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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.


Mitchell Feinstein

Friday, May 25, 2018
Brings me back the old Living Room! We were here to see the Schemers who if you as old as we are, played at the Living Room back in the 80's. Mark Cutler and the boys really still know how to rock. What a great venue and a great show! Thanks for a great night out and a real nice trip down memory lane. I want some fun, you guys delivered!

Michael Phillips

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Great place to catch a show. Drinks are cheap, sound is good, crowd enthusiastic. It's a punk/rock basic warehouse space, so that's what you get.

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.

Mike Atari

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Great events, good bartenders but the bathrooms are a mess and are the only complaint I can say about his place. This place makes for some great memories.

Matthew Peterson

Monday, June 4, 2018
Great little venue. Has a wide range of genres of music! Drinks are fair price too

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