Bar Fun In Lima, Peru: Some Of The Best Places To Explore

Like in any other big city, there's plenty of bars to choose from in Lima. However, these are of very different kinds and styles, and prices: top, fancy class, themed bars, youth bars, gay-friendly, tourist-friendly, bars that are dance clubs at the same time, "cultural bars", etc. And we are not listing hotel bars here, since that category would probably require a separate list.

A very nice place, classy, quiet and with deli food too, is Olé Bar, which is in fact a very elegant gourmet restaurant-bar in San Isidro, established more than 15 years ago. Other place with some good food (but not gourmet) is Treff Pub Aleman, in Miraflores.

Still in Miraflores, the most tourist-friendly district, you will find El Tayta, Capitan Melendez, L'Orient Express, Treff Pub Aleman, and Huaringas, four fabulous themed bars whose decors will amaze you, and where you can enjoy some Lima stories while enjoying an excellent pisco-sour.

Larcomar Shopping Center houses two very good places: Gotica, a actually trendy dance spot with several well-stocked bars inside, and XCess Larcomar. Both of them schedule events on a regular basis (check their web pages).

And there's Barranco districts and its many small bohemian bars. We will recommend two: La Noche, a combination of bar, cultural center and night club, and el Dragon, another dance club that is very popular as a bar, too.






El Dragon de Barranco


Established in a traditional manor house in Barranco, El Dragon is considered by many people (especially young individuals) as the the best and most lively dance spot in Lima. There's always live music, very specially electronic, dance, rock,...  Read More



Another dance place located in Larcomar Shopping Center, under the Plaza Gourmet: the regulars are mostly young people attracted by the very affordable prices and the large and well set dance floor, and by the lively electronic music usually...  Read More



This is actually a disco, a dance club: it is considered as the the best spot in Lima for electronic music, with some of the best Peruvian and international DJs spinning here. But Gotica also attracts people looking for a trendy bar, and draws a...  Read More



This is very special place that has recently turned 20 years old, and the owners (a Spanish-Peruvian couple) call it "a cultural bar" because they schedule concerts, parties, cultural events, plays, stand-up comedy shows, etc. It is located in...  Read More



A small yet lovely themed bar inspired in the luxury and comfort of the Orient Express train (hence the name). Its young bartender, Karol Miguel, won the Best Pisco Sour contest at the Mistura 2011 Food Fair, so this is one of the places where...  Read More



One of the most popular bars in town, this place has several socializing spaces, from the ground to the attic. They specialize in pisco-based drinks, focusing of course in the Peruvian pisco-sour; but they have elevated it to a new dimension,...  Read More



Treff Pub Aleman is a cozy, traditional German-themed pub, where you can enjoy the best music of the 80s and 90s, play at the pool table and of course, try some of the best beers from all around the world, as well as many tasty appetizers and...  Read More



This another theme bar, or maybe we should call it a temple dedicated to spreading the virtues of pisco-based drinks, specially "chilcanos". Its owner and manager, Roberto Melendez, is also regularly creating new pisco-based mixings at this...  Read More



This a very tourist-friendly spot in the heart of Miraflores, where you can alternate with locals while enjoying some drinks, lots of music and live shows: all in all, this is a place to meet people and make friends. This place combines some...  Read More



This fancy bar and restaurant was established more than 15 years ago and not only maintains its top-class quality, but also keeps on creating new dishes regularly: this is a place cherished by business people, and an excellent choice to pamper...  Read More


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Isabel is a freelance Journalist, Writer, and Photographer born and raised in Lima, Peru, where she currently lives: in addition to her writing career and to her traveling almost all over...  More About Isabel