Get Out! magazine stopped by the newly transformed Boots & Saddle Show Place, where there are many changes since the last writeup we had done. Now the shows start at 6 p.m. through 1:30 a.m. weeknights, except for the Miss Boots & Saddle Yuhua Hamasaki Show on Fridays, starting at midnight. And, still going strong are the Saturday and Sunday shows, which start at 3:30 p.m.
First off, the bar decor changes almost on a weekly basis, including the tables and chairs (and the placement of the Get Out! magazine rack!). Even the stage moves, so there is not a bad seat in this show place with 20 shows a week. There is not another place in the U.S. that has this many shows in their venue!
They have all the choices for alcohol and a new snack bar menu that includes pizza, wings, nachos, hot dogs and more, all coming at great and affordable prices. There is never a cover. They do charity events as well (too many to name here), where most of the girls give up their free time and come help for a good cause when asked.
The shows are as follows, and may change every so often to keep things fresh and appealing. We start off with karaoke on Sundays and Wednesdays @ 8 p.m. with the House Mother & Get Out! Award Winner for Best Karaoke Shows, Victoria Chase. This has been a crowd pleaser six years running now.
Mondays are not a bitch here they have three of the nicest queens in town starting at 6 p.m. Get Out! magazine writer (when she is not working every night of the week) and 2013 Get Out! Awards Hostess Sir Honey Davenport performs @ 6 p.m. followed by Frostie Flakes @ 8:30 and 2012 Get Out! Magazine Drag Performer of the Year, Holly Dae @ 11 p.m.
Tuesdays start off with Cherra Secrett @ 6 p.m. followed by Yuhua Hamasaki @ 8:30 and Brenda Dharling @ 11 p.m.
Wednesday’s 6 p.m. show is with Terra Grenade, and then Victoria Chase packs the place with karaoke all night long.
Thursdays bring to the stage Bootsie LeFaris @ 6 p.m. followed by the famous Bob the Drag Queen @ 8 p.m. and Elizabeth James @ 11 p.m.
Fridays start the weekend with M’Lady Uppercrust @ 6 p.m. followed by Misty Meaner and Mocha Lite @ 9 p.m. and the Miss Boots & Saddle Show @ midnight with Yuhua Hamasaki.
Saturdays are the place to be in the afternoon with the very funny and talented Delilah Brooks and Sir Honey Davenport @ 3:30 p.m. The bar opens at 1 p.m., so there is a crowd by showtime every week. Then at 8:30 p.m. Prada G Major takes the stage, followed by Victoria Chase @ 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday shows continue through 2 a.m.
Sundays start off again @ 3:30 p.m. with the very entertaining Fifi DuBois, followed by Coco D’Ball and the impressive (and Get Out! Awards hostess) Sir Honey Davenport @ 5:30 p.m. until about 8 p.m. when everyone heads over to sing their best karaoke with Victoria Chase until 4 a.m.If you haven’t been to Boots & Saddle lately, its worth the trip to stop by again for the allnew spring line-up. Order your favorite drink and snacks and enjoy a show. This is the best spot to bring friends, family and even coworkers as there is always a show going on!
Boots & Saddle is in one of the best locations in the city in the heart of the West Village on the corner of Christopher Street & 7th Avenue with the subway entrance right outside the bar and plenty of parking out front. Security was once a problem last year, and the management of Boots & Saddle even voiced his opinions and took a stance for their business and customers, and the violence that once was is now a thing of the past. It’s one of the areas in the city now where you see police exposure, and that’s because it was suggested to keep their historic neighborhood peaceful.
The long-standing bartenders are quick, polite, friendly and attentive and even offer table service well. In between shows they have the videos and TVs going to keep you entertained. Go and check the new Boots & Saddle Show Place out. You’ll be glad you stopped in.
BOOTS & SADDLE
76 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014 (212) 633-1986