Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Panama City nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Panama City Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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

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

Spinnaker Beach Club


This sprawling nightlife complex has been hot for years, drawing scores of revelers for good food, fun, surf and shakin' on the dance floor. Centrally located on the beach, the club offers a range of social activities for party-seekers. Check...  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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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

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Splash Bar


This festive and fun gay bar is a popular spot to see the sights and maybe meet Mister or Miz right. Music blares, the guys are gorgeous, and the bartenders stir lethal cocktails. Not for the faint of heart, but what nightspot this fun is anyway?

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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

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Club La Vela


This searing hot beach club is the spot for the hyper-trendy MTV set – and anyone who wants to party with them. The expansive club has it all, including theme rooms, dance floors, several bar areas and a deck. Check out the South Beach-style...  Read More