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.