Bar-top dancing in cowboy boots

Coyote Ugly's first S'pore outlet has the saloon franchise's hallmarks: booze, female bartenders and sizzling choreography

”Coyote” dancers on the bar at Coyote Ugly in Clarke Quay, the 27th outlet of the American bar and restaurant franchise.
”Coyote” dancers on the bar at Coyote Ugly in Clarke Quay, the 27th outlet of the American bar and restaurant franchise. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

American entrepreneur Liliana Lovell is the founder of the famous Coyote Ugly Saloon, best known for its bar-top dancing female bartenders and the 2000 cult movie it inspired - but, she admits, she "can't dance a lick".

"I don't dance, I'm a salesman," quips Ms Lovell, who is in her 50s.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2020, with the headline 'Bar-top dancing in cowboy boots'. Subscribe