Open those peepers wide, cowpokes, here's your first look at Flaming Saddles, the new "kick ass Country Western Gay Saloon" opening in Hell's Kitchen Monday night with a rootin' tootin' rodeo party. We could try to describe what awaits inside Flaming Saddles, but there's no way we can top the press release, which describes the establishment as a place "where the Bad to the Bone Bartenders strut their stuff (behind and on top of the bar) & always aim to please. Customers are advised that they best pull themselves up by your boot straps, put on their Tight Ass Jeans and boot scoot and boogie on over to the Wild Wild West Side of NYC. Saddle Up for a Yippee Ki Yay MotherTrucker of a Night!" Eat your heart out, Coyote Ugly.


Monday's private pre-opening party is open only to dudes and dudettes who sign up for the Flaming Saddle's email list on the bar's website. While you may be reluctant to see your inbox stuffed with gay cowboy bar promotions, this is totally worth it: the Grand Opening bash will feature free drafts until 10 p.m., performances by the Flaming Saddles' Bad to the Bone Bandit Bartenders, giveaways, "and plenty of friendly cowpokes."

They're still putting the finishing touches on the joint, which is located at Ninth Avenue and 53rd Street, but Gothamist was able to obtain an exclusive sneak peak of what's in store: