Peru entertainment

Top Choice Traditional Music in Huancayo

La Cabaña

Contemplate this: a man collects wondrous and miraculous things, from old fruit machines to antiquated aguardiente-making equipment throughout his life and then arranges them around a lively, cozy restaurant that ma…
Top Choice Live Music in Cuzco


The most consistently popular nightspot in town, Ukuku’s plays a winning combination of crowd-pleasers – Latin and Western rock, reggae, reggaetón, salsa and hip-hop – and often hosts live bands. Usually full to bur…
Theatre in Lima

Microteatro Lima

The theater is anything but dry or about high society, at least as far as this tiny space is concerned. A rotating roster of directors and actors changes weekly, offering up plays of just 15 minutes, performed in a …
Traditional Music in Huancayo

Restaurant Peña Turistico Wanka Wanka

This peńa (bar or club featuring live folkloric music) in El Tambo attracts local bands such as Kjantu and has good cumbia and folk music. The food and drinks are pricy though. Take a taxi here (S3).
Club in Lima

Sargento Pimienta

A reliable spot in Barranco with a name that means ‘Sergeant Pepper.’ The barnlike club hosts various theme nights and occasional live bands.
Live Music in Puerto Maldonado

El Huayruro

The best place for live music and dancing, away out of the city. Brazilian music is favored.
Live Music in Trujillo


Overlooking pleasant Parque California, this welcoming modern place is billed as a gastrobar, but while the food is pretty good, it's more of an upmarket bar/disco hybrid. Get there early to grab one of the tables o…
Live Music in Arequipa


This clean-cut gourmet burger bar has one thing in common with the namesake festival: live music (mostly jazz, rock and funk), played here most evenings from 9pm. It's loud enough to drown out conversations, the tin…
Club in Lima

Jazz Zone

A variety of jazz, folk, cumbia (Colombian salsa-like dance and musical style), flamenco, comedy and other acts at this intimate, well-recommended club on the eastern side of Miraflores.
Live Music in Huancayo


Local bands perform at this long-serving bar-restaurant most nights from 9pm. Expect John Lennon posters, Pink Floyd on the stereo, and burgers and pizzas to chow down on.