The Best Rooftop Bars in Panama City

Courtesy of Casa Casco
Courtesy of Casa Casco
Photo of Martina Gili
21 September 2017

In Panama City, it’s rooftop season all year round. Nested on top of skyscrapers, above hotels and on the terraces of historic mansions, outdoor lounges and bars are central to this tropical city’s nightlife. Here are the best rooftop bars in Panama City, selected for you by Culture Trip.

Gatto Blanco

One of the most intimate rooftop bars in the historic district of Casco Viejo, Gatto Blanco Rooftop Club is located on top of the boutique hotel Gatto Blanco. Besides offering a refined cocktail menu, the bar also features a great rotation of local and international DJs playing some of the best electro music in town.

Rooftop Bar at Gatto Blanco Hotel, Panama City © Gatto Blanco Rooftop Club

Av. B 8, Panama City, Panama +507 262-2315

BITS Hard Rock

Quite literally a “Bar In The Sky”, the BITS is the roof lounge of Panama’s iconic Hard Rock Café. A perfect place to elevate your nightlife to the next level, the bar offers fantastic panoramic views of the city, as well as a great international atmosphere.

BITS Bar at Hard Rock Hotel, Panama City © HRH Panama Megalopolis

Ave. Balboa, Panama City, Panama +507 380-1111

The Roof

Located on the 15th floor of the Best Western Zen Hotel in the hectic neighborhood of El Cangrejo, The Roof is a chilled-out and unpretentious rooftop bar that’s great for socializing, enjoying a drink and taking a dip in the pool. On Thursdays you have two-for-one offer on local beers.

© Fabio Alves / Unsplash

Tantalo Hotel/ Kitchen/Roofbar

One of the most iconic venues of Panama City, Tantalo was the first rooftop bar in Casco Viejo. The artsy decor and spectacular views create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy one or two drinks at sunset.

Tantalo Rooftop Bar | © Courtesy of Tantalo Hotel

Casa Casco

Casa Casco is one of the hottest rooftop bars of Casco Viejo. Located on top of a beautiful colonial mansion, the lounge overlooks the ocean and Plaza Tomás Herrera, one of the architectural landmarks of the historic district. Besides, Casa Casco also hosts three fabulous restaurants and a club.

Courtesy of Casa Casco


Lazotea is a great place to enjoy some tapas and drinks before hitting the nightclubs of Casco Viejo. Right on top of the Hotel Casa Panama, Lazotea is covered in (fake) grass and sunbeds, enhancing a chilled-out drinking experience.

Coral Suites, Panamá | © Wu Yi / Unsplash

Central Gastrobar

Central Gastrobar is both a restaurant and a bar serving authentic Panamanian cuisine and gourmet tapas. Famous for its gin tonics, it’s the kind of place where you can spend an entire night without noticing time passing by.

© Courtesy of Central Gastrobar