UPDATE (06/23/20): Hey y’all! While we appreciate your love and support, we wanted to go on record and inform you that Metro/smartbar/GMan Tavern are not permanently closed. We look forward to reopening when it is deemed safe to do so.

In the meantime, please visit to learn how you can help ensure that happens. ❤️

Posted March 17, 2020

To our neighbors, fans and family,

As our world continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro, smartbar and GMan Tavern have made the difficult decision of closing our doors for the indefinite future. While our community continues to navigate these unprecedented times, we share in the concern for our neighbors, friends and family whose livelihoods depend on the entertainment, service and hospitality industry.

In working to find helpful and creative ways to support our community, we have created a GoFundMe page for our staff, who depend on the gathering of our Chicago community in order to provide for themselves and their families.

If you are able to support in any way, you can do so here. 100% of net proceeds will benefit Metro, smartbar and Gman Tavern staff.

Other options to support our small business can be found here.

We look forward to the day we can reopen our doors and again share in the revelry and goodness that live music brings. Until then, we will continue to work together to keep our community strong, safe and supported.

Be kind, be creative. We’re in this together.

––Your Friends at Metro, smartbar and GMan Tavern

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