The Bocas del Toro nightlife is known for cheap drinks and music that plays all night, but we know Bocas has even more to offer. Our Top 5 caters to every wine-o, beer lover, and club fanatic out there.
1. Bocas Wine Trading Company and Lounge – Best Wine Bar
If you’re an admitted wine-o, Bocas Wine is the place for you. They have the best selection of international wines that you’ll find in Bocas along with a tapas menu. The atmosphere is a relaxed alternative to the typically rowdy Bocas nightlife.
2. Om Cafe and Bar – Best International Bar
Om Cafe and Bar’s cuisine is Indian, and the Lotus Flower Sangria is to die for. Sit on the terrace and enjoy some live music, and if you’re hungry, order some naan and authentic Indian cuisine to go with your drinks. The bar overlooks the main street, with a great view to scope out what’s in for the night to come.
Calle 1ra, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (map)
You’ll find that most of the crowds out drinking on Isla Colon end up at Barco Hundido, fondly referred to as “Wreck Deck.” The dock stretches over a sunken banana boat that is lit at night, super gorgeous. If you’re in for a night of dancing and a potential dip in the water, Barco Hundido is a must.
4. Toro Loco – Best Low-Key Sports Bar
Central Avenue, Bocas Town, Panama (map)
When it’s time to sit back and enjoy a cold one, head to Toro Loco for drinks. A great place to hang out with locals and watch a few games on T.V., you’ll find traditional bar food and many Ex-Pats with great stories.
5. Mondo Taitu – Best Happy Hour
With a Happy Hour from 7-8 PM that boasts 75 cent beers and $1.50 mixed drinks, Mondo Taitu is the perfect place to start your night. Mondo Taitu is a hostel and bar, so expect some theme nights and a younger crowd. It’s worth it for the prices!