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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Calle 9na, Casco Viejo,, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 262-1540
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

This cave-like, stone-walled spot is a haven for hipsters in Casco Viejo....

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good Atmosphere but too crowded.

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
José A
,
Panama City, Panama
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank José A
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 over the years and this place would not survive in most other countries. The bar... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Colin K
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 at the bar inside is really good but to small for the quantity of people... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank TheInduFace
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 do need an id to get in. Great for poeple watching though!

Helpful?
Thank TravellingAgain1
Brentwood, New York
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 is full of tourist , they have an inside dance floor which stinks! like humind... More 

Helpful?
Thank Yamariel22
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Nice bar and outside patio area in the heart of Casco Viejo (Old City). This bar was recommended by multiple people in Panama and although it doesn't quite live up to the hype it was definitely a good experience. We sat outside in the patio area most of the time but when we went inside the bar area it was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jetsetter190615
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Me robaron dentro del local junto a varias personas. Se llevaron mi cartera junto con mis documentos y a varios amigos les robaron el celular. Ni el personal ni el seguridad del local ni la policía fueron capaces de mover un dedo/ I was robbed inside the place, they took my wallet and several friends took away his cell phone... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Alejandro M
Saint Paul
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Synopsis: Enclaved in Casco Viejo's "old world charm," Relic Bar is positioned at a social intersection of worldly, cost-conscious travelers and local, high-spirited young socialites. It's a popular nightspot because it attracts a uniquely diverse customer base, as it is situated under a popular backpacker's hostel that is located at an entrance point to trendy Casco Viejo. Relic maintains its... More 

Helpful?
Thank daveborn
Level Contributor
67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Located beneath 'Luna's Castle' hostel, this predominantly mainsheet filled bar is a great place to grab a drink. The bar does a happy hour from 9-10 where beers are $0.50 and mixed drinks just $1 bit after 10, the drinks go to $1.50 & $2.50 respectively. The bar has a cool cave like feel and a large outdoor area to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Eric G
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
50 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

This bar is a must to know when in Panama, they have and old landscape mixed with modern style, pretty dark and the soft illumination puts the cool and relaxed atmosphere all together. Although the Non-Smoking signs are everywhere, anybody gives a dime and you find yourself in a huge smoke cloud. The place typically is crowded of backpacker travelers,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mazatleco_DF

Travellers who viewed Relic Bar also viewed

Panama City, Panama Province
Panama City, Panama Province
 
Panama City, Panama Province
Panama City, Panama Province
 

Been to Relic Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Relic Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Relic Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?