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Address: 3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613-3810
Phone Number:
+1 773-549-0203
12:00 - 20:00
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Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 20:00

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Great intimate concert space & home to Lollapalooza after-shows

I've seen quite a few performers here over the years and I'm always pleased when an artist or band I like books this place. For me the main appeal is the intimate vibe you get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Megan D
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen quite a few performers here over the years and I'm always pleased when an artist or band I like books this place. For me the main appeal is the intimate vibe you get from a venue that is mostly standing-room. Between the main floor and the balcony, Metro fits about 1100. Those who are not into having to... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Awful security, kicked me out for no reason and I'm livid, bad sound, awful staff. DO NOT COME HERE!!! The place across the street has good milkshakes.

Thank Evan B
Olathe, Kansas, United States
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Fortunate to see The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the best music venue in Chicago. The history, classic architecture, acoustics, lights and overall ambiance of this fine establishment make the Metro the best place to see and hear a band in live action. Not to be missed!

Thank Rick C
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

this place is so small your butt hits the wall.we saw a sold out show on Saturday.the sound was horrible,couldnt even hear the singer over the band.too many people let in .couldn't get to bar or ladies bathroom on 3rd floor.shouldnt been allowed to have mosh pits,never saw 1 security person any where.took over 1/2 hour to get in,only 1... More 

Thank Lisa K
Chicago, Illinois
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183 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

When many small bands come to Chicago, lots of them wish to play at the Metro and the feeling is always the same for fans. It's small, so be prepared to get hot and sweat. It's right by Wrigley Field, so of course it's right by public transportation. I love going there, it's a great area with great pubs near... More 

Thank kaitlin8899
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Went to a Friday night sold out show at the Metro. This theater is about 95% standing room only with a very small amount of seating with small tables in the balcony. We sat up in the balcony and were lucky enough to get two tables. The view was good and the sound was good. There is a large bar... More 

Thank Peter F
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I was in Chicago on business and just could not pass up the opportunity to see Bad Religion in concert at the Metro. It was my first time there and couldn't have asked for a better night out. Got right in with no problem and I liked that the merch is off to the left in a separate area, which... More 

Thank Frank R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

My husband & I had planned a multi city US trip for my 50th birthday and once I had googled what was on in Chicago I came across this event & decided to book tickets. So glad I did. It reminded me of how real gigs used to be years ago before the huge venues& arenas took off. Small intimate... More 

Thank sandramilne
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

My husband, a friend and I had tickets to see Bob Mould with Margaret Cho. We've seen other shows there over the years. The venue is great but the ladies' room is on the third floor. The acoustics are great and the service is good at the bars.

Thank Mandy H
New Haven, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I have been going to shows at the Metro for about 15 years. From Indie rock to hardcore and metal the Metro allows fans to be up close and personal with the bands like live music should be. The Metro is full of history and seems to be an essential stop for emerging artists and established bands who prefer an... More 

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This energetic sub-neighborhood, part of the larger Lakeview neighborhood, has a split personality. In the daytime you can stroll along its streets and enjoy a quiet meal, shop for gifts, walk along the row homes or sit peacefully in Graceland Cemetery. After dark, the neighborhood springs to life. Go bar-hopping along Addison and Sheffield Avenue or join the crowd at the historic Wrigley Field for live music. If there’s a Chicago Cubs baseball game in town, be prepared. Cubs fans can get a little rowdy and may prove to be a bit overwhelming if you're not expecting it.
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