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Metro

420 reviews on Yelp
Entertainment Venue
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Metro Chicago has been a mainstay for music lovers ever since its inception in 1982. The brainchild of Joe Shanahan, a well-known music promoter, it was the pla... more
Metro Chicago has been a mainstay for music lovers ever since its inception in 1982. The brainchild of Joe Shanahan, a well-known music promoter, it was the platform for bands like Alkaline Trio, Fall Out Boy, R.E.M. and The Smashing Pumpkins. Besides these, it has hosted a plethora of artists from various genres and it continues to be a hot-spot for local musicians to perform as well. The acoustics in what was the former Northside Auditorium Building are just as fantastic as when it was constructed in 1927. Underneath the building in the basement, visit the Smart Bar for a drink before the show. One drawback is that the drink prices are high and the bar is cash only, but there is an ATM on-site.... less
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Reviews

  • Renita M.
    Renita M.
    4/1/2018
    I'm definitely on the older side of the club concert going public, being closer to 40 than 30. So you may take my review with that in mind. But I think I can review this place fairly. We came on...more
  • Streets A.
    Streets A.
    3/29/2018
    I have probably been to the Metro more than any other Chicago venue. Like a lot of places, I think that the reputation precedes itself and the awesomeness is squarely in the past. Who knows when...more
  • Annette J.
    Annette J.
    3/22/2018
    I lived in Chicago for a decade and The Metro was hands down my favorite place to see a show. I recently went back after about a 7 year absence and it was still just as awesome as I remembered,...more
  • Shih C.
    Shih C.
    2/1/2018
    This place hasn't changed since the last time I was here doing a photo shoot for a local band years ago. It is not fancy or high end. It is dark yet intimate. I attended a benefit featuring...more
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah L.
    3/6/2018
    It was my first time coming to the venue at the beginning of the month for a SoMo concert. It's a small intimate stage area with a bar in the back. If you haven't been before, it's not hard to...more