When you want a cold beer and cool atmosphere, these are plenty of places to go in Panama! At these spots, you can find local craft beers like Casa Bruja, original house-brewed beers, international IPAs, and of course the classics: Cerveza Panama, Atlas, and Balboa.
Panama Brews is a hidden gem in Panama City and the first to feature over 35 LOCAL craft beers ON TAP! You can order a sample shot flight for $3 to try six different brews and then order a pint of your favorite. The bar is even equipped with a chiller to keep your beer cold while you drink! It’s a little hard to find, but it’s on the second floor of Balboa Boutiques towards the back.
El Republicano is a gastropub located in the Coco del Mar neighborhood in Panama City. They feature a few of their house-brewed beers as well as several other local craft beer favorites.
A small bar located on Via Argentina has some fantastic house brews. They also serve complimentary popcorn!
Independiente just opened in 12 de Octubre and has a large selection of Panamanian craft beers. You can order a taster for $5 that includes four local beers on tap.
Biergarten has a huge selection of international craft beers as well as a few local brews on tap to try. It’s located in the pool area of the Granada Urban Hotel and an excellent spot to enjoy a drink outdoors!
Istmo is a great spot to hangout with friends! You can try one of their original house-brewed beers, play a game of pool, or listen to live music. They have locations in San Francisco and El Cangrejo.
Lynchburg serves authentic German food with a wide selection of specialty beers! They also have live music a few nights a week.
La Rana Dorada is a favorite spot to go for their local house-brewed beers. Be sure to get the boat sampler before you order so you can try them all! They have locations in Casco Viejo, Via Argentina, Costa del Este, and San Francisco. You can also stop by their actual brewery in Loceria on Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday from 12 pm – 6 pm. Put “Cerveceria La Rana Dorada” into Waze or Uber, and it will get you there.
Brew stop has knowledgable staff that loves beer with an awesome selection of craft and IPA beers like Rogue, Lost Coast, Abita, and more! They have locations in Marbella and El Cangrejo.
LB Bieren has one of the largest selection of specialty beers, and they are a retail store that lets you drink the beers you purchase at one of their small tables or take them to go. Located in San Francisco.
Feel like you’re drinking at home at El Apartamento! Chill atmosphere to go with friends for a few drinks. Located on Federico Boyd.
Another great restaurant serving authentic German food and international beers in a cozy atmosphere. Located in Coco del Mar.
Chill and casual spot to go in Casco Viejo for some well-priced beers.
I saved the best for last… Casa Bruja is my favorite locally brewed beer in Panama, and they have recently opened a small taproom at their brewery in Costa del Este. It’s only open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday morning for tours so be sure to stop by for the best beers on tap! They also have a location opening July 2017 in Casco Viejo.
Where is your favorite spot to grab a beer in Panama City? Leave a comment below.