Best (Nonjukebox) Bar to Hear Notorious B.I.G. Followed Immediately by the Psychedelic Furs New York 2000 - Decibel
No cloying irony at Decibel, where the disc-jockey waitstaff simply seem to play what they like, and though individual picks often blow (Lenny Kravitz's 5 in its entirety!), segues can be rewardingly fucking weird. You usually have to wait out a long play to get the far-out effect, so slowly sip your Asahi Blacks (or sample some sakes). Or multiply aural enjoyment by two when waiting for a table on the bench inside, chugging cans of Bud you brought yourself.