5 Best Bars in Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama

Bocas Brewery

Fodor's choice
As the only microbrewery in the province, this waterfront pub has exceptionally good beers on tap, ranging from mango-lime ale to a coconut porter. There’s also greasy grub like pulled pork sandwiches, fish-and-chips, onion rings, and jalapeño cheeseburgers. Check their website for live music events.
Las Cabanas Calle Carretera, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Nightlife Details
Rate Includes: July–Apr., Mon.–Sat. noon–9

Barco Hundido

Barco Hundido is a funky, open-air affair with tropical gardens. Wooden platforms stretch over the water, surrounding a small shipwreck that's lit at night so you can watch the fish. It's an obligatory stop if you wish to partake of the rowdier side of Bocas.

Calle 1, at Av. E, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Nightlife Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues.

Bocas Bambu Beach

A large, semi-open-air bar and restaurant in the center of town projects surf videos on a big screen. You're sure to hear "No Woman, No Cry" and all the standards here.

Calle 3, at Av. C, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Nightlife Details
Rate Includes: Daily 5:30–11 pm

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La Iguana

In a wooden building over the water, this club gets packed with locals on Thursday nights when ladies drink free. Paper currency from around the world lines the walls of this lively spot, and there's a pizza bar for those wanting dinner between drinks.

Calle 3, at Av. B, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Nightlife Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sat.

The Bookstore Bar

Hear live music on a small stage, backed by a wall of books at this bookstore by day and bar by night. Beers run $2, cocktails $4. This local hotspot is marked by a sign reading, “Booze, Books, and Beyond.”