Casco Viejo is known for being Panama City’s majestic nightlife haven, full of sublime dining and exclusive, intimate bars. Here are the best places to go for a date in Casco Viejo.
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Not to be missed, Tio Navaja is an extraordinarily intimate, divine dining experience. The restaurant is small but cozy and so beautiful. The dishes are ever-fresh and spectacularly displayed to perfection. Head upstairs to Mula Bar for after dinner cocktails to continue the lovely romantic night in Casco Viejo.
Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, Contemporary, American
To start off on a fancy foot, American Trade Hotel is famous for serving a divine brunch. Among Panama City’s most elegant spaces, an unmistakable signature style, design, and history exude from the walls and unique infrastructure of this 1917 build. Culture and contemporary art make it a most popular, sophisticated destination to dine for visitors in Panama.
Donde Jose is a much talked about, extraordinary dining experience unique to Panama. Making the list of the world’s best restaurants, the meal is a ten-course, Panama-centric tasting and requires reservation as the just 16-seat eatery is quickly booked for as long as months on end. Don’t miss this.
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.
This romantic sweetery is a staple for ice cream lovers. Experience ice cream like you never have before with this divine luxurious rolled ice cream joint where they craft the most beautiful creations right before your eyes.
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.
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.
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 to 8 p.m. to get the evening underway.