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Zebulon

Far off the beaten path in Williamsburg, this charming French bistro also serves up an impressive menu of offbeat musical fare, including edgier forms of alt rock, jazz and world music.

  1. 258 Wythe Ave, (between Metropolitan Ave and North 3rd St)
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S.O.B.’s

The titular sounds of Brazil (S.O.B.—get it?) are just some of the many global genres that keep this spot hopping. Hip-hop, soul, reggae and Latin beats all figure in the mix, with Seu Jorge, Zap Mama and Wyclef Jean each appearing of late. The drinks are expensive, but the sharp-looking clientele doesn't seem to mind.

  1. 204 Varick St, (at W Houston St)
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Mehanata

It's a Bulgarian bar in the Lower East Side—of course it feels like Epcot. Thankfully they have beer!

  1. 113 Ludlow St, (between Delancey and Rivington Sts)
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Barbès

This cozy French bar in Park Slope hosts one of the city's liveliest, most diverse music scenes in its cramped but friendly back room. Separated from the well-stocked front bar by a humble curtain, you might encounter indie rock, progressive jazz, classical chamber music, West African funk, French musette…you name it.

  1. 376 9th St, (at Sixth Ave)
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