Manhattans first two mechanical bulls (one expected at Johnny Utahs, coming to the Rockefeller Center Hotel; the other rumored to be coming to a bar called Evan Ford in the Lower Eastpacking District) still havent sprung from the gate, so where is one to celebrate the Running of the Bulls festival now under way in San Fermin? New Jersey, naturally.
Deep in the heart of Wachtung, where 4x4's and cowboy hats are standard issue, is the Colorado Caf, a line-dancing hall, live music venue, and barbecue joint that gets crowds worthy of Nashvilles White Horse Saloon. Its the home of every hard-partiers holy grail: a mechanical bull named Buck-Off who, as N.J. Guidoworthy photos on the Website testify, prefers to be ridden by bikini babes and pec-flexing beefcakes. We visited Buck-Off recently, and the last thing we remember before waking up with a bad Jell-O-shot hangover and an inner-thigh bruise that didnt go away for a month was a cover band playing Living on a Prayer. You aint gonna get that in San Fermin, and you probably wont get it at Johnny Utahs either.
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