Metro

    415 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

    • Anamaria H.
      Anamaria H.
      1/3/2018
      The Metro is one of my favorite places to catch a show in Chicago. For starters, I love how the venue is located in Wrigleyville - it's easy to get to and easy to find food before or after. And...more
    • Shelby E.
      Shelby E.
      12/2/2017
      I visited Metro for the first time for The Sound of Tomorrow on a Friday night and was a fan. The line was only 2 people long when we rolled up around 10pm (the time the show started). The door...more
    • Kevin N.
      Kevin N.
      11/3/2017
      Metro is a Chicago institution! I have seen countless concerts here for over three decades. It's not really a huge venue with a capacity of 1100. There are two floors and the main floor is...more
    • Mike J.
      Mike J.
      10/29/2017
      Was here for Rupaul's Drag Race Werk the World Tour. A decent venue for the most part. However the security staff seemed to have nothing better to do than to harass the audience, both in line...more
    • Stephanie G.
      Stephanie G.
      3/3/2017
      I've been coming to Metro regularly for almost 20 years (holy crap, I'm old) and needless to say this place feels like home. Over the years I've been able to see Billy Corgan back Cheap Trick on...more