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General Info
Cafe Metropolis is a music venue in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. Cafe Metropolis is alcohol-free and welcomes patrons of all ages. For the past 10 years the Cafe has presented a wide range of music from local musicians to bands from more than15 different countries.

We do not have a telephone number.

Cafe Metropolis' street address is 94 South Main Street but the actual entrance is around the block on Livingston Lane, directly across from Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

Unless otherwise indicated on the main page, the doors open at 7PM and the shows start at 8PM. The shows end by 11PM and we close at midnight. For weekday shows we usually open at 6:30PM and the shows start at 7PM.

The average admission price is $7. Certain shows will cost more but we seldom charge more than $10.

We do not sell advance tickets.

However for certain shows we occasionally sell tickets the day of the show. Please consult the main page for details.


There is ample street parking and several municipal parking lots in the vicinity of the Cafe Metropolis. The lot directly behind the Cafe Metropolis is privately run. Customers of the Wilkes-Barre 14 Movie Theatre are allowed to park there without charge for 3 hours. If you choose to park there you do so at your own risk.

Please contact Matt Zavacky for booking info:
Include a link to your music online and please be patient, we receive a lot of requests for shows. If you have already contacted us and have not heard back in a few weeks feel free to contact us again. Likewise, if you have played here in the past and we have not heard from you in a while, drop us a line.

We do not ask bands to sell tickets to shows. In general, the Cafe needs an average of $100 from each show to pay our bills and remain open. Please understand that we will make every effort to compensate local and touring bands to the best of our abilities. The Cafe does not make a profit and usually operates at a loss in any given month.line
In consideration of our neighbors and our relationship with the Wilkes-Barre Police Department, we would prefer you didn't loiter in the vicinity of the Cafe. This creates a lot of problems.

Be Kind, Please Don't Stagedive.

It's rude, you look like an idiot doing it, and usually land on someone a lot smaller. Be considerate.