The Best Micro and Craft Breweries in Panama

The Best Micro and Craft Breweries in Panama
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.

Istmo Brew Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
Happy hour
Happy hour | © Brittney Schering

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.

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Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Sunset beers
Sunset beers | © Wil Stewart / Unsplash

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.

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Bar, Contemporary, $$$

Eleven has a ground floor bar with an outdoor terrace, as well as an upstairs and large balcony that overlooks the passersby walking on Via Argentina. Eleven offers a great cocktail menu, super-cheap bucket of local Panamanian beer, and shareable appetizers, as well as a pretty generous food menu. The ambiance is always warm-spirited and chill—a great place to sit back, relax, and enjoy.

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La Rana Dorada

Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Pub Grub, $$$
Happy Hour
Happy Hour | © Brittney Schering

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.

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Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Trying one of everything at Nomada in Panama City
Trying one of everything at Nomada in Panama City | © Brittney Schering

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.

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El Pavo Real

Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
Street Art on the Wall of Pavo Real
Street Art on the Wall of Pavo Real | © Todd Webb/HEADsPACE Photography

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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