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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.

By Will Gleason

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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5. 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.

Photograph: Courtesy Hill Country/Justin Aharoni

8. 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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