The 10 Best Bars in Casco Viejo, Panama

Courtesy of Casa Casco
Courtesy of Casa Casco
Photo of Brittney Schering
12 December 2017

Night owls unite for a good time in Casco Viejo, Panama City’s unique district that comes to life after dark. Whether in search of a romantic restaurant and bar overlooking the city, or a nightclub with eclectic music and party people, Casco Viejo offers an extraordinary social experience with streets full of celebratory energy. Try them all with this ultimate list of Casco Viejo’s 10 best – perfect for bar-hopping the night away.

Tantalo Rooftop Bar

Bar, Pub, Hotel Restaurant, Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails
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Tantalo Rooftop Bar
Tantalo Rooftop Bar | © Courtesy of Tantalo Hotel

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 serving delicious cocktails, featuring a generous happy hour. Grab a bite to eat in the hotel restaurant and take a look at the rotating art installments.


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Feeling the art scene of Tantalo, but ready to move on to the next bar? Jeronimo offers an upscale art gallery and bar. This sophisticated dual-purpose watering hole is famous for hosting joint art shows and a late-night social scene simultaneously. Creative folks love Jeronimo. If you are partial to art, or the art-inclined, check this place out. Do dress to impress.


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Rooftop-hopping is possible with so many options in Casco Viejo. Check out BarLovento next for a hookah lounge rooftop bar with an incredible view and cozy seating. Occasionally silent films are featured on a large outdoor screen. While BarLovento doesn’t have a dress code, patrons do dress well.


Bar, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, $$$
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This incredibly unique bar boasts an underground, open-roof bar inside 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.

Casa Jaguar

Bar, Nightclub, Gastropub, Restaurant, Beer, Pub Grub
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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.

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