Lima

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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Lima Nightlife

BW Bar

No one knows for sure what BW means, but everyone knows that this laid-back, candlelit lounge has no cover and a reservations-optional policy for the comfy couches. The space also doubles as an art gallery.

Ave. Grau 312, 011-51-1-477-0039
Tags: nightlife | lounge | art | culture

El Bus Parrandero

Bop around town in this colorful, comfortable party bus. Evening city tours from Monday through Saturday rock with unlimited drinks, snacks, and live music. Groups and individuals welcome.

Ave. Benavides 330, of. 101, 011-51-1-445-4755, www.elbusparrandero.com
Tags: nightlife | tour

El Dragon

Locals and visitors alike love relaxing at this early week hotspot with its vibrant red walls, painted dragons, crimson lights, and intimate wooden tables. Electronic, pop, and live music set the tone.

Nicolas de Pierola 168, 011-51-1-797-1033, www.eldragon.com.pe
Tags: nightlife | lounge

El Ekeko

Named after the ancient Incan god of prosperity and fortune, Lima’s most elegant music venue recalls the neighborhood’s days as an elite retreat, with tall stained glass windows and booty-shaking music (Latin, calypso, cha-cha-cha).

Grau 266, 011-51-1-477-5823
Tags: nightlife | dancing

Manos Morenas

Wooden tables, yellow walls, and contemporary art for purchase make this sophisticated peña (Peruvian folk-music club) one of Lima’s finest. Watch expert costumed dancers and musicians recant the traditions of Afro-Peruvian music.

Ave. Pedro de Osma 409, 011-51-1-467-0421, www.manosmorenasperu.com
Tags: nightlife | smart splurge | lounge

Posada del Angel

The “Angel Inn” plays up the heavenly theme with winged guardians decorating the roof, corners, and walls in this dark, cozy space. Soak up wine and beer as you groove to live tunes.

Ave. Prolongación San Martín, 011-51-1-247-5544
Tags: nightlife | lounge

The Sheraton Hotel & Casino

Ignore the other casinos in Lima – with 180 slots and 40 gaming tables offering favorites like craps, roulette, blackjack, and poker – this is the city’s best.

Paseo de la República 170, 001-51-1-433-3320, www.sheraton.com.pe
Tags: gambling | nightlife | casino

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