Bringing people together from across the scene.
Since our inception, The Metro Underground has carried one central focus: to bring people of a like mind together & create a forum for people from various aspects of the scene to connect. Our Happy Hour Socials strive to do just that.
All too often we converse at affairs with not much more than a sound-bite. So by design our casual socials are NOT a scene-based event. Indeed, that’s the whole point! They're offered as a chance to connect on a deeper level over drinks, good food, & honest conversation.
“The key to a good party is filling a room with guests more interesting than you.” - Steve Rubell.
Happy Hours & Casual Gatherings Coming Soon: in addition to Metro Events & Underground Parties, we also host about 6-8 happy hours & casual gatherings throughout the year. Some of these are on a rotational basis & will be noted here. Others have been a long standing tradition, but both are open to all.
Our Next Gathering: Coming in early to mid-September, dates & details are coming soon, so please check back.
To be hosted at Orchid (520 8th St. NE DC): located on 8th Street off Capital Hill, available parking & a beautiful space make this a great space to gather. Orchid is a venue friendly to the LGBTQ community & very welcoming to the Alternative Cultures.
X-mas Eve at Old Ebbitt: The holidays are a crazy time. But our X-mas Eve gathering has seriously grown over the years & offers a perfect respit from holiday mayhem. It’s the perfect chance to gather our scene based family & truly connect over drinks, good food, & good conversation. So if you don’t have plans (or might want to escape the plans you have), then please join us at the Old Ebbitt Grill for a chance to unwind & connect before the holiday mayhem.
The Old Ebbitt Grill (Ebbitt.com): flag ship for the Clyde's organization, located at 675 15th St. NW DC. We gather around 8:30-9pm until close at 2am. KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE 3 BARS - we try our best to be at the main bar just to your right as you first enter, but often this gets crowded (also check out the back section of this bar which loops around to the back). Our second choice is a bar located in the room immediately to your LEFT as you enter. Worse case scenario, we might be in the back room all the way to the back of the restaurant.
If you're not sure who you're looking for, just look for the stuffed white bear w/ the "Naughty" Santa Hat. And please feel free to invite & bring as many friends as you might want to include.
The DC High Heel Race: Hosted annually the Tuesday before Halloween, 17th St. NW brings one of DC's greatest traditions! If you've never been, it's as close as DC comes to Mardi Gras. And make no mistake, it's for everyone (THOUSANDS go to this thing). Festivities run for 4 blocks between R & Church St. along 17th NW DC. Festivities generally begin around 7pm & the race runs at 9pm (but it's really all about the parade).
We meet in front of Floriana's on the corner of 17th & Q St (it's a good spot w/ a patio bar & access to restrooms). If you're not sure who you're looking for then I'll be dressed in costume as Ratatouille: white chef coat w/ Remy on my shoulder & a black kilt. We're always looking for a good opportunity to bring people together, & this is an amazing event to get people together for a fun night out. So we hope to see you there!
Please Note: all our gatherings bring together various cultures of the overall scene. So please come with an open mind, a desire for fun, & conduct yourself in a respectful manner to all who are present.
For Pics & Galleries of past events see our Gallery Page.