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Opium Upping Nightlife in David, Panama

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Written by Ezra Paskus   
Tuesday, 02 October 2007 07:16
The doorman, remedy in his black suit, held the etched galss door open as our party entered David`s newest club, Opium. We were beckoned by some comly ladies at the end of a white coridor. We paid the entrance fee and were patted down by the ticket man in his stylish black suit. I thought to myself, here could be something new, something stylish, something fun and something that I am woefully underdressed for... Apparently, no potential club owner in Panama has seen the movie Scarface. What would it be like to actually have decent seating? A velvet booth perhaps, where I could sit with some ladies in low cut tops, with my chest hair protruding from my own v-neck cut shirt, over my gold chain of course. Where I could beckon the waiter while avoiding eye contact with him. We could sip champagne and laugh a bit too loudly at our own jokes. Where you could wave over a stunning girl and offer her a seat among the upper crust and those just pretending. A place to see and be seen.

Ok, maybe I`m asking too much of Chiriqui. At times, it really does feel like Panama`s unloved step child, its Arkansas, Panama´s trailer park.

If your dream is to open a nite club, perhaps David`s not the place for you. There are only two clubs at any one time. As soon as Opium announced its opening, the current favorite, Bash, announced its closing for a month. Clubs come and go, but cantinas remain forever.

Well, if you are going to call your club Opium, that opens an easy door to theme decorating, no? How about some tents with pillows on the floor, girls in morrocan belly dancing outfits, or decorate everything as if you are in 19th century China? Possibilities abound.

During the Feria season, November through May, basically, the clubs esentially shut down. There simply is not enough population in Chiriqui to support the clubs and the full time parties that are the Feria. So, I would think that every club owner would want to have something unique to draw and keep that crowd of 18 to 50 year olds buying drinks in there unique party place. And apparently, music that starts as techno and morphs into salsa and barchera just aint cutting it.

How bout some opium, Opium? On the house.
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gay bars in panama
written by Madre Una niRiain , March 25, 2008
yes, there are gay bars in panama. panama city AND david.... but they won't be martuni's but you'll still find your tribe... even in changuinola....
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A better nigth club in David
written by Gustavo , April 04, 2008
Well there is a much better club in David where more class people go and that is in the Mall Chiriqui and it is called Tsunamy, better music , better atmosphere, better service , you feel like been in Panama city or another place but certainly you do not feel you are in David, but like any other place in david they open from wednesday to saturday
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ladies nite at opium
written by mike , June 09, 2010
On Wed nite is ladies nite at Opium, here at Bambu Hostel in David Panama, we take whoever wants to go to opium on that nite, however men are not admitted until AFTER 11PM before that is really the ladies nite where male strippers/dancers do their best to embarrass hordes of amped up ladies..by the time the guys are let in they are pretty keyed up!! Its a lot of fun and great place, cheap drinks and only 3 dollars or so to enter, www.bambuhostel.com is located about a five minute walk from the club..and we have a pool and rancho for the after party!
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