Arequipa drinking and nightlife

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Chelawasi Public House

Arequipa's first craft-beer bar is a modern but unpretentious pub in the village-like San Lázaro area. The burgers, wings and hand-cut fries are excellent for pacing yourself. New to craft beer? Chelawasi's friendly…
Cocktail Bar in Arequipa

Museo del Pisco

The name says 'museum,' but the designer slabs of stone and glass, plus the menu of more than 100 pisco (Peruvian grape brandy) varieties, says cocktail bar. Identify your favorite with a tasting of three mini craft…
Cocktail Bar in Arequipa

Déjà Vu

This eternally popular haunt has a rooftop terrace overlooking the Iglesia de San Francisco, a long list of crazy cocktails and a lethal happy hour every evening. Some of Arequipa's best DJs play electro and house h…
Gay & Lesbian in Arequipa

Imperio Club

Arequipa's only central gay club is also its best, with a slick bar and mixed-ages fun crowd that makes it unintimidating to go alone or with company. Reggaetón, electronica and dance hits keep the perreo (grinding …
Club in Arequipa

Casona Forum

A seven-in-one excuse for a good night out in a sillar (white volcanic rock) building incorporating a pub (Retro), pool club (Zero), sofa bar (Chill Out), restaurant (Terrasse) and nightclubs (Forum, Club 80s and La…
Pub in Arequipa


Two bars split into upstairs and downstairs (with no ground level). Both are dark, narrow and popular with locals who like to kick-start the night with a strong drink such as a 'Misti colado,' a pisco (Peruvian grap…
Bar in Arequipa


This Middle Eastern–themed bar with stained-glass windows and overstuffed couches serves up exotic liquor concoctions, beers and jet-fuel coffee. Falafel, hummus and other snacks are also on offer; live bands play o…
Club in Arequipa


There’s 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 karaoke here some nights.
Bar in Arequipa

Brujas Bar

Nordic-style pub with Union Jack flags, happy-hour cocktails and plenty of locals and expats chatting away. Live bands play at 9:30pm and 11pm most nights late in the week.
Pub in Arequipa

Farren’s Irish Pub

Where would any city be without its themed Irish pub? Tucked behind the cathedral, this gringo haven has – guess what? – pricey Guinness and English beers, pub grub and soccer on satellite TV.