Metro Smart Bar

Metro Smart Bar

"Cave-like dance club connected to the Metro live music venue in Wrigleyville."

3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
(773) 549-0203 serving: Wrigleyville, North Side
open:Wed-Fri, Sun 10pm-4am Sat 10pm-5am

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: You can usually enter Smart Bar free of charge if coming downstairs from Metro, but not the other way around. Regular covers are typically about $5, but can range from $10 to $15 on weekends and other nights with big-name DJs.

Fun Fact: Wild child Iggy Pop rocked here when it was a punk club years ago.

When to Go: The crowd is thin until at least midnight.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Affordable and clean
By Chuck M at Insider Pages

Nice place to see a show not over priced at all. Read More

Wild Place
By B. L. at Judy's Book

This place can get pretty crazy. I have been here for sold out shows before and they pack people in like sardines. Does the Fire Marshall know abou... Read More

Hosting Music for the Wrong Reasons
By Samuel S. at Judy's Book

Pushy, pushy, pushy. The operate a great performance space, with good acoustics, great views, and bars, but there's no atmosphere or courtesy, and... Read More

The young and sweaty!
By Pat B. at Judy's Book

This place is a dump (IMO) but they have some of the best rock bands coming through these doors. It's a legend, mostly for the 500 degree tempera... Read More

Not a Fan
By B. L. at Judy's Book

I'm not a fan of techo or dance music. I can only hear their blarring and repepative bass lines for small intervals. This underground (literally)... Read More