A sleek color scheme of reds, oranges, and of course chocolatey browns sets the ambiance for delectable dark evenings with specialties like veuve clicquot champagne imported from Ponsardin de Reims, France. Chocolate electro lounge seems to be some elaborate gazebo from the outside, and the warm glow of the interior quickly sucks new arrivals into the customary scene of graceful leisure.
In the heart of Panama City's nightlife scene, the sultry scents and blissful flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine fill the dining room at Habibi's up to the white canopy-draped ceiling and spill out to the tables placed on the open-air roofed porch. Hookahs and various drinks make great accompaniments to mainly Lebanese cuisine; light fare includes treats like hummus or baba ganoush with hot pita bread or baklava for customers in the mood for a sweet. Heartier meals include falafel and shish kabobs, or more familiar fare such as pizza, pasta dishes, and Cajun chicken. Patrons are often treated to the shimmies and jingles of a talented belly dancer on Friday and Saturday nights.
Although squarely located in the oldest neighborhood in Panama City, Café Havana masterfully recreates legendary Cuban panache from the rhythms of salsa music to the very full bar. The waiters, smartly dressed in white button-up shirts and stylish jeans, are the epitome of hospitality and usher arrivals inside to enjoy hearty meat dishes, ceviche, commanding mixed drinks, and the daily special. As the night continues, they're delighted to chat about the beautiful photographs and paintings of Cuban personalities that hang on the walls under the modern hoop chandelier that serves as a centerpiece.
Patrons step into the territory of Bora Bora Bar & Grill under a sign supported by two posts dressed up like palm trees, and are promptly greeted by a disco ball dangling from the ceiling of the dining room. Before the party really begins, however, tables of tasteful diners enjoy an impressive fusion cuisine utilizing European and Asian elements to prepare traditionally Panamanian dishes. Try the lobster-stuffed patacones, various linguinis and seafood preparations, and be sure to finish the meal with a conceptually fascinating and realistically delicious dessert like cheesecake with guayaba topping or coconut-vanilla flan with peaches.
An undeniably sophisticated interior features conventional table seating or softer cushion-strewn perches for those customers genuinely seeking a lounge at Indigo. Enjoy sipping cocktails in a cool and quiet atmosphere particularly during the 4-7p Happy Hour, Monday through Friday, when domestic shots are priced two-for-one and cocktails are half off. Feel free to get lost in the peace and the cushions long past 7p, however; Indigo generally stays open until the last patrons have drifted off into the night.
Travelers know: good beer is a valuable commodity, rarely discovered in Central America and extremely worth indulging in when it does appear. Istmo Brew Pub doesn't only offer an array of great imported beers, they also brew several themselves, including options of light ale, dark ale, and even a porter that are all available in a foam-crowned pitcher or by the pint. Tables are situated out front beside the sidewalk or inside the pub, where wooden furnishings surround the bar and pool tables. Simple meat dishes and sandwiches are served in the laid-back ambiance, under the comforting influences of carefully dimmed lighting and pop music that's quieter outside than in. Sadly, the Brew Pub is closed on Sundays.
Set within the Bristol Hotel, Salsipuedes Cocina & Bar seeks to offer diners a taste of Panama's colorful, energetic and joyful culture on a plate. The menu is composed of a selection of refined local dishes, created with skill and an artistic flair. Try the portobelo carpachio, crocodile in sweet and sour sauce, and the tuna with passion fruit. The ambiance is elegant, sophisticated and warm, perfect for a business dinner, or even an intimate meal with loved ones.
Mendoza Sports proves that marvelous views and authentic sports bars co-exist spectacularly under one roof, especially if there are shaded tables outside as well. The bar and restaurant proudly affirms that it is 100% Panameño, and serves up a wide range of típica cuisine with beers or tequilas. Try out patacones rellenos, almejas, various traditional snacks, fish and other seafood, burgers, and order up special combo meals for the kids. On Friday nights, called noches típicas, the bar is themed to demonstrate Panamanian traditions in cuisine and music.
La Pulperia - Bar de Ramos Generales was started with the motive of providing fine alcohol and beverages that add life to any occasion or celebration. One of the most interesting delicacies served here is the octopus which is highly recommended if you are in the mood to experiment. The ambiance is fresh and inviting and the warm stuff ensures you have everything you need to feel comfortable. Dig into their delicious delicacies, relish a refreshing beverage, play a fun game, or simply groove to the hip music at this awesome pub and bar.
La Cancha Sports Tavern is a chilled-out bar on Vía Porras that features both indoor and outdoor seating. The chilled-out ambiance makes it perfect to catch up with your buddies after a long day. Taste their delicious cevichito or order a refreshing beverage from their amazing menu. The juicy beef burger here makes for a hearty and satisfying meal any time of the day. Watch a sports match on the big screen or drop by during the DJ Night and have the time of your life.
Taberna La Malagueña is a funky bar and restaurant which boasts bright and colorful interiors. This Spanish pub features a massive screen where you can watch live sports matches with your buddies. The tapas here is exquisite and the service is excellent which makes your experience worthwhile. Do try their sangrias and you won’t be disappointed. Drop by during happy hour and grab a steal deal on their amazing beer. Watch out for their amazing Flamenco performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and enjoy.