The 10 Best Bars in Casco Viejo, Panama

Courtesy of Casa Casco
Courtesy of Casa Casco
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.

Casa Casco

Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Pub Grub, $$$
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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.

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360 Rooftop

Bar, Pub Grub
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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.

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Tantalo Rooftop Bar

Bar, Pub, Hotel Restaurant, Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails
Tantalo Rooftop Bar
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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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Jeronimo

Art Gallery

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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BarLovento

Bar, Pub Grub
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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.

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Platea Jazz Bar

Bar, Pub Grub
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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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La Vecindad

Bar, Pub Grub
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Keep dancing at La Vecindad, which translates to “neighborhood.” True to its name, this neighborhood bar is a local outdoor hotspot with a large crowd, live DJ and loud reggaetón which results in lots of lavish dancing.

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