I know of a few events that run at the Metropolitan Hotel. My friend often runs match making events at Metropolitan Hotel. I attended another event that looks live improv theatre but there's other workshops like confidence coaching.
It's a dingy looking pub, with reasonably priced drinks and killer sweet potato fries with a side of sweet chili sauce and sour cream ($9). The chips have a nice bit of crunch and saltiness. Stop by for a casual drink if you want a quiet pub (or random speed dating).