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“Gay cowboy bar with bartenders that dance and give shows on the counter - highly entertaining!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flaming Saddles

Flaming Saddles
Ranked #42 of 859 Nightlife in New York City
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London, United Kingdom
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850 reviews
392 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
“Gay cowboy bar with bartenders that dance and give shows on the counter - highly entertaining!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

I should start by explaining that I don't choose to listen to country & western music and prefer trance or house music normally, but I came here tonight because a friend had recommended it and I had a blast. It's a gay cowboy/ country bar - so lots of men in checked shirts with beards and a fair few in cowboy boots. The staff were attentive (and good looking) and once every 10 minutes or so one of them would get up on the bar and dance to whichever song was playing. Occasionally thy would all get on the bar and do a choreographed dance - great fun and something out of the ordinary. While re majority of the clientele was gay men, there were a few lesbians and plenty of straight women and even some straight couples - it's a very welcoming place.

Visited January 2014
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Burford, United Kingdom
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“Well that was different...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation and, although country music is not really out thing, we had great fun watching the dancing cowboys on the bar-top :-)

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Valley Stream, New York
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“Mosey on by”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Met friends here for drinks on a Wednesday evening. Very mixed crowd, loud C&W music, pretty actors/bartenders dancing on the bar, $8. beers, no credits (really?!). With so many great gay bars from which to choose in NYC I think this place will be put down like a lame horse.

Visited December 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Yeehaw!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

While traveling in NYC, went to about half a dozen gay bars and lounges. Flaming Saddles was one of the highlights. It is a low key country western bar in which the bartenders will do country dances on the bar. It makes for a fun atmosphere and the drinks are served on large mugs rather than small glasses. It was a lot of fun and had a good crowd and atmosphere.

Visited October 2013
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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“Straight group had lots of fun at a gay cowboy bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

I mentioned to a friend that I was hitting the city this weekend with my wife, son and his girlfriend. December, so we wanted to hit the Christmas sites. He suggested stopping by the bar for a couple of drinks - he is one of the bartenders.

Always up for a good time and always willing to visit a local bar. We arrived at about 7, so it was not very crowded just yet, and we got seats up at the bar. Obviously, country/western music is playing throughout the night, and the bartenders get up on the bar quite often to do their boot stomping dances. Very fun stuff.

The bar started getting really crowded after a bit and it was a great place to people watch. All kinds of everyone there and it is a very friendly place. The bartenders are stopped by to talk to use and make us feel welcome.

We were full from dinner so did not try the frito pie, but I definitely will try it next time. They open the bag of fritos and add chili to it - you eat it right out of the bag. Sounds like fun!

Visited December 2012
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