You’re probably heading to Panama and thinking, “Where can I party that’s not surrounded by tourists? Let’s party like a local and hit the local joints?” Just like any other city, Panama is full of nightclubs and venues to partake in the many nighty activities this wonderful city has to offer. It has something to do for everyone! You can find places playing a wide range of music from the cultural tipico, to the latest pop/hip-hop hits. With this list, I will try to help you with deciding which one is the best to go for a great night out in the city. Of course, you don’t want to cross the tracks to the part of town and end up in a situation that your gringo Spanish will not get you out of.
CasaCasco is a perfect mix of antiquity divided into 5 floors, where you can enjoy 3 fabulous restaurants, a Club-Disco and a Rooftop Terrace with a panoramic view of the city. A new concept that brings together the best of the culinary world with the best of entertainment to offer, in one place, multiple options to enjoy evenings and special nights in Panama. This spot is located right in the heart of Casco Viejo neighborhood on Plaza Herrera.
A fantastic panoramic view awaits you to enjoy the high end cocktail bar to the rhythm of the best DJs in the city. Stylish design is met with the backdrop of the sea, the mountain and the city skyline to enjoy relaxing moments and fun. The music here is mostly chill but can sometimes get fast-paced. This setting is more for the relaxed night or the pre-game. But don’t be fooled, this spot can easily become the main party location. Why not relax and drink some cocktails before deciding where to culminate your night?
When the night increases in volume, we open the doors of the club on the level beneath the rooftop terrace where the force of music sets the pace of the party; a club decorated with antiquity, but illuminated with fun for all those who dare to level up. Just a couple floors down from the rooftop, so it’s a must stop on the way down. This club definitely has a more party vibe than it’s chill rooftop counterpart. The club has ample room for dancing and also very comfortable lounge areas. A great place to have drinks and dance. The music here varies depending on the event. On regular nights, you can find mostly crossover music.
Marula Restaurant offers you a fusion cuisine, signature with a Panamanian touch, in which it mixes ingredients and flavors from around the world. You will find a risky gastronomic proposal, loaded with exotic flavors; in a unique avant-garde stage, designed to seduce the senses.
It is the nation where their individuals share the same passion. It offers a creative and surprising gastronomic proposal that blends the traditional with the innovative. A place to travel to the Asian continent without leaving the Old Town of Panama.
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The entrance door of CasaCasco is a delicious culinary proposal that will leave its mark in the Old Town and in Panama. A mixture of wild flavors that will catch you with its claws to the delight of those palates that seek adventure.
Casa Jaguar GastroPub, located in the old city of Panama (Casco Viejo) is the best choice to enjoy dishes that combine elements of international cuisine adapted to the local cuisine, accompanied by a wide range of cocktails, drinks, and excellent wines. During the afternoon, you can find this pub with people drinking and enjoying an excellent meal. Once the night hits, it morphs into one of the top clubs on a Thursday night. This is a wild club split between electronic music on the outdoor patio and crossover Latin and North American hits in the main area. As one of Panama’s most popular clubs, it is always packed and can sometimes be hard to get in. Lines are a hassle no matter where you’re from. A quick way to get in with no line and full VIP treatment is to contact Highlife for their VIP Nightlife services which gets you into various clubs, no lines, and VIP treatment.
Designed in the style of German underground clubs that go for days on end, Silo is tucked under the streets in a basement. Boasting primarily musical genres such as electronica it feeds to the masses of Panama which has a stronger electronic following than anything else in the club scene. SILO officially opened its doors last February in Selina Casco Viejo. Lovers of electronica in Panama and local talent already have a new house where every week, good music and fun are guaranteed. SILO is located on Av. B with 12th street, in Selina Casco Viejo. This venue usually hosts shows with international bookings like the prominent DJ and producer Tigerskin (Berlin) who they brought for their opening night.
An outdoor scene, this play is way more eclectic than the previously mentioned spots. This spot has been described as more of a circus and really draws the locals for the cheaper drinks and doesn’t get stuck up with VIP sections or defining spaces. Espacio Panama offers a great amount of space, as mentioned in its name, and a vast selection of drinks and food. Many kinds of events are held here ranging from music shows to a cultural event! Main nights to hit this spot up are Friday or Saturday. Here you can find any type of music unless you’re there for a specific event or theme. This place has been growing rapidly in popularity due to its decor, service, and appeal.