South Bohan Safehouse

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The exterior of the South Bohan Safehouse.

The South Bohan safehouse, situated at the southern end of Joliet St, is Niko Bellic's second safehouse in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Getting the safehouse

The safehouse was originally Mallorie's cousin's apartment but Mallorie gave it to Niko and Roman after the Broker Safehouse and Roman's depot burnt down during the mission Roman's Sorrow. It is the only safehouse that is available until new safehouses are earned in Algonquin after the missions The Holland Play (can be given by Niko depending on a decision made by the player) and Hostile Negotiation (bought by Roman).

Despite being unlocked later in the game, the safehouse is already accessible to the player at the beginning of the game through the rear door but the player cannot save the game, or use the wardrobe. Although the player can still watch television. The safehouse may also be entered via the same entrance in The Lost and Damned, although the television is not usable. Players in the original game may also utilize its parking lot before it is unlocked.

Despite it technically being his home, when Roman is invited to or asks for an activity, Niko must still drive all the way back to Hove Beach. Indeed, the safehouse's somewhat remote location, requiring navigating traffic jams and a toll bridge, makes it difficult to reach most East Island-based friends within the allotted hour (one way around this is to call Roman's car service for an instant trip, though Niko still needs to obtain a vehicle at the other end). For this reason, if Niko instigates a friend outing, it's recommended he not do so from the safehouse or, for that matter, anywhere in Bohan.

After the Hostile Negotiation mission, dialog implies that the Bohan safehouse is no longer safe. However, the safehouse remains active and can continue to be used for the usual activities (saving, parking cars), although the safehouse's icon actually disappears from the map briefly after the mission.

Amenities

It is almost similar to the Broker safehouse, but is larger and slightly better, and has a Honkers strip club poster and various items lying all over the place such as cola bottles, Burger Shot items. It also has a futon (sofa-bed) for saving the game. Various furniture includes a table with fold-out chairs, an armchair near a TV, and a wardrobe to store Niko's clothes. A preacher or hippy may occasionally soapbox across the street from the safehouse. At night, one or two prostitutes hold court a few doors down from the safehouse, though the option of bringing them into the safehouse is not provided.

Trivia

  • A Madd Dogg CD along with a OG Loc CD can be found on the floor near the bed.
  • A Burger Shot meal can be found on the dining table and it is there for the entire story.
  • There is a ThriftEX DVD Player and coffee machine inside the house.
  • There is a Rasta-Colored Bong near the TV, as well as a Pißwasser ash tray.
  • on the Counter in the Safehouse there is a blue Phonebook, zoom in on it with the sniper rifle and you can see the beta map of Liberty city.
  • Also near the TV is a picture of Niko and Roman standing outside their new home. On the photo Niko is wearing clothes from Modo, which he couldn't purchase at his first appearance in Bohan Safehouse, because bridges to Algonquin are still closed.
  • Just across the street from the safehouse there is a spawn point at which a soapboxxer will commonly spawn.

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