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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 […]

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Country Club Lima Hotel

Country Club Lima Hotel (Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, San Isidro, Lima) – built in 1927, this hacienda-style hotel is perhaps one of the finest in Lima. Live music is played at its restaurant every Friday & Saturday evening. A great place for mature travelers 30 and above.

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Bar La Noche

Bar La Noche (Sanchez Carrión 199, Barranco, Lima) – this is one of Lima’s liveliest bars, despite its “old school” appearance. Local bands often play here live (including jazz on Monday evenings), and it even holds an annual film festival.

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Bar Cordano

Bar Cordano (esquina Jr. Carabaya y Jr. Ancash No. 202, Lima) – located near the Government Palace, this is one of Lima’s oldest bars (dating back from 1905, when Italian immigrants started the place up). Along with serving Pisco and other drinks, this place also serves sandwiches with the Portuguese rolls typically used to fill […]

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Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca (Prolongación San Martín 130, Barranco, Lima) – located within a former mansion, this tourist-friendly bar stands out for its Spanish colonial-style exterior, and its multi-color interiors. First-time visitors will be astounded to hear that this bar provides exotic drinks made with exotic plants, including coca leaves.

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Aura

Aura (Larcomar Mall, Malecón de la Reserva, Barranco, Lima) – located in the hip Barranco district of Lima (within the popular seaside Larcomar mall), Aura is a large nightclub for the 20-something crowd, and plays a variety of dance music – from Latin rhythms like Salsa and Cumbia, to international Top 40 pop, House and […]

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Vivaldino

Vivaldino (Larcomar Mall, Malecón de la Reserva, Barranco, Lima) – located within the popular Larcomar shopping center, this restaurant already has the distinct advantage of offering its well-heeled diners great seaside views. It serves a variety of seafood and international dishes, and gets points for its well-trained, multi-lingual staff.

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Restaurante Chez Philippe

Restaurante Chez Philippe (Av. Dos de Mayo 748, Lima) – the French food served here offers a refreshing change of pace from the typical ceviche-serving Peruvian restaurants. Items found here include flambéed mushroom tarts, hearty sausage choucroute, and almond trout with creamed potatoes. This, along with duck mousse with Cognac, country-style paté, foie gras, and […]