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Picas

Picas (Bajada de Baños 340, Barranco, Lima) – this is a popular tapas bar that has a terrace. They also serve tempura and other sophisticated bar food. Live music provided on certain nights. The crowd tends to be trendy, so one should dress accordingly.

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Nuevo Acantilado de Barranco

Nuevo Acantilado de Barranco (Pasaje La Ermita 102, Barranco, Lima) – this another of Lima’s “view bars” – whose main attraction is the view of the ocean that it provides its patrons.

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Lobby Bar

Lobby Bar (Hotel Atton, Av. Jorge Basadre 595, San Isidro, Lima) – this bar is one of the amenities provided to guests staying at the ultra-modern Hotel Atton. Nevertheless, non-guests can drop by and sample their Pisco Sours.

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Lima 27

Lima 27 (San Isidro) – this bar-lounge, located within a former mansion, is best-known for its electronic dance music nights (attracting a well-heeled-20-something crowd).

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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 […]