The weekend is not far away, so let’s do some bar growling! In this review, I’ll show you the best bars in the fanciest district of Lima called Miraflores.
Gowing bars is a great deal if you like to try some local specialties and join some party. Lima is great for it’s nightlife and it’s impossible to describe all the places or tips in one article.
Visiting Peru for vacation, you will probably stay in Miraflores, so Miraflores bar map should be a valuable tool for you.
Even if you are not a great fan of parties, you should visit one of these bars with the only target – to try Peruvian #1 Cocktail called Pisco Sour (you can read here what is it).
Miraflores has actually three spots of nightlife and they are at:
– Manuel Bonilla Street
– Pizza Street
– Berlin Street.
The good news here is that all three streets are within walking distance and each street contains more than 10 bars! All you need to do is to arrive at Kennedy park after 7:30 p.m. and start your night journey!
While the Pizza street has a great location, it’s pretty touristy, and the best bars you will find for sure in Manuel Bonilla or Berlin street.
Below I’ll highlight the bars that in my opinion (and not only my=) are the best in Miraflores.
This is a cool bar, the design is made in a loft style. Red brick walls with lots of old-fashion staff like radio and typewriter, you may also relax in an old chair from the barber shop.
The public is young, guard guy is selective with the entering people, so atmosphere inside is safe, cheerful and positive.
Drinks carte doesn’t have any special accent and offers all general staff like beers, classic and traditional Peruvian cocktails. Beer price starts from $5, cocktails from $7.
I suggest you come here before 10 p.m., as it is one the most popular bars and at peak hours has a very long line.
Hours: 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. (closed on Sundays)
Do you see this wall, full of the different bottles? That is because this place has a huge carte of local and foreign craft beers.
Are you a lover of India Pale Ale, Lager or Red Ale? I’m sure, that here you will find the one you will love. Prices are pretty low, a 400 ml glass of craft beer will cost you $5. One more feature of the carte is that you can choose between three cup sizes: 100, 200 and 400 ml. That is a great opportunity to create your custom degustation!
A style and interior design is a punky and underground, you may find cool murals and paintings here. My personal favorite is a pink skull painting!
The public is young and pretty different.
Hours: 12 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Thursday and Friday until 3 a.m.)
A huge, two-floor space a bit frustrated me, is it a bar or club? Well, nobody dance here, so probably it’s a bar)) The interior style is a huge open space, including a stage with a live music. Prices are pretty affordable, so in such a huge open space you will hardly find a place to sit.
Open Tapas Bar
If you are looking for a place with the more mature public, then the Open tapas bar will be a right place. Stylish design, all variety of drinks. The feature of this place is an open-air terrace on the second floor. Even if you will feel yourself good downstairs, I suggest you visit a terrace as it really nice.
Hours: 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. (closed on Sundays & Mondays)
La Emolienteria was the first bar I’ve visited in Lima, so I have special memories of those times. The main feature of this place is, of course, it’s drinking carte. It offers you two dozens of original cocktails, all based on a local Peruvian brandy called Pisco. If you are a lover of hot alcoholic drinks, I suggest you try Emoliente – a traditional Peruvian hot drink made from barley.
I wish you a great weekend, and be careful – drinking lots of alcohol will harm your next day! (but who cares…=)