Refurbished Metro Automotive to Open as DC Bar and Leisure Venue – NBC4 Washington

DC residents may have lost their commute in a Metrorail car, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a drink in one instead.

A new bar and entertainment venue, Metrobar, is coming to DC this spring. The 11,000 square foot indoor and outdoor area is located on the Rhode Island Avenue Metro.

In the middle of the venue is a renovated Metrorail 5000 series car.

“We’re more than just a bar, we’re creating an interface to connect people across cultural groups and provoke conversations about where the district has been, where it is now, and where it is going.” the venue says on its website.

It will feature local artists through life-size installations and murals.

The venue is slated to open in spring, but a specific date has not yet been set.

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Courtesy of metrobar The venue is a place where members of the community can meet and chat.


Courtesy of the Metrobar The Metrobar will revolve around a refurbished 5000 series metro car.


Courtesy of the Metrobar In the outdoor area, installations by local artists are shown.


Courtesy of the Metrobar The venue is a cross between a bar and an outdoor entertainment area.