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Metro

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Bar
Wrigleyville, Chicago
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  • The experts at Redeye Chicago and Chicagoist recommend this place
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  • Deanna
    "classic goth!"(4 Tips)
    Max M.
    "Small but you're close to the stage."(3 Tips)
    Alyssa
    "One of the best live music venues in Chicago."(2 Tips)
    Preston M.
    "My favorite concert venue in Chicagoland."(2 Tips)
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  • Danimal
    DanimalMay 8
    Been here 25+ times
    The sound is exceptional and they always bring the best musicians throughout the year!
  • David M.
    David MedinaJanuary 6
    Always a good show when. It's at the metro!!
  • Max M.
    Max MoellerNovember 7, 2016
    Very cool venue. Small but you're close to the stage.
  • Dale B.
    Dale BauerMay 20, 2016
    Iconic venue, I've loved it for over 30 years.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AtkinsonMarch 12, 2016
    Awesome venue, especially since it supports metal!
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReedMarch 2, 2016
    Old club feel but a great vibe. Perfect for a show and a few cocktails.
  • Stephan G.
    Stephan GermainJanuary 23, 2016
    The sound is amazing for this medium sized venue
  • Loryn .
    Loryn 🗡️December 24, 2015
    It's a great music venue
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    Smaller venue. GA is great all around. Merch table fills up quick.
  • Preston M.
    Preston MichelsonAugust 21, 2015
    My favorite concert venue in Chicagoland.
  • Sky T.
    Sky TaylorJune 16, 2015
    Great venue for live music!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrunbergMay 27, 2015
    They made my girlfriend really angry and took her money!
  • Santy D.
    Santy DMay 16, 2015
    Washed and doing
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McFarlandMay 11, 2015
    The sound is great. The whole setup was great. And no lame barricades for hardcore shows I saw there like Judge and H20
  • Allie B.
    Allie BernsteinApril 5, 2015
    Go to the balcony - better view and less crowds (which means better access to bar and bathrooms too).
  • Omar R.
    Omar RodriguezMarch 28, 2015
    Kool place
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McFarlandFebruary 25, 2015
    The arrangement or seating is great. The sound is amazing... And their craft beer on Nitro was perfect
  • James P.
    James PowerFebruary 7, 2015
    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.
  • Joey N.
    Joey NowakJanuary 18, 2015
    Cash only..
  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanJanuary 17, 2015
    Be sure to bring cash for the cash bar!!
  • Jill
    JillJanuary 3, 2015
    favorite venue in the city.
  • caleb h.
    caleb hanlonDecember 1, 2014
    Good sized venue.
  • Dirk D.
    Dirk De LorNovember 21, 2014
    Check out the posters in the store just south of the main entrance.
  • jonas
    jonasNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a spot on the slightly-elevated back platform.
  • Mooney M.
    Mooney MjOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Metro is legendary. Just remember the men's room is on the 1st floor and the ladies' room is on the 3rd floor.
  • Derek D.
    Derek DukeySeptember 3, 2014
    A great small venue to see a show.
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShackletonAugust 15, 2014
    My favorite place to catch a show.
  • Bradley B.
    Bradley BonicAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go early, and often!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    After a show head down to Smartbar and dance into the morning, a great two for one venue deal. Read more
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WilliamsJanuary 12, 2014
    Go up stairs. The view great and the bar is close.
  • ash. a.
    ash. anz.October 18, 2013
    cash only bar! page says takes credit cards, but that is only for tickets
  • Tornaparts !.
    Tornaparts !October 16, 2013
    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.
  • Cassie W.
    Cassie WilsonJanuary 21, 2013
    Love when Lucero plays here!
  • Jonny C.
    Jonny CollinsJanuary 5, 2013
    Best Venue in Chicago!
  • miles r.
    miles rossNovember 25, 2012
    hey. the stairs. don't sit on 'em.
  • Taylor
    TaylorOctober 22, 2012
    Fun place to watch a show but beware, it's incredibly hot inside!
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VásquezOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Steve P.
    Steve PolandSeptember 7, 2012
    My favorite concert venue in the world.
  • Natalie J.
    Natalie JaimeAugust 4, 2012
    Best sound system in Chicago.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 24, 2012
    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!
  • Hank T.
    Hank ThePigeonMay 30, 2012
    Try the wings! I hear I'm awesome!
  • Robert l.
    Robert licursiMay 23, 2012
    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.
  • Moses M.
    Moses McfeelyMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out www.americangothicprod.com for more AGP events.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Last Gang E.
    Last Gang Ent.April 19, 2012
    Egyptrixx plays here tonight with Modeselektor! Egyptrixx.net
  • Lia M.
