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February 5, 2009

The Metro Gallery now has regular bar hours

metro galleryFirst it was an art gallery. Then it was an art gallery/live music space. As of today, it is be an art gallery/live music space/bar.

Starting today, the Metro Gallery (1700 N. Charles St.) will be open 6 p.m.-2 a.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It will also be open other days for special events such as shows.

This is a big step for the Metro. Owner Sarah M. Williams said she only booked seven shows last month so she could take some time and make a smooth transition to three-day-a-week bar. She's also has some pretty sweet drink specials ...

"We're ready to hit the ground running -- as opposed to running after the ground," Williams said.

Here is a list of their drink specials for this month:

Thursdays 7 p.m.-11 p.m. $12 all-you-can-drink house wines. 
Fridays 7 p.m.-10 p.m. dollar of all beer and whiskey. 
Saturdays 7 p.m.-11 p.m.  $2 Yuenglings, $2 Miller Lites, $2 Lowenbraus



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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:12 PM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Excellent! A Depot,Club Charles,Metro Gallery Pub Crawl (easy on the feet)..i DO wish a bar would open early nearby so that when you leave the Charles matinee there's somewhere to get a drink at 4PM..

Sarah's planning and approach are one of the reasons why she has stayed in business for over a year. Think back over the last four months and you can rattle off the (big box and smaller) nightclubs that have closed. You go Sarah!


Slow and steady wins the race. Metro Gallery has achieved a loyal following, and it didn't need to go nuts with promotion and amenities to make it happen.

She also books pretty amazing shows.

Keep it up, Sarah!

Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go. Must go.

Can you tell I'm excited?

Courtney makes an excellent point. Williams seems to be on top of things.

Thanks everyone!! FYI tonight will not be open to the public as we have a rental. But tomorrow is all systems GO! Thanks again for all of your support and I hope to see you at the bar soon!!

(Don, once it gets a bit warmer out I plan on opening earlier as I will have outdoor seating)

It just keeps getting we can look forward to outdoor seating. Whoo hoo!

Great sound system, cool space, and an excellent beer selection. Metro Gallery is awesome!

I'll second the accolades on the sound system. Sarah does an amazing job with running sound for the bands.

Sarah and Metro are the best...if you haven't been need to go ASAP!

Probably a great business move, since a gallary for the fine arts apparently doesn't seem to have found an audience or not enough of one exist.

Now all they need is for a couple of people with sandwich boards walking the streets giving out coupons for free drinks on slow days.

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