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“Doesn't open Until 8PM” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Relic Bar

Relic Bar
Ranked #3 of 22 Nightlife in Panama City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
University Park, Florida
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Doesn't open Until 8PM”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

I wnt to the Relic on a Saturday, early evening at 7:30 but bar wasn't opened and guard didn't speak English. Another person advised me that they open at 8. I visited another bar, i've written about irt before, there was a band playing and a crowded bar. Went back to try out the Relic around 8:45 and guard still had gate closed but said "un momento, that I understood. :-) Finally let in walked down the stairs and garden area was very attractive, went inside and I was the only customer there. This obviously is a late night entertainment venue and "mature" folks may not want to stay up late . :-) Went back to Tantalas and had a wonderful evening.

Visited January 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hippest Crowd in Central America”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Located in the Old District, Relic is definitely a must visit for travelers looking to enjoy an upbeat atmosphere with an international flavor. Open Thursday - Saturday Relic is always filled with an affluent crowd of locals with many visitors and foreigners alike. The crowd reflects that of the hippster & trend setters common to Williamsburg/Brookly or Silver Lake in Los Angeles.There are a number of 3 & 4 star restaurants and drinking holes located within walking distance if you prefer to get the party started early. With an indoor/outdoor area relic always makes for good entertainment for any diverse group of parties and most of the party goers are fluent in english as well as the work staff and bar maids.

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“busy backpacker bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Expensive prices for Panama, but worth it to have a drink with some alike people. Very friendly bar staff, and amazing vibe. Worth one of your nights in Panama City.

Visited August 2012
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Vista Alegre
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Entering is a little daunting, but a fun place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

Bar appears to be below ground. Stone walls surround the area which has one enclosed bar area that looks like it could have been a ammunition or cold goods storage. Large area is open to the sky. One wall at the entrance before going below is an original wall of the old city. Interesting night for us as there was a music video being recorded in one corner of the inside bar. We felt like a pirate returning to his clandestine lair. Unusual place and sure the late night life is interesting. Worth a stop for a drink. Just remember it doesn't open until 8:30pm. Above the bar is a hostel called Luna's Castle. Interesting folks in the area.

Visited May 2012
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