Drinking and nightlife in North Coast

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Trujillo

    El Tragsu

    This popular place south of the center is one of the best pubs in Peru, with a classic themed front room complete with elf decorations and an elegant wooden bar for those who want to converse. There's also a steamy split-level band room where the dial is stuck on 'full party' mode.

  • Nightlife in Trujillo

    Café Bar Museo

    This locals’ favorite shouldn’t be a secret. The tall, wood-paneled walls covered in artsy posters and the classic marble-top bar feel like a cross between an English pub and a Left Bank cafe. Hands down the most interesting place to drink in Trujillo. There's a limited menu of bar snacks if you want to make a night of it.

  • Nightlife in Trujillo


    We're not big fans of partying in shopping malls. but this smart place in the Centro Comercial Real Plaza is Trujillo's most-happening disco, with a massive dance floor flooded in laser light and three separate bars. It attracts a fairly upper-class crowd, who get dressed up, so throw on your best threads.

  • Nightlife in Chiclayo


    Look no further than this happening entertainment complex for a one-stop night out where locals stagger between three bars and two clubs without having to leave the premises. Begin the night in the open-air Zamba bar upstairs, which has live bands playing cumbia (Colombian salsa-style music) and salsa and an ample terrace from which to watch the action below.

  • Nightlife in Huanchaco

    Jungle Bar Bily

    Travelers gravitate to this quasi-Polynesian-themed bar due to location (across from the pier), good music (U2, REM) and a popular cheap ceviche (S20), among other good-value seafood. Happy hour (6pm to 10pm) nets a 50% discount on selected cocktails.

  • Nightlife in Trujillo


    Right on the corner of the Plaza de Armas, this atmospheric bar in a colonial mansion is hands down the center's best place to drink. It has high cane ceilings and a fantastic carved wooden balcony with views over the plaza. Meals are available and there are live bands on weekends playing everything from rock to salsa and peña.

  • Nightlife in Chiclayo

    Javier Velasco Cafe

    Finding a decent mug of java in Chiclayo can be a mission, so this little corner cafe is a real treat. It serves all kinds of hot and cold beverages made with gourmet Peruvian beans. It even sells bags of beans to take on your travels.

  • Nightlife in Máncora

    Jugería Mi Janett

    For juices so big and so tasty they can easily replace your breakfast, head over to the best juice joint in town, where massive jugs of your favorite tropical fruits are fresh squeezed daily.

  • Nightlife in Piura


    A chilled, unpretentious bar near the university that's popular with students, Clandestino is a good place to mix with interesting young locals and practice a bit of Spanish in the process.

  • Nightlife in Piura


    Piura's most happening club is located in a shopping center, but don't let that put you off – this is the place to come if you want to mingle with hard-partying locals who dance up a storm to reggaeton, electronica and cumbia.

  • Nightlife in Chiclayo

    Viejo Lobo Lounge Bar

    An intimate and friendly venue with antiques on the wall and just a handful of tables. It has regular live rock bands that play at impressively full volume despite the limited space.