This two-set weekly party night is something of an institution at S.O.B.'s, providing the opportunity to see Haitian konpa pop—a mixture of African polyrhythms, Latin beats and roots reggae—in its true, sweaty glory. Fact: Haitian President Michel Martelly started out as a musician and was a regular at this club night for a decade, playing as Sweet Micky.
Manhattan Haitian Dance Party with Kreyola and Eric Virgal
204 Varick St
|Cross street:||at Houston St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 7:30pm–1am, Thu 7:30pm–3am, Fri 5pm–4am, Sat 6:30pm–4am, Sun noon–4pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||$25, advance $22|