by rebecca b. on
Came here once and there was a very, very small line outside so we were a little worried. I think they were letting in girls and couples? So we got to go ahead of the 5 people waiting in line haha. When we got inside, there was a lot of walking before we even got into the main room of the club. Like the atmosphere and the bars were convenient. The dancers and flame throwers were entertaining. The interior looks very nice. My only annoyances is that if you are in a booth upstairs, watch out for the lights hanging above the table. I think my friends and I have hit our heads on it a couple times trying to get out from the booth and I'm not that tall (5'2 without heels). My other annoyance is that you have to go down this long hallway to go outside to smoke and then walk around the corner and go back in the front entrance. How inconvenient.
by Mariella Verucchi on
Went to bOb Bar this past weekend when I was in New York visiting from Washington, DC with friends. We were looking for a cheaper option with decent music, given that we had a dance-maniac, rasta hip-hop expert, a hipster teacher, and an impoverished Americorp worker. Right off the 1 train, which was great. The $5 cover was nice, as were the decently priced drinks. I was mostly impressed with the DJ, especially his Caribbean set, which was a really welcome change from the old school hip hop typically played in clubs. My major complaint is simply the amount of people they packed into such a small space. By 1am, it had started to thin out a bit, but earlier in the night, I could barely get my dance on for all the people pushing through the crowd to get to the front door. All in all, I'd visit bOb Bar again if I were in New York and people didn't have any better suggestions for a place to go out, but not one I'd put on my list of ultimate spots in the city.