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Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge

$$ - $$$
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Wine Bar
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55 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3261
+1 802-254-8500
17:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Metropolis for their karaoke. It was a mixed crowd, I sat next to two nurses. A 75 year old man sat on the other side, & the place filled up with people in their 20s & 30s. The place is small & there aren't many tables, but I noticed the younger crowd filled the dance floor or... More 

Thank Bob B
Newton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great live music friendly place I would go back again. Pricing was great crowd was very friendly and artsy.

Thank Dennis S
New Haven, Connecticut
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Back a few years ago I used to enjoy coming to the bar/restaurant. They had good food, creative drinks using their own herbal infusions, live jazz, and an overall comfortable decor. Since that time this establishment has totally changed for the worse. None of the attractive features I just recounted can be found here at all. It's become rather seedy... More 

Thank Craig O
Brattleboro, Vermont
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

You'll find sophisticated Jazz and other live musical fare here, sometimes even on weeknights! There's also an extra public room downstairs with comfortable seating, books, and a board game or two.

Thank JohnWilmerding
Guilford, Vermont, United States
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

The drinks were great but the place seems to have gone down hill. It is like Arkem part two. There are very few places to sit, weird paintings on the fall and no couches downstairs. The bartenders were great and quick but it was super loud and not very classy. Still has the high-ish prices.

Thank jbris524
New Orleans, Louisiana
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Metropolis was a very nice wine and cocktail lounge, pretty, elegant service, inventive drinks, good music. Now since it has changed it is almost as bad as Arkham. Ugly playground furniture, pole dancing, a real appeal to LCD (lowest common denominator).

3 Thank ModdyinVermont
Easton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

After an amazing dinner at TJ Buckley's, my girlfriend and I wanted a nightcap so we made the short walk down the street to Metropolis. As soon as you walk in, there is a cool, underground sort of vibe to it. most of the booths and tables were occupied so we cozied up to the bar and were treated to... More 

Thank Aaron D
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

My boyfriend and I happened upon this spot. We loved the décor and intimacy of the space. And the bartender was gracious and accommodating. We hit this spot before dinner! Really enjoyed our experience. If we were locals, we would be back!

Thank LoisSedona
Carlisle, Mass.
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Metropolis was a lot of fun! Limited food, so I cannot say what the food was like, as we did not order food. HOWEVER, the drinks were so nice...Mostly infused drinks, made on premises. We missed the live entertainment, but I can imagine it was a lot of fun! This bar is such a really fun little bar. I highly... More 

1 Thank JoanBlousteinHoffman
Poughkeepsie, NY
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

With a gently updated interior tucked on a side street just off the main drag in Brattleboro, this cool little spot surprises. The menu features tapas, which I did not try, but also has unique drinks made from house-infused spirits. My mandarin orange pomegranate martini was excellent and tangy. And the ginger basil drink was a dazzling green, but very... More 

1 Thank Dean R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3261
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-254-8500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?