The founders of the Metrobar are a rag-tag group of unconventional thinkers who wanted to open a bar unlike any other. They enjoy the diversity, the excellent people, and the DC culture. They found an old Metro vehicle and recognized the potential for it to become a bar frequented by people from both sides of the tracks.
Located at an overlook at 640 Rhode Island Avenue NE, surrounded by the vibrant energy of brand new apartments, condos, food courts, and movie theaters — you’re greeted with the opportunity to choose from a wide array of custom handcrafted drinks that will tantalize your taste buds. What’s more, reaching Metro Bars is a breeze as it conveniently sits on the Rhode Island RED line, allowing you to hop off the metro and traverse a soaring walkway, granting you a panoramic view of the bustling RI avenue below.
As you make your way, you’ll find yourself contemplating the tantalizing options on the menu. Will you opt for the sophistication of the “Ward 5 Whiskey Sour” or the refreshing allure of the “Blue Line Chill”? Perhaps you’ll feel daring and choose the wobbly and scorching “Last Stop” margarita. These are just a taste of the delightful beverages available at Metro Bars, where the menu is ingeniously color-coded, mirroring the real map of the metro system.
Inside, there is seating for up to 38 people at a mix of round walnut tables with two and four seats at each. There are twenty-six recycled Metro seats lining the walls of the diner-style Railcar Bar, which has a sleek, hexagonal-tiled floor. The windows next to you can open, giving the passengers drinking outside easy access to a raised platform.
Setting MetroBar apart is its commitment to supporting local breweries and distilleries. Savor the flavors of the Greater Washington DMV region as you explore drafts from esteemed breweries like Liquid Intrusion, Hellbender, Heurich Brewing, and Deni. In addition, the bar program proudly showcases alcoholic beverages from homegrown distilleries such as Cotton & Reed and Old Line rums, as well as vodka and gin crafted by Republic Restoratives.
As you immerse yourself in the inviting ambiance of MetroBar, you’ll discover a haven where the art of mixology intersects with the essence of urban living. This unique establishment seamlessly weaves together the convenience of its location, the creative flair of its handcrafted drinks, and the pride of supporting local artisans. Whether you’re seeking a memorable night out or simply looking to unwind with a drink that resonates with your taste, MetroBar promises an experience that embodies the spirit of the city. So, hop on the metro, cross over the bustling avenue, and embark on a journey through flavors and urban vibes at MetroBar, your next destination for exceptional libations.