Casco Viejo Nightlife
Nightlife in Casco Viejo is arguably the best in Panama City. From the moment you walk out of your Casco Viejo hotel or apartment, you can feel the energy in the streets.
There's something for everyone in Casco after dark, whether you’re sipping mojitos in a romantic plaza, cheers-ing beers in a calicanto-stone bar, schmoozing with the creative class at an art gallery, or dancing the night away in a ritzy nightclub. (Bonus points if you do all 4 in one night!)
Diversity makes Casco Viejo nightlife a fascinating social experience. Packed within these boisterous streets are travelers from all walks of life, local Casconians, Casco Viejo expats, and party-goers from all around Panama City.
Here, you'll find a list of hotels in Casco Viejo. If you have a Casco Viejo bar or nightclub you would like listed, drop us a line.
nightlife in Casco Viejo
American Trade Hotel - Upscale hotel, restaurant, and bar. Expect a quiet, classy atmosphere– great for rubbing elbows with the rich & semi-famous. Sometimes, the hotel's ballroom will host special events like art galleries, fashion shows, creative unveilings, weddings, and private parties. | Avenida Central & Calle 10, Casco Viejo, Panama
BarLovento - Rooftop bar featuring great views, comfortable seating, hookah, and, on some nights, a large outdoor screen featuring silent video clips from adventure sports. There's no dress code, but you'll want to wear something nice. Cover charge on the weekends. | Avenida Central & Calle 11, Casco Viejo, Panama
Casa Jaguar - Upscale, popular nightclub known for great dancing and drawing a large and beautiful crowd. Expect to be elbow-to-elbow on the dance floor. During the week, Casa Jaguar doubles as a restaurant and art gallery. Dress code enforced. Cover charge on the weekends. | Avenida Central, between Calle 11 & 12, Casco Viejo, Panama
Danilo Perez Jazz Bar - Jazz Bar | Danilo Perez inside the American Trade Hotel, Avenida Central & Calle 10, Casco Viejo, Panama
Jeronimo - Upscale art gallery and bar. Famous for it's joint art shows & late-night social scene. Popular amongst the creative class. Dress code not enforced, though it's a trendy crowd so you'll want to wear something nice.
Las Clementinas - A high-end hotel, restaurant, and bar. Beautiful patio garden seating. Great place to start the night off with a great meal. Avenida B & Calle 11, Casco Viejo, Panama
La Vecindad - Local outdoor bar. "Vecindad" means neighborhood, and this is a true neighborhood bar. Expect a large local crowd, live DJs, boisterous dancing, and a lot of reggaeton. Casual dress. Cover charge on the weekends.| Avenida A, between Calle 4 & Calle 5, Casco Viejo, Panama
Los Del Patio - Bohemiam Bar with Patio, Shop, Galery, Art Centre & Workshops | Calle 3 between avenida Central & B, Casco Viejo, Panama
Mojitos sin Mojitos - A neighborhood favorite amongst locals and expats alike. Mojitos is a cool, bohemian bar that's partially walled in with Calicanto stone, offering a unique indoor-outdoor seating experience. Also serves burgers and hot dogs. Don't ask for a mojito, or try to pay with credit card. Casual dress. Cash only. No cover charge. | Calle 9, Plaza Herrera, Casco Viejo, Panama
Onplog - Trendy hipster bar and nightclub. Known for it's creative, eclectic design (like it's umbrella-ceiling) and live music performances. Casual dress. Usually no cover charge.
Platea Jazz Bar - Bar with Live Music, mostly Jazz but also Salsa | Calle 1, between Avenida A & Central, Casco Viejo, Panama (507)-221-0157or (507)-228-4011
La Rana Dorada Brewery: A must-stop for any beer lover. Arguably Panama's most famous beer brewery, la Rana Dorada offers premium beers, special beer-sampling "boats" and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Casual dress. No cover charge.
Relic - Underground, open-roof bar inside of Luna's Castle– one of the neighborhood's most popular hostels. The bar is almost always packed with hostel goers and locals alike. Recently, Relic has added an upstairs VIP lounge. Casual dress. Sometimes a cover charge on the weekend or during special events. |Outdoor Seating | Calle 9, Casco Viejo, Panama (507)-262-1540
Tantalo - Popular rooftop bar. Also a boutique hotel and restaurant, so there's a diverse crowd of travelers and locals alike. Downstairs restaurants features rotating art installments, while the rooftop bar boasts magnificent views of the new and old city. Cover charge on the weekends. Dress code sometimes enforced for special events; wear sometihng nice just in case. | Avenida B & Calle 8, Casco Viejo, Panama
Teatro Amador - An historic theater converted into a nightclub. A true nightclub atmosphere, with dancing, live DJs, big parties, and late nights. There is also a cultural space and movie theater. Dress code enforced at door; wear something nice. Cover charge on the weekends. | Avenida Central, between Calle 11 & 12, Casco Viejo, Panama
Urraca Club: A pub-turned-club featuring nightclub atmosphere, late-night parties, and wild dancing. Risque, devilish decor adds to the mischievous vibe of the place. No dress code, though you'll want to wear something nightclub-appropriate. Cover charge on the weekends.
Vieja Havana - Authentic Cuban Bar | Avenida B & Calle 5, Casco Viejo, Panama (507)-212-3873
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