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It’s a gutsy Latin dance club with a thing for bamboo and waterfalls, and is currently the place to be seen on weekend nights...
This clamorous tavern is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. It is also a showcase for artisanal wines and piscos. On weekends, the crowds show up to dance to live Latin and rock tunes into the small hours.
A popular Miraflores bar and lounge located inside the Las Brujas de Cachiche restaurant, Huaringas serves a vast array of cocktails, including a well-recommended passionfruit sour. On busy weekends, there are DJs.
Located 7km outside of town toward Urubamba, this affable American-style brewery serves four varieties of pints, including a very smooth and quaffable amber. Check out their Facebook page for news on monthly barbecues.
This cramped little Irish pub is packed with random memorabilia, TVs, a working train-set and homesick European travelers eating excellent-value hot sandwiches. Happy hours are from 7pm to 8pm and 10pm to 10:30pm.
They’re dancing by 8pm on a Saturday night in this youthful upstairs pub/club a block from the main square, with enough sectioned-off parts to find your own favorite nook. Beware of the tuneless karaoke.
Fútbol is the national obsession, and Peru’s Estadio Nacional, off cuadras 7 to 9 of Paseo de la República, is the venue for the most important matches and other events. Teleticket has listings and sales.
This nightclub has live salsa bands or DJ-fuelled dancing. Popular with young locals and travelers, it’s in the Morales district, by the Río Cumbaza about 3km west of the center. Mototaxis go there for under S3.
Owned by the same people as the X-treme Bar, this laid-back option has an outdoor garden setting and sells beer and snacks, plus it has a climbing wall for the perennially active. Just don’t drink and climb.
Well, we preferred Witite with the gaudy clapboard but the smartened-up version is still the classic place to party – a party which goes on all night. It's on the new pedestrianized street near the plaza.
A frumpy spot with a grumpy counterman that serves strong, inky cortados (espresso with a dollop of steamed milk) made with coffee grown in Chanchamayo. Bagged, whole-bean coffee is available to take home.
Although they also serve good sushi, the all-white, ultra-hip Barroco is all about martinis, boat-sized couches and mile-high bar stools. For all this gloss, the staff is surprisingly down to earth.
Latin music blares through the barred windows of this hole-in-the-wall from opening until closing. It’s a decent place to sip a happy-hour pisco sour (grape brandy cocktail) and pester passers-by.
Capitán Bar , attached to Indio Feliz restaurant, is for grown-ups. It’s a colorful nautical- themed bar – just the place to sip a fine brandy and enlarge on your achievements on the Inca Trail.
At the far end of ‘Pizza Street, ’ this flag-draped pub has darts, a large-screen cable TV blaring sports, a few British brews (in a tin) and plenty of Cusqueña (a light lager from Cuzco) on tap.
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