My first visit to a Coyote Ugly was in Denver. The movie had, of course, created this image of lively dancing female bartenders, a rowdy crowd and and a bar unlike any other. What I saw were some bored bartenders and customers who almost as bored.
The hype over the opening of Coyote Ugly in Bricktown, meanwhile, followed the script of the movie. And indeed, opening day was very lively with “Lil” herself in attendance. But at the end of the day, did the bar make the case that it’s more than a glorified Hooters with expensive alcohol?
Over the past few months I’ve seen some advertisements and Twitter announcements for “naughty schoolgirl” day, but that’s about it.
It’s not really a surprise to me to see the following from the blog maintained by Lil, owner of the chain, on the Coyote Ugly website:
I sent Lee to OKC this weekend. A very bad report came back. I can’t say I am surprised because that’s why I sent him. The girls got a good review but a lot of other things were really falling apart. Now its put up or shut up time. I know that bar can be great but it can’t just manage itself. urgh
Does anyone see the glowing red going out of business light blinking?