Monterrey Nightlife | Things to do After Dark in Monterrey
Monterrey is a city full of places to enjoy a wide variety of music when night falls. It offers clubs, bars, and lounges, as well as live concerts performed by famous rock and pop artists, along with classical music performers.
In Monterrey you can also discover "grupera" music, a melodious genre of music typical in the north of Mexico and in Latino communities in the US. There are a lot of nightclubs in Monterrey where you can dance to live music of this genre.
Barrio Antiguo (Old Town)
A large part of the nightlife in Monterrey is concentrated in an area of cobbled streets called "Barrio Antiguo" (Old Town), which is located very close to the Macro Plaza. The neighborhood offers a unique charm for those that like a bohemian atmosphere, where the buildings, doors, windows, and ironwork are reminiscent of yesteryear. Here you'll find nightclubs and bars offering live music, along with plenty of cafes, and restaurants. Although there are lots of other places spread throughout the city, Barrio Antiguo tends to be where the young people go and where many of the fashionable places are to be found.
The nightlife in Monterrey is not limited to music and dancing, the locals are also fanatics of good concerts, sporting events, and cultural shows. This is one of the reasons why this industrial city is home to two of the most impressive cutting-edge complexes in the state: the Arena Monterrey and Auditorio Banamex.
This mega complex of "smart" engineering features cutting-edge technology, excellent audiovisual equipment, and all the facilities necessary to host spectacular concerts, sporting events, ice skating shows, and exhibitions. The site can hold up to 17,600 people.
Shaping up to be the most important auditorium in the country and Latin America for its cutting-edge technology and its facilities, Auditorio Banamex is the setting for concerts performed by top artists, Broadway-style musicals, classical orchestras, and a whole lot more. With capacity for up to 7,000 spectators, this amphitheater features VIP rooms, 2 lounge-style areas, 10 bars, and 3 souvenir stores.
Dance and theater occupy a very special place in the hearts of the people from Monterrey. The City Theater is without a doubt the most important scenic arts complex in the state of Nuevo Leon as it features numerous rooms, including one that can hold up to 1,400 people. Others include the Art Center Theater, Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture), and Monterrey del IMSS Theater, all of which are ideal places to see folk dances, modern dance, and ballet, as well as different theater shows.
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