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One Nightclub in Panama

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Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 20 February 2008 07:14
One is Calle Uruguay's newest dig and while not exactly on geographical Calle Uruguay per say, sovaldi sale it falls under the universal theme of the area. It's located across from Peperoncini in the old Azucar building in Panama's party district and it's definitely worth a visit. They serve free drinks. Upon walking into the joint, it became clear very quickly that it would be a good night. Women with breasts the size of small honeydews could be found dancing on the bar, much like a cult classic movie from the States in which a small town girl finds herself in the midst of nightclub stardom. Only difference here, was that one of the girls on the bar accidentally stepped in the plastic bin which held the cherries and nearly fell to the ground. Someone caught her before she broke her hip.

All the drinks at One in Panama are free. Well, at least on the night I was there-the grand opening-they were, probably meant as some twisted promotion to create some hype. Who in the world would associate free drinks with a good time? I don't think it could be possible that drinks are free all the time, but who knows.

Now this is my kind of place, I thought to myself upon ordering my third round of free vodka tonics for my friends. "This round is on me gang. Yeah, I know. I'm feeling super generous tonight."

The layout is not terribly unlike other local hangouts we have in that area, accented by a nice lounge area in the back and four black doors that hide the bathrooms. There was a fifth door which appeared to be some sort of supplies closet, which brings up the good point if you really want to force a drunk person to think before using the toilet.

That which sets One apart from its competition, in my opinion, is that they don't have any attitude (and of course the free drinks). At the front door stands a man the size of a bear, but he appears to just be placed there for decoration. There were no lists nor fussy bouncers and the girls behind the counter seemed to be having a great time; a nice reprieve from the Guru's and People's of the world who think they're god's gift to Calle Uruguay. I got news for you guys: unless you're trying to thaw out some meats, turn your air conditioning down a notch will ya?

The night of grand opening which followed a soft opening the Wednesday before, and presumably a flaccid opening before that, saw the NFL's Jeremy Shockey partying in the VIP section. I was made aware of this detail when the DJ came on the loud speaker and asked everyone to cheer for the Giant's star (who's supposedly a part-owner in the club). No one knew who Jeremy Shockey was though. "Is that some kind of new drink?" I heard one girl ask.

Behind the bar sat a line-up of frozen booze machines which you could see the barmaids replenishing with full bottles of quality liquor. Occasionally, they'd wander the club floor pouring shots down people's throats which got a rise out of the male contingent who enjoyed the sparkling boobs in their face. The females enjoyed this as well, seeing as though there's no way to a woman's heart like free Smirnoff.

If you're tired of the loud, cold, and jam-packed options on Calle Uruguay trying to charge you ten bucks just to grace the club with your presence, One just might be the place for you. There's no dress attire, the gringo-owned staff appears to genuinely want you there, and the greatest marketing move of all: you don't have to pay for your drinks.*

* I cannot guarantee that drinks are free all the time.


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LOVE IT!!!
written by Lindsay , February 21, 2008
I had soooooo much fun!!! Love the article, made me laugh super hard... and I think maybe we should name a drink after Jeremy... can't wait to tell him the news! I love it!!!!
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open bar explained
written by Justin Callen , February 22, 2008
ONE Panama had an open bar until 12am, this was invite only party and the general public were not allowed inside until after 12am. After 12 am we began charging because the private party was over. I have never heard anyone gripe about an open bar, and I dont follow the humor. Most clubs and bars worldwide do this for the press and VIP clients as a welcoming on the inaugration night. I enjoyed many free drinks at GURUS recent opening and I thanked the owners afterwards for there genorousity, I didnt complain about it.
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written by rick b. , February 22, 2008
well done chap,
great article. i happened to be at that place the same night and your article reminded me of a lot of funny things about ONe. in the end, quite a fun place and i'll go back (even if there's no free beer) smilies/grin.gif
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New club
written by marcus , February 22, 2008
Dear Matt,
We'd like to invite you to the grand opening of our bar/lounge Saturday, March 1st. Please let us know how to get in touch with you and your staff as we'd like to also set you up with reservations at our adjacent restaurant.
Thanks,

Marcus
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written by Mateo , February 22, 2008
Rick: Thanks!
Justin: Sorry you don't get our humor. This might not be the site for you.
Marcus: Feel free to announce it wherever you want on the site. We don't really do paid/schedule visits to restaurants or nightlife spots as that wouldn't be unbiased, but I'm sure the readers would be happy to attend smilies/smiley.gif
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ONE IS HOT!
written by MARLYN , February 22, 2008
Loveeeed One, the decor, the drinks, the fabulous lovely ladies!!!
Great spot, good music, at the center of the Panama's urban nightlife spots, Calle Urugay!!!!
Can't wait to go this weekend again, loved everything of it!!!
The hosts were the best!!!!!!!! smilies/grin.gif smilies/wink.gif
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written by Pascale , February 26, 2008
Marcus,

I am part of Matt's staff. I would be glad to come at your opening. Please send me the information to my email pascale@estiloconcept.com

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One..and i luv it !!
written by USS Simpson , February 29, 2008
it just happened that my Naval ship was in town during the pre-grand opening...it was real nice..even though we weren't on the list they let us come in anyway and we had a blast...the staff was nice(Lindsay and Amanda are so beautiful)..even Jeremy Shockley was a real down to earth guy..he took pictures /autographs and even hung out with the troops..i highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good time and i can't wait until my ship returns.
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written by Mel , November 23, 2009
Been there (lived in Panama my whole life), and I can tell you from personal experience[,] that the drinks WERE NOT free.

Your suspicion in the paragraph "All the drinks at One in Panama are free. Well, at least on the night I was there-the grand opening-they were, probably meant as some twisted promotion to create some hype. Who in the world would associate free drinks with a good time? I don't think it could be possible that drinks are free all the time, but who knows." was completely right: it WAS (and IS) some twisted promotion to create some hype.

"The night of grand opening which followed a soft opening the Wednesday before, and presumably a flaccid opening before that, saw the NFL's Jeremy Shockey partying in the VIP section. I was made aware of this detail when the DJ came on the loud speaker and asked everyone to cheer for the Giant's star (who's supposedly a part-owner in the club). No one knew who Jeremy Shockey was though. "Is that some kind of new drink?" I heard one girl ask.": DEFINITELY true. And most definitely an extreme embarassment to Jeremy, I bet. Nobody knew who the f*ck the other owner was either (not even, what his name was).

"Behind the bar sat a line-up of frozen booze machines which you could see the barmaids replenishing with full bottles of quality liquor. Occasionally, they'd wander the club floor pouring shots down people's throats which got a rise out of the male contingent who enjoyed the sparkling boobs in their face. The females enjoyed this as well, seeing as though there's no way to a woman's heart like free Smirnoff.": The men here (doesn't matter if it's Panamanians, or foreigners) are perverts. And the women are no exception either. Either skanks, whores, perverts, or golddiggers. That's why you clearly saw that they "enjoyed exposing their 'sparkling' boobs in the guys' faces", and also "pouring shots down people's throats".


"That which sets One apart from its competition, in my opinion, is that they don't have any attitude (and of course the free drinks). At the front door stands a man the size of a bear, but he appears to just be placed there for decoration. There were no lists nor fussy bouncers and the girls behind the counter seemed to be having a great time; a nice reprieve from the Guru's and People's of the world who think they're god's gift to Calle Uruguay. I got news for you guys: unless you're trying to thaw out some meats, turn your air conditioning down a notch will ya?" and "If you're tired of the loud, cold, and jam-packed options on Calle Uruguay trying to charge you ten bucks just to grace the club with your presence, One just might be the place for you. There's no dress attire, the gringo-owned staff appears to genuinely want you there, and the greatest marketing move of all: you don't have to pay for your drinks.": I have news for you. They DO have the "attitude" you were talking about, and they DON'T have drinks for free (and that means, ANY drink. 'Xcept tap water of course. That's still free.) There IS "dress attire" (people have to be wearing pants, or at the very least shorts; people can't come inside wearing sandals. I saw them kick out tons of people just because they were wearing sandals when they tried to get inside the club. The bouncers aren't there "just for show"; they actually HAVE "done their thing" and kicked people out, and/or thrown people out". The "free entrance" must have been just that night, because ever since that darn club first opened, it's been $10.00 entrance-fee, and $15.00 entrance-fee "for 'VIP'", they call it. And this club wasn't even open for very long. It was open for roughly 6 months, and then suddenly closed.
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