It's not a place to luxuriate with Turkish rugs, crushed velvet ottomans, Victorian inspired settees, and luminous chandeliers, but SOB's, hands down, remains one of New York's most important clubs as a gateway to world music and cultures from across the globe. Over the past 21 years, the Sounds of Brazil has become a New York staple for African, Asian, Latin, Rhythm and Blues, Reggae and Caribbean sounds, Funk, and all things Soul Music. Willing to test new waters, SOB's plays host to new dance sounds like Basement Bhangra from South Asia and Salsa Groove, a new dance spin on the classic sounds of Tito Puento, Eddie Palmieri, and El Gran. In essence, SOB's is keeping the experimental feel of Manhattan's music culture alive, especially as clubs like CBGBs close and take bits and piece of NYC culture with it.
Nestled off the beaten path in the Village, putting you South of Houston near the Westside Highway, SOB's location alone will give you a sense of something different and underground, making you feel as if you are the first to find out about a new sound, technique, and taste. To draw you closer into the experience, the club also offers a tasty Brazilian inspired menu that compliments the multicultural music that is always center-stage.
There's room to dance, good food, and in between your travels to distant lands, you can find a home at SOBs as a world within the big Apple.