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Metro 53

307 E. 53rd St., New York, NY 10022 40.75671 -73.966968
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-838-0007 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Private Party Space, Singles Scene
Photo by Cynthia Chung

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Mon-Thu, 5pm-4am; Fri, 11:30am-4am; Sat, 8pm-4am; Sun, closed

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-8pm; half-price drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

Cover Charge

Saturdays: $5 for women, $10 for men

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

White Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. Those are your choices for whites by the glass at this vast expanse of yellow walls  and wood. But it doesn’t seem to matter, since it’s Happy Hour and this crowd is all about the half-priced Buds. Unfortunately, cheap beer is about all Metro 53 has to its credit. Service is friendly but laughably inattentive (particularly when there are usually only a handful of people here); the music is strictly old Dave Matthews (which seems to suit the fresh-out-of-college crew just fine); and the sheer size of the place makes it incredibly loud (though it’s nothing compared with the  now-closed Upper Deck Bar, their sister spot, which used to be  next door). Places like this are a dime a dozen in this hood, and virtually indistinguishable from one another. But maybe one of the other joints has even cheaper Bud? We say, it's worth skipping this one to find out.


During football season Metro opens early on Saturday and Sunday for games.