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Lima is a big city with tons of nightlife spots to keep you entertained. Most of the nightlife is either going to be in Miraflores or Barranco with the bars closing around 4 am. From upscale cocktail bars, glitzy nightclubs, and places where you can simply let loose and dance – here are the best spots to party in Lima Peru.


A huge historic mansion from the late 1800’s has been restored into a gorgeous cocktail bar known as Ayahuasca. There are so many ambiances to explore so I recommend ordering a flight of their Pisco cocktail sampler and finishing each drink in a different spot. FYI this isn’t a place for dancing, but it makes a great spot to start the night.

Address: Av San Martin 130, Barranco


Photo via @lyramiraflores Instagram

Lyra is one of the most trendy nightclubs in Lima right now. Depending on the night, you’ll have international electronic music DJs headlining or a hot night of dancing reggaeton. People will be dressed up here and it’s also one of the gay-friendly nightclubs in Lima.

Address: Miraflores, Calle 2 de Mayo


Photo via DaDa Facebook Page

Just down the street from Ayahuasca, you’ll stumble upon DaDa, another beautifully converted mansion in Barranco. DaDa is known for their specialty gin cocktails and a young & trendy crowd.

Address: Av San Martin 154, Barranco 

Lima Bar

Photo via Lima Bar Facebook Page

If you’re looking to party with Lima’s elite crowd, Lima Bar is the most upscale nightclub you can visit. It’s located in the beautiful Larcomar mall and has a terrace overlooking the ocean, a large dance floor, and VIP tables for bottle service. Be sure to dress nicely if you’ll be heading here or you might not be able to get in.

Address: Insider Larcomar, Miraflores

El Matadero & Wild Baby

Photo via @wild___baby Instagram

El Matadero (@el_matadero) and Wild Baby (@wild___baby) organize parties for the queer community in Lima. They host events in several locations a month around Lima so it’s recommended to visit their Instagram pages to see when the next event is taking place.

Address: Various locations

Open Tapas 

Photo via Open Tapas Facebook Page

Open Tapas is an upscale bar in Miraflores that attracts a more mature crowd so be sure to dress up nicely. It’s a great place to start the night if you get there early or party as it fills up later on. The best part is the large open-air terrace on the second floor.

Address: Francisco de Paula Camino 280, Miraflores

La Noche de Barranco

If you’re looking to experience live music in Lima, La Noche de Barranco is the most legendary place to go. Every Monday, you can rely on there being jazz music and live performances every day of the week, except for Sundays. I recommend visiting their Instagram @lanochelima to see the current lineup of the week.

Address: Barranco, Sanchez Carrion 199

Victoria Bar

Victoria Bar is also set in a historic Barranco mansion and you can usually find live music going on most nights of the week. It’s a great spot to sit back with friends before heading out to dance later on.

Address: Av. Pedro de Osma 135, Barranco

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I'm Joey, a guy from Louisville, Kentucky that packed up and studied abroad in Panamá at the age of 20 and haven't moved back since. What started as a semester trip to Panamá has turned into 7+ years of living in Latin America and becoming a full-time travel blogger. Follow me on Instagram @joeybonura for more updates on my life abroad!

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