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Woody's Beach Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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Playa Blanca Beach | Near the Royal Decameron Resort, Farallon, Rio Hato, Panama
+507 6597-1719
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Panama
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in Panama and we head out to this area all the time. We ordered the fried fish and chicken breast. I'm used to $12 of fried fish being a fish that hangs over both sides of the plate and is quite plump! My fish sadly looked like it had been raised in a goldfish bowl. My husband laughed... More 

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Thank moniqueflick
Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here a couple of times. A great place while out on a walk on the beach for a cold cervesa! Had to be careful to get back before the tide though!

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Thank SRnCM
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Woody's. Cheers More 

Mitchell, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to revisit Woodys. We were there 6 years ago. Would not have recognize the place if I had not seen the Canadian flag. Enjoyed drinks with fellow Canadians. Great water taxi service from the Riu to Woodys.

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Thank cin582016
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Hi Cin582016, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We've owned the bar since Nov 2014, but I believe that 6 years ago Woody's was at the restaurant next to where it is now so no wonder you didn't recognize it :) It was heavily damaged by big waves and had to move to the current location. Cheers More 

Ontario
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't understand why a restaurant would close at 6pm (even then, you can only get drinks after 5.) It continues to go downhill. Go the extra 100 feet (where the "old" Woody's use to be before they moved next door to their current digs) and check out Coco Blue. Much better food and wayyyy more reasonably priced.

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Thank Elaine005
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Hi Elaine, The owners are back in Canada on business and as a result, the hours have been cut back to 6:00 pm. The bar is open until 6:00 pm but the kitchen is closed at 5:00 pm to give the kitchen staff time to clean and sanitize. Normal hours will resume when we are back in Panama. I'd like... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very reasonably priced drinks. We didn’t have food although food is available to purchase. Have a seat in the beach chairs and watch the ocean.

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Thank Lisa480
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, yes, now it is owned by four Canadians! all from Pickering Ontario. Glad you liked Woody's. Please come back when we are there. Cheers Dave More 

madison, United States
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We unfortunately did not get here soon or early enough! We walked in from the beach at 10 minutes to 6pm. It unfortunately closed at 6pm. Strange, I know. I was,however, able to order a Sangria which was made from scratch in front of my own eyes at the bar. Best Sangria ever! So, since I was not able to... More 

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2 Thank Tracy S
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Tracy, glad you enjoyed the sangria! Hope to see you again. Cheers! More 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to meet the owners of this great spot on the plane. Vern and Teressa.. fantastic hosts. True to owner operators.. Both very involved in the day to day work:) Meet some good people there. May never see again but will always have the memories! Great food , super cold beer .. suggested you check it out !!!... More 

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1 Thank IKare2016
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the kind review. Hope to see you again. Cheers!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked down to Woody's Bar from our hotel and I was disappointed. Other than t-shirts on the walls from Canada, there was nothing much Canadian about the bar. Staff was Panemanian who spoke very little English. The bar tab was was figured wrong (there were only 3 beer purchased and we were overcharged by about $6).

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Thank Donna W
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Hi Donna, I apologize for your disappointing experience. All the owners had to return to Canada for various reasons and we agree, it's not the same when we aren't there to greet the people who come to the bar, as well as make everything run smoothly as it should. We are back in Panama now so if you are still... More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just got back from our second trip to Panama and a visit to Woody's. I guess Woody is gone but it has a new Canadian owner. Closes at 6 now - no more Bands on the Weekend. It no longer has a Canadian Expat feel to the place although there are still some dusty Canadian sports jerseys hang on... More 

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Thank Brian Y
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Hi Brian, sorry for your poor experience. All the owners had to return to Canada for various reasons and the atmosphere is not the same at Woody's without a Canadian there to greet you. Hope we will see you again. Thanks for your review. More 

Ottawa, Ontario
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to check out all the Jerseys hung and a nice atmosphere just to take it all in. Great food Poutine with real cheese curds, music, fun under the sun

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Thank Placestobee
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Yes, we were all in Canada unfortunately. We all would have liked to have met you! Maybe next time. Cheers and thanks for the great review. Dave More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Blanca Beach | Near the Royal Decameron Resort, Farallon, Rio Hato, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  Rio Hato  >  Farallon
  • Phone Number: +507 6597-1719
Description
Restaurant & Bar located right on the beach overlooking the ocean. We seat about 160 people indoors and out. We offer water sports (deep sea fishing, Parasailing, and ATV tours), live sports on two large screen TV's, and live entertainment every Saturday night (starts at 7:00 pm)from the beginning of December to the end of March. Reservations are available by phone or email.

Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Monday - CLOSED

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