If ever there was someone who knew how to satisfy desire it was Ninkasi, goddess of beer. Get your Sumerian deity on and learn how to prepare your own batch of frothy goodness at Red Cervecera Perú. Tucked in a quiet street in the charming Barranco district, this beer hub stands out for reasons beyond the colorful mural that drenches its entrance. Brewing classes led by experienced brewers are available on the weekly, and graduates are welcome to return afterwards to stock up on ingredients such as malt and hops. Feeling parched? An intimate draft bar with rotating, unique brews welcomes you to sit and sip, or you can fill up a growler to satisfy your desires elsewhere.


A beer hub for amateurs and connoisseurs (and thirsty people).
Everything's better when it's artisanal.
Atahualpa 176, Barranco
Mon., 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


By Susana Lay

Susana loves long walks and sometimes loses her voice while teaching literature classes. She loves to write, watch movies, eat and sleep. She also loves to travel and to write about her travels. You'll never know where to find her — most of the time, she herself doesn't know.