Drinking and nightlife in Cuzco

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    Museo del Pisco

    When you've had your fill of colonial religious art, investigate this pisco museum, where the wonders of the national drink are extolled, exalted and – of course – sampled. Opened by an enthusiastic expat, this museum-bar is Pisco 101, combined with a tapas lounge. Grab a spot early for show-stopping live music (9pm to 11pm nightly).

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    Limbus

    Billed as the best view in Cuzco, it's all that (even after climbing to the top of San Blas). Don't worry, if you come during peak hours you'll have plenty of time to catch your breath while you queue to get in. With gorgeous cocktails and glass-walled panoramas, this was the hottest city spot when we visited.

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    Mundo Nuevo

    With eye-popping views of the Cathedral, this upstairs bar has a dozen Peruvian microbrews on draft. You could do far worse than watch the sunset on the plaza from here, cold quinoa beer in hand. You can also count on decent pub food and a cheerful atmosphere. With live music from Wednesday to Saturday.

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    Cholo's Bar

    Walk through a bumpy inner courtyard to reach this mellow no-frills bar with 15 Peruvian artisan beers on tap – the Intipunku IPA is a sure bet for starters. Away from the fray, it's the perfect place to actually have a conversation. Service can be slow. There's outdoor patio seating too.

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    Chango

    Humming to a techno beat, this happening club with live DJs is the latest of Cuzco's all-night party places. There's also rock, reggae and salsa on rotation. Keep a close eye on your belongings, as there have been reports of pickpocketing.

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    Republica de Pisco

    A wonderful, elegant bar with attentive bartenders and drinks that merit seconds. It's popular with locals and travelers alike. Check the Facebook site for events.

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    Norton Rats

    Run by a motorcycle enthusiast, this unassuming expat-style bar overlooks the Plaza de Armas. It’s a boon for people-watching, if you can get a balcony seat. Though known for delicious 200g burgers, it’s also got TVs, darts and billiards to help you work up a thirst. Avoid the burritos. Happy hour is 7pm to 9pm.

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    Inka Team

    Though it may change names, this place usually has the most up-to-the-minute electronic music collection, with trance, house and hip-hop mixed in with mainstream. There are chill-out sofas upstairs but this isn’t the place for chat. A good mix of locals and tourists hang out here. Happy hour is 9pm to midnight.

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    El Huarique

    Spanish for hideout, this odd, perfectly named little bar is stripped of pretensions. In its dim interior you'll find a bohemian crowd listening to live music on weekends. Sells the most basic well drinks and beers.

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    Paddy Flaherty’s

    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.