On Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a massive leak of documents, dubbed the Panama Papers
. Since the biggest consequence of the leak is the massive blow to secrecy revealing a list of the super-rich and their use of offshore tax havens, the world is now bustling with news about the Panama. So we’ve decided to shed some light on another side of the most-talked about country in the world now, being some glorious places for you to get wasted in while touring and/or banking around Panama.
When the sun goes down, Panama City Beach comes to life! We list 4 bars and clubs with great live music, drinks and an exciting atmosphere to get your drink on. Onplog
It’s soulful with a creative atmosphere, perfect for the free-spirited hippie. If you like incredible live music and old colonial areas in tropical destinations, Onplog is a must visit for a chill-out space with a welcoming artistic crowd. Onplog has two different atmospheres, in the inside there are usually DJs and trippy lighting set up for people to dance the night away. Outside would be the rustic vibe with modern contemporary urban art. This is a bar you would find in the cool hipster parts of Brooklyn, NY and is an unexpected surprise. Address: Calle 11 | San Felipe, Casco Antiguo, Up the Street Next to la Rana Dorada, Panama City, Panama.
Tantalo Rooftop Bar
Tantalo, a new, contemporary bar and restaurant with great views of Panama city. Get there early, because at sunset the place is packed! Located in Casco Viejo district, this is the trendiest hotspot in Panama City right now. Tantalo is a hotel, restaurant and a rooftop bar. The mixologist knows his craft and serves up delightful cocktails. While you groove to the beat in both the restaurant and rooftop bar, you’ll get to gaze at the dazzling night sky of the old city. Meet fun crowds in this joint that comprise of both locals and internationals. Address: Calle 8 Este con Avenida B, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
Dance all night at Herbana Panama! Also in the Casco Viejo district, Herbana Panama is the perfect place to get your salsa on! With live music from a vibrant band, this is the ideal hotspot for a late-night escape. A trip to Panama is incomplete without a night of dancing ’til dawn! Watch classy, expert salsa dancing done in a vibrant party atmosphere. Enjoy your night in a stunning, dark traditional dance hall that’s really atmospheric and exhilarating. We really think the big red leather booths give the place a nice Moulin Rouge-esque feel. Come ready to sweat and have a night you will never forget! Address: Calle Eloy Alfaro y Calle 12 Este. Barrio San Felipe, Casco Antiguo, Panama City
Alta Bar VIP
A spectacular two-level complex, Alta Bar offers everything for everyone. The decent size dance floor is surrounded by VIP tables offered to those seeking bottle services at an affordable price. Travel up the steps and you will be enjoying the mezzanine area looking over the partiers below. We recommend this place for group parties and those who seek to relish entertainment from up above. If you head to the back, you will be hosted on an outdoor deck perfect for individuals looking to lounge around and enjoy a conversation with some of the locals. Apparently they serve remarkable margaritas as well! Address: Calle Uruguay, Panamá, Panama
by: Adeline Tan