204 Varick St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.728392 -74.005185
Mon-Thu, hours vary depending on shows; Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, 6:30pm-4am; Sun, 12pm-4pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
Brunch was a SOB – Wanted a brunch spot for my bday with a cool vibe, good music and tasty enough food. Unfortunately SOBs was not good. Of all the things we ate I would say half of them were boardering on gross. My girlfriends Salmon came out raw, my food was cold, and things on the menu they force you to buy (Pre Fixe) did not come out as described. The chicken I ordered promised collard greens, when I asked why my dish was served with another vegatable they then told me they ran out. I am pregnant, so I couldnt take advantage of the all you can drink Sangria, instead i ordered juice which they charged me for. Rediculous. Also the live music was good but in between VERY short sets they played the most snoozy dental office jazz that was lamer than lame. Its a Bazza Nova brunch. Play some salsa, latin jazz or anything that doesnt put you to sleep! Service was TERRIBLE. They were understaffed (and our server was NEW) and the manager stood at the front twiddling her thumbs the entire time not stepping in to help. With so many amazing choices for brunch in the city i was so regretting my decision to try SOBs. I wasnt expecting the best meal of my life since its a music venue, but I was expecting cool energetic vibe, edible food and decent service none of which we received.
World Music & Food at its Best. – 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.The service was good as well! 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.
Bhangra Night!!! – We chose S.O.Bs for our singer's 40th birthday party. (by the way,,she barely looks 30: > )We had performed at a hindu wedding awhile back, fell in love with the music and decided to search for a place that provided just that..Well, SOBs was perfect!!! Not only did they play great music but they gave lessons too!! We had a great time.
The food was good, the service was EXCELLENT! We were treated like stars!! thanks to our wonderful waitress Edine, Cyrus and manager Peter, and most of all Sophie who helped put together the whole thing including a delicious red velvet birthday cake with sparklers,,the night was a success.We had our own little VIP section. It was really great!
I only wish the prices were a Teensy bit lower, but thats expected in the city. I highly recommend SOBs for dancing , dining and lots of laughter!!! If you'd like to see the pictures of our night, just look up Paris ny entertainment facebook fan page,,,im not plugging the band,,,im just letting you see the pics!!!
Sunday is my time to really relax before the week ahead and going to the Sunday Bossa Nova Brunch was the best way for me to do that. The brunch was more than just going to spend money on food; it was a way to kick it with my friends and feel the tropical island vibe. As soon as I drank my first sangria and ate my starter, the assorted empanadas w/ red pepper dip, I knew I was coming to S.O.Bs every Sunday. The Feijoada, Brazil’s National Stew of Pork, Beef & Black beans dish, the chocolate and banana empanadas, unlimited sangrias and live Brazilian music made me feel like I was right in Sao Paulo. Seriously, it’s not a Sunday if you’re not at the Bossa Nova Brunch!
Great Live Music – This is my favorite spot in all of Manhattan. I especially like the monthly Solvillage Showcase hosted by Eric Roberson. He's a unique performer and always adds a bit of humor to the show.
The food is delightful and they pour generous drinks. The only drawback is the venue is rather small and if you don't reserve a table you will have to stand the entire show.
they screwed up my reservation – I pre-booked a party for my sister's bachelorette night a month in advance for 16 people. They seemed very cool and told me I'd get the VIP area. While our party did sit there, another party was already there when we arrived!! This caused us to squeeze into a couple of tiny tables. They didn't offer any $$ back or anything. We told the hostess and manager we were sorely disappointed and no concessions. I want to recommend this place because the music is fun and all, but I would expect better service for having made the arrangements so far in advance. If you decide to do a big party here, make all the details very clear.
Great Live Shows – From the outside, S.O.B.'s doesn't look like much, but once you enter through the doors and the music starts, there is no way a person can't enjoy themselves. From Jamrock Haitian music to Hip-Hop artists, there is music for everyone. Solvillage with Eric Roberson hosting was a great experience because he is upbeat and knows how to keep the crowd entertained between acts. The acts themselves, while very different, worked well together without seeming forced. Going to any performance is a great way to spend the evening, especially considering there is excellent food and drinks as well.
Thank You! – Dear S.O.B.'s,
I would just like to take a few moments to thank S.O.Bs for helping me with my party this past Saturday night. My party had a great time. The food and entertainment, as well as the staff was excellent and we do plan to go back in the future.
Thank you again for your patience and hard work.
Thank You! – Hi Lourdes,
I've already mailed a thank-you card, but wanted to follow up with an email as well. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you and your staff for making my birthday party Saturday night soooo special. From the minute I walked in, the SOB staff not only welcomed me and my guests warmly, but remained attentive and accommodating the whole night. Everything was perfect. I had suuuuch a wonderful time, and I'm so glad that I chose sob's for my celebration. I'm definitely recommending you to anyone who needs a great place to have a party. Two days after the party, people are still emailing me to tell me how great it was. It was fantastic and I owe it all to you and everyone at SOB's!!
Special thanks to:
Lourdes (event manager)
Peter (the manager)
Jane (our waitress)
and all the security staff.
There was a MARCHING BAND at our Birthday PARTY!!!!!!!!!!! – I have to tell you… that was one of the most fun nights that I have ever been a part of in NYC EVER!
We had the best time, and I owe it to you... Lourdes. S.O.B's is incredible
Everything ran completely smoothly, we had about 40 people there total for our party…but then they started inviting friends as the night went on. We had an amazing dinner, sparklers on our birthday cakes, a full marching band come out and play, beautiful dancers, awesome music, and the best memories made.
All in all, we stayed there until you closed, and cannot wait to come back again.
I still cannot believe there was a marching band at our birthday party, sparklers on our cake, and those mojitos… oh my god good.
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