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Bocas Bookstore Bar

Opens in 23 min: 12:00 - 01:00
Open today: 12:00 - 01:00
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Chilled place, friendly, slow food

All positives apart from the food which takes a long time. They were open with us about this and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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American Hang out

At first we thought this was just another spot to grab a beer and hang out over the water. They... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Apollo Beach, Florida
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheap drinks”(2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 01:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Avenue G | Old white house Ave G between calle 3 & 4, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6452-5905
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All positives apart from the food which takes a long time. They were open with us about this and ended up giving us a free beer to say sorry after 30 mins. We came back 2 days for the shrimp tacos which are to die...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thomaspashley16
Reviewed 15 January 2019

At first we thought this was just another spot to grab a beer and hang out over the water. They recently got a new chef and she is doing a great job.We got the fish and chips and the Casado de Caribbean Chicken, both were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank denise4946
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We stopped in here one evening when we were in town. It was raining and we sat on their covered patio and ate dinner. The food and drink were good.. had a nice view of some boats anchored out. What we remember about this place...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lyndsey T
Reviewed 13 June 2018

A bunch of us came here as part of a bar crawl around town and it was the bar we spent the most time in. The owner was great and served up plenty of great drinks, there were numerous games for us to play and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LifeAsABackpacker
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I was GRANDPAcking in Bocas Town for 1 week. I popped down to the Book Store a couple of times during Happy Hour. It has a pleasant over-the-water setting and is one of the few bars in town that has a smoking area (set at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Definitely don't miss the live music on saturday and tuesday nights! If you're around town during the day, keep your eyes open for coupons for half off drinks too. They have some great bands doing solid cover music. A little loud, but we sat on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AlwaysTakeTheWeather
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We came here because of the good reviews and heard about the live music. Place would be nice, prices affordable but listening to a drunk singer shouting (out of tune) to insanely amplified music which is above the pain levels was really not what we...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Hobbit_CZ
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This place is so much fun on Saturday night. Chill- not crazy, but cool people and good live music. Didn’t try the food, but will one of these days.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank jk346
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

What more could you want in one place?! A wacky variety of books for sale or trade inside of a bar... Well they also have delicious food, a whole bunch of fun games and a gorgeous ocean view! Loved this place! Any time I go...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 515piperm
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Great Halloween Party!!!!! Super people!!! Crazy Dave is an ICON! Great friends- Nancy & Dave Woundn’t think of coming to Bocas without the BOOKSTORE BAR Great New Years Eve 2016

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank peg911
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