Lima is the capital of Peru, a city of around nine million people. That’s statistically almost one million gay boys waiting to have a few Pisco sours with you.
Miraflores is the touristy heart of Lima where most of the gay hangouts are based. The Lima gay nightlife comes alive at weekends, when a typical night out will start at Lola Bar at around 11pm, before moving on to Vale Todos at 1am and then to Legendaris from 3am.
These are our five favourite gay hangouts in Lima exclusively for Gay Times – you can read more about it in our gay guide to Lima.
01. Lola Bar
Lola is a fun place to start the night with a few Pisco Sours, becoming a dancing venue after midnight. It’s open from Thursday to Sunday, from 11pm to 3am and located at 197 Bolivar street in Miraflores. We also love it for the cool coca cola display.
02. ValeTodo DownTown
This is the most popular gay club in Lima with really funny drag shows and two dancing areas, one with Latino pop, the other one with techno house. It is open only on Friday and Saturday evenings till 3am and is located at 172 Pasaje Los Pinos street in Miraflores. Look out for the giant angel wings for another cool photo opportunity.
Legendaris is where the late night boys go after 3am. They have different themed evenings like Stripper Night or Leather Night with obligatory drag shows. The club is open Thursday to Sunday until 7am and is located at 363 Calle Berlin in Miraflores.
04. La Jarrita
La Jarrita is a gay bar in Downtown Lima, popular with the gay military Peruvian lads. It opens from 5pm on Thursday to Sunday and becomes a dancing venue from midnight till 4am. La Jarrita is located at 949 Jirón Camana.
05. Picas Bar
Picas is a gay friendly mixed bar in Barranco located under the romantic wooden Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs). It’s owned by Congressman Carlos Bruce, who came out in May 2014 and was the first openly gay member of Congress in Peru. Picas is open from Monday to Saturday from 8pm till 3am and located at 340 Bajada de Baños street.