Metro Chicago

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Metro is one of the city’s older and more famous clubs. Formerly known as the Cabaret Metro, it hosts a variety of midsize national touring acts of all genres, from rock to hip-hop to electronica. It’s also known for larger showcases of local bands, such as the annual Chicago Rocks fest, where you can catch a slew of the city’s top hip-hop artists all in one night. A number of its shows are all-ages or 18-and-older, so you’ll likely be frequenting it. Downstairs you’ll often find excellent DJs at the adjacent Smart Bar—see Clubs listings for more.

Venue name: Metro Chicago
Address: 3730 N Clark St

Cross street: between Waveland and Racine Aves
Transport: Subway stop: Addison Subway lines: Red to Addison Bus info: 22 Clark, 152 Addison

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  • Pop Tuesday October 13 2015
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  • Dance and electronic Saturday October 17 2015
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  • Dance and electronic Saturday October 24 2015
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  • Punk and metal Friday October 30 2015
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  • Rock and indie Saturday October 31 2015
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  • Country & folk Friday November 6 2015
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  • Rock, Pop & Hip-hop Saturday November 7 2015
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  • Rock and indie Thursday November 19 2015
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  • Rock, Pop & Hip-hop Friday November 20 2015 - Saturday November 21 2015
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  • Pop Tuesday November 24 2015 - Wednesday November 25 2015
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Nick Kotecki

Metro is perhaps the music venue Chicagoans and out-of-towners are most well-acquainted. Metro is one of the best places in Chicago to see a band before they absolutely explode onto the scene. The sound is well done and the lighting is usually spot on, but like any bigger music venue, don't expect the drinks to be cheap.