117 rating avg. 4 out of 5 stars
"Cutting edge" and "diverse" aren't the first two words generally associated with the Wrigleyville bar scene. Unless, that is, you're talking about Smartbar. Located underneath live-music great the Metro, the bar stands shoulders above the crowded, sports bar-heavy area, due in no small part to its
Metro occupies an old theater and features loud local and international talents. Musical styles include ska, punk, house, hip-hop, rock, and R&B. Limited balcony seating is available, and the main floor's standing-room-only policy can result in an occasional mosh pit. A casual atmosphere suits the
The staff sometimes borders on rude and the bathrooms are nothing to write home about and the entire place is dark and grungy. But it's really more gritty punk classic, l...
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