Costa del Este is a chic area of Panama City with beautiful bars on offer. Here is a list of the best options for an after dinner cocktail, round of beers, or glass of wine.
Los Años Locos
Bar, Restaurant, Panamanian, $$$
A brand new location of this beloved chain in Panama, Los Años Locos translates to “The Crazy Years” and is a beautiful establishment. Come hungry and thirsty and ready to relax and enjoy the lovely ambiance of this incredible gem of an eatery. Have a fine glass of wine while scoping the menu and sit back and relax—Los Años Locos is where it’s at.
It’s five o’clock somewhere, and at La Rana Dorada, no one is judging with a generous Happy Hour from noon to 6 p.m. offering half off all craft beers. This is a must-visit for the craft beer lover, as La Rana Dorada is one of Panama’s oldest craft brewers. The brewery warehouse, Cerveceria La Rana Dorada, boasts an extended happy hour from 4–8 p.m. on Friday, 12–6 p.m. on Saturday.
This incredibly unique bar boasts an underground, open-roof bar. Always booming with locals and backpackers, Relic recently opened a VIP lounge upstairs, too. With both indoor and outdoor seating, this staple is a must-visit when in Panama.
Istmo Brew Pub is the go-to bar of choice for a quick beer to start the evening or to wind down after a long day. Offering a chill environment with a nice outdoor terrace to watch the buzz of the city, Istmo is a classic watering hole of Panama with an impressive beer list.
If you finished your cocktail at Danilo and are ready to try another spot but still feel that jazz, head over to Platea Jazz Bar. This live music location mostly features jazz, but also adds a hint of salsa to spice things up.
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A favorite in Panama City is Blarney Stone. A restaurant and pub, folks love to visit Blarney for the booze as well as the grub. Blarney also offers great happy hour specials, which entices the already eager patrons who frequent this favored establishment.