(PTYlife.com) Panama’s rooftop bars. There’s been a number of rooftop bars opening over the past few years and Panama’s tropical climate creates the perfect environment for them. So checkout these places and enjoy the spectacular views, beautiful people, and unique ambiances:
BITS: 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 is currently the highest nightclub in Latin America. Let’s just say you’ll feel your ears start to pop as you go up the high speed elevator. The entire bar is surrounded by glass walls that let you take in the amazing city views. It’s open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and if you arrive before 11 cover is free for girls and $10 for guys. After 11, cover starts at $20 and goes up from there.
Tantalo: I’ve written about Tantalo a few times but that’s because it remains one of my favorite bars. It’s located in Casco Viejo and has a great view of the Panama City skyline and historical buildings surrounding Casco. They always play a really good mix of music and the ambiance of stringed lights and cool artwork creates the perfect party ambiance. It’s open everyday but the best days to go are Thursday (free cover), Friday and Saturday ($10 cover).
Barlovento: This is also located in Casco Viejo and is a really good rooftop bar to go to if you want a more relaxed and chill ambience than Tantalo. It offers really good views of Casco Viejo and they always have good music as well. Cover is free for girls and $10 for guys.
Manrey: This place used to get PACKED when it opened a few years ago but the hype has since then died down, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth mentioning. The rooftop at Manrey has a beautiful pool surrounded by cabanas and they usually have a mix of house music playing. It reminds me of something that would be in South Beach. Also, there’s no cover so it’s a great place to go for a few drinks and enjoy the cool ambiance.
Panamericana: This is located at the top of one of my favorite hostels in Casco Viejo. There’s a lot of quirky artwork and neat lighting everywhere. Be prepared to walk up several flights of stairs because there’s no elevator.