Coyote Ugly in trouble for showing too much skin

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11:45pm

A Nashville watering hole with a well-cultivated reputation for titillation may have crossed the line.

Coyote Ugly Saloon on Second Avenue is set to come before the Beer Board for violating the law prohibiting holders of beer permits “to encourage or permit any person on the premises of a permittee to touch, caress or fondle the breast, buttocks, anus or genitals of any other person.”

“During a routine inspection, I observed one female taking off her shirt with only her bra left to cover the breast area. She then laid down with her back on the bar area [where] another female was allowed to fondle the breast area,” inspector Bobby Irvine Jr. wrote in a Feb. 27 report.

Photos accompanying Irvine’s report show what appears to be a female patron on the Coyote Ugly bar executing what is known as a “body shot.” In one photo, the customer appears to have her face between the bra-covered breasts of a bar employee who is laying on the bar. In a subsequent photo, she looks to be kissing a second, kneeling female bartender.

Body shots are typically performed using tequila, with a drink taken in a shot glass placed between the breasts of another person and then chewing on a slice of lime or lemon in the mouth of a third person.

Coyote Ugly franchises have opened across the U.S. in the wake of an eponymous 2000 movie starring John Goodman and Piper Perabo based on the original New York City location. The bars are known for scantily clad bartenders performing dance routines on top of the bar.

The saloon was scheduled for a hearing before the Beer Board March 24, but that hearing was deferred until April 28 at the request of its attorney, Will Cheek.

Cheek could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. 

16 Comments on this post:

By: house_of_pain on 3/26/10 at 4:07

...and in related news, the number of adults having fun is at an all-time low...

By: wolfy on 3/26/10 at 5:46

Thanks Bobby! We all feel safe now......Is this really how we use our resources in Metro Gov't? What do you expect to see at a Coyote Ugly?! Go up the street a couple of blocks and give Margarittaville grief for their windows. Oh wait......nevermind.

By: Kosh III on 3/26/10 at 6:36

oooo, the humanity......

By: nourider on 3/26/10 at 6:46

Nice to know the fun police are on the job. How are the tourists going to pay for this convention center when they no longer want to be here?

After much....uh...research at Coyote Ugly, I can say that this is just harmless fun.

Looks like the only thing we're allowed to touch, caress, or fondle in a bar are our handguns.

By: Kosh III on 3/26/10 at 6:48

Looks like the only thing we're allowed to touch, caress, or fondle in a bar are our handguns.

Well, guns are considered a substitute for you know what.

By: slewfoot on 3/26/10 at 7:16

I'm hung and have a gun. Please explain Kosh.


By: Cookie47 on 3/26/10 at 7:27

Lets see if I have this right.

In my job, I'm chained to a desk all day where, if buttholes could fly, this place would be an international airport.

Bobby Irvine, JUNIOR gets to watch half naked women dance on a bar while doing his.

WEEK ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! JESUS, BOY, GROW A PAIR ! ! !

And to the Nashville City Paper, WHERE ARE THE PHOTOS?????????? I want to see for myself these photos that seem to have JUNIOR's panties in a wad.


By: BenDover on 3/26/10 at 8:09

As Mick Jagger always said... "There's no publicity like bad publicity"... I know where I'm heading Saturday night.

By: EquinsuOcha on 3/26/10 at 8:29

yep, I'll be going also.......looking foward to getting my anus fondled

By: airvols on 3/26/10 at 10:25

Give me a break, this is stupid, the Beer Board needs to get a life. Let's start a movement to disband the beer board. I hope we are not actually paying somone to go to these clubs to spy on the establishments. Now there is a budget area we can cut!!!!

By: nourider on 3/26/10 at 11:20

Oh yeah we're paying them. And, don't forget that we have an inspector (perhaps the same guy?) to check compliance with the "three foot rule" in strip clubs.

All of this fits into Curry ("Nothing good happens after midnight") Todds vision for our city. Never mind the fact that he's not from here. I guess it's an offense to the good people of Collierville if there's fun going on in Nashville.

Go ahead and shut it all down. If I want to party with Coyotes or strippers, I'll invite them over and have fun at home I don't need the beer nannies providing a moral compass for me. I know how to have fun. Thank you very much.

BUT, when you've reduced our tourist revenue to folks who step off the Gray Line, snap a picture of Tootsies, buy a two dollar souvenir shot glass and then get back on the bus and leave; don't come crying to me for more tax dollars to make up the loss. You ain't gonna get it.

By: Gettinslower on 3/26/10 at 12:31

Hallelujah for the inspectors. Keep up the good work. You weirdos, go home and create your own fun IN PRIVATE.

By: tdterry1999 on 3/26/10 at 12:42

To gettinslower,I agree ,Shut them all down.Who needs jobs anyway,we have Obama taken care of us.Oh i feel so much better knowing that.

By: airvols on 3/26/10 at 1:53

Gettinslower--you must be the inspector. LOL

By: localboy on 3/27/10 at 7:47

what tools

By: nashguy on 4/30/10 at 4:23

OK, I have heard it all now. After reading this story and hearing about it at work I understand why so many people are making jokes about wasting the taxpayer's hard earned money on something as silly as this.

What concerns me more is the reputation we are creating for our city as a future "CONVENTION CENTER DESTINATION" and how much of the tourism sales tax revenue we are going to lose because of regulations like this. The successful convention center destination cities are those that offer the visitors a place to have fun.

There is a reason that Las Vegas is the convention center capital of the US...learn something Nashville before we build a "field of dreams" convention center in a city no one wants to spend time in.