Barrio Antiguo’s cobble streets and colonial structures may be some of the oldest in the city, but once the sun goes down the area comes alive with locals and tourists looking to experience the electricity of true Monterrey night life. Poplar Padre Mier is the prime party zone, where thumping discothèques and chic dance clubs line the streets.
Travelers who want to avoid the nightlife scene can still enjoy a visit to Barrio Antiguo. World-class restaurants and quiet cafes are perfect for relaxing over a cup of strong Mexican coffee or a plate of flavorful local cuisine. On Sunday afternoons regional artists and antique dealers set up street side tables for a unique alfresco shopping experience.