I used to go there when I was 16, a bottle of lamot was a pund and they played rage against the machine every night. I went there more recently and it was almost exactly the same, only drawback is that the smoking ban has stpopped the masking of the sweat/damp/farts/general unclean smell so be warned.
Oh yeah the cloackroom lost my Jacket once which really annoyed me.
If you live in Cardiff, you have an obligation to go to Metros at least once! A pilgrimage to Metros is the story Chaucer never wrote. Honest to God.
It's stinky, it can be smutty, it's sweaty, it's dark and dank and damp, it's either empty or rammed, completely aweful or utterly fantastic - you can either have the best night of your life in here or the worst. Metros sure is individual and quite the experience.
The best nights I had were made up of the following ingredientsbubble machine, strobe lights, smoke machine that smelled of freeze-dried strawberries, heavy metal leading into more popular rock, finishing up with indie and some prodigy, dancing with your drinks, getting in the 'pit' being shoved by some mosher and shoving right back, pogoing to Cyprus Hill and downing shooters at the bar.
Long live Metros. Long may it drive people crazy!
This basement club has not aged well and with it's underage/very young clientele it may put a lot of older clubbers off.
Drinks can be quite expensive unless you go on a night where drinks deals are available.
Wide variety of alternative nights with the odd splashing of occasional speciality nights inc ska/punk etc.
As many other reviewers have mentioned, the smell in there is attrocious and it is excessively damp but it isn't without a certain charm and can be quite fun if you go with a big group.
When I was at uni it was my favourite club. Great music. It's a very basic set up, no airs and graces just rockin music and cheap drinks.
This used to be an amazing alternative music venue abot ten years ago, even with the well deserved name of sweatros and the fact that it is a dingy basement type club. Unfortunately in recent years it has become more and more commercialised and aimed at students. The music is no longer what i would call alternative and tends to be more indie and chart. The crowd is very young and the drinks aren't great, this place is only good if you are looking for a cheap student night out.
It's very easy to have a drunken night out here. In fact it's usually better if you're drunk.
Music ranges from great to awful in a matter of seconds (seriously, enough with the pop music, irony is a dead scene) but Cardiff wouldn't be Cardiff without 'tros.
As niknakb said, Metro's has a strange appeal considering as others have pointed out it can get extremely sticky, does have a bit of a damp/sweaty smell, is very basic compared to other clubs and in some ways has all the hallmarks of a basement club.
HOWEVER, as has been said in other reviews, they have some excellent drink offers and IMO, they have the most reasonable prices for drink compared to most other nightclubs in Cardiff.
Put it this way - if you can look past some of the negatives and go with a good group, you can have one of the best nights out here. They play a far better selection of music than most places (most of the time), there is nothing remotely pretentious about the place and unlike a lot of other clubs, you don't seem to get hassled by 50 Cent wannabe or pervy types.
only one word for this place...... sweatros
Good rock venue but can get very hot and sticky!
get a match and a can of something flamable wait till the place is empty and burn it to the ground seriously there are doorways that have been tramps beds that i would rather go to it would be better as a basement carpark however take a trip to see the plight of sweatros it an eye and nose opener
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