Arequipa is a city that, after arriving, you just can’t leave. The city captivates with its massive Plaza de Armas and the natural beauty that surrounds it. It is one of the places to stay an unexpected night, if to do nothing more than drink a cocktail and soak up the vibes of the city. Here is our guide to the best places to enjoy a world class cocktail and enjoy the enchanting city of Arequipa.
Terraza Arequipa Suits Plaza Hotel
This is the roof-top bar and restaurant of a hotel with the best views of Arequipa which is also perfect for sunsets. The bar and restaurant rise high above Arequipa’s Plaza de Armas and gives you sweeping, unobstructed views of the city. It isn’t on the list because of their world class cocktails, but because of their unrivaled views.
Without a doubt, the best place to have quality, craft cocktails in Peru. They are a well known Peruvian bar chain with locations in all the major cities in Peru. Pisco Museum always has a relaxed atmosphere rivaling any craft cocktail lounge you’ll find in any other country. Their cocktail list is extensive with Pisco takes on all the classics and some unique drinks that you’ll only find at the Pisco Museum.
A very popular tourist place that serves delicious pizza (probably the best pizza in Arequipa), so if you’re hungry and want a drink, this place is a must visit. They have one of the best beer lists in Arequipa – including IPAs, stouts, pale ales, wheat beers – and a delicious cocktail list. They have special Gringa cocktails and, of course, all of the classics.
Arequipa Beer Club
Don’t let the name confuse you, Arequipa Beer Club also specializes in cocktails, serving a variety of unique takes on traditional Peruvian classics. Of course, as their name suggests, they have one of the best – if not the best – beer selections in Arequipa. You can hang out on one of the couches on their patio while enjoying a beautiful Arequipa night.
This popular night spot also serves up some of the tastiest cocktails in Arequipa. When the sun sets it turns into a nightclub that goes all night, but during the day it is a very relaxed venue and their terrace overlooks the beautiful San Francisco church. It is popular with both locals and tourists alike, so try to get here early because it can get very busy.
This dark dive bar is very popular with locals and is in one of many popular spots near San Francisco church, where everyone goes out. They serve strong cocktails and aren’t shy about making bold drinks. They also serve food if you get hungry.
Le Cafe Art Montreal
This is an intimate venue to enjoy some cocktails from their unique menu and listen to some live music. It is good for those looking to avoid large crowds and overwhelming music. You can relax with a drink and have a conversation in an artsy environment while grooving to a local band.