Music Venue, Rock Club, and Bar
3730 N Clark St (btwn Racine & Waveland Ave), Chicago, IL 60613, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon
    • Noon–6:00 PM
  • Tue–Sat
    • Noon–8:00 PM
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Chicago's independent rock club since '82


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  • Allie B.

    Go to the balcony - better view and less crowds (which means better access to bar and bathrooms too).

    Allie Bernstein · April 5
  • Omar R.

    Kool place

    Omar Rodriguez · March 28
  • Kyle M.

    The arrangement or seating is great. The sound is amazing... And their craft beer on Nitro was perfect

    Kyle McFarland · February 25
  • James P.

    Security is fucking tight, sober up for like 5 minutes and don't act a fool. After that drinking and smoking do in the middle of the audience. Good venue tho.

    James Power · February 7
  • Joey N.

    Cash only..

    Joey Nowak · January 18
  • Emily S.

    Be sure to bring cash for the cash bar!!

    Emily Sullivan · January 17
  • Jill

    favorite venue in the city.

    Jill · January 3
  • caleb h.

    Good sized venue.

    caleb hanlon · December 1, 2014
  • Dirk D.

    Check out the posters in the store just south of the main entrance.

    Dirk De Lor · November 21, 2014
  • jonas

    Get a spot on the slightly-elevated back platform.

    jonas · November 9, 2014
  • Mooney M.

    Metro is legendary. Just remember the men's room is on the 1st floor and the ladies' room is on the 3rd floor.

    Mooney Mj · October 9, 2014
  • Derek D.

    A great small venue to see a show.

    Derek Dukey · September 3, 2014
  • עלי

    En iyi gece külüplerinden biri :)

    עלי · August 16, 2014
  • Chris S.

    My favorite place to catch a show.

    Chris Shackleton · August 15, 2014
  • Bradley B.

    Go early, and often!

    Bradley Bonic · August 14, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    There may be no prouder accomplishment for a Chicago band than headlining at this legendary theater, which has hosted countless famous acts in its 30-plus-year history. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    After a show head down to Smartbar and dance into the morning, a great two for one venue deal. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Taylor W.

    Go up stairs. The view great and the bar is close.

    Taylor Williams · January 12, 2014
  • ash. a.

    cash only bar! page says takes credit cards, but that is only for tickets

    ash. anz. · October 18, 2013
  • Tornaparts !.

    Premier venue in the city. Hip place in the hippest part of town. Saw the Pumpkins open the Siamese Dream tour here...that's what made me start writing music. Don't blame them...couldn't have known.

    Tornaparts ! · October 16, 2013
  • La Guía Raspberry

    El grunge tuvo su casa en este lugar, que abrió sus puertas desde 1982. Aquí nacieron los grupos Smashing Pumpkins, Urge Overkill, Local H, Liz Phair y Veruca Salt. Perry Farrell continua visitándolo.

    La Guía Raspberry · March 10, 2013
  • Cassie W.

    Love when Lucero plays here!

    Cassie Wilson · January 21, 2013
  • Jonny C.

    Best Venue in Chicago!

    Jonny Collins · January 5, 2013
  • miles r.

    hey. the stairs. don't sit on 'em.

    miles ross · November 25, 2012
  • Red Bull

    Cross platform of the best local, regional, and national emerging artists can be found here.

    Red Bull · November 15, 2012
  • KickTickets

    The Airborne Toxic Event at Monday, Dec 31, 2012 Read more

    KickTickets · November 5, 2012
  • Taylor

    Fun place to watch a show but beware, it's incredibly hot inside!

    Taylor · October 22, 2012
  • Anthony V.

    If you're early in the line...marathon sprint inside when doors open. Take the stairs left. 2 flights. And sit at a table like a golden god

    Anthony Vásquez · October 18, 2012
  • Steve P.

    My favorite concert venue in the world.

    Steve Poland · September 7, 2012
  • Natalie J.

    Best sound system in Chicago.

    Natalie Jaime · August 4, 2012
  • Shannon H.

    A lot of their shows are 18+ so you don't have to be 21 to get in. Just check online in advance. The tickets are cheaper online anyway!

    Shannon Heath · July 24, 2012
  • Hank T.

    Try the wings! I hear I'm awesome!

    Hank ThePigeon · May 30, 2012
  • Robert l.

    Have seen many bands! Latest was Wild Flag! They ROCKED. The small venue is a great place to go, hang with your buds and listen to great music.

    Robert licursi · May 23, 2012
  • Moses M.

    Check out for more AGP events.

    Moses Mcfeely · May 13, 2012
  • Lisa W.

    One of the best venues in the city (and my first Chicago show when I moved here). Can be hot during the summer, but the quality of acts booked here more than make up for it.

    Lisa W · May 13, 2012
  • Paul A.

    Jennifer at the second floor bar is the best tell her Paul from kc sent you and tip her well

    Paul Austin · April 22, 2012
  • Last Gang E.

    Egyptrixx plays here tonight with Modeselektor!

    Last Gang Ent. · April 19, 2012
  • Lia M.

    1 of my favorite places! Go downstairs to smartbar after the show. If you run into Lenny tell him I said hello.

    Lia Melvin · April 5, 2012
  • Elizabeth R.

    Good Venue!

    Elizabeth Reszke · February 13, 2012
  • Andy T.

    Hey there music buff! Come by before or after the show for some cheap Mediterranean eats. Check in on Foursquare for our Newbie special for $10 off the purchase of 2 entrees.

    Andy Tamras · February 5, 2012
  • DJ D.

    Tonite the Official After Party for WBEZ 4th Annual Block Party is at Subterranean 'til 3am! Http://

    DJ Demchuk · January 21, 2012
  • Chris M.

    Bar on the main floor busy? Go upstairs.

    Chris Maki · January 9, 2012
  • Leigha K.

    sweet venue for seeing great bands! huge variety of acts come through this's not all just indie rock!

    Leigha Kristoff · December 14, 2011
  • Wookie B.

    If you get advance tickets at their box offices, you can avoid feed. Open noon to 6PM.

    Wookie Boogie · October 24, 2011
  • Theophilus London

    drink responsibly!

    Theophilus London · October 23, 2011
  • Matt H.

    Stage left speakers. If you can take the bass, you will always be close to the stage, probably behind me.

    Matt Hoffman · August 17, 2011
  • The Feast

    Get there a little early and stake out a spot on the upstairs balcony railing; sure, the floor's more fun, but the view from up top's unparalleled.

    The Feast · June 10, 2011
  • Chris B.

    Love to stand either on the 'old guy balcony' or on the floor house left/stage right -- beer tub usually there, and great sound - Read more

    Chris Broyles · June 7, 2011
  • Diana R.

    my favorite chicago venue <3

    Diana Rocha · May 24, 2011
  • Nicole W.

    If a doors open at 7 get here at 6:40 there's plenty of street parking. Sit in ur car for 15mins then pay to park till 9 (street parking is free after 9) it's way cheaper then parking in a lot

    Nicole White · May 23, 2011

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