The Best Country Bars in New York City To Get That Southern Feel
New York City is known to have it all when it comes to different types of restaurant and bars, but when we are looking for some country music in the Big Apple where can we go for a good time? Get your boots on and head out to the following places for a little taste of the south in Manhattan!
Hill Country Barbeque Market: Craving some good barbeque and live music bringing back all of those Texas mems? Hill Country serves Texas style BBQ and has plenty of draft beers to go along with it. This is another awesome option to get some drinks before heading to see your favorite country acts at Madison Square Garden. Events like trivia night and karaoke are weekly happenings as well as live music that runs Tuesday through Saturday night. This year, they’ve even got a Hill Country Barbecue Rib Kit to enjoy their Texas barbeque at home.
Located at: 30 W 26th St between 5th and 6th Ave
Printer’s Alley: Transport yourself to Tennessee in this Nashville themed bar located in the Garment District. Printer’s Alley plays plenty of country favorites, offers live music, and serves southern comfort food such as taco fries, mac & cheese, and buffalo chicken sliders. Printer’s Alley is great to watch a sports game with a group of friends or to head to before a concert at Madison Square Garden since it is right down the block! It’s your perfect midtown casual bar.
Located at: 215 W 40th St between 7th and 8th Ave
The Waylon: A country saloon that might as well be called Hell’s Kitchen’s best honky-tonk, offers live music every Tuesday through Saturday nights. On other nights, you can play songs on their jukebox, or compete in trivia on Wednesdays. They have a backyard garden as well as roadway dining, great for larger groups, and if you want to join in rooting for the Packers. Be sure to try their famous Frito Pie among other southern favorites, such as Fried Cheese Curds. The Waylon is definitely a place to spend a Saturday night out with friends!
Located at: 736 10th Ave between 50th/51st St
Doc Holliday’s: The East Village might have a lot of things, but it also has a real roadhouse style classic in Doc Holliday’s. Right from walking in with stickers covering the door, you know you leave behind the expectations of uppity Manhattan and fit right in with others just like you. Play a game of pool and say hi to the regulars; they’ll welcome you in to their over 25-year home.
Flaming Saddles Saloon: Check out this toe-tapping western themed gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen for some country entertainment. Boot wearing men line up on the bar and dance in sync to classic country songs and provide pure fun for everyone. Stop on by and request one of your own personal favorite songs on their jukebox at this cash-only bar with great drink specials!
Located at: 793 9th Ave between 52nd and 53rd
Skinny Dennis: Located just across the pond (or river) in Williamsburg, Skinny Dennis brings the heart of the honky tonk to the streets of Brooklyn. With the now famous (and amazing) Willie’s frozen coffee, a true blue vintage jukebox, and a good ole hog on the ceiling, you get boots on the ground country. Live music basically every night of the week makes you feel just like you are walking down Broadway in Nashville. You’ll find it crowded on a Friday night, with the best country-loving Brooklynites out there.
Located at: 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
Located at: 30 Newark St., Hoboken, NJ
Brother Jimmy’s: Only currently one location in Manhattan, Brother Jimmy’s serves some of the greatest slow cooked BBQ and brings southern hospitality to the heart of the Northeast. With competition winning black angus brisket on the menu and giant onion rings and frickles as apps, you can’t go wrong. Brother Jimmy’s has a lot of seating and room for games of beer pong, perfect for any homesick southern alums. If watching college football is a favorite pastime, this bar is the perfect spot to cheer on your team and feel like you are sitting at a bar in the south.
Located at: 181 Lexington Avenue
The Patriot Saloon: What is better than a bar sporting American flags that plays country tunes on a jukebox? This dive bar vibe offers arcade games and a pool table along with great drink deals and your ideal delicious bar food. Oh, and don’t be shocked to see a collection of “lost bras” hanging around the bar as The Patriot Saloon takes after the very famous Coyote Ugly theme. Check out their Instagram for witty chalkboard remarks and reminders to keep drinking.
Located at: 110 Chambers St
So the next time you and your friends are in the mood for a country night out, no need to book a flight down south just stop by one of these fun places! Make sure to follow us on Instagram at @countryswag for more country happenings in NYC and beyond. Cheers!