Giddy-up, Cowgirl

By September 14, 2011

 

Girl Around Town: Giddy up, Cowgirl

 

 

Welcome to the most magical place on earth.

Not Disneyland.  Not Cirque de Solei’s newest work of performance art.

No, I’m talking about the Cowgirl Seahorse.

 

Girl Around Town: Giddy up, Cowgirl

This hidden gem of the Financial District (why, oh, why do I give away all the secrets?), it is transporting portal to a different pace of life.

Fairy dust is in abundance at what could easily be a benign, non-specific restaurant by the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.  But rather than some pub with faux Irish memorabilia, instead, marlins are used as decor, chandeliers are occasionally draped with feathers dyed in primary colors and mermaids and seahorses are revered–in many framed pictures- as 1st class citizens.

Girl Around Town: Giddy up, Cowgirl

Hey, what are you looking at?

 

The menu leans towards a Tex-Mex variety; the juke box, towards 1970′s faves.  Allegedly there is free, live music but I’ve yet to see any on my trips to the saloon.

And I do mean trips.  The Cowgirl Seahorse ranks up there as as the trippiest place to grab a beer.  Not just because there’s a theme of wackiness. What’s craziest of all is that the staff doesn’t play into a theme at all.  Because, like in Oz, the inhabitants don’t necessarily realize that the outside world isn’t also in vibrant Technicolor.

To them, the horse of a different color is just how things are.

Girl Around Town: Giddy up, Cowgirl

 

You may be curious if the Seahorse has anything to do with another trippy outpost further uptown in the West Village, Cowgirl.

Yes.  They are wonderful, crazy sisters saloons.

Cowgirl Seahorse
259 Front St
New York, NY 10038-1716
(212) 608-7873

 

Let’s Be Honest: Taco Tuesdays? You have my heart, Cowgirl Seahorse.

Oh, By the Way: If you need more reason to stop on by, FiDi dweller and Gossip Girl uber-hunk, Chace Crawford, has been spotted at the Sea-Horse with a plate of tacos.  Yum… on both accounts.

 

Accessorize: Yee Haw.

Boots by Tony Lama, available on Sheplers.

 

Tony Lama 3R Series Buckaroo Boots – Square Toe

 

Girl Around Town: Giddy up, Cowgirl
Tony Lama 3R Series Buckaroo Boots – Square Toe

Girl Around Town: Giddy up, Cowgirl

 

Tony Lama 3R Series Stockman Boots – Square Toe

 

Girl Around Town: Giddy up, Cowgirl

 

Girl Around Town: Giddy up, Cowgirl

  • http://revealeventstyle.com Mags- JE* MIlam

    Everyone has a little cowgirl !And Seahorse-seashells-( I hope anyone gets this reference) and the company of mermaids, what more could you want!?!?! I can also vouch for Sheplers, I have found a few reasons to shop there per some swanky soiree’s here in Nashville! Kick em’ up and move em’ out to Front St!

    • Mary

      Agreed, yes-haw, Mags!