El Apartamento y El Sotano

Bella Vista

The gay-friendly El Apartamento/El Sotano is the only bar in town without a sign, but it's easy to find in a two-story party house on Avenida Federico Boyd near the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue
  • 4.7
  • 1

Relic Bar

Casco Viejo

The cave-like Relic Bar in Luna's Castle, Casco Viejo's popular hostel, is an ongoing party that begins with a 9 pm happy hour and goes until 3 am. Thursday through...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar
  • 4.5
  • 1

Distincion Private Club

Paitilla

Distincion is a private club with a rumba beat and the most centrally located gay disco in town in Plaza Paitilla Mall across from Multicentro Mall. Thursdays it's...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 4
  • 2

XS Club

Tumba Muerto

XS Club ranks as the biggest gay disco in the country. On Tumba Muerto across from the SIGLO XXI shopping center, it attracts a young crowd with light and laser

  • For Men
  • Nightclub
  • 4.8
  • 2

Mojitos sin Mojitos

Casco Viejo

Mojitos Sin Mojios, in a former public bathhouse on Plaza Herrera in Casco Viejo, serves up beer, burgers and plenty of atmosphere nightly on an open-air patio with

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar
  • 4.5
  • 1

Tantalo Rooftop Bar

Casco Viejo

Encima, the rooftop bar at the Tantalo Hotel, is gay friendly and offers music, breezes and great views in Casco Viejo to a grooving crowd that's both local and

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Malibu Spirits & Eatery

Casco Viejo

Open 362 days - and nights - a year, Malibu Spirits & Eatery is a partying place with a quirky decor and a great outdoor patio. Evenings it draws a crowd with

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

CasaCasco

San Felipe

A multi-entertainment center on five floors in an historic building, CasaCasco has three distinctly different restaurants and a disco club with DJs and Latin music....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Istmo Brew Pub

El Cangrejo

Istmo Brew Pub was the first onto Panama's now rapidly growing micro-brew scene. It has a selection of homemade lagers on tap, along with 20 imported beer, cocktails...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Teatro Amador

Santa Ana

Teatro Amador is a 1912 theater restored and jazzed up as high velocity nightclub and event space featuring top national and international talent. DJs, live salsa...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

BrewStop

Marbella

Brewstop with outdoor seating offers up an impressive craft beer selection and a food menu that includes hamburgers, fish tacos, guacamole and nachos. Beer in

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Taberna La Malagueña

El Cangrejo

La Malagueña is a small convivial place modeled on an Andalusian taverna. It serves up tapas, drink specials and - Thursday and Saturday evenings - flamenco and

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

aMano

San Francisco

aMano is a hip spot in San Francisco (where Humo restaurant used to be) that serves creative cocktails with the house brand of craft liquor. Prices are a little...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Chupitos 507

Casco Viejo

Chupitos 507 is a shots bar that offers more than 500 choices, 507 to be precise. It packs a lot into a small space and offers nightly promotions, heads-and-tails

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

El Burro Borracho

El Cangrejo

El Burro Borracho (The Drunken Donkey) is a mezcaleria speakeasy teamed with its own taqueria, Mordida de Burro, for authentic Mexican flavors in both food and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Inedito Rooftop Lounge

Avenida Balboa

Inedito Rooftop Lounge is a tapas and cocktail bar with impressive views of the bay and nightly DJs. On the second and third floors of the Centro Commercial Balboa...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Moloko +

Casco Viejo

Locals and tourists get together over beer and cocktails at Moloko +, named after the milky highball in Anthony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange." In addition to...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Lounge

The Wine Bar

El Cangrejo

Just off of Via Veneto in El Cangrejo, The Wine Bar has been a Panama City standard since it opened in 2000, one of several restaurants from Willy Diggelman, a...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Villa Agustina

Casco Viejo

Just off Plaza Herrera in Casco Viejo, Villa Agustina started off as a pop-up party space with drinks and dancing in the ruins of an old ice factory. Live music

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Party

HamMan Sauna & Spa

Bella Vista

This gay sauna/bathhouse with gym, labyrinth Turkish bath, VIP relaxing rooms, massages is located near the National Lottery Building in Bella Vista.

  • For Men
  • Sauna
  • 3.7
  • 2

Hard Rock Hotel

Avenida Balboa

The Hard Rock Hotel behind the Multicentro Mall offers a full menu of fun and entertainment in the 66-floor tower and at the casino just across the road. Intimate...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Xscape Bar

El Dorado

Xscape is an upscale gay disco bar in the El Dorado Shopping Center next to a Pizza Hut, a taxi ride away from the city center, It has an intimate atmosphere but a

  • For Men
  • Bar

Starlight Karaoke

Bella Vista

In the middle of the Calle Uruguay nightlife, Starlight is a karaoke favorite. The stage is small, and the atmosphere is lounge-y except when the DJ takes over...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Karaoke

Alta Bar

Calle Uruguay, Bella Vista

The two-level Alta Bar on Calle Uruguay has bottle service, disco dance floor and VIP tables downstairs and an open-air terrace upstairs with seating that encourages

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Veneto Wyndham Hotel Casino

El Cangrejo

The glittering Vegas-style Veneto is the largest casino in the city with 56 table games and 625 slots. Open 24 hours a day, it has live music most nights.

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Other

BLG

Transistmica

BLG, also known as Balagan's, is the oldest and most upscale on the Panama gay club scene and draws men, women and straight couples. A $5 cover most nights, it...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Platea

Casco Viejo

Platea is a jazz bar at the end of the Casco Viejo peninsula across from the old Union Club. It has live music most nights with salsa on Fridays and Rock 'n Roll on

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Rabbit Hole

El Dorado

The Rabbit Hole nighttime massage parlor opened in July 2016 right next to gay nightclub Xscape. Open from 9 pm to 4 am and during the day by appointment, men choose...

  • For Men
  • Other

Zona Viva

Amador Causeway

IDs are checked at the front gate at Zona Viva, the Amador Causeway entertainment compound that has discos, low-keyed bars, restaurants and nightspots with pirate or

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Other

Cielo, Manrey Rooftop Pool Bar & Lounge

Calle Uruguay, Bella Vista

Atop the Manrey Hotel in Bella Vista, the Cielo Pool Bar & Lounge dazzles after dark with changing lights in the pool, twinkling views of the city, exotic drinks

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar