City: New York
Address: 147 Mercer St.
Website: mercerhotel.com

Portions of Watch The Throne were recorded at the Mercer, hence Jay-Z's shout out—"Live from the Mercer"—on "Otis." A month before the album dropped, Jay brought things full circle by previewing the album in Room 208 for a small group of writers and a few lucky fans. Of course, Complex's Editor-in-Chief Noah Callahan-Bever was there.