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Mosaíco Artebar

Mosaíco Artebar (Avenida Aldonza Manrique Playa El Ángel – diagonal a Rattan Plaza, Pampatar) – this is one of the trendier lounges at Pampatar, a great gather place for groups of friends. Delicious tropical drinks and tapas (light snacks) served here.

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Kamy Beach Lounge

Kamy Beach Lounge (Av. Aldonza Manrique, Playa Varadero, Pampatar, Margarita Island) – this stylish beachside venue, with Nikki Beach-style sofas on the sands, and a large palm-thatched dance floor nearby, plays mostly electronic dance music and some Latin to a mostly young college crowd. Major musical events are often held here during certain holidays (like […]

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Juana La Loca

Juana La Loca (Calle J.M. Vargas, Casco Histórico de Pampatar, Pampatar) – this is one of Pampatar’s more upscale restaurants. Still, because of its elaborate décor, it is more befitting of a trendy lounge. A highly recommended destination for groups of friends wanting to drink and enjoy some music. A great place for parties and […]

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Guayoyo Café

Guayoyo Café (La Caranta, Pampatar, Margarita Island) – this is a popular seaside bar and restaurant that attracts tourists – both college students and those more mature. Live bands (jazz and Latin) are often booked here. Seafood and Italian dishes are available for those in a mood for fine dining. Because of the ocean views, […]

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Bora Bora Margarita

Bora Bora Margarita (Av. Raul Leoni, Marina del Concorde, Porlamar, Margarita Island) – this is a hot destination for partygoers in Margarita Island. Much of the crowd that goes to Bora Bora are college students. Of course, more mature visitors visit Bora Bora as well. In terms of live entertainment, occasional Latin artists are booked […]

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Beach Bar

Beach Bar (Calle El Cristo, Pampatar, Margarita Island) – this bar is another destination for partygoers visiting Margarita Island. Even though it’s called a “bar”, it actually has a large beachside dancefloor – where daytime parties are often held. There are also evening DJing sessions of popular dance music as well. Along with cocktails and […]

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Sharks Beach Bar El Yaque

Sharks Beach Bar El Yaque (Playa El Yaque, El Yaque) – this is a popular beachside restaurant for visitors looking for seafood (including the “catch of the day”, seafood paella, and ceviche), along with other local dishes. The staff there has been given accolades for good service by travelers on TripAdvisor. The restaurant’s mere beachfront […]

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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.