Time Out says
Posted: Mon Feb 22 2010
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.
S.O.B.’s 204 Varick St
- Cross Street:
at Houston St
- Venue phone:
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Mon–Wed 7:30pm–1am, Thu 7:30pm–3am, Fri 5pm–4am, Sat 6:30pm–4am, Sun noon–4pm
Subway: 1 to Houston St
Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V, Disc
- 204 Varick St
- 204 Varick St
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