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Woody's Beach Bar

Playa Blanca Beach | Near the Royal Decameron Resort, Farallon, Rio Hato, Panama
+507 6597-1719
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“poutine” (55 reviews)
“wings” (22 reviews)
“calamari” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
Playa Blanca Beach | Near the Royal Decameron Resort, Farallon, Rio Hato, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Judging by previous reviews this place has changed hands recently and doesn't seem to be as popular (with the Canadians) as it was before. We didn't eat here. Only popped in for a couple of beers one evening. Staff are friendly enough. The food we...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited Nico's Beach Bar (formerly Woody's) twice on this trip. Fillipa and his wife are the new owners and are most hospitable and gracious. Nicos is named after their son. Daseo the chef and his wife are excellent hosts as well. We visited in a...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Food was good, no one else there when we went. the view of the ocean was amazing. Was nice to see a little piece of home while on vacation

1  Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

No longer Woodys- Canadian bar theme gone. So are the Canadian owners. It is Now called Nico’s. Local owner.

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

As good a place as any to get a drink and cool down. There wasn't anything special about it. Can't recommend a better place either as it was the only bar we tried.

3  Thank Maarten L
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Bar/Restaurant has been closed since May 2017 - No Longer Woody's

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Woody's was sold a year or 2 ago. That being said, the business has changed. It's never open after 6pm, like it used to! No signage on the locked and chained gate indicating hours. The music is gone. TV is gone. The whole CANADIAN atmosphere...More

Thank koolcruzin
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Heard about this place being owned by two Canadian guys so decided to check it out and it was really good! They played the hockey game for us and we had amazing burgers and poutine. Def recommend if visiting panama

Thank travelbug1312
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 4pm no other customers. No TV or music playing atmosphere matches the business Dead. Had a couple over priced beers $2,50 a piece. Not worth a return visit. Better food and value next door at Coco Blue.

1  Thank Richard E
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi Richard, when were you there?

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We often go here to enjoy the beach. My husband can sit and enjoy the ocean breeze in his wheelchair while I swim. Staff are friendly and speak English. Our grandchildren can play in the sand by the outdoor tables. Food is okay and drinks...More

Thank rmvollmer
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Agree with Woody??? review well said. Repeat We visited the restaurant on the beach for a quick lunch while staying at the Royal Decameron. This place advertises itself as a Canadian restaurant. Truth be told we noticed that the restaurant was much different than our...More

2  Thank jsholiday
DElliston, Owner at Woody's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Yes, Woody passed away in Oct of 2013. We bought Woody's in Nov, 2014. We are 4 Canadians from Pickering ON. We were friends of Woody and his wife.

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29 May 2016|
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Response from leadpo | Reviewed this property |
I would think so they do have satellite and the Jays Red Sox game was on during our visit.
Julie D
29 January 2016|
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Response from Lorraine V | Reviewed this property |
I'm not exactly sure but it is not far at all if you enjoy walking.
Angela L
20 January 2016|
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Response from Doobie64 | Reviewed this property |
They accept US funds although I didn't think to ask if they accepted Canadian. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.

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