If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Panama City guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Panama City for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like Boatyard to busy places like Sharky's Beach Club that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the Airport - Pfn area? No fear - we share all the facts!

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This Front Beach Road nightspot hooks 'em with delicious late night eats, an impressive selection of drinks and live sets from local bands and entertainers. The low-wattage attitude, friendly staff and beautiful regulars draw in vacationing...  Read More



Sharkey's Beachfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar is one of the more convivial and widely known bars in Panama City. Located along the immaculate shore, this venue claims to feature one of the world's largest Tiki huts. In addition to late night...  Read More

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Open for lunch, dinner and dancing, this one-stop nightspot stop has it all. Throughout the year, solo artists, regional bands and special events keep the place rocking well into the early morning hours. The full menu features light appetizers,...  Read More

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Schooners is an absolute must when it comes to nightlife in Panama City, Florida. The bar is open into the wee hours of the morning, and after the dinner crowd dies down, this open-air hangout transforms into a hopping late night hot spot....  Read More

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Sharky's Beach Club


This beachfront institution has been serving delicious food and frothy mixed cocktails for almost 20 years. "Smack dab on the beach," the bar is home to the world famous Tiki Hut, where bands and solo acts perform during afternoon jam sessions....  Read More

Time Out Sports Grill


One of a few true sports bars in Panama City, Time Out offers 19 flat panel TVs, some of the biggest and best burgers in town and, of course, plenty of beer. Locals flock to this popular dive to order classic eats from the famous menu,...  Read More

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Sidekicks Lounge


A popular tradition among many bars in Panama City is to be adjoined to a liquor store, a practice that may at first seem rather seedy. Sidekicks Lounge is anything but, however, offering a near perfect synthesis of local charm and class. The...  Read More

Granite Cafe and Star Bar


A Panama City, Florida original, this martini bar is a 35-year-old neighborhood tradition in the historic St. Andrews area. On top of their broad selection of fine wines, rare beers and unique cocktails, Granite Cafe and Star Bar boast a...  Read More