smartbar is Chicago’s premiere independent nightclub, celebrating 40 years of showcasing the vast and varied offerings of the dance music world, as well as the most cutting edge DJs from around the globe. 

smartbar is located at 3730 N Clark Street Chicago, IL 60613.

P: 773-549-4140
E: ask@metrochicago.com

smartbar does not have dedicated parking for its patrons. However, metered street parking is available on Clark Street. There are also several pay lots in the nearby area.

Those who wish to use public transportation can take the CTA #22 Clark St. bus or the Red Line (Addison stop at Wrigley Field). CTA bus and train schedule can be viewed here.

smartbar is open from 10pm until 4am on Fridays and Sundays; on Saturdays, we are open from 10pm until 5am. 

As of September 1, 2022, Metro/smartbar will no longer require proof of vaccination for entry. However, vaccinations are still strongly encouraged for the continued health and safety of our shared community. If you feel sick or display any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and avoid public spaces.

Masks will continue to be recommended, but are not required.

We will honor specific vaccination and/or masking requests of artists and/or event organizers. In those instances, we will notify ticket buyers of any changes that would affect our current policy.

We encourage all patrons to “Know Before You Go” and refer to the venue’s website prior to purchasing tickets and attending shows for all of the most current information and protocols.

This policy is subject to change at any time.

The Metro/smartbar Box Office is located at 3728 N Clark Street and open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm. We are closed Sundays, unless there is a show in Metro. 

Tickets for all smartbar shows are available for purchase at the box office with cash or credit card. There is no service fee for tickets purchased with cash! Credit card purchases will incur a 4% fee.

All tickets sold at door are Cash Only.

Attention: We strongly encourage customers to purchase tickets directly through the Metro/smartbar box office, smartbar website or Etix.comThe validity of tickets purchased through a third-party seller is not guaranteed. Entrance into smartbar is only guaranteed with a valid ticket.

Cameras: Flash photography, video or audio recording devices are not permitted during smartbar events. All professional cameras (ie: a camera with a detachable lens) must be checked, unless a photo pass has been provided by smartbar staff. Small, digital cameras are allowed.

Bags: Backpacks and bags that are larger than 9″ x 11″ must be checked. For your convenience, we offer Coat & Bag Check for $4 (cash only). Bags may be inspected at security’s discretion.

smartbar is happy to accommodate patrons with special needs. Please email Chadd Kline with your name, special need, and date of the show you’ll be attending, as well as any questions you may have.

Prior notice is preferable for your convenience and to ensure we have reserved a space for you in our designated accessibility area. Last minute requests can only be accommodated by the manager on duty that evening as space permits. 

smartbar is, without exception, a 21 & over club. To enter smartbar, you must show one valid form of federal or state ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc.) as proof of age. Our policy is to request ID from any customer who appears to be under the legal age. We have the right to, and will, refuse entry to any customer who cannot produce a valid, adequate ID. We also reserve the right to ask for a second form of ID if the first form is unacceptable or unclear.

Acceptable forms of ID include the following:

• A valid, current driver’s license issued by the Illinois Secretary of State Office or any other state.
• A valid photo identification card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State Office or any other state.
• Armed Forces Identification
• A valid U.S. Passport or travel visa/passport issued by a foreign country containing the holder’s photograph.

Email Stacey Marquardt for more information and rental rates.