Coronado is a beach town with relatively few bars, but they are slowly increasing in number. Many are paired with prime dining locations, which makes for a great evening out. Here’s our pick of Coronado’s best bars, sure to quench your thirst.
Bar, Pub Grub
You know Coronado is not messing around when it features a fantastic gastropub. Such is the case with SandBar GastroPub, an international, contemporary establishment fit for a fine night out on the town. SandBar is the best of Coronado.
Great cocktails in the local bars | © Pexels/ Pixabay
A perfect place to begin your day or to stop by for an afternoon delight in the form of a margarita, Lounge 507 has it all. An incredible streetside bar overlooking the road, and a quaint, outdoor café serving light and flavorful dishes for breakfast and lunch, as well as snack-style appetizers to be paired with a coffee drink or cocktail.
Happiest hour | © bridgesward / Pixabay
Restaurant, Bar, Central American
Don Chacho Grill is a spectacle in Coronado. Divine dishes on offer are paired with incredible cocktails, as well as delicious sangria and a full bar. As wonderful a restaurant as this is, it also offers a lovely bar. The dignified décor is warm and welcoming – a firm favorite in Coronado for dinner and drinks.
Sangria | © Petr Kratochvil
Picasso was one of the first establishments in Coronado to offer a regular happy hour full of drink specials. Quickly attracting a willing crowd, the happy hour remained and soon spread to other bars in Coronado. Picasso remains a favored location and among the best bar/restaurants in Coronado.
Loco’s is a bar and grill that features many special events and is the place to be on a Friday night in Coronado. The truth is in the name – Loco! Things can and do get crazy here, with large screens showing sporting events and a happy hour during the week, Loco’s is a favorite for feasting as well as for drinking in the Coronado community. Folks that come for food tend to stay for the drinks and good company.
Cocktail Hour | Courtesy of Destination Halifax
Bahia’s BluWater Bistro
Another location that brings happy hour to Coronado is Bahia’s BluWater Bistro. Happy hour here happens on Thursdays with margaritas and appetizers. The bar and restaurant is an all-welcoming establishment that is a favorite in Coronado.
Margarita / Jen / Flickr
Bar, Pub Grub
A favorite in Panama City made its way to Coronado – Blarney Stone. A restaurant and pub, folks love 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.
Drinks | ©Lauren Polinsky/Flickr
The Coronado Resort features four restaurants and four bars within its perimeters, along with conference rooms and beautiful gardens, an equestrian center and full spa, Olympic-sized pool, professional tennis courts and more. If you’re going to Coronado and you want to go all out, stay or at least visit the many featured spectacles of Coronado Resort.
Bar, Restaurant, Italian
So close to the beach you can walk, Luna Rossa is an intimate, dimly lit, Italian restaurant and bar. A menu full of mouthwatering options like gnocchi, ravioli, fettuccini, and lasagna, Luna Rossa also features a full bar and great selection of wines to be paired with your meal or enjoyed afterward at the bar.
Wine bottles | © tomasz przechlewski / WikiCommons
Bar, Restaurant, Mexican
Cholos is a Mexican bar and restaurant in Coronado. From the incredible ambience to the divine dishes, Cholos is the place to go for an epic margarita. The menu, while mainly of Mexican fare, also features a few traditional Panamanian dishes such as the Panamanian chicken soup, Sancocho.
Margaritas | © Rob Taylor/Flickr