The Thunderdome is the central hub of Club La Vela's various theme rooms.  It's a multilevel club within itself and features expansive balconies, elevated catwalks, and a sound system that impresses everyone who hears it.


With four Dynacord Alpha X1-60s (made in Germany) and nine double 18" custom bass cabinets with Beyma Drivers, this system redefines club sound and sets a new standard in what you expect a club to sound like. The massive hi-tech light show features Martin Entertainments most advanced fixtures, custom LED installations, and a huge 50 sq. ft. Hi-Def LED Screen above the DJ booth! Additionally, the Thunderdome is retro-fitted with truss mounted cryogenics that release freezing cold CO2 at the push of a button, dropping the room temperature by over 40 degrees in just 30 seconds!

The one of a kind architecture of the Thunderdome features a unique, upscale design and plush VIP seating areas available for bottle service. Our DJs spin the hottest mix of Top 40, EDM, and Dance till 4AM every night.



The Penthouse VIP lounge is located upstairs in the Thunderdome. The room features unique seating and modern decor with the best view overlooking the clubs main room. Sit and enjoy premium bottle service and its own dance floor. With direct access to the upper floors of the Thunderdome, Darkroom, and the Rock Deck, Penthouse centrally located in the club.




The Nightgallery and Underground are located downstairs from the Thunderdome.  They are favorites with locals and tourists alike who prefer their music on the cutting edge. Premium EAW sound hits you in the chest, and professionally programmed intelligent lights dance to the pounding beats all night long. These rooms are places where anything goes, nobody is out of place, and everyone is welcome. 




One of Club La Vela's original alternative and techno rooms; the Darkroom has been around for 20 years.  This is a self-contained two story room with it's own entrance and bathrooms.  It is Club La Vela's true multi-functional room and serves as a teen club during summer.  During Spring Break, the Darkroom plays a mix of Hip-Hop and Urban.  There are multiple private VIP areas overlooking the dance floor.  The Darkroom is a great place to get a bottle and experience Club La Vela as a true VIP.




Let your hair down and go wild! The Rock Arena is Club La Vela's multi-level live music room and features some of America's hottest touring bands. This is one party that is off the hook and out of control! This room is always packed! With a distinctly different feel than any other room in the club, it is the place to go, if live music and entertainment are your thing.

You can be as close to the band as you want...either right there in the front row or watch the action from atop the balcony.  The Rock Deck features some of the best bands in the country and plays everything from rock to southern & alternative rock to country.  



Club La Vela has expanded from a nightclub to a Dayclub as well; with, the newly redesigned tropical pool deck...It is going down!

Throwing the hottest daytime pool parties in the South East, featuring contests, games and more, with an unmatched Bass Boss sound system and 200 sq. ft. Hi-Def LED screens that intensify your experience.  You can feel and see the beats as the daytime DJs spin the hottest mixes to keep the crowd energized under the sun.


Then, when the sun sets, things turn up as the pool deck becomes a world-class open air entertainment playground with confetti, cryo cannons, and the top national acts in the country.

The continuous bash, will have you feeling like you're at a beach side festival under the stars or sun.  You can only find this type of massive party at Club La Vela's infamous pool deck.




Privé is Club La Vela's answer to the trendy clubs of South Beach and Ibiza.  Once you get inside you'll be blown away by the plush surroundings, the erotic wall art, and the most beautiful people on the beach. Dress to impress or you simply won't get in! Privé is a premium space for those looking for an exclusive experience.  Sip on a perfectly shaken cocktail from Club La Vela's only martini bar while overlooking the white sandy beach and the newly redesigned tropical pool deck.  A perfect air conditioned environment for VIP bottle service during national concerts & shows. Privé is an ideal space to meet up with old friends or make new ones, and soak up what is surely the most unique view, atmosphere and feel of any bar or club in Panama City Beach.



The Two Buck Saloon is a one of kind bar featuring some of the coldest beer and strongest drinks on the beach.  

Relax and sample select premium whiskeys that are only available in the Two Buck Saloon.  Play a couple rounds of pool or Foosball with some friends…its all here at the Two Buck Saloon!


Come in and enjoy the hottest country music mixed by DJ Frazzle; along with, live music and Karaoke throughout the spring and summer. The Two Buck Saloon is located on the ground floor outside Club La Vela. 

Oh yeah….did we mention there is always a $2 drink special? All night, every night you can get a special $2 drink in the Two Buck saloon.