While Tyra Banks -- or even her likeness -- won't be dancing atop the bar of
newly opened Coyote, the place does share a few traits with the
establishment made famous by the movie Coyote Ugly, in which poor actresses
dance on bar tops at a randy club for the entirety of a feature-length film.
Waitresses and bartenders rush the bar at approximately 11:30pm and 1:30am --or whenever else they feel like it -- for a choreographed dance routine.
Music is mainstream hip hop or house when live bands aren't playing, but a
different group plays every night from 10:30pm to 1:30am. Otherwise, the
effort to be like Coyote Ugly is a nice try, but it falls short in emulating
that fictional bar in the way that an enchilada in Taipei doesn't quite
taste like an enchilada.
The stark contrast between Coyote and the club the next door, Plush, keeps
business at Coyote steady. Rather than drawing the celebrity crowd, it tends
to draw "businessmen who can play," and its managers are proud not to be
plush, nor Plush. Plush may be posh, but Coyote is comfortable.
"Our club is dominated by regulars and it doesn靖 take many visits for us to
be familiar with you. There's a family feel on weeknights, but we're wild
and crazy on Friday and Saturday nights", said supervisor Irene Yeh.
Tuesday nights are getting rowdier at Coyote, too. Contrary to most of the
city's clubs, Ladies' Night falls on Tuesday, and girls dressed in
inappropriately short skirts pay no cover charge and drink free champagne.
If parading your caboose is not your style, cover is NT$350 on weeknights
and NT$500 on weekends. Drinks start at NT$200.
Coyote is located on the 12th floor of Core Pacific shopping mall, 138 Pateh Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei (北市八德路4段138號，京華城購物商場12樓).