With a strong influence of jazz and Latin American sounds, the Panamanian music scene is bursting with local talent and the best way to experience it is live. Discover the best spots to listen to live music in Panama City with this list of hidden gems brought to you by Culture Trip.
Istmo is the type of local brewery where people feel at home and ask to be served “the usual”. With three locations in the neighborhoods of El Cangrejo, Condado del Rey and San Francisco, it offers rotating live concerts during the week and is also one of the few venues where pets are allowed. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the music.
Eusebio A. Morales Ave, Panama City, Panama +507 265-5077
Hangar 18 is the ultimate rock bar with four different areas. The first is a lounge playing classic rock evergreens. Then comes the sports area with heavier rock sounds, a pool table, pingpong and table football. There is also a large concert room with a big screen and special lighting for live gigs, as well as a terrace with wi-fi and frequent promotions on national beers and spirits.
Located in the area of San Francisco, Lynchburg is the neighborhood bar where you go to have fun, meet friends, have a beer and listen to some good music. Providing a great drinking and eating experience, Lynchburg is also a live concert venue where artists and cover bands with a strong focus on rock and indie regularly perform.
Av 4 C Sur, Panama City, Panama +507 398-7737
Literally meaning “pineapple skulls”, Piña Calavera is an underground bar and concert venue located in the historic district of Casco Viejo. Hosting live music from Thursday to Saturday, it is one of the city’s best spots to listen to alternative sounds and meet some cool people.
Calle 11 Este, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama +507 6037 7968
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