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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
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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St. Catharines, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Brian Y
Ottawa, Ontario
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Placestobee
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a great margarita and poutine, a must to visit if you are in the area. Not a fancy place, a taste of the local scene right on the beach and excellent drinks. The decor is catered to canadians and enjoyed seeing all the various places posted on the bar.

1 Thank darzonline
Fonthill, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us from the Riu went for an afternoon - after 1.5 hours most hadn't received their orders, not one "Canadian" or even English speaking person was around... we had to point to everything including "Budweiser" on the menu for them to understand. The poutine was cold and not super exciting as we had read on here -... More 

Thank spryatt
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was good to get off the resort for a bit. We are at the Riu playa blanca and we booked a taxi at the stand up front. We paid for both ways and they gave us a receipt with a phone number. We just gave it to the bar tender the number and she called when we were ready... More 

1 Thank Brenda Fraser C
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89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This became our afternoon drink spot. Margaritas awesome, cold beers, chicken wings, poutine, calamari, absolutely yumm! Surrounded by Canadian team jerseys, owned by a lovely group of 4 Canadians, occasionally live music, was a great atmosphere right on the beach. The only we would change is being able to pay the bill a little quicker, the process seems very long... More 

1 Thank chalbe
Wingham, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a touch of Canada, check this out. Wings, Poutine etc. Really cold beer, friendly staff, 40 min walk from Riu Playa Blanca

Thank Elaine D
Wilmington, Delaware
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually did not eat or drink at woody's because of what happened: we planned to spent the day at the beach and somebody recommended playa Blanca. We found this restaurant at the beach, and we thought we could rent chairs and umbrella from woody's place and have some appetizers and late lunch and enjoy a nice beach day but...... More 

2 Thank Mischievoustrip
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Woody's is a casual bar right on the beach. They have tables outside and inside so you can sit in the sun or cool off in the shade at one of the inside tables (which are still open to the outside as the entire front of the bar is open to the ocean). The food is good if not spectacular.... More 

3 Thank John C
san rafael
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.....&*^% you gotta be kidding me $12.00 for a few pieces of iceberg lettuce and I kid you not... 2 pieces of frozen processed "chicken meat product" cut in half and placed on top of a over dressed pile of krap.(sic)SICK sick ...ok husband had a deep fried dried out "fish". DONT BOTHER

2 Thank aimimi58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?