Tobacco Road

355 W. 41st St.
New York, NY 10036
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Tobacco Road bills itself as Manhattan's "most down-to-earth rock-and-roll venue." We're not sure how down-to-earth bikini-clad waitresses and midget strippers are—both of which it also bills—but there is something charmingly pugnacious about the dank backroom stage and free hot dogs. If anything, the bar menu consisting of three drink options—beer on tap, beer in a bottle, and beer in a can—indicates a nod to Hell's Kitchen's sordid past (and lingeringly sordid present). Located in that perpetually grimy, seemingly ungentrify-able block behind Port Authority Bus Terminal, it is a lasting landmark for those who love their dives and cheap, hard rock shows.

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