Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thinking about Coyote Ugly (currently shuttered)

As I reported last night, the DOH has shuttered Coyote Ugly on First Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street... I imagine it's only temporary... I'm waiting to hear back from a CU rep...

Coyote Ugly opened in the East Village on Jan. 27, 1993, and spawned a worldwide empire ... and I realized last night that I've only ever been there once (and, oddly enough, I was with my dad...). As much as I like cheap beer and denim shorts, it seemed too fake gritty for my taste... and there is that whole "tourist trap" stereotype associated with the bar... especially after the movie... Maybe I'm wrong? I'll go back.


esquared said...

the one in las vegas is much more grittier or real than this original one. also, oddly enough, the 'new york new york' theme hotel/casino there is also more real than new york city and has the,let's say, character and edge of the nyc 15-20 yrs. ago.

Anonymous said...

Never been to the CU in LV but the NY,NY in LV is about as "real" and "authetic" of NY (past or present) as the Venetian is to Venice. Then again for those that think those mock-ups amount to anything close to the reality of the place also think that Epcot's European and Asian themed villages are a decent substitute for actually going to those countries. Real chicken flavor is not chicken.

Erin said...

I heard the New York New York casino has been remodeled? Maybe it's edgier now (as edgy as it can be in Vegas, anyway).

I ripped on Coyote Ugly for years but I'd never actually gone into it. Curiosity got the best of me and I went there about 7 months ago. It wasn't as bad as I expected but it wasn't somewhere I'd spend my time, either. The crowd was creepy and not in a good Mars bar kind of way. Just rapey looking dudes and a few random girls.

Bowery Boogie said...

the hard rock is always a good time.

Dan said...

According to the NYC's health inspection site, Coyote Ugly scored 90 points (a 28 is a C, the lowest letter grade). Their violations, according to the site (they prepare food there?):

Sanitary Violations
1) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.

2) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.

3) Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

4) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

5) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.

6) Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.

7) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.

8) Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.

9) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

10) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

Dan said...

^^ I hope this puts to rest your very mistaken perception that CU's gritty is "fake" gritty. "Blow" flies, that is all.

Jill said...

So the grades are all backwards? To me, a 90 will always be an A-.

EV Grieve said...


Ha! true. I always got in trouble when i got a 4 on a test!

Uncle Waltie said...

Did they swab the bartenders' belly buttons to test for bacteria from Frat Boys doing body shots?