Unlike most city centres around the world, Lima’s isn’t necessarily the best area to go for when it comes to nightlife. Instead, around Parque Kennedy in Miraflores and in Barranco which are both south of the centre are the most popular areas in Lima for going out.
The Peruvian capital is a melting pot for culture and Limeños are great lovers of the performing arts. Sadly, the city’s flagship theatre Teatro Municipal burned down in 1998 and has yet to be restored. Today, Teatro Segura is the main theatre for drama and dance performances. There are also many folklore ‘peñas’ around the city which put on very unique performances.
To be tuned in about what is going around Lima keep an eye out for El Comercio which is published daily. In this publication you will find everything listed from sporting events to plays and everything in between. There is an English magazine which comes out monthly called Lima Times which is also a good resource of listings.
Avenida Grau 687, Barranco, Lima, Peru
This bar in Barranco is one of the best places in Lima for a true taste of how the locals like to socialise.
Av Nicholas de Pierola 926, Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
Situated on Plaza San Martin, this large bar has something for everyone with a sports themed bar on one floor and a disco on the other. It also serves food.
Bolognesi 307, Barranco, Lima, Peru
La Noche is arugably the city's best venue for live music. Sprawled out over different levels, there are live bands here every night of the week.
Calle Diez Canseco 146, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
While this Miraflores nightclub doesn't really get going until 2am, when it gets into full swing it is probably the livliest nightclub in the city!
Berlín 231, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Lima's most popular gay club is situated in Miraflores and attracts huge crowds every weekend. It is a stylish club with two floors looking over the dancefloor.