Location: 204 Varick St.

"Want to see an upcoming rapper who might've dropped out of school or an amazing songstress who makes you miss R&B? Head to S.O.B.'s. With 28 years in the business, they have all genres come through from Latinos like Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Mark Anthony, down to Drake and Kanye West, who performed there before sensitive rappers made you want to buy scented candles."