Lima is getting more and more busy at nights with diverse offers. If you are coming to visit the cultural attractions and also get to know the nightlife, then, arrive a Saturday to enjoy the best of night and stay in Lima a Sunday for day visits without traffic. If you would like to get to know mainly the night life, then, please, do not visit from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening. Lima is quite silent and dead.
Straightforward, the bars in the area of Miraflores (recommended Huaringas Bar) and Barranco (recommended Ayahuasca) are superb. Very lively environment and good music, but no dance… If you want to dance, then the spot is Lima Bar within Larcomar Mall. You can find very young visitors (here 18 and older can drink) up to all those who will always feel young, probably 50s. There is a very curious nightclub just behind the La Tiendecita Blanca in the Miraflores roundabout, called 80s Resto Bar within the Caracol Mall. Only music from the 70s and 80s. Everybody dance! Wanna feel the local Peruvian “juerga” or celebration? You may want to visit “La Noche” in Barranco http://www.lanoche.com.pe/ Always life rock bands and staying until 3am. Even Mondays they play Jazz : ) What about New Wave or some SynthPop, IndieRock, 80s and 90s? You would like to visit Kong Terraza Bar, in the Historic Centre, Jr de La Unión 1042, meters from Plaza San Martín.
There is a good offer of theatre plays, art, music and dance shows at the Gran Teatro Nacional, you can check the events and performances in the link. http://www.granteatronacional.pe/ The Gran Teatro Nacional is a modern wonderful architecture work done by 2012. Respectful theatre plays at different stages as La Plaza in Larcomar, the Alianza Francesa and ICPNA (both in Arequipa Avenue) and Centro Cultural Britanico (in Bajada Balta, Miraflores). You can buy and check more events in Teleticket, check the link: https://teleticket.com.pe/ And of course, lots of casinos! Most of them in Miraflores in Larco Avenue and open 24 hours!
Of course, Lima is well known for its good restaurants, which most of them are closed on Sundays evenings. A cultural activity at night besides the performances is to visit the Larco Museum which is open until 10pm. Everyday including Sunday. For that, we offer this program: https://www.limamentor.com/tours/huacas-larco-museum-by-night-with-dinner/
More Peruvian flavor: A “peña” all Fridays, highly recommended and very local: Don Porfirio, Calle Manuel Segura 115, Barranco, which live music and Afro-Peruvian dances. Peña del Carajo is more commercial in Catalino Miranda 158, but shows starts midnight. Finally, some restaurants that offer show of Peruvian dances include: La Dama Juana also in Barranco, a show from 8pm to 10pm with Peruvian buffet dinner, we offer this program: https://www.limamentor.com/tours/magical-water-circuit-peruvian-dances/ ; Candelaria also in Barranco and Las Brisas del Titicaca, but this one starts very late with several breaks during until around 2am.
Lots of fun and lots to choose! Enjoy Lima!!