AU About Us

The mission of metrobar is to connect people with DC culture through entertaining, collaborative, arts-driven, and authentic experiences. Our venue features intimate and life-sized art installations, from the railcar itself to our murals, stage, screens, and other programmable segments. Our focus is local, both on the products we sell and the artists we highlight, from our block, through the surrounding neighborhood, and into the greater DMV area.

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OS Our Story

The metrobar Story

At metrobar we set out to create a social space that would defy convention. We love DC culture, good people, and mixing it up.

You ask why? We ask why not? We looked at an old Metro car and saw the potential to create a space where people from all sides of the track could gather,  relax with amazing drinks, and enjoy the vibe.

Whether you’re coming or going, metrobar is your stop.


Hear from our community! Here’s a sample of some of our 5-star reviews:


“This is one of the best bars in all of DC.” – Mr. C


“Really cool spot. Nothing else like it. The bartenders are friendly and the drinks are great.” – Lauren


“If you want a unique bar experience with more affordable drinks, go to metrobar.” – Austin Graff


“This is a gem! The bar is in a Metro train. They have inside and outside seating, good music and vibes!” – Praveen


“I had an incredible experience. Hats off to the whole team. These folks care about what they do.” – Patrick


“The metrobar team are doing it right; tasty drinks, large and friendly space, and great relationships with many different DC communities. It’s everything you like to see in a bar that knows it’s more than a bar.” – Danny


“Absolutely a ten out of ten!” – Yasmine


“It’s just a vibe!” – Tia


Venue & Location

640 Rhode Island Ave NE

at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro

Washington, DC


Our 11,000 sf multi-purpose bar and cultural venue, centered around a redesigned 5000-series Metro railcar, provides an arts-driven space meant to connect people across the community and celebrate DC’s rich history and culture.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 4PM – 11PM
Thursday 4PM – 12AM
Friday 4PM – 12AM
Saturday 12PM – 12AM
Sunday 12PM – 10PM

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Got questions? Want to host a special event or reserve space at metrobar? Contact us for more information.

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