    Lia MelvinApril 5, 2012
    1 of my favorite places! Go downstairs to smartbar after the show. If you run into Lenny tell him I said hello.
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth ReszkeFebruary 13, 2012
    Good Venue!
  • Andy T.
    Andy TamrasFebruary 5, 2012
    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.
  • DJ D.
    DJ DemchukJanuary 21, 2012
    Tonite the Official After Party for WBEZ 4th Annual Block Party is at Subterranean 'til 3am! Http://djdemchuk.blogspot.com
  • Chris M.
    Chris MakiJanuary 9, 2012
    Bar on the main floor busy? Go upstairs.
  • Leigha K.
    Leigha KristoffDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    sweet venue for seeing great bands! huge variety of acts come through this place...it's not all just indie rock!
  • Wookie B.
    Wookie BoogieOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you get advance tickets at their box offices, you can avoid feed. Open noon to 6PM.
  • Theophilus London
    Theophilus LondonOctober 23, 2011
    drink responsibly!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HoffmanAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stage left speakers. If you can take the bass, you will always be close to the stage, probably behind me.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    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.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BroylesJune 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Diana R.
    Diana RochaMay 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    my favorite chicago venue <3
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole WhiteMay 23, 2011
    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
  • Digital Tour Bus
    Digital Tour BusMay 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a stamp before going to buy band merchandise because it is located right outside where they check tickets. If you don't have a stamp, you can't get back in!
  • Stefanie G.
    Don't sit on the stairs.
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneFebruary 20, 2011
    Cash Only everywhere. Dirty bathrooms. But good bands sometimes come here.
  • Deanna
    DeannaFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Noctuna is an amazing night to go to for those into 80s and classic goth!
  • Cody M.
    Cody MeltzerJanuary 6, 2011
    Watch out for the security but def go if your favorite band is in town. They have a great sound system, venue atmosphere and location. Legendary spot.
  • Studio B.
    Studio BallionJanuary 3, 2011
    One of the best club nights in Chicago.
  • Erik J.
    Erik JensenDecember 28, 2010
    They actually play Goth music on a Goth night! Not just Synth-pop like in Detroit..
  • Mike M.
    Mike MullerDecember 27, 2010
    You can park at the McD's just down the street. Either somebody will be out working the lot or you can just go in and ask the manager and they'll sell you a parking pass for $10.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FioresiOctober 22, 2010
    awesome venue other than the nazi staff.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best live music venues in Chicago. Great history, great acoustics. A must.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LorsbachOctober 12, 2010
    the best booze bang for your buck is a whiskey on the rocks. 7 bucks and prob 2.5 shots. do it.
  • Pepper
    PepperSeptember 28, 2010
    10/21/2010 Pepper's Like A Surgeon Tour w/ Brother Ali and Pour Habit Read more
  • Kevin
    KevinAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place to see a show in Chicago
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MarieAugust 10, 2010
    best shows, awesome owners!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CigrangJuly 19, 2010
    Love it here.
  • E. W.
    E. W.June 29, 2010
    If you're into the goth scene or just like industrial/gothic music, there's a semi-monthly dance event that if nothing else offers excellent DJing.
  • Nikki K.
    Nikki KingaMay 4, 2010
    Don't flick off the bouncers during concerts while taking videos, they WILL kick you out.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CataniaApril 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best places to see a concert!
  • Patty
    PattyApril 5, 2010
    miike snow!!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HoyerMarch 17, 2010
    Gotz Ta Go!
  • chris c.
    chris courtneyMarch 11, 2010
    By tickets at the box office and avoid all the service charges. Saves an easy 5-10 bucks per ticket. Open Tuesday through Saturday 12-8pm, take cash.
  • Stacy Y.
    Stacy YoungMarch 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Metro is s great place to see a show! Good sound, sightlines and bands!
  • Caplan S.
    Caplan StrakaFebruary 28, 2010
    Another fabulous venue for music. Get a drink next door at the Gingerman before your show.
  • Lauren
    LaurenFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely check out Metro's monthly 18+ dance party called One Night Stand. Free or cheap admission, always books the best local DJs, goes til super late, and usually includes freebies. GO! Read more
  • Steven W.
    Steven WalkerJuly 27, 2009
    Try the Corned Beef Pipe Bombs (I think the name of these delicious treats was changed to Corned Beef rolls because people got offended.)
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MulcockMay 13, 2009
    Find the next dance-based band coming to town (think Presets, LCD Soundsystem, MIA, or Boys Noize) and sweat it out on the floor - then bust down Belmont for hotdogs.
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    En iyi gece külüplerinden biri :)
  • La Guía Raspberry
    La Guía RaspberryMarch 10, 2013
    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.
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