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Coyote Ugly Reopens in New East Village Location With Body Shots and Bar-Top Dancing

Plus, Evil Twin is now serving coffee from a walk-up window in Dumbo — and more intel

A neon sign with the words “Coyote Ugly Bar & Dance Saloon” in red and blue font Robert Mora/Getty Images

Coyote Ugly is back at it

Coyote Ugly apparently can’t be held down long. Less than a year after closing its original location, the raucous, decades-old bar reopens at its new home in the East Village this week with bar-top dancing and body shots. The bar, now located at 233 East 14th Street, opens to the public at 7 p.m. on Wednesday — although a seat at the dive bar might a tough get. Paid reservations are mostly sold out for opening night, with outdoor and indoor tables priced at $150 and $250, respectively.

In this second act, the team is going for a more intentional vibe with leopard-print wallpaper and python upholstery, according to the New York Post. Body shots are apparently on the opening menu, as well, although founder Liliana Lovell tells the Post that some of the bar’s other pre-pandemic “rituals” — pouring shots into customers’ mouths from the bar — will be toned-down as the city continues to loosen pandemic restrictions on restaurants and bars.

The original Coyote Ugly on First Avenue, which shot to international fame following a blockbuster 2001 movie of the same name, closed its doors last fall after 27 years due to failed rent negotiations. Less than a week after the closure, rumors had already started to circulate online that the famed dive bar, now one of 29 international locations, was plotting a comeback in the neighborhood.

In other news

— City Council member Mark Gjonaj plans to introduce legislation on Thursday that would require third-party delivery apps to disclose when they have set-up phone numbers for a restaurant. The practice, by which third-party delivery companies create and promote alternate phone numbers for businesses, allows apps to collect marketing commissions from restaurateurs, even when calls don’t result in orders.

— Evil Twin is now serving coffee from a walk-up window at its recently opened Dumbo location, starting at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends. The taproom is sourcing its beans from Brooklyn roaster Sey Coffee, with pastries from L’imprimerie in Bushwick.

— Pastrami naan sandwiches and egg and cheese dosas round out the new brunch menu at Sona, the upscale Indian newcomer in the Flatiron District. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

— Newly opened vegan soul food restaurant Cadence is hosting a Juneteenth cookout from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday with drinks and live music.

— The East Village’s historic Cinema Village movie theater reopens this week for the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

— Il Laboratorio del Gelato, one of the city’s essential scoop shops, is set to open a location in Montclair, New Jersey, at 598 Valley Road.

— Veselka will return to the Market Line food hall this weekend after more than a year away from the food hall.

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