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  • 1. Ayahuasca

    Barranco | Bars/Pubs

    The refurbished 19th-century mansion that houses Ayahuasca would be worth visiting even if it wasn't Barranco's chicest bar. The wild decor...Read More

  • 2. Barranco Beer Company

    Barranco | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Bored with Peru's beer selection? This microbrewery a block north of Barranco's Parque Municipal not only offers several house brews, but also...Read More

  • 3. Chocolate Bar


    Above the restaurant Como Agua Para Chocolate, Chocolate Bar has the best selection of tequila in Lima and serves a great margarita. ...Read More

  • 4. Cocodrilo Verde

    Miraflores | Music Clubs

    Two blocks west of Parque Kennedy, Cocodrilo Verde features some of Peru's best musicians and visiting acts that play everything from jazz to...Read More

  • 5. Downtown Vale Todo

    Miraflores | Dance Clubs

    After midnight, head to one of Lima's most popular dance clubs, Downtown Vale Todo, which draws a young, largely LGBT crowd. A balcony filled...Read More

  • 6. El Bolivarcito

    El Centro | Bars/Pubs

    Legend has it that the pisco sour was invented by a bartender at the Gran Hotel Bolivar, and it remains a popular spot to imbibe that tangy...Read More

  • 7. El Tayta

    Miraflores | Music Clubs

    On the second floor of an old building across from Parque Kennedy, El Tayta has live guitar from duos or trios that play mostly Latin pop. ...Read More

  • 8. Gotica

    Miraflores | Dance Clubs

    Down several flights of stairs from the lower level of the Larcomar Shopping Center is this cavernous dance club, one of Lima's top spots for...Read More

  • 9. Huaringas

    Miraflores | Bars/Pubs

    Occupying several floors of a lovely old house next to the restaurant Brujas de Cachiche, Huaringas is a pleasant place for a drink, though...Read More

  • 10. Jazz Zone

    Miraflores | Music Clubs

    It's easy to miss the Jazz Zone, hidden in a colonial-style shopping complex called El Suche. Head up a bright red stairway to the dimly lit...Read More

  • 11. Juanito

    Barranco | Bars/Pubs

    Facing Barranco's main square is Juanito, one of the neighborhood's most venerable establishments, though it is rather bare-bones and bohemian...Read More

  • 12. La Candelaria

    Barranco | Themed Entertainment

    Drawing a mix of locals and foreigners, La Candelaria is located in an attractive art deco building a couple blocks east of Barranco's Parque...Read More

  • 13. La Cuina de Bonilla

    Miraflores | Tapas Bars

    One of a dozen bars on Calle Manuel Bonilla, La Cuina is known for its ample selection of tapas—from mushrooms sautéed with garlic to tortilla...Read More

  • 14. La Dama Juana

    Barranco | Themed Entertainment

    The most tourist-friendly peña, La Dama Juana offers 90-minute shows in an atmospheric Spanish colonial-style building in Barranco. Performances...Read More

  • 15. La Noche

    Barranco | Music Clubs

    La Noche is in a funky old house at the far end of the pedestrian street lined with bars known as El Boulevard de Barranco. The building includes...Read More

  • 16. La Posada del Mirador

    Barranco | Bars/Pubs

    When you're in Barranco, a pleasant place to start off the evening is La Posada del Mirador, at the end of the path behind La Ermita. The bar...Read More

  • 17. Legendaris

    Miraflores | Dance Clubs

    With its big dance floor and convenient location a few blocks west of Parque Miraflores's southern end, Legendaris is a popular weekend spot...Read More

  • 18. Lima 27


    This popular restaurant also features a low-lighted lounge in front, and a lively back patio. ...Read More

  • 19. Marcelino Restaurante Peña Show

    Miraflores | Music Clubs

    Though this restaurant and bar on Miraflores's Calle de las Pizzas has little to offer during the week, later on Friday and Saturday nights...Read More

  • 20. Nuevo Mundo Draft Bar

    Miraflores | Bars/Pubs

    This second-floor pub in the heart of Miraflores sells draft and bottled beers from several microbreweries. Window tables and a small balcony...Read More

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