There’s been a number of rooftop bars opening over the past few years and Panama City’s tropical climate creates the perfect environment for them. Check out these places and enjoy the spectacular views and beautiful people.
Selina is where you’ll find the cool kids of Panama City sipping on cocktails and craft beer. The decor is tropical chic, utilizing lots of plants and vibrant murals splashed along the walls. They organize lots of weekly events like live salsa music, electronic music DJs, acoustic concerts, and more – so you can always count on something going on. You can also stay at Selina if you want to always be in the middle of the action.
Bao Dai is an upscale Asian eatery and rooftop in Casco Viejo. On the gorgeous rooftop terrace, you can enjoy one of their delicious house cocktails while listening to chill house beats.
Pantera is a super fun rooftop to start the party early. On Wednesdays – Saturdays they have a $10 all-you-can-drink-champagne happy hour from 6 pm – 10 pm. They also organize lots of entertainment throughout the week with live music, stand-up comedy, and more. After 10 pm, the place converts from dinner and drinks to full party mode.
Salvaje is where you’ll find affluent locals dressed to nines. It’s located in the trendy Casco Viejo historic district with luxurious, tropical touches and a view of the skyline. Besides the gorgeous rooftop, they have a multi-floor restaurant dishing out creative Japanese cuisine that rivals any world-class city.
El Faro sits on the border of Casco Viejo and the skyscrapers of Panama City view a gorgeous view of both. They are famous for their seafood dishes, mojitos, and other rum-based drinks.
StorX Sky Lounge
The W Panama is located in the heart of Panama City’s shiny skyscrapers and offers a gorgeous view from the pool terrace. It’s technically not a rooftop but it’s high up enough and makes a great spot to socialize with a cocktail.
The AC Hotel is also located in the city center and offers a sweeping view with an incredible infinity pool. The cocktail bar on the roof is only opened on the weekend but you can buy a drink on the lobby level any time and bring it up.
As you enter the historic Casco Viejo district, Capital Bistro is probably the first rooftop you’ll notice. It’s perched right at the entrance with a beautiful view of the ocean and skyline.
Casa Casco features three different restaurants, a nightclub, and a beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking the historic district. My advice is to head up here at 6 pm for a spectacular view of the sunset.
Tantalo was the first rooftop bar in Casco Viejo and it’s still one of the best. The hipster stringed lights and view of the modern Panama City skyline is the perfect ambiance to sip on a passion fruit mojito. There’s also something going on almost every night of the week like live art on Tuesday,
The Panaviera is located on the 66th floor of the Ocean Sun Casino, part of the JW Marriott Hotel and has the best view of a city sunset. As you walk in, the doors open to an over the top infinity pool flowing over the cityscape. The rooftop opens at 5 pm and I recommend arriving at that time to catch the last glimpse of the sun going down over the hills.
Gatto Blanco is an intimate rooftop in Casco Viejo that’s not overly fancy or pretentious and they always have good electronic house music playing if you’re into that.
Stands for Bar In The Sky and they aren’t joking. It’s located 62 floors above Panama City at the Hard Rock Hotel and has a