After decades of bar-dancing and tequila shooters, Avenida Revolución is officially dead. In its ashes has risen a new hipster nightlife scene along Calle 6 ("La Sexta"), populated by Tijuana's young creatives and a host of new cool-kid bars and restaurants. For the several blocks on either side of Revolución, it's a late-night gauntlet of bar after dance club after ironic retrospot. Standing favorites on La Sexta include the venerable and newly cool cantina Dandy del Sur, Mexi-kitsch dance club La Mezcalera, the five-bars-in-one variety pack Callejon de la Sexta, and retro Pop Diner (in the Metropoli store), which amid all the irony, is actually a diner too.
The after-dark action in the Zona Río and Plaza Fiesta are more geared toward late-night dining and dance-clubbing than tequila swilling and barhopping. Although the nightlife scene changes regularly, perhaps the most popular dance club is Baby Rock, 1482 Diego Rivera (tel. 664/634-2404), near the Guadalajara Grill restaurant, a cousin to Acapulco's lively Baby O, which features everything from Latin rock to rap. It's open from 9pm to 3am, with a cover charge of $12 on Saturdays. One of the most fun bars in Zona Río is La Cantina de los Remedios, 2479 Diego Rivera (tel. 664/634-3065; www.losremedios.com.mx; Mon-Thurs 1pm-1am, Fri-Sat 1pm-2am, and Sun 1-10pm). Although los Remedios may be best known as a restaurant, nightfall is when the real fun starts; the tequila options here are plentiful -- there's a reason it's called "the remedies."