The Best Micro and Craft Breweries in Panama

Brittney Schering

Panama is a place to be for beer lovers. With plenty of micro and craft breweries on offer, here are the city’s best spots to grab a cold one with your friends.

1. Istmo Brew Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub

Happy hour
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This international brew house is a favorite in Panama. With a fantastically chill ambiance and generous assortment of beers to choose from, Istmo also offers pub grub and a delightful atmosphere to sit back, relax, and enjoy your beer either inside or outside on the terrace.

2. BierGarten

Bar, Pub Grub

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Another classic option for beer lovers is the BierGarten. Also on offer at this cozy, casual bar is a great list of cocktails for the not-so-into-beer drinker. This is a favorite hangout spot with chill vibes fit for a great night out with friends.

3. Bros & Beers

Bar, Pub Grub

Panama really likes beer. It is probably most popular among the libations on offer, and with good reason—it is almost always cheaper than water. Bros & Beers is a fun bar with games, a great ambiance, and also a cocktail list for those who aren’t as into beer as the rest of Panama.

5. La Rana Dorada

Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Pub Grub

It’s five o’clock somewhere, and at La Rana Dorada, no one is judging. The generous Happy Hour from noon to 6 p.m. offers half off on all craft beers. This is a must-visit for the craft beer lover, as La Rana Dorada is one of Panama’s oldest craft brewers.

6. Nomada

Restaurant, Contemporary

Trying one of everything at Nomada in Panama City
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This unique and trendy new eatery is located in the heart of Casco Viejo. Along with the most incredible dishes, they have an outstanding happy hour with a fantastic variety of craft beers on offer. This is a great chill zone for a casual beer or two, or fit for brunch, lunch, dinner, and starting a night out. Nomada is all good vibes, great beer, and spectacular food.

7. El Pavo Real

Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Pub Grub

Live music can be found at the local pub El Pavo Real, which offers a taste of where locals hang out. Locals come to play pool and hang out, and the outside terrace offers a great place to people-watch on the pub’s busy corner of Via Argentina.

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