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200 Varick St., New York, NY, 10014
at W. Houston St.
Life is Too Short for Crappy Music & Bland Food..
By JBRs on 8/31/2010
and SOB's has neither! Over the last few years since I have lived in the area I have gone to SOB's maybe 5 or 6 times. Each time was for either a Hip-Hop or Reggae show but they do cater to all sorts of world music. Only on two of my visits was I adventurous enough to grab some food and both times I was surprised at how amazing the food was for a music venue. Me and my girlfriend got the island sliders and they were fricken amazing. And on the other occasion we got one of the best fish tacos I've had since moving to the city from Westchester. I would definitely go back for dinner one night. If your into new music,a great atmosphere, and discovering up-and-coming hip-hop acts before they blow up, Sob's is worth the visit.
Not the place to go.
By Boods22 on 2/25/2009
Went here on a Friday around 7. Charged us $15 per person just to enter the place, which isn't even nice. The venue itself resembles more of a dive bar than a restaurant. The ventilation in the place is also pretty bad, and the drink prices were overpriced. The only reason I'm not giving this place a 1 rating is because my friend's dad played in the band the night I went. You can definately find a better salsa joint if you're into that stuff.
By MarielG on 9/24/2008
I've been to S.O.B.'s a few times (for Salsa and Bhangra) and on both occasions (obviously very different nights) I had a great time. And I don't know what the last post was about but they're food is killer! Try the snapper in the banana leaf- it is seriously to die for!
Can fly or flop depending on your mood
By FatBastard on 5/4/2008
We went to S.O.B.'s for a birthday dinner where a large group attempted to enjoy a meal before making our way to the dance floor. The mojitos were welcome and a highlight, as the music drowned out any chance for substantive conversation. The music itself is great -- high energy, engaging, and appealing to everyone from regulars to a fair amount of bridge-and-tunnel to some guy with a cowboy hat. Most entrees seemed decent, but my feijoada (traditional stew) was truly inedible with "meat" that was little more than bone and fat. S.O.B.'s would probably have rated an "8' had we been there solely to dance.
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