Drinking and nightlife in Lima

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    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 the back serves up house brews and other domestic beers on tap.

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    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 ginger, cucumber, melon and basil. A sister bar to the popular original in Cuzco, this one occupies the Casa del Oidor, a 16th-century casona.

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    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 well dressed and well funded. The cocktails here are not cheap, but they are delicious. Live performances of calypso, jazz and rock.

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    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, an array of international gins and other beverages and tasty tapas to match, this is the spot that Lima was missing.

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    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 swig chilcano de pisco and deconstruct the state of humanity. There’s no sign; look for the crowded room lined with wine bottles.

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    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 small-batch piscos make this mellow San Isidro lounge a good spot to sip and be seen. Also serves lauded Italian–Peruvian fusion fare.

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    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' art (think neon palettes and loud phrases), this is a casual place for happy hour or to catch a soccer game.

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    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.

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    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, attracting a young crowd.

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    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.

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    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 British grub (fish ‘n’ chips, bangers and mash), this is one of those near hole-in-the-wall joints you wouldn’t expect to find in Peru’s capital.

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    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 can be pricey. Serves contemporary pisco cocktails, like the a yahuasca sour made with jungle fruit tambo and coca leaves.

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    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 to check out the art gallery on the 2nd floor.

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    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 catedral if your liver can take it.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.