Cuzco drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Cuzco

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 muse…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Cuzco


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. Wit…
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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 …
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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 ha…
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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 r…
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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.
Pub in Cuzco

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 TV…
Club in Cuzco

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 th…
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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.
Pub in Cuzco

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.