We first told you about Coyote Ugly in August, but today the company officially announced it would open its first Milwaukee location at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 1131 N. Water St.
The chain's "Coyote Search" for "talented, sexy and witty (bartender) applicants" will be held February 4 and 5, from noon to 5 p.m. at the bar.
"I'm so excited to open in Milwaukee" Lovell said. "Coyote Ugly's roots are beer drinkers and motorcycles, and I have a feeling there are a few of those in Milwaukee. Hell, Milwaukee is home to Miller, Harley, and now Coyote Ugly Saloon!" She continued, "Water Street is Milwaukee's famous entertainment district and as the most famous bar on the planet, the new Coyote Ugly Saloon will be in the heart of it all," said founder Liliana "Lil" Lovell.
Read the full text of the announcement here.
These haters crack me up. It seems they would prefer an empty storefront than a proven national chain bar in a bar area. Or maybe they want to see a flower shop open up there because that makes more sense?
Regardless of what bar goes in there, that location is never able to have sustainable success... Also, they may be a little too late to jump into the Milwaukee market with a theme like this, with places like Red Rock Saloon and Whiskey River Saloon already drawing some big crowds (not to mention the fact that Red Rock is right down the street...). Hopefully this isn't Tequila Rita's 2.0!
5 comments about this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Jeff Sherman
Published Oct. 19, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Richard Kessler, founder and president of Kesslers Diamonds. Kesslers is an OnMilwaukee partner and a fixture in the Milwaukee area since the 1980s. Kessler, who is transitioning to the role of chief executive officer, talked about the business, Milwaukee, his celebrity and more.
Published Oct. 17, 2017
One factor overrides all others when you're deciding where to dine: convenience. So, make a list, check it twice and bust out of your Milwaukee dining comfort zone.
Published Oct. 9, 2017
Just like Water Street's summer tune-up, Broadway in Downtown Milwaukee got a full refresh this past weekend, brightened with a new pavement job.
Published Oct. 6, 2017
As I always say, a city is only as good as the stories it tells. And, yesterday, the Chairman of Manpower continued to tell the Milwaukee story on a national platform with a piece titled "The Rise And Rise Of America's Best-Kept Secret." Read it here.
Published Oct. 6, 2017
Nearly one year ago today, after 45 years in Milwaukee, John Hawk's - a Downtown Milwaukee pub that sits on the Riverwalk - closed its doors and has been vacant ever since. What's next? Or, what should be next?
Published Sept. 21, 2017
Milwaukee's been a leader in community building for years. Beer gardens. Yes, beer gardens. They were built by the Miller family and others to have large family gathering spaces and, of course, to showcase their products. Today, we all use them to gather, share ideas, forge relationships and build a better city.
Published Sept. 20, 2017
Today, Chicago, reminds us to appreciate Gallery Night with reporter Lori Racki's preview of next month's event in Downtown Milwaukee.
Published Sept. 16, 2017
Two OnMilwaukee partners, Wisconsin Vision and The Corners, have come together recently. And, here's some insight on how the eye glasses company is fitting in at the new lifestyle center in Brookfield.
Published Sept. 13, 2017
The Milwaukee Brewers have made the postseason a total of four - count them, four - times in the history of their existence. So, this is precious and it doesn't happen often. Heck, it might be years before it happens again. So where are you, fans?
Published Sept. 5, 2017
Two members of The Gufs have announced a reunion show of sorts for Oct. 27 at The Back Room at Colectivo on Prospect.