Rooftop bars Panama City

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10 best rooftop bars in Panama City [2022 update]


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Last updated: April 2nd, 2020


While Panama City comes with an impressive skyline and some sky-high and luxurious rooftop lounges, many of the best Panama rooftops are more charming but less elevated terrazas in the Casco Viejo area (Old Town). Whatever your preference is, this complete guide will lead you right to the best rooftops Panama City has to offer, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, photos, maps and much more.

With a pleasant climate year round, this is a great destination for al-fresco drinks and bites with a view. So, which is the best rooftop Panama? Just scroll down and find the Panama City rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Panama City LAZOTEA Restaurant & Rooftop in Panama City

LAZOTEA Restaurant & Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Great food & drinks
  • Skyline views
  • Lovely vibe

Vibrant and charming rooftop, offering a fine selection of three of the great things in life: food, drinks and music. Located on top of Hotel Casa Panama in Casco Viejo, the rooftop can also boast with truly fantastic ocean and city views. Modern, warm and stylish in decoration, Lazotea is a great spot for a gastronomic experience, great mixology and a nice ambience. Visit for a long and relaxing lunch in the sun, happy hour drinks to a beautiful sunset or a tasty dinner under the stars, complemented with live music performances.

Rooftop bar Panama City Tantalo in Panama City


$$$ | 4th floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Great views
  • Live DJs

A popular rooftop bar in Panama City, located in the Casco Viejo area. Perched on top of the lovely Tantalo Boutique Hotel, with the full name being Tantalo Hotel - Kitchen - Roofbar. As you understand, this is a three-in-one venue, with Tantalo Roofbar up on the 4th floor being focused on serving well crafted cocktails and magical views over the Old Quarter’s, with the city skyline as a mighty backdrop. Open every night, the charming, trendy and urban chic rooftop bar is great for casual drinks at sunset at more vibrant open-air vibes towards night and weekends.

Rooftop bar Panama City Salvaje Rooftop in Panama City

Salvaje Rooftop

$$$$ | 4th floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Japanese cuisine
  • 360-views
  • Tropical-chic terraza

Salvaje in Casco Viejo offers several floors of both fantastic restaurant and beautiful rooftop bar, where the top floor rooftop terraza is a luxurious and tropical-chic space, serving some amazing 360-degree views over Casco Viejo and the Panama City skyline. Fun, vibrant and towards upscale in atmosphere, the rooftop bar offers top-class Japanese cuisine, crafted cocktails and a fine selection of wine and champagne.

Rooftop bar Panama City CasaCasco in Panama City


$$$$ | 5th floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • 5 floors of food & drinks
  • 360-views
  • Stylish

CasaCasco is 5 floors of entertainment, vibes, food and drinks, all set in the heart of Casco Viejo. On the lower floors of the building you find the different restaurants, while the 4th floor is home to the Club-Disco nightclub, and up top is the 360º Terraza and CasaCasco rooftop bar. Stylish and luxurious in setting, the rooftop offers panoramic views over both the sea and the Panama City skyline, a large selection of fine drinks and a menu of smaller bites from each of the 3 restaurants below.

Rooftop bar Panama City Inedito Rooftop Lounge in Panama City

Inedito Rooftop Lounge

$$$ | 3rd floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Tapas & cocktails
  • Great views
  • Warm & vibrant

Found above the high-end shopping mall Centro Commercial Balboa Boutiques, Inedito is not the highest terraza in Panama, but still a fantastic rooftop lounge and restaurant for cocktails, tapas and views. To some fantastic views over the Bay of Panama and the city skyline you can enjoy tasty dishes perfect to share, as well as delicious cocktails and other drinks. All served in a warm, comfortable and vibrant atmosphere, where live DJs create the soundtrack.

Rooftop bar Panama City Numen Rooftop in Panama City

Numen Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Gastro lounge
  • 360-views
  • Live music

Numen Rooftop Gastro Lounge is set on top of the boutique Hotel La Concordia in Casco Viejo, and from the charming terraza, surrounded by cosy lighting, you can enjoy a fantastic 360º view over Panama City and some of the most iconic landmarks. Open nightly, the rooftop restaurant and bar serves a wide variety of fine cocktails and tasty fusion tapas, complemented with a slice of live music.

Rooftop bar Panama City StorX Sky Lounge in Panama City

StorX Sky Lounge

$$$ | 4th floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Affordable
  • Lounge vibes

Set on top of the Casa Antigua Hotel, right at the entrance to Casco Viejo, StorX Sky Lounge is an affordable rooftop bar and restaurant, offering fantastic 360-degree views over both the city skyline and Panama Bay. Open daily from afternoon to late at night, StorX Sky Lounge comes with a modern and vibrant lounge atmosphere, and here you can indulge in views and a large selection of food and drinks, served as both daily happy hour and food specials.

Rooftop bar Panama City Bits in Panama City


$$$$ | 62nd floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Highest in Latin America
  • 360-view
  • Nightclub

BITS stands for 'Bar In The Sky', and it is really what you get here. Up on the 62nd floor of the luxurious Hard Rock Hotel in central Panama City you will find the highest located nightclub in all of Latin America. Through the glass covers you get an absolutely stunning 360-degree view of the entire Panama City and its surroundings. Add a vibrant atmosphere, exquisite cocktails, chic and stylish lounge furniture and you see that BITS is the perfect rooftop bar in Panama City to take your nightlife to the next level.

Rooftop bar Panama City Gatto Blanco in Panama City

Gatto Blanco

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Great atmosphere
  • Skyline views
  • Live DJs

Close to Panama City’s Cathedral, this rooftop is perched on top of the Gatto Blanco Party Hotel, which is the obvious place to stay if you want just footsteps to the rooftop action. Or you just settle for a visit at the terrace. Up here you get amazing views of the city skyline and over the district of Casca Viejo. Open daily, you can visit the rooftop for more relaxing cocktails in the sun, or come later at night when the terrace starts to deserve it's name as a Rooftop Club, with resident DJs keeping the party going into the wee hours.

Rooftop bar Panama City Selina Rooftop in Panama City

Selina Rooftop

$$$ | 6th floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Rooftop pool
  • Live music & DJs

Selina Rooftop is one of the hot-spots in Panama City, pretty much always available for some vibrant fun. Located on top of the hostel Selina Casco Viejo, the spacious, colorful and tropical-chic rooftop terraza comes with both a rooftop pool and lots of greenery. Up here you can enjoy weekly events like acoustic concerts and live DJs, while sipping craft beers and refreshing cocktails, all to some fantastic views over Casco Viejo and the city skyline.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar Panama City

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 1,4 millions
Climate: tropic

Which are the best rooftops in Panama City? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Panama City. The climate in Panama City is tropical and warm all year round, which contributes to the rooftop bars in Panama City can stay open all year round.

The rooftops in Panama City that are available is often centrally located or in the slightly finer neighborhoods. This means that most of them have a very high standard.

The city center comprises of towering skyscrapers that wets out towards the Pacific. A typical rooftop bar Panama City has to offer is located on a high altitude with sweeping city and ocean views.

About Panama City

Panama City is Panama's capital city. The city is situated where the Panama Canal meets the Pacific Ocean, which gives a very nice enviroment with water and green nature.