Drinking and nightlife

Top ChoiceBar in Lima

Museo del Pisco

The 'educational' aspect of this wonderful bar might get you in the door, but it's the congenial atmosphere and outstanding original cocktails that will keep you here. We loved the asu mare – a pisco martini with...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Lima

Dada

This chic mansion with themed rooms and a gorgeous patio is Barranco's newest hot spot. You know those locales that are described not as a place but a feeling, perhaps like hugging a friend? That's Dada. Come...

Beer Garden in Lima

Red Cervecera

Red Cervecera

An all-encompassing stop for beer connoisseurs and amateurs alike. A well-stocked store at the entrance provides all the ingredients and equipment you’ll need to brew up your own craft beer, while the bar toward...

Cocktail Bar in Lima

Barra 55

Barra 55

Specializing in gin, this intimate bar is tucked along one of Barranco’s liveliest streets. It's both a chill after-office hangout and a warm-up to a wild night ahead. With jazz beats evolving into funky tunes,...

Bar in Lima

Juanito’s

This worn-in wood-clad bar – it was a leftist hangout in the 1960s – is one of the mellowest haunts in Barranco. Decorated with a lifetime’s worth of theater posters, this is where the writerly set arrives to...

Cocktail Bar in Lima

Bravo Restobar

Amid a backlit bar and stone-and-wood interiors, Bravo’s able bartenders stir up an encyclopedic cocktail menu (try the aguaymanto sour, made with pisco and Amazonian berries). An excellent selection of...

Craft Beer in Lima

Nuevo Mundo Draft Bar

Nuevo Mundo was one of the first craft breweries to come out of Lima, and it's now a major player on the pub scene, with a wide range of national craft brews on tap. Heavily decorated in what locals call 'chicha'...

Lounge in Lima

Huaringas

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 passion-fruit sour. On busy weekends, there are DJs.

Bar in Lima

Wahio’s

A large and lively bar with slick visuals and fun presentation. You will find a fair share of dreadlocks and a classic soundtrack of reggae, ska and dub in one area and highly danceable Latin music in the other,...

Bar in Lima

Bar Piselli

This neighborhood bar reminiscent of old Buenos Aires beats all rivals for ambience. There’s live music on Thursdays provoking boisterous sing-alongs of Peruvian classics.

Pub in Lima

Wicks Brewpub

Wicks Brewpub

Cushy leather armchairs, flat-screen TVs for sports fans, and tantalizing soul food make you feel at home the moment you walk into this pub. Serving up a variety of beer (including a house brew) and classic...

Cocktail Bar in Lima

Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca

Lounge in a stunning restored casona full of Moorish architectural flourishes and hyper-real decor, including a dangling mobile made with costumes used in Ayacucho folk dances. It's a surreal setting and drinks...

Cocktail Bar in Lima

Museo del Pisco

Facing the park, this second-story cocktail bar is another outlet of this small chain started by an American pisco lover. Fabulous, inventive pisco cocktails are served at cozy leather booths.

Pub in Lima

1874 Restobar

1874 Restobar

Located in the vibrant district of Barranco, this low-key bar offers up artisanal beer and cocktails to warm up your night. Settle in at cozy indoor seating or outdoor tables overlooking the local park. Be sure...

Bar in Lima

El Bolivarcito

El Bolivarcito

Facing the Plaza San Martín from the Gran Hotel Bolívar, this frayed yet bustling spot is known as ‘La Catedral del Pisco’ for purveying some of the first pisco sours in Peru. Order the double-sized pisco...

Bar in Lima

Hotel Maury

Another vintage bar renowned for popularizing pisco sours. Intimate and old-world, it’s lined with stained-glass windows and tended by a battalion of bow-tie-clad waiters.

Bar in Lima

Media Naranja

You can’t miss the enormous, brightly colored flags that hang over this boisterous outdoor Brazilian bar-cafe where the cachaça flows like water.