It seems strange to speak of this district having a "night life" as such, but as befitting its name, it's far busier at night than during the day. But it's not drunken, rowdy students and ruffians. Instead, it's mostly mothers and children and the ever-present cats. In fact, in this district, quite a few of the establishments don't even open until after sunrise.
During the day, the streets are quiet, but by no means empty. But most of the interesting bits are at night, so I adapt.