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NYC Bars That Actually Play Rap

B.o.b.'s

Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 235 Eldridge St.
Website: bobbarnyc.com

When it comes to hip-hop in NYC, B.o.b.'s is a landmark. With a couple TVs to watch the game, and bathrooms where you can barely spread your legs, this place is minuscule but worth every bead of perspiration. Their DJ lineups are just as unpretentious as their crowd and many of NYC's lesser-known turntable champs and up-and-comers have brought the crowd to yelling at the top of their lungs. There are no similes or metaphors to really explain it. But, if you're trying to catch Sports Center and end the night with no shirt, B.o.b.'s will always be the place for you. Show up on a weeknight and grab an Arizona Iced Tea from the authentic hood bodega on the corner once you're done losing your voice; it will be pivotal to successfully writing an email to your boss in the middle of the night about the stomach virus you caught.

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