5 great party clubs in Lima’s nightlife
If you want an exciting and vibrant nightlife and party on until the morning glory, then Lima represents a great club scene for you to check out. After a relaxing day on the beaches and Lima’s active lifestyle, the evening and night can be spend in a big variety of modern party areas, with the areas of Miraflores and Barranco topping the club list! Miraflores is mostly known, besides being the prime tourist spot, as a great place to eat, relax, get active and to enjoy the sunset from the impressive cliffs along the surfing coast. But also, it is widely known for its trendy clubs with plenty of bars, casino’s and karaoke café’s all around. Barranco, on the other hand, has a bit more of a nostalgic feeling with historical sights and wooden bridges. Barranco is only 10 minutes away from Miraflores and it has a great variety of retro bars and clubs all pretty much heaped together within a couple of blocks. Although there are obviously plenty of other clubs outside these two areas, the best party taste with a smooth mix of locals and backpackers can be found right here! Here you´ll find our top five clubs in Miraflores and Barranco, in random order: Aura and Gotica Nightclub (both are located in Larcomar shopping centre, Miraflores) If you are looking for trendy than look no further, as the nightclubs Aura and Gotica are located on a prime location along the cliffs facing the Pacific. In this great nightclub you hear mainly contemporary Latin house, dance, reggae and other mixes from live DJ’s. These two clubs are also amongst the priciest in Miraflores, but with a big dance floor, outside patio and mixing with the fancy locals, these great party places can pull this off easily in its weekend opening hours. See the websites of Aura and Gotica for more information on events and performances. Help Retro Bar (Calle Catalino Miranda 158, Barranco) Don’t let this name fool you…this great club is located in a huge hall. From night to night you can find electronical, rock and hip-hop music here. In weekends Help is quite busy with live DJ’s playing, with also a small cover fee ($7, including drink) and girls mostly entering free. Drinks are not too pricey here and Help can be fun as well during the week. Check out their website for upcoming events (in Spanish). El Dragón (Avenida Nicolás de Piérola 168. Barranco) In this club you can find probably the biggest variety in music styles every night, ranging from reggae, electronic / dance, salsa to rock, blues, live pop bands and the more. Also ere an entrance fee applies. Check out El Dragón’s website for upcoming events (in Spanish). Dubal (Calle Esparanza 275 , Miraflores) This club/disco is right located in the heart of Miraflores and a stonethrow away from our hostel. Dubal disco is known for its varying theme nights, ranging from Salsa night, Her-or-him fashion nights, DJ parties, getting the weekend started party, with girls on the bar, and so on…. Dubal is a bit cheaper than the clubs in Larcomar, but also here you also have to pay an entry fee. The club is open from Thursday tot Saturday and does not have a homepage (yet), so check out on their facebook page. La Noche (Avenida Bolognesi 307 Barranco) While being mostly a nice live music bar throughout the week nights, La Noche transforms into a proper club scene with live performances of local artists with salsa, rock, DJ’s, etc. With its live performances, expect to be charged an entry fee (usually under $10). La Noche is constructing their website. Until that time you can find their events via their Facebook page. And where to stay to enjoy all this nightlife? Come visit Pariwana hostel Lima, right in the center of Miraflores! Read on here about practical backbackper tips for Lima, and the tasty and varying food that Lima has to offer.