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Nightlife in Huaraz

Nightlife in Huaraz

Yes, we know, there are so many things to do in Huaraz that sometimes the itinerary may fall short, and as if it wasn’t enough the city also provides everything for a fun night out. It may sound like we’re complaining about the city, but instead, we are highlighting the fact that there is never enough time while you’re on vacation.

Whether you’re the party traveler type or just want to enjoy a chilly evening listening to good live music with a glass of wine, then Huaraz could be the destination for you. In addition to the natural wonders and historical attractions, there’s another side of Huaraz that you may not know of.

The city may not be crowded with pubs, bars, and nightclubs as you might expect, but there’s a bit for everyone if you just want to have a couple of drinks or even dance to good music.

However, the only downside here is altitude; keep in mind that Huaraz is located over 3,050 meters above sea level, and trust us, alcohol can cause some trouble in this high elevation, but there’s nothing that a coca tea can’t relieve.

For those up to a bar-crawling night or just out for a few drinks, here we have gathered the most popular bars and nightclubs in the area. Likewise, we’ve also added a few tips regarding safety and how to deal with a hangover at three thousand meters of altitude.

1. Bonustrack Bar
This small bar offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out with friends. They have a thoughtfully designed cocktail and drink selection, which is complemented with great dishes. Bonustrack Bar is one of the most sought-after bars in the city of Huaraz since it also offers live indie, jazz, and rock music.
Address: Jr. José De La Mar 775, Huaraz.

2. El Tambo
It is the most popular nightclub in the city of Huaraz with the perfect setting to dance those numb hiking legs away! El Tambo offers a good mix of international Top 40 music and homeground Latin sounds, with a wide range of drinks and cocktails.
Address: Jt. José De La Mar 776, Huaraz.

3. Makondo’s
Just across the street from El Tambo nightclub, lies another bar with a variety of food options, drinks, and more. Here you’ll be able to spend some quality time with friends while you start getting in the mood to hit the dance floor!
Address: Jr. José de la Mar Corner and Jr. Simon Bolivar, Huaraz.

4. Los 13 Buhos
Jose De La Mar is certainly a party street, Los 13 Buhos bar is also located right at this trip, just upstairs from Makondo’s. It is one of the most popular chill-out bars in Huaraz, perfect for an evening drink and the best craft beer in town.
Address: Jr. José de la Mar 812 2nd fl. Huaraz.

5. Tio Enrique
If you’re looking for a more European-themed bar, this is the way to go! Tio Enrique is the perfect location to try some of the three dozen varieties of imported beers from the UK, Belgium, and Germany. It is a popular bar among tourists with the perfect atmosphere to start the evening!
Address: Jirón Simón Bolívar 572, Huaraz.

Safety Tips

To start, remember that you will be in high altitude places, so drinking alcohol can bring up or worsen the symptoms of altitude sickness, very common in those who are not used to such conditions. So, take it easy and stay hydrated at all costs.

To have a peaceful night, do not take valuables to this place and everything you bring, always keep close by. Small thefts can happen in busier environments without your noticing, so keep your attention redoubled.

To get around, avoid walking alone through the streets of Huaraz, especially at dawn. Choose to use safe transport, such as official taxis. In case of any doubt, contact your travel agency and ask for information and tips.

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