Whether you’re in Lima already and are wondering what to do tonight, or if you’re planning a trip soon and want to check out the nightlife beforehand, you’ve come to the right place. We went to all the hottest bars, clubs, restaurants, and music venues in the city to bring you this guide on where to go out in Lima, Peru at night.
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Barranco neighborhood bars and clubs
As soon as the sun sets in Lima, the city transforms itself into a lively bustle of salsa, cocktails, jazz music, and vibrant party spots.
One of the best neighborhoods to be at after dark is Barranco. From Thursday to Monday this neighborhood is packed with locals and tourists mingling in the bars and clubs. A popular club is [NewKitsch] on Bolognesi Avenue, famous for having some of the city’s best DJs play until sunrise on some days!
For something a little more low-key visit [La Noche], a spacious pub with local and imported beers and live music. Beer experts will be right at home at [Barranco Beer Company], where Peru’s finest craft beers and traditional drinks draw a young crowd of artists and students.
If you’re looking for something even more relaxing still, then [Ayahuasca] is your best bet. This trendy resto-bar is housed in an old mansion and is one of the most interesting drinking and dancing spots in the city.
If dancing is your thing, you’re going to love [El Dragón de Barranco]. On Thursdays local bands play salsa and bachata, and on other nights DJs play everything from 80s classics to reggaeton.
Go clubbing in Miraflores
Miraflores is well known for its nightclubs and bars that surround Kennedy Park, but it’s also one of the best areas in the city for a slow paced night out. A popular choice is [Bar Haiti], a fairly relaxed option which is ideal as the first stop of the night. Another good starting point is [Bodega de la Trattoria], offering tapas and cheap beer.
Jazz lovers will have a great time at Jazz Zone, where live bands play all night on Mondays and Saturdays.
Don’t forget to swing by Pizza Street, which as you may have guessed, is a long winding street selling the best pizza in South America. Don’t worry, they have plenty of beer ad cocktails to wash the pizza down with!
Hang out in San Isidro
San Isidrio is Lima’s most exclusive and classy neighborhood, and an older crowd usually gather here for a laid-back night of cocktails and liquor and the occasional gourmet snack to boot.
The area’s pubs and bars sell expensive imported beers, while the restaurants in San Isidrio are among the best in the country. Dress up and make sure you make reservations!