Past midnight Monday through Thursday, you don't have to go home but you can't stay at

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The popular bar, music venue and restaurant is altering its weekday hours in response to the season and the fatal crash three weeks ago.

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"We're addressing some seasonal issues and some other issues we've been part of, issues regarding the two gals from [three] weeks ago," co-owner Barry Secular tells SFR. "'There's certainly some backlash over that, some concern for later nights. "

Despite Cowgirl staff evidently behaving above and beyond protocol, Secular declined further comment about the accident's relationship to the change in hours.

Friday-Sunday hours will remain the same (1:30 am Friday and Saturday; 11 pm Sunday; midnight Monday-Thursday), Secular says, but he will "continue to re-evaluate, night by night and certainly on a seasonal basis." He says hours will likely return to normal in May.

"Santa Fe is basically a two-season town: either winter or not winter."

But where are late-night bar crawlers gonna go?

"I'm not even going to speculate; hopefully they'll go home," Secular says.

Cowgirl BBQ
319 S. Guadalupe St.
982-2565