Incredibly, it’s been 23 years since Coyote Ugly came out, but did you know the movie was inspired by a real-life bar? Known for its bartenders dancing on top of the bar, it has since become a global phenomenon, with one everywhere from New York to Moscow. Now Bristol is about to get its very own Coyote Ugly Saloon.
The legendary bar will open on the Harbourside on February 15 (Galentine’s Day plans, anyone?), which also marks the seventh-anniversary opening of the first UK Coyote Ugly Saloon. It’s taking over the recently closed Revolución de Cuba on Bordeaux Quay – joining venues in London, Cardiff, Swansea, Liverpool and Birmingham.
“Are you ready for your FIRST rodeo at Coyote Ugly Bristol?” said Coyote Ugly Bristol on Instagram. “Our brand new saloon will be opening in February 2024!” Tickets are on sale now for the VIP Opening Night, which will cost £5 per person. We’re not sure how this raucous night will go, but Coyote Ugly promises to “bring the signature blend of unique events, energetic dance routines, and a lively atmosphere”.
The first Coyote Ugly Saloon opened in New York City in 1993, but piqued wider interest in 1997 when the former bartender, Elizabeth Gilbert, wrote about her experiences for GQ. Transformed into a movie of the same name in 2000, the second Coyote Ugly location opened in Las Vegas the following year.
So what can we expect from Coyote Ugly Bristol? Fans of the movie will already know not to expect a sophisticated bar. Things are about to get wild by the harbour. From bottomless brunches to the chance to be a Coyote for the night (you’ve always wanted to get on a bar and dance, right?), massive drinks packages and plenty of unique, seasonal parties, we’re expecting the craziest party in Bristol from “the most famous bar on the planet.”
To learn more about Coyote Ugly Saloon in Bristol head here.