We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Relic Bar

Calle 9na, Casco Viejo,, Panama City, Panama
+507 262-1540
Review Highlights

This bar is a Casco institution — you can't visit without having a drink here. The atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth N
New York City, New York
Lively and cheap

We had a fun time here as there is plenty of people, both locals and travellers, it has plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Read all 31 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This cave-like, stone-walled spot is a haven for hipsters in Casco Viejo. Housed underneath the popular Luna Castle Hostel, its outdoor patio and often crowded inside space offers a down-to-earth spot for affordable drinks and youthful conversation.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
2 weeks ago
“Lively and cheap”
11 Apr 2017
“Music was great but too crowded for no air condioning”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Calle 9na, Casco Viejo,, Panama City, Panama
Write a ReviewReviews (31)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar is a Casco institution — you can't visit without having a drink here. The atmosphere subtly super cool in an open courtyard set between old buildings, and a cave-like indoor space. Full of locals and travelers, it's always an eclectic, super friendly crowd...More

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fun time here as there is plenty of people, both locals and travellers, it has plenty of cheap drinks and a good outdoor area.

Thank LifeAsABackpacker
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I've come back to Panama City many times over the years and my favourite place to party there is Relic Bar. What's unique about this bar is it is the only bar in Panama City where there is always tourists and locals partying together. If...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 15 July 2017

To echo what others have written, the backyard courtyard is an attractive space, but the bartender (or the manager? young, blondish, short slightly curly hair, tight fitting t-shirt) that I interacted with was unfriendly, and that's probably being generous. He left me with the feeling...More

Thank thgriggs
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place has a pretty casual vibe. My friends and I were dressed for a night on the town and we felt way too overdressed for this place. Most patrons were in jeans and t-shirts. The music was great but the place is so crowded...More

Thank Dany K
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The bar cheap considering the neighbourhood . Gets a bit too crowded on weekends. It's a good place to start the night but not to stay.

Thank José A
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The bar opens at 8 and is expensive outside of happy hour. It seems to be run under separate management to castle luna's and is rated as one of the best bars in the old town...? Being Irish I've seen my fair share of bars...More

2  Thank Colin K
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

I have been here a lot of times since I've been living in Panamá and I finish at this place because is the cheapest and normal music bar in Panama City. The beers cost Good price but the bar staff is complete unhelpful. and music...More

2  Thank TheHinduFace
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We arrived around 12/12:15am and the place was packed. You could barley move in the outside area. The inside dance area was hopeless; it was like a sardine can of people trying to dance. Not enjoyable at all. A rum & coke was $3.50. You...More

Thank TravellingAgain1
Reviewed 24 March 2015

If you want to experience the panamanian night life with a latin flavor this place is not the one ! , i visit here with a local friend and i felt like i was in america again ! . they mostly play House music and...More

Thank Yamariel22
Nearby HotelsSee all 115 hotels in Panama City
Marbella Hotel
112 reviews
.79 km away
Hotel Red Room
2 reviews
.85 km away
Hotel Milan
336 reviews
2.32 km away
Hotel Doral
6 reviews
3.17 km away
Nearby Restaurants
14 reviews
1.47 km away
Todo Gourmet express
10 reviews
1.22 km away
Asia Wok
7 reviews
1.13 km away
25 reviews
1.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Teatro Nacional
137 reviews
.47 km away
Westland Mall
31 reviews
.60 km away
Sortis Casino
19 reviews
1.03 km away
Cacique Cruiser
239 reviews
.65 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Relic Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines