Party Earth Review Homesick southerners and anyone else ready to party Texas style should head to Rodeo Bar, an urban honky-tonk that brings the best of the Lone Star state to NYC. Floors littered with sawdust and peanut shells greet the... ... read full review
375 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016
6: 28th Street-Park Avenue
Murray Hill, New York –
Homesick southerners and anyone else ready to party Texas style should head to Rodeo Bar, an urban honky-tonk that brings the best of the Lone Star state to NYC.
Floors littered with sawdust and peanut shells greet the after-work young professionals and students from the nearby School of Visual Arts who show up for Happy Hour deals, while the rest of the décor is a visual feast of southern tackiness, from the cow skulls and license plates that adorn the main bar to the life-sized buffalo perched on a rock directly overhead.
Rowdy patrons too impatient to wait for drinks can make their way to the back where an old school bus plastered with bumper stickers and party lights serves as a second bar.
An upstairs loft provides a view of the Tex-Mex restaurant below, as well as the action at the main bar, a scene that grows progressively rambunctious once the live country and rockabilly bands get the boozy crowd dancing the two-step between rounds of margaritas.
For those who don’t mind a bit of campy roadhouse charm, Rodeo Bar promises a lively evening and rousing atmosphere perfect for tipsy flirting beneath the romantic glow of antler chandeliers.
Young professionals, students, and international travelers, mostly 20s.
Live country and rockabilly bands every night.
Full Tex-Mex menu served until 2am. Brunch Sa–Su 11:30am–4pm. Happy Hour daily 4–9pm, includes free buffet.
Appetizers $7–$16, entrées $13–$20. Beer $6, wine $6, cocktails $7–$12, margaritas $11.
Casual with cowboy boots.
Any night for the live music, and Friday and Saturday nights for an especially rowdy crowd.
Mad Hatter Saloon (360 Third Avenue) is a smaller venue that caters to a similar fun-loving crowd.