There's no better cure for the doldrums than gathering up a bunch of girls for an after-work session of mechanical bull riding. When the clock hit 5:30 last Thursday, we left work wearing bull-riding ready pants and naughty grins. A colleague saw us waiting by the elevators and rightly assessed, "This looks like trouble."
Adding fuel to the fire: Johnny's Utah's, the scene of the crime, has happy hour from 5-10PM Mondays to Fridays. That meant our delicious frozen margaritas were just $5 a pop ... which ensured everyone got enough liquid courage to show that bull who's boss. Most of the girls tried their hand at the bull, but I will leave their pictures off my blog since they're all lawyers and I like my life without lawsuits.
I'd definitely recommend Johnny Utah's for those in serious need of mid-week unwinding. Nothing quite like hopping on a bull and holding on for dear life to distract you from whatever's stressing you out! If you're going with co-workers though and you intend to ride, make sure you're appropriately dressed. Heck, forget going with co-workers; if you're going AT ALL and want to ride, please don't do it in a skirt. There was one lady in a dress bull-riding in front of her co-workers, and while she actually did look pretty hot most of the time, she had to fall off eventually. And now they all know her business.
Johnny Utah's is running a 20% discount on food and drinks (you have to order both; there's no discount on drinks alone) from Mondays to Saturdays, 5:00 - 8:30PM, until September 3, 2010. Just visit their website to redeem this offer.
Johnny Utah's is located at 25 West 51st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Tel. (212) 265-8824