salsa dance. This extremely cool restaurant and bar are separated by a pair of velvet curtains. Once you pass through those red curtains, you’re in salsa territory. You can typically enjoy some appetizers in the bar part of the club before slipping into the back where all of the fun dancing occurs.

4. Wyndham Grand Veneto

Even if you’re not staying at this hotel, you need to visit the Wyndham Grand Veneto. This hotel boasts a casino not unlike those typically found in Las Vegas. No nightlife experience is ever complete without trying your hand at a little bit of gambling. It’s not too crazy to join in on a game either in regards to minimum bets. Typically, you only need a minimum of $5 in order to play their blackjack, poker, and other games. You may just find that your Panama night life can be quite lucrative by playing some of the most exciting gambling games the city has to offer.

Note:  I’ve heard this has re-branded.  Stay tuned for an update.

5. Beirut

Another Panama City bars that you should look into are those offering different flavors than from what you’re used to. After all, you’re visiting Panama to get away from what you know, right? Beirut can offer that difference. It’s a Lebanese restaurant that serves authentic Lebanese food. They offer a ton of choices, too. Their menu is quite large so make sure that you come hungry if you want to try a good amount of Lebanese cuisine. In addition, they also typically have live music and dancing on the weekends. Whether or not Panama discotecas are your thing, you’re sure to enjoy watching the dancers, at the very least.

6. Isabella

For those who love Panama City Bars and Panama discotecas, you cannot go wrong b choosing Isabella to dine at. This restaurant offers both great drinks–and wine–while also letting you dance to your heart’s content. It’s also a bit pricier and so geared towards those with a little bit of extra money in their pockets. If you want to take your loved one to a special place that has good food, good drinks, and a chance to dance the night away, then you should stop at Isabella’s.

7. Chivas

You may notice during your time at Panama City yellow buses roaming around the area. These buses are most typically found in the area known as The Causeway. They’re actually mobile nightclubs. The buses vary depending on who runs them. However, you can often either hire a bus to host a party or bachelorette party or just follow them and enjoy the live party that they create wherever they stop. Some of them only play music but others are stocked with a bar that you can buy alcohol from. However, whenever you see a repurposed yellow bus, you can be sure that a good time is about to follow.

8. Hard Rock Cafe

An area isn’t known for its nightlife until Hard Rock Cafe places a restaurant there. You can visit the Hard Rock Cafe in Panama, too! Its memorabilia is astounding. It also offers a staggering 11 bars inside of the building with four restaurants. To top it all off–literally–it even has a rooftop lounge. However, you may want to enjoy your Panama night life by the infinity pool that the Hard Rock Cafe boasts. You can drink and eat food in the cabanas surrounding the pool or take a dive into it yourself.

9. Moloko

If you’re a fan of electronic music or you just love getting drinks at secret underground bars, then you need to stop by Moloko. If you can find it, that is. This underground lair is hidden behind a seemingly normal black door with only a red lightbulb over it to help tourists locate it. This dance club typically only opens after midnight.

10. La Tana

Does the sound of free drinks sound good to you? Well, if you’re a lady, La Tana typically offers ladies free drinks from 10 PM to 11 PM. This bar also has a high-energy club and dancefloor that features music of the reggaeton, electronic, and Top-40 genres. You’re sure to have a blast dancing the night away and enjoying those free drinks.