820 5th Ave., San Diego  |  Neighborhood: Gaslamp
(619) 308-8459 | 
CoyoteUglySaloon.com/SanDiego

by Steve Kang

While cruising through the Gaslamp, you see giant bar after giant bar. You think to yourself, “Is there something different?” Well, yes