If there’s one thing you must do – aside from trekking to Machu Picchu – when visiting Peru, it’s trying the citrus and sweet drink that is a Pisco Sour.
A Peruvian and Chilean classic, this drink, which originated in Peru in the 16th century, encompasses what it means to be South American: spicy and sweet at the same time.
As you make your way around Peru, it is likely Pisco Sours will be offered left and right. If you want to experience this national treasure the right way, check out these bars for not only the most delicious Pisco Sours around town, but also to experience the lively Peruvian nightlife.
CARNAVAL BAR – SAN ISIDRO, LIMA
This new trendy bar is so much more than a place to quench your thirst. Covered in magical decorations, Carnaval Bar lives up to the hype of its name.
It has quickly made its way onto the list of the 50 best bars in the world. As the culinary scene booms in the city of Lima, bars and nightlife are expected to do the same.
This place does above and beyond from the atmosphere to the perfection in each Pisco Sour as well as their other creative list of cocktails.
HOTEL BOLIVAR BAR – LIMA
This bar is coined as “Pisco Cathedral.” Enough said? They are known for offering the biggest Pisco Sour in the city of Lima. How about now…?
With luxurious decorations and a beautiful cocktail in hand, this bar is bound to make you feel like the classiest version of yourself.
Recognised as a national monument since the early 1900s, this older traditional bar is filled with little stories of the past bringing Peruvian tradition and modern nightlife together into one yellow-lime drink.
HUARINGAS BAR – MIRAFLORES, LIMA
Looking for a cosy spot to grab a drink with loved ones? Huaringas Bar is your spot. This enclosed place is furnished with long couches to get nice and comfortable with your loved ones as you sit back, relax, and enjoy that well deserved Pisco Sour.
However, this place knows two ways to have fun. Huaringas regularly have DJs playing in the bar’s attic to pick up the cosy side of things and get people up and dancing away from the couches.
The art on the walls and general interior design are rich with culture and the drinks and little appetizers are to die for. This spot can easily turn into a weekly routine.
AYAHUASCA – BARRANCO, LIMA
This place screams patio pub meets classy intimate joint and it is definitely working for them. Built between 1875 and 1895, Ayahuasca is a restobar located in the Berninzon Mansion, a barranquina house of the republican era.
The staff here have a purpose of creating a warm inviting environment with world-class service and that is exactly what you’ll get here. Although it comes from an older traditional era, this place is one of the hottest spots on the map for a fun night out in Lima.
For more on the culinary scene including bars and nightclubs in Peru, visit the Peru tourism website here.