Bars in Lima

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While craft cocktails used to be the signature of the city’s swanky hotels, the nightlife in Lima is going through a revolution: gin, not pisco, is t... Read More

While craft cocktails used to be the signature of the city’s swanky hotels, the nightlife in Lima is going through a revolution: gin, not pisco, is the star spirit at trendy Barra 55. That’s not to say Peruvian staples have been forgotten. Great places to drink include Antigua Taberna Queirolo, a limeño favorite for nursing a round of chilcanos, and the Bar Inglés for a quintessential Pisco Sour.

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  • Antigua Taberna Queirolo

    While an outsider might assume that this 1870 tavern located on a non-descript corner of Pueblo Libre merely serves as a tourist attraction, rest... Read More

  • Ayahuasca

    Located in a stunning 19th-century mansion in Barranco, Ayahuasca (named after the traditional medcine) has been starting parties for almost a decade.... Read More

  • Bar at Hotel Maury

    Open since 1821, this hotel’s bar proudly declares that Peru’s most famed drink, the pisco sour, was invented here. True or not—Morris Bar also claims... Read More

  • Barra 55

    A sign-free, unassuming doorway is the entrance to one of Lima’s hippest cocktail bars, Barra 55. Gin lovers will revel in the 20-plus selection, backed... Read More

  • El Bar Inglés del Country Club

    Step back in time to experience the ambience of a classic gentlemen’s club at the Country Club Hotel’s suave drinking establishment. El Bar Ingles... Read More

  • La Noche de Barranco

    Both a cultural center and live music venue, La Noche—located in a revamped Barranco mansion—is the place to catch any number of genres from jazz and... Read More

  • Peña Don Porfirio

    This live music joint hosts singers, dancers and musicians every Friday, showcasing criollo and Afro-Peruvian genres. Performances start at 10 p.m. and... Read More

  • Victoria Bar

    With a drinks list that includes both classic cocktails and signature concoctions, Barranco’s Victoria Bar attracts a beautiful clientele looking for... Read More

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