North Coast drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar 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 …
Bar 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 in…
Club 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…
Club 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 ba…
Bar 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…
Bar 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 t…
Cafe 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 t…
Juice Bar 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.
Bar 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.
Club 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 …