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The 9 most country things to do in NYC

Turn up the Kacey Musgraves and bust out that bolo tie: We’re getting a li’l bit country in the big city right now—join us, pardner.

Photograph: Courtesy Little Fang Photo
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Forget the Upper West Side. Put on your best pair of boots and explore the Wild West Side of New York with these rootin'-tootin' country activities. From NYC dive bars to Broadway musicals and drag shows, these things to do in NYC will have you shoutin' Yee Haw in no time.

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Photograph: Santiago Felipe

Ogle dancers at Flaming Saddles

The tapsters do triple duty at this Hell’s Kitchen gay bar: They sling drinks, do-si-do atop the counter and avoid kicking any tipsy onlookers who have lost all spatial awareness.

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Photograph: Courtesy Hill Country/Justin Aharoni

Take the stage at Hill Country

Every Wednesday night, this Central Texas ’cue joint hosts two open mics (7–8pm, 10–11pm), with an NYC Karaoke League showdown in between.

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Photograph: Courtesy Space Cowboy NYC

Snag some country duds at Space Cowboy Boots

Ready to go full hillbilly? Get gussied up at this indispensable store that hawks NYC’s most genuine cowboy boots. (Lil Nas X just copped some footgear there.) Yee—and we cannot stress this enough—haw!

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