Nightlife, Peru

Nightlife in Peru: Finding the Right Place to Party

Peru’s nightlife is exploding in 2024 with a record number of bars, restaurants and clubs now open. Given that Lima is a city in the Desert, many bars and clubs are open air due to the lack of rainfall. Cusco also has some of the best nightlife in Peru.

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Best Nightlife in Lima

The capital of Peru is well known for being a hot spot for food. You will find several world-class restaurants here. But once the bill is paid and the sun has gone down, what is left to do but enjoy your night?

Saha Terraza Cocktail Bar

Saha’s rooftop bar has become one of the most popular bars in Lima, Peru for many visitors and tourists. Located in Miraflores, it’s the perfect place to go with friends, get some drinks and enjoy the most popular songs (old and new)!

Instagram: @sahaperu

The Bunker

Also located in Miraflores, The Bunker is a fun and modern disco in Lima. Perfect for visitors aged 20 to 30, the music selection is eclectic, ranging from reggeaton, pop and more. Here, locals and tourists come together to have some of the wildest nights in Lima.

Instagram: @thebunkerlima

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Casino Golden Palace

If you’re looking to get out, but clubbing and drinking is not your thing then perhaps consider dropping in and trying your luck at one of the local casinos. Casino Golden Palace is one of the most popular casinos and undoubtedly the best in the city. There are loads of slot machines as well as card tables like Blackjack and Poker. There is even an in-house restaurant for you to enjoy as well.

Ayahuasca Restobar

Ayahuasca Restobar is a unique bar that is rather cozy and offers visitors a glimpse at some of the history of Peru. They have an extensive list of Pisco-inspired beverages as well as a varied menu of food and snack items. The bar has a great vibe and is open Monday through Saturday until 3am.

Best Nightlife in Cusco

Practically every single traveler who visits Peru will go to Cusco. It is a rite of passage. Spend your days soaking up the Inca monuments and your nights soaking up some cocktails!

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Wild Rover Hostel Bar

If you are looking for a great atmosphere and great drink specials, look no further than Wild Rover Hostel Bar! Wild Rover hosts themed parties just about every day. In-house they have an Irish bar where you can get strong drinks as well as amazing food. This is the spot where the party just keeps going.

Mama Africa

Mama Africa is one of the most popular dance clubs in Cusco. Visitors looking to dance can enjoy a mix of Latin as well as Western music. The club tends to be packed most nights and really picks up after 11pm. Before then it’s free to enter, but don’t expect it to be jam-packed until about 1am – 2am.

Ukukus Bar

Great music, great bar, and a wholly great atmosphere. Give in to temptation and check out this incredible space when you’re on your holiday to Cusco!

Best Nightlife in Arequipa

Arequipa earned its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in Peru. Its white stone streets and unforgettable scenery are not something that you will forget. Neither are the parties!

Museo del Pisco

Museo Del Pisco may have the word museum in the name but the only collection you’ll find here is a large collection of Pisco varieties. This modern cocktail bar is home to over 100 Pisco cocktails. Pisco is a Peruvian brandy grape that is extremely popular throughout the country. They offer three Pisco tastings to help visitors in selecting a proper drink for the night. In case you get hungry they also offer gourmet burgers and other snacks as well.

Déjà Vu

Enjoy happy hour drink specials from the rooftop overlooking the monastery Iglesia de San Francisco. With a rather long list of cocktails available to enjoy, you can hang with friends or dance while the DJ plays music. Déjà Vu is definitely a hot spot for people looking to dance and drink the night away.

Chelawasi Public House

If you’re a beer drinker that you have to make a stop by Arequipa’s first local craft brewery, Chelawasi Public House. There you can enjoy a variety of local craft beers from the region. They also serve burgers, wings, and hand-cut french fries if you need a bite to eat.

Best Nightlife in Paracas

Paracas is a little town with a big reputation. Your days here are filled with enjoying the Peruvian wildlife on the Ballestas Islands and exploring the history and the beauty of the coast in the National Reserve. But what about the nightlife in Paracas?

Argos Bar

If you are looking for something a little low-key and a great place to dance and drink, make a stop at Argos Bar. Although Paracas is a laid-back beach town, the dance floor is always hopping at Argos. There you can experience authentic Peruvian drinks made by professional bartenders and dance the night away to the DJ. Just be aware the bar is an open design and the wind can be rather chilly in the winter so plan accordingly.

Zarcillo Bar

If you are feeling fancy and don’t mind dressing up to go out for fancy drinks, then stop by Zarcillo Bar. The Zarcillo Bar is located inside the beautiful Hotel Paracas, which is known for its luxury. Although the location is a bit posh, it is still very laid-back and still very elegant and chic at the same time. You can enjoy cocktails as fancy as the hotel itself for an unforgettable night in Paracas.

pisco sour in peru

Enjoying the Nightlife In Peru

In Peru, you can enjoy time on the numerous beaches and tours during the day and clubs and bars during the night. The nightlife in Peru has grown over the years and is a thriving epicenter today in cities like Cusco and Lima. From dancing and drinking to gambling and hanging out with your friends, life during the day in Peru is only half as fun as its nightlife.