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Kayuco

Kayuco (Isla Flamenco, Calzada Amador, Panama City) – for those wanting a change of scenery from the office tower nightspots or the venues at Casco Viejo, this is certainly something different. Located on the marina at Isla Flamenco, patrons here can hang out at its open bar and view the city’s skyline from a distance. […]

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Habana Panama

Habana Panama (Eloy Alfaro y Calle 12 Este, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – for those wanting to immerse in traditional Latin music, especially Salsa, this is a popular venue. Both local and international Salsa bands & acts (like Andy Montañez, Willie Colón, and Cuban band “Los Van Van”) are booked here. Since Hollywood actor Ruben […]

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DiVino Enoteca

DiVino Enoteca (Avenida A y Calle 4, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – this wine bar, by its very nature, attracts a sophisticated mature crowd, who appreciate both this enoteca, wine list, as well as the live jazz music every Friday evening. The décor itself is cozy and inviting, with wine racks and old wine cases […]

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Decapolis Martini Bar

Decapolis Martini Bar (Av. Balboa, next to Multicentro, Paitilla, Panama City) – in business for a number of years, this lounge offers a great view of the city skyline and the nearby ocean. Along with playing House music and some traditional Latin music, it’s also known for its sushi bar. Depending on the night, the […]

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Cielo

Cielo (Calle Uruguay y Calle 48, Bella Vista, Panama City) – this is a pool bar located on top of the boutique Manrey Hotel, which has been a popular weekend nightspot. Much of the music played is DJ-driven House, Trance and Chillout lounge music (with live appearances by various international guest DJs, from Desyn Masiello, […]

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Bling Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megalopolis

Bling / Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megalopolis (Av. Balboa, behind the Radisson Decapolis Hotel, Paitilla, Panama City) – located on the 11th floor of the Hard Rock Hotel, this trendy nightclub aims to bring elements of both Ibiza and Las Vegas to this venue. Like Cielo nightclub, it books local and international DJs for various […]

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Azul Bar & Grill

Azul Bar & Grill (Calle Punta Colón, Paitilla, Panama City) – located on the 13th floor of the Trump Hotel, this is both a restaurant (serving lean cuisine options, along with burgers), and a poolside lounge that fills up during the weekends. It already scores points with local and international patrons because of its bright, […]

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Altabar

Altabar (Calle 49 – half a block east of Calle Uruguay, Bella Vista, Panama City) – this open-air lounge, located on the second floor of a disco, plays House and Electronic music to a mostly 20-something year old local crowd. It holds an after-office happy hour every Tuesday (attracting its share of locals who work […]

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Puerta de Tierra

Puerta de Tierra (Calle 9, Edificio Montefiore, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – launched by Venezuelan entrepreneurs in 2009, this steakhouse is housed within a historic structure that recalls Panama’s boom years from the early Canal period. This restaurant has a diverse menu – ranging from BBQ steak dishes, to seafood, soups, salads, as well as […]

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Mi Ranchito

Mi Ranchito (Isla Naos, Calzada de Amador, Panama City) – diners here choose this restaurant for its view of the city across the bay. It is also a decent place to try local (Panamanian) cuisine. Dishes served are include orvina entera frita (a whole fried sea bass), rib-eye steak encebollado (smothered in onions), camarones a […]