So I was talking with my cousin (Vladimir) about a month ago about bars in Lima when he told me about this really chill bar in Miraflores thats not croweded with people (not many bars like that in Lima).
The place is called the SkyBar (some of you living in Lima might actually know this place) and it is located on the 21st floor of the Thunderbird Hotel on Benavides Av. and Av. Larco. There is also a sports bar called Salsas Bar & Grill, which claims to have the largest flat screen tv in all of Lima (if they broadcast American Football on that thing you can guarentee that I'll be there). Here is some of their info:
Address: Ave. Benavides 415, Miraflores. Lima, Peru
Telephone number: (511) 617-9300
Fax number: (511) 617-9222
Reservations: (511) 616-3141
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So last week I went with Zdenka to the SkyBar to check it out. Once the elevator doors open you are greeted to this amazing view of Miraflores (its almost a 360 degree view, almost). The interior is warm and cozy and is very inviting. There is a dining area along with a moderate size bar. I found the seating in the bar to be quite nice what with large plush leather seatings just begging to be sat on. There was light instrumental music playing in the background to add to the class value.
Overall the place is great for a romantic date since it really isn't that crowded at all, hell you can even have a conversation without having to yell to your person your with (a big plus). The scene at the SkyBar is calm so I wouldn't recommend it for your casual friday night "lets get drunk, and have regrets the next day" spot. The people there were mostly tourists in general which is alright I guess.
I would have to say that the only negative point about the place is that their mixed drinks like the famous Long Island Iced Tea (which was prepared with way too much Coca Cola and had no sour mix at all), aren't worth the money. Your best bet is to stick to wine, beer, or hard alcohol (solo). With a gorgous view of the city (an Zdenka, of course), nice quite atmosphere, alcohol, minus tons of people, equals a great alternative to the weekly routine.