On most occasions, you probably refrain from airing out your dirty laundry. You might change your tune when visiting Coyote Ugly Saloon, where taking off and "donating" your underwear can get you a free shot.
One of several franchises nationwide inspired by the movie of the same name, Coyote Ugly allows for non-judgmental fun—assuming your idea of fun involves getting utterly wasted and letting go of your inhibitions. Look up and you'll see bras by the truckload hanging off clotheslines. You'll also notice a trophy moose head layered in several pairs of donated panties.
The bar fills up with people of all kinds: drunken college kids, blonde bombshells (no Piper Perabo, sorry), trucker types, middle-aged moms. You might even run into your old teacher, as I did. Peek to the left, and witness girls kissing other girls. Peek to the right, and find a drunk, tiara-crowned woman celebrating her bachelorette party and begging you to make out with her. Staring straight ahead at the bar is the safest bet. Female bartenders in AC/DC cut-off tanks are quick to serve. Between drinks, they'll take a break by jumping onto the bar to dance to Kid Rock and Justin Timberlake hits.
There's never a cover here, but don't think that means a cheap night out. You can pay up to $14.25 for a premium drink, and even a couple of standard cocktails could run you $20. The bar also features The Roadkill Cafe. Menu items include appetizers ($2.50-$4.50) like chicken fingers and potato skins, sandwiches ($2.95-$4.50) and wings ($3-$5.50).
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: David-Anthony Gonzalez