Dancing Bartender Dive Bar Chain Coyote Ugly Saloon Ends Run In San Diego's Gaslamp

May 13, 2020,

After 6 years slinging drinks and dancing on bars, Coyote Ugly Saloon has shuttered its location in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

Founded in New York City by Liliana Lovell in 1993, Coyote Ugly because a popular chain of bars after a namesake movie launched in 2000 and went on to gross over $100Million worldwide. Today there are 24 locations in 5 different countries. The San Diego outpost opened in the 7,000 square-foot space at 820 Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter in February 2014 and was the company's first Southern California outpost. Coyote Ugly is known for employing an attractive staff of female bartenders who serve a little bit of attitude with the drinks and are known for their dance routines on top of the bar. Lovell announced to her Facebook followers this week that both Coyote Ugly San Diego and neighboring sister concept Samurai Pie would not be reopening.

Those with inside knowledge are alleging that the company is in a dispute with their landlord and hopes to relocate to another downtown space depending on how the coronavirus precautions play out. We reached out to Coyote Ugly representatives for more information but did not receive a response by the time of publishing.

For more information, visit coyoteuglysaloon.com.