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“Nightlife is mostly gone...”
Review of Barrio Antiguo

Barrio Antiguo
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$100.00*
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Ranked #20 of 117 things to do in Monterrey
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Neighborhood lined with some of the oldest buildings in the city, some dating back to the 17th century.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Unfortunately most of the information on Trip Advisor is very outdated regarding Bario Antiguo as it relates to the nightlife. In most recent years this area was plagued by Narco traffic shootings and killings. Unfortunately the once vibrant nightlife has disappeared and many clubs have since closed. Even on a Saturday night only a few places remain open, but few people venture there. Most locals will discourage tourists from visiting Bario Antiguo and the nightlife scene has moved on to other parts of the city. At this point, it only is worth visiting during the daytime as the former nightlife is just a shadow of its former self. This all started with a shoot-out and killing at Cafe Iguana (Another user posted a review, which indicates they have since closed). Locals got scared and stopped coming.

I wanted to see this for myself as it was hard to believe - I had very fond memories. I did visit one of the few places remaining open in this area called Nueva Luna. It had live music that started around 10:30 at night (I went on a Saturday) and drinks were cheap (30 pesos for a beer).

However, if you are planning on a night out in Barrio Antiguo itself you would be better off going somewhere else. When I asked about Barrio Antiguo at the hotel, another hotel guest was listening to my conversation with the hotel clerk. I could see her negative expression and head shaking. She told me to avoid, but I still went out of curiosity. . Should have listen to her.

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Brides go and take their pictures there. and I just love to drive around it, it is very old Mexico style. At night the bars are sometimes good sometimes not. Better to go with someone who knows the area.

Thank MargGlz
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

nice walk with Art Galleries and cafe's during the day, night clubs and restaurant during the evening. unfortunately right now is not the best place to go during the evening, but walking during the day is really nice. Is right behind Marco, that is other must see place of the city.

Thank MexKaz
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

This area might be considered as dangerous to many these days. But on Sunday, in the afternoon, it comes alive again. And you can find craft, vintage items, art etc. Also some cool cafes such as Trece Luna, Tierra Libre in the area for the weekday boredom. A must-go in Monterrey!

Thank alphabetical-25
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Reviewed August 27, 2008

I noticed some of the reviews where old, so I thought I'd fresh'n it up. The barrio is still the place from Wed to Sat. Best days on the weekend, you will find every sort of music you like and a few places to eat. lots of people there on the weekends, you will be able to accomodate most age ranges 18 +

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