Panama knows a thing or two about how to make and how to enjoy a great margarita. Here is a list of some of the places to go for the best margaritas in Panama City.
With three restaurants, a nightclub, and a gorgeous rooftop overlooking the historic district, Casa Casco is a favorite among locals and travelers. It’s an especially great spot to watch the sun go down if you get there early enough, and nothing makes a sunset better than a divine margarita to enjoy.
The truth is in the name of this recent addition to Casco Viejo’s collection of rooftop bars—360-degree views of the city. Pair the exceptional views with a two-for-one happy hour from 5–8 p.m. to get the evening underway.
Margarita cocktail © Tim Sackton /Flickr
Tantalo Rooftop Bar
At the top of an artsy boutique hotel and popular restaurant is a favorite rooftop lounge that draws crowds of locals and travelers. Tantalo was the first rooftop bar in Casco Viejo, and it is known for playing great music and offering up delicious cocktails, featuring a generous happy hour. Grab a bite to eat in the hotel restaurant and have a look at the rotating art installments.
Tantalo Rooftop Bar © Courtesy of Tantalo Hotel
This incredibly unique bar boasts an underground, open-roof bar inside of the ever-popular hostel Luna’s Castle. Always booming with locals and backpackers, Relic recently opened a VIP lounge upstairs, too. With both indoor and outdoor seating, this Casco staple is a must-visit when in Panama.
Ready to kick things up a notch? Casa Jaguar is a fantastic, upscale nightclub popular among beautiful people who love to get their groove on. Expect a packed dance floor full of eye candy. Casa Jaguar also features a restaurant and art gallery with a strict dress code.
Margarita Hour | © Lee Coursey/Flickr
Azul Bar & Grill
A fun-for-the-whole-family oceanfront restaurant with poolside food and drink on offer features a fantastic change of scenery as well as a unique change of pace in the restaurant variety. Whether you come to enjoy breakfast or lunch, an All-American burger or a deliciously lean cuisine, Azul is sure to please. Enjoy your meal as you overlook the gorgeous area of Costa Del Este from the heart of Punta Pacifica.
La Vespa Ristorante & Cocktail Bar
Cocktail Bar, Mediterranean, Italian
The best Italian fare with a Mediterranean twist in Panama is found at La Vespa Ristorante & Cocktail Bar. With divine pasta dishes and delectable pizzas on the menu, La Vespa also features live music performances and incredible cocktails. Come for the food, stay for the ambiance.