If you have access to transportation and would like to see a bit of "real Western culture," get yourself out to the Stampede. It's a big country-western bar on the outskirts of town, with an oval dance floor that lets you two-step the night away. (There's also a nice steakhouse-type restaurant on the upper level.)
Although there are a fair number of actual Westerners at the Stampede, there's also a contingent of yuppies-in-cowboy-shirts and a fairly high tolerance for visitors. And a mechanical bull! Have you seen the Levis commercial where a grungy-hip kind of guy gets on a mechanical bull and is thrown off within the first second? That, in a nutshell, is my memory of our night at the Stampede.