Metro is one of the premier live music venues in Chicago, playing host to some of the best rising local and national acts since 1982.
3730 N. Clark St. (2 blocks north of Wrigley Field)
Metered street parking, several pay lots in area. If there's a Cubs night game, leave the car at the hotel.
Getting There by Train:
Red Line to Addison
Metro has a main floor and balcony, which holds a combined 1,100 people.
Early shows (generally starting at 6:30 or 7:00) are all ages, and end by 10:00 pm. Late shows, which begin at 9:00 pm or later, are 18 and over. This does occasionally differ, so check show listings.
Full bar is available during all shows for anyone 21 & over.
As in all theaters here, Metro falls under the Chicago Clean Indoor Air ordinance, and no smoking is allowed.
Tickets for all shows are available at the Metro Store (located on the first floor), or through Ticketmaster.
About Metro Chicago:
Built in 1927 as the Swedish Community Center, the building was reborn in 1982 as what was known then as "Cabaret Metro". Metro started out as a dance club, but very soon started booking live music acts -- the first being a little known band from Athens, GA by the name of R.E.M. Since then, thousands of bands have passed through the doors, and Metro grew a reputation for being a starting ground for musicians to cut their teeth before making it big. From the early days of Ministry and Trent Reznor in the 80s, and Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Ice T, No Doubt and the Foo Fighters in the 90s, Metro is still going strong featuring current rock powerhouses like Fall Out Boy, White Stripes, Kanye West, and Moby. Iggy Pop, Prince, George Clinton, James Brown and Bob Dylan are among some of the legends that have also graced Metro's stage. So if you're traveling to Chicago and are a live music fan, you owe it to yourself to pencil in a visit to one of the true landmarks of the music scene.