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“barrio antiguo is the coolest”
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Barrio Antiguo
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Monterrey City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #21 of 112 things to do in Monterrey
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Owner description: Neighborhood lined with some of the oldest buildings in the city, some dating back to the 17th century.
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“barrio antiguo is the coolest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2006

I´ve been visiting the barrio antiguo area since I first started going to Monterrey years ago and Its has changed. for the best I think. here there is a wide variety of music and scenes. from spanish pop to reggae. for heavy metal try a bar on morelos named "Ibex" Its all a heavy metal place should be. there was a 10 peso cover last time I went in, and 10 pesos a beer. but it can be higer if theres a well known band inside, and they bring them from as far as sweden. theres a couple reggae bars on Morelos and Mina. One is the "Waye" its a small place where you can have a conversation and relax some times they have a band come and play beer is 15 pesos. across the street is the "Riviera" its also a reggae bar with ska thrown in to the mix they also have live music I heard three bands in one night and theres no cover. the beer and drinks are really cheap at 10 pesos for beer and 35 pesos for mixed drinks and they even sell 32 oz bottles and the rare and elusive Indio and sol brava 40 oz which is nearly impossible to find elsewhwere, believe me I asked and was told theyre available in Mexico city. there is the "Cafe Iguana" and "Antropolis", which are very large and crowded the music was pretty good but they started playing music that caters to soccer hooligans so theres a bit of scuffles. the beer is cheap here at 10 pesos but they dont have mixed drinks. they dont have cover chargeaswell. theres all types of clubs for all tastes so find the one thats right for you. and dont forget on sundays "El Callejon Del Arte" it s the "art alley" theres all types of people selling antiques and hand made objects and art.

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“Nice buildings in Barrio Antiguo”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2003

This was a nice area to visit durring the day if you like to look at old buildings and some really cool doors. We didn't hit it at nite, but I was told that people really like to party there.. just be careful of the cop cost if you are drinking to much. But over all it was close to the marco, inter plaza (shopping) so worth a walk over there.

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“Definatly the place to be... Barrio Antiguo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2003

I am a 25yr old IT consultant who was sent to Monterrey for two weeks to do some work for a regional office. My trip ended up lasting 3 weeks, and I must say that all of my time outside of work was spent in Barrio Antiguo area. One of the hottest disco's in this area is the KokoLoco. the club is 3 floors & It features 2 different dance floors, the first of which is Alternative/Rock and was the most fun for me...
The 2nd and 3rd floor feature Pop & Dance Music.. the third floor is a loft over looking the 2nd. Drinks are cheap here and the best night to go is Friday. If you are looking for just a simple bar, I really enjoyed the Nueva Luna. It is a resturant/bar featuring live music every night of the week. There are sooo many bars and discos in this area I have a hard time remembering all of the names but I can tell you that this is one of the hottest cities I have ever been to when it came to a weekend night life. Barrio Antiguo is definatly the place to be as it reminded me alot of Burbon Street New Orleans (with out the bad smell and dirty atmosphere) on friday and sat nights.... I have seen mention of the Blue Moon in other posts.. this too was a very nice bar to visit playing the latest in Hip-hop/rap/dance music. The Blue Moon is not in Barrio Antiguo, but is located in the Plaza area. Drinks here were also fairly cheap. For resturants, I would reccomend the following...

La Bikni - 5 Star resturant with all types of food & featuring live music. La Bikni also features a disco on the roof featuring all types of music.

La Parola - 5 Star Itilan Resturant with all the trimmings. Very romantic to take your specail someone

La Valentina - 5 Star resturant featuring all kinds of food, but dress nice and make a reservation or you wont get in. La Valentina also features a disco (I forgot the name of the disco) with exellent music.

Bambuka - This is a Resturant/Bar/disco with a New York City atmosphere. This Resturant/Bar sits on the second floor of a building featuring indoor/outdoor dining, good music and Large Plasma screens playing music videos... Again Dress Nice and Make a reservation or you wont get in....

And remember Taxi's are VERY cheap in Mexico so don't do anything stupid.... take a taxi to and from your hotel if you plan to go drinking... ;-) Hope this helps some of you and I hope you are able to enjoy Monterrey Mexico as much as I did...

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“Hottest City in the world!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2003

If you are looking for a good time head to Monterrey,Mexico. I travel to mexico a few times a year each time to Monterrey. When I go me and my friends hit the clubs and bars along with everything in between.
Saltillo is cool and a lot more laid back. I was there from August 5th-13th 2003. IF you're looking for hot rap clubs there is nothing better than Republica. It's located in Barrio Antiguo and it's pretty new. Thursday night is the best night to go. When Republica isn't rap- everyone goes to At Loft. It's just down the street from Republica and it's almost as good. If your'e looking for bars Mangos is cool it's just causal laid back, where as Blue Moon is trendy and cool. You won't regret going to monterrey! It's the best city in the world. :)

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“A Cool Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2003

this is a great place to hang out, it rocks being here because all the bars and discos are so close to each other that you can go bar hopping until morning, there is a place for every taste, there are some places that you can go to hear live bands of jazz, blues, etc, while drinking some coffe or some places to hear rock and party! those places are located in 17th century old buildings or i dont know how old but it gives great look and feeling. So COOL!!!

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