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Istmo brewpub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Pizza
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Eusebio a. Morales Ave Panama, Panama City, Panama
+507 265-5077
16:30 - 02:00
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sloppy service, fair food and a few house brews to choose from. It OK, just fair. No air-conditioning and facing a busy, noisy street which adds to my stress level. The waitress I had thought she was doing us a favor buy waiting on us. Find a nice place. There's a Sheraton next door with a nice bar and air.

Thank bradrobenolt
Level Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I spent my first night in Panama in this bar. I was so disappointed by the food - so so bad and so expensive. We ordered beers that those were okay. Still, I would not go back for food. Service was good, the waitress was super nice - that is why I am leaving two stars.

Thank MexicanNomad
Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went there with a group of 8 people and ordered some mojoto's. Those cost $7 each. They charged us additional 2 rum Abuejo añejo shots for each mojito at $3.60 each, making a mojito like $15 while we just asked for a normal mojito. Nobody was informed about that cost increase but they insisted we pay and went to... More 

Thank Hesselvanstraten
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was amazing, but not in a positive way. When you order a 7 USD Mojito and you ask to change the Bacardi Rum into the local Abuelo Rum the price will go up to 14 USD a Mojito. For a not really special pup is a ridiculous amount. Get real and put your feet back on earth. As we... More 

Thank Rene S
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I was at Istmo for beer only and cannot comment on the food. The craft beer was very good and my favorite was the Chiriquí (copper colored, maybe a bock). I also liked very much the atmosphere: a bohemian vibe that reminded me of college years. The service was friendly, but often slow and unpolished. Frankly, a few times the... More 

Thank gilbertv79
Sunderland, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Attentive and congenial hostesses and servers. Service with a smile. Quality local brews and eclectic mix of local, Caribbean and assorted jams. Smoke free. Assorted menu of delectable appetizers to full mixed plates.

Thank marc7692
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The beer was good but service was very slow. All our entrees came out at different times and the waitresses spoke no English.

Thank Crystal H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I visit micro brewerys all over the world. I produce clean water for a few for the brew processes. I stopped here for a sampler. They olny had 1 light beer of there own to offer. It tasted like a light ale. The olny thing was it also tasted like the lines were just cleaned and not property cleared. They... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I love this bar so much, they have amazing crafted beers. Food is simply great! I love the patacones.

Thank jonathan j
Miami Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Was in Panama with a group of friend and we meet at this bar for happy hour and some times late night drinks. Great outside area and the service is great. Go have a drink or 2 or 3 and have a good time !!!

Thank teddyo81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eusebio a. Morales Ave Panama, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 265-5077

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?