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Pawtucket - The Met

1005 Main Street

The Met is the third iteration of the club. Three childhood friends, Josh Miller, Tom Fairchild, and Riley Hayford, opened the first version called the Met Café.The Met Café opened in 1975 in the Jewelry District, alongside Route 195. Hayford played the first night in what quickly evolved into a pass-the-hat venture featuring local acts. In time, national acts like Roomful of Blues and the Fabulous Thunderbirds were playing the club.


The second version of the Met was downtown on Union Street, attached to the second location of Lupo's in the Peerless Building. It had a decade-long run from 1993 to 2003, disappearing when Lupo's shifted to its current home. The Dave Matthews Band, Oasis, and the Black-Eyed Peas were among the acts that made their Rhode Island debuts at the club.


Michael Andre Soph

Friday, May 11, 2018
Great to have seen The Schemers a couple of times at this venue incl May 2018. Long bar area, plenty of seating and yes, a dance floor. I got an excellent organic beer from Maine in a frigid can called Peak brand, the juice. Plenty of Narragansett or other choices too.

Kahli C

Sunday, April 22, 2018
This is a fantastic venue!!! They have a bowling alley on the top floor! What's better than that?

rOb aXis

Monday, May 7, 2018
greaT pLace for Live muSic 🎶 ..!!

Kris Valcorba

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
Great setup, bartenders, beer selection, and staff. We had an issue with Etix where we didn't receive our email and couldn't get in touch with customer service, so we almost bought four new tickets and ate the loss. A really kind employee at doors overheard this and took the time to pull us aside to offer help and to look into it for us. Loooove this venue.

Maria Iannuccillo

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Great venue. Treat your bartender well and they'll take care of you

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