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Rooftop Bars Panama City

2024 update
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Rooftop Bar Panama City
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Panama City Rooftop Guide

Updated:April 20, 2024

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.

The list

13 best rooftop bars in Panama City

Rooftop bar Panama City Sama Sky Lounge in Panama City

Sama Sky Lounge

$$$ | 4th floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Unique vibe
  • Skyline & ocean views
  • Live performances

If you are looking for a Panama City rooftop bar that boasts a stunning view of the city skyline and the sea, all while enjoying some great live performances and a unique vibe, look no further than Sama Sky Lounge. Located in the heart of Casco Viejo, this modern venue comes with an oriental accent and an electric atmosphere, enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. Come to unwind after a long day and catch the amazing sunset, enjoy a romantic evening out, or dance the night away.

Rooftop bar Panama City Bella Vista Sky Bar in Panama City

Bella Vista Sky Bar

$$$ | 10th floor | El Cangrejo
  • Highlights
  • Sophisticted oasis
  • Skyline views
  • Eventful

Perched on the 10th floor of the fantastic Gran Evenia Panamá Hotel, Bella Vista Sky Bar is a sophisticated oasis amidst the urban hustle of central Panama City, surrounded by impressive and panoramic views over the city. High above it all, here you can enjoy a carefully selected menu of exclusive cocktails and drinks, complemented with a varied selection of bites. Creating unforgettable memories ebery night, the rooftop host regular events including live music, resident DJ, salsa classes, painting, barbecues, and much more.

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

Tantalo Roofbar

$$$ | 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 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 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.

Rooftop bar Panama City El Faro del Casco Antiguo in Panama City

El Faro del Casco Antiguo

$$$ | 28th floor | El Marañón
  • Highlights
  • Mojitos
  • 360° views
  • Amazing sunsets

Perched on top of P.H. Bay View apartment building in El Marañón, El Faro del Casco Antiguo is a modern and spacious venue to really enjoy Panama City from above. Set over two levels, both the 27th floor interior restaurant with panoramic windows, and the bright and stylish rooftop bar on the 28th floor, comes surrounded with amazing 360° views over the city and ocean. Aiming to reach all tastes with a wide and varied menu, up here you can indulge in traditional food with a touch of modernity, as well as a large selection of drinks.

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 Terrat Rooftop in Panama City

Terrat Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | San Francisco
  • Highlights
  • Modern
  • Tropical escape
  • Live music

Opened during 2022, Terrat Rooftop is a tropical escape, found above the San Francisco district of Panama City. Overlooking the city skyline, the modern rooftop terrace comes dressed in a colorful and lush suit. The tropical influences are also highly noticeable in the rooftop menu, where you find plenty of refreshing and creative cocktails, along with tapas-style dishes made with fresh, tropical ingredients. Visit for the sunset happy hour every weekday, or nights filled with vibrant beats and live music.

Rooftop bar Panama City Vista Corona in Panama City

Vista Corona

$$$ | 3rd floor | Casco Viejo
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Lush & modern
  • Crafted cocktails

Located on top of the Gold House the heart of Casco Viejo, Vista Corona is a trendy yet chill-out spot for elevated food and drinks. Bright, lush, airy and modern, the rooftop terrace offers plenty of tropical vibes, as well as great views over the Casco Viejo rooftops and out to the ocean. A prime spot to enjoy a corona to an amazing sunset, but the rooftop menu also includes crafted and tropical inspired cocktails, and a fresh selection of Latin American bites and dishes.

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. Also known as Rooftop at La Concordia, 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 Luna Rooftop in Panama City

Luna Rooftop

$$$ | 31st floor | Obarrio
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Amazing views
  • Sky bar restaurant

Located on the 31st floor of the PH Downtown 55 Street apartment building in Obarrio, Luna Rooftop is a modern sky bar restaurant, blessed with some of the best views Panama City has to offer. On the lush, stylish and open-air terrace you can enjoy a menu filled with everything from crafted cocktails, beers, wine and sangria, to tapas-style dishes. Visit for fine drinks and fine sunsets, or special nights out with friends or a loved one.

Rooftop bar Panama City Panaviera in Panama City


$$$$ | 66th floor | Punta Pacifica
  • Highlights
  • Highest
  • Panoramic views
  • Fantastic sunsets

Set on the 66th floor of the Ocean Sun Casino and the JW Marriott Panama, Panaviera Sky Bar is the highest rooftop bar in Central America. Mixing a stylish interior restaurant and lounge with an outside rooftop bar, set right next to the amazing infinity pool, up here you get breathtaking panoramic views over the ocean and Panama City. High, high above it all, the rooftop offers a menu including a fusion of local and international cuisine, as well as a wide selection of drinks.

Rooftop bar Panama City WET Deck Bar at W Panama in Panama City

WET Deck Bar at W Panama

$$$$ | 15th floor | Campo Alegre
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

The 15th floor WET Deck at W Panama offers the perfect mix of drinks and dips in the fantastic rooftop pool, all surrounded with panoramic views over the city’s shiny skyscrapers. Guests staying at the hotel can indulge in this elevated setting all week long. During weekends, the WET Deck Bar opens up to all, serving fruity drinks and international bites.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

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.