For the young and not so young, Cusco is a great place to stay for a while and also one of the best places in South America to party. The city is full of bars, nightclubs, and discos with something to suit everybody. If you like modern music, there is a bar for you. If you like to dance the night away in a disco, you will not be disappointed. In this beautiful country, there won’t be a boring night. That’s why Cusco Peru Travel listed for you, the most important places for having fun and also some tips for a safe Cusco nightlife.

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Places to hang out in Cusco

As we know, the city is full of bars, nightclubs, and discos with something to suit everybody. Cusco nightlife has something for everyone so let us go through some of the most popular places in the town.

Mama Africa Disco

The first and one of the most popular is Mama Africa, located on the second floor of the main square. Attracting a relatively young crowd of both locals and foreigners, it is a great place to enjoy music and dance.

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With a large dance floor and a nice bar, the club serves your favorite drinks at great prices. There is a wide range of music from Salsa to Latin to modern music in English.

Mythology Bar

Considered one of the coolest places in Cusco is Mythology. The bar has a movie salon, a restaurant, and an all-night dance floor. Located on the Cusco Plaza de Armas. The bar has some really funky décor and the best sound system in Cusco, you should spend some time relaxing here.

Ukukus Bar

A Cusco institution, Ukukus is considered one of the best bars in Cusco. The club has a nice atmosphere to enjoy live music early in the evening. Later on, the bar comes alive with a great mix of music. The bar is stocked with both local and international liquor.

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Nuevo Mundo Pub

Moving on from the discos there are a few pubs to enjoy. Nuevo Mundo Pub is located in the Main Square. It is a pub with boutique beers and a great atmosphere. There is also some great bar food to enjoy. Originally opened by an Englishman, the pub has the feel of any English pub.

Irish Pub

On the corner of the Plaza de Armas as you travel up to San Blas is where Paddy’s Irish Pub is located. There you will see all the most important soccer games and it has a great pub atmosphere and good bar food. There, you will feel like you have never left the United Kingdom.

La Fabrica Sports Bar

If you thought that while you were in Cusco, you were going to miss your favorite football, basketball or MMA championship, you are wrong. In La Fabrica Sports Bar, you can do it. It is a place located in Santa Catalina Street, close to the Main Square, where you can enjoy some board games, such as table football, pool game, among others. Consequently, in this place, you will have nothing but fun!

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Fallen Angel

Cusco Nightlife is not only limited to Discos and Pubs, but there is also a bar you must not miss when you visit the Inca city. Located behind the Plaza de Armas in front of the Monasterio hotel. It is a place called Fallen Angel.

To describe this place as unusual is not doing the bar justice. Fallen Angel has some of the best parties in Peru and if you are lucky enough to get a ticket, you will have the night of your life. It also has a small boutique hotel attached and the décor has to be seen to be believed.

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Some tips for a safe Cusco nightlife

1. Do not carry a lot of cash

Try not to carry a lot of money with you, because you will catch the attention of the pickpockets. Exchanging the required money on soles to cover your additional expenses is a plus.

2. Take an official taxi

After having fun is possible to get drunk. For that reason, it’s much safer to take an official taxi. It is easy to distinguish it. For example, some of them have stickers in front of the car that says “Taxi Seguro” in Spanish, which in English means “Safe Taxi”. Also, the letters are inside of a yellow and black circle. Also, inside of the car, you will see the driver ID with his or her picture, and the carriage number of the car in the sideways of the doors.

3. Bring a warm jacket with you

Sadly, catching the flu when you hang out in Cusco is too easy. For that reason, we recommend bringing always a jacket. Moreover, the weather at night is too cold and sometimes in the early mornings too. The weather lows around 45°F or 7º C. Some travelers wonder why it happens. The cold climate is due to the icy winds that come from the snowy mountains of Salkantay and Ausangate.

4. Bring with you a copy of your passport

It is recommendable to leave your Passport or your ID in your hotel room. But, for obvious reasons, you have to carry an ID. That’s why you should make a copy of it and you will avoid losing it.

Don’t forget the hotels

If you are looking for luxury hotels in Cusco you will not be disappointed. The city features some of the best hotels in Peru. Try the Belmond Hotels for a true luxury experience, even featuring oxygen that is pumped into the room if you are feeling a little light-headed.

Stay at the Aranwa in Cusco, a beautiful hotel housed in a Spanish Colonial house. The hotel has been completely refurbished and features one of the best art collections in Cusco. There is a beautiful patio where you can eat your breakfast and a great restaurant for dinner.

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Enjoy to the fullest!

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