10 places to enjoy the nightlife in Cusco

Reading : 3 min January 22 2019

Cusco is known throughout Peru for being one of the cities with the best nightlife. The Plaza de Armas and its surroundings are full of bars and clubs where you can enjoy a night of salsa, rock, reggaeton or the style of music that you like the most. And the best, it does not matter what day of the week you visit us! From Monday to Sunday, the Imperial City always has places to have a good drink and dance during all night.

For those who like to do night tourism in the best nightclubs, here is a list 10 placesthat you need to know in Cusco before or after taking the train to Machu Picchu.

Mama Africa

The iconic Mama Africa is the most popular nightclub in Cusco. Located on the second floor of the portals of the Plaza de Armas, this place is attended by both Peruvians and foreigners, who come together to enjoy music as varied as salsa, techno or Latin rhythms.

Address: Portal de Panes 109, 3rd floor.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 7 p.m. to 5 a. m.


Ukukus Bar

Close to the Plaza de Armas is this bar with free admission where you can enjoy live art and music sessions. In addition, its walls are decorated with very colorful murals of Andean influence. In short, a space that mixes culture and party within the Cusco night.

Address: Calle Plateros 316

Schedule:  Monday to Friday from 6 p. m. to 2 a. m., Saturdays from 6 p. m. to 4 a. m. and Sundays from 6 p. m. to 12 a. m.


La Chupitería

Those who love shots have a place to visit in Cusco: La Chupitería. This small site with excellent music, delicious drinks and hilarious atmosphere is the favorite for backpackers and young tourists who come to Cusco. In addition to alcohol and music, at La Chupitería you can enjoy an entertaining evening with the table games that you will find in the bar.

Address: Calle Tecsecocha 418.

Schedules: Monday to Sunday from 6 p. m. to 3 a. m.


Nuevo Mundo Draft Bar


Nuevo Mundo Draft Bar is a paradise for lovers of craft beers. Beers made by themselves are mixed with other high quality beers resulting in an extensive menu in which it will be difficult to choose just one. In addition, in this bar you will also find delicious food, such as pizzas and hamburgers, that you can enjoy with incredible views of the Plaza de Armas.

Address: Portal de Confituría 233.

Schedule: Sunday to Thursday from 5 p. m. to 1 a. m. and Saturday and Sunday from 5 p. m. to 2 a. m.


República del Pisco

What would a Peruvian night be without a drink of pisco? In the Imperial City, the star drink of Peru has a totally dedicated space: the Republica del Pisco. This bar, located in a beautiful colonial house, offers an infinity of drinks made with pisco and ingredients from the area. The drink, snacks and live music will make you enjoy a unique night in Cusco.

Address: Calle Plateros 354.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 5 p. m. to 2 a. m.


Loki Hostel

If you have traveled as a backpacker in Peru, you have already heard about Loki, one of the best-known hostel among who travel through our country, which is based in different cities of Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. The Loki Hostel in Cusco opens its bar not only to its clients, but also to all those who want to spend a night out with people from all over the world. The paradise of backpackers who love the party!

Address: cuesta de Santa Ana 601.


Chango Club

When you visit Chango Club you never know what you are going to find, since every day a live band is presented on stage that surprises visitors with Andean music, rock, pop, reggae… After each performance, the party continues throughout the night, becoming a perfect nightclub for those who want to spend the night partying.

Address: calle Tecsecocha 429.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 9 p. m. to 7 a. m.


Los Perros Couch Bar

If you are looking for something quieter that allows you to continue your excursions the next day, have a drink at Los Perros. This cozy bar, with a striking name and interesting decoration, offers both cocktails and excellent quality food at a reasonable price.

Address: calle Tecsecocha 474

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 11 a. m. to 12 a. m.



In addition to a well-known nightclub, Mythology is the best place in Cusco to learn your first salsa steps. This establishment opens its doors from 9 to 11 at night to offer free salsa classes. Also, if you want to continue getting your groove on, after 11 the disco starts, where you can continue practicing the steps you learned.

Address: Portal de Panes 151.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 9 p. m. to 5 a. m.



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