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Taberna Queirolo

Taberna Queirolo (Gen. Manuel Vivanco, Pueblo Libre, Lima) – located just a couple of blocks away from the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, this is an old school Peruvian bar that’s a hit with visitors for its powerful Pisco. It’s also known for its food – ranging from “huevera” platters, to “butifarra” sandwiches (a.k.a. “jamon del […]

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Son de Cuba

Son de Cuba (Bulevar San Ramón 277, Lima) – this spacious venue is both a Cuban restaurant and bar that offers live music in the form of Cuban salsa and Dominican Merengue bands. Great place for mojitos, margaritas and other tropical drinks.

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Posada del Angel

Posada del Angel (Av. Pedro de Osma 164, Barranco, Lima) – this bohemian bar’s décor is rather impressive and artsy (including antiques and artwork – even statue of angels). Live music sometimes provided, reflecting the intellectual 30-something crowd. Food is also served there.

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Picas

Picas (Bajada de Baños 340, Barranco, Lima) – this is a popular tapas bar that has a terrace. They also serve tempura and other sophisticated bar food. Live music provided on certain nights. The crowd tends to be trendy, so one should dress accordingly.

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Nuevo Acantilado de Barranco

Nuevo Acantilado de Barranco (Pasaje La Ermita 102, Barranco, Lima) – this another of Lima’s “view bars” – whose main attraction is the view of the ocean that it provides its patrons.

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Lobby Bar

Lobby Bar (Hotel Atton, Av. Jorge Basadre 595, San Isidro, Lima) – this bar is one of the amenities provided to guests staying at the ultra-modern Hotel Atton. Nevertheless, non-guests can drop by and sample their Pisco Sours.

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Lima 27

Lima 27 (San Isidro) – this bar-lounge, located within a former mansion, is best-known for its electronic dance music nights (attracting a well-heeled-20-something crowd).

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La Posada del Mirador

La Posada del Mirador (Pasaje La Ermita 104, Barranco, Lima) – this bar is located near the sea, so it affords visitors with an ocean view (making that one of this venue’s main attractions). A large gathering comes here to watch the sun set.

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Gotica

Gotica (Larcomar Mall, Malecón de la Reserva, Barranco, Lima) – this is one of Lima’s more popular discos, attracting mainly a 20-something crowd, and playing a variety of dance music – from Latin rhythms like Salsa and Cumbia, to international Top 40 pop, House and Reggaetón. Fashion events like Armani are occasionally held here as […]

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Depeche Order

Depeche Order (Av. El Polo, 2nd Floor, Centro Comercial El Polo, Surco, Lima) – as the name suggests, this is a theme nightspot, which plays a lot of 80s New Wave music (including hits from 80s New Wave bands “Depeche Mode” and “New Order”). It attracts a large following above 30 who still listen to […]