Saturday night at Casco Antiguo is fun. Fridays you may hit or miss, Sundays are quite “tranquilo”, but Saturdays are great. Last night we went to have a bite to eat at Plaza Bolivar and on our way we heard Platea booming with music live. After dinner we went to Plaza Herrera to visit “Raffa” at our favorite (and only) heavy metal bar and it was packed with a fantastic rock band live. A sign with “Welcome” written in six different languages gave away the young international crowd that was at the place having fun side by side with locals.
Next door, at the former Pension Herrera, there was another party spot, this time latin salsa. Outside their doors a woman was cooking “carne en palito” (a classic Panamanian grab & go for carnivals and parties in general) and other life-saving-after-many-beers food. She knows her market well.
Then you continue walking …. (full article here: http://www.arcoproperties.com/blogs/main/default.aspx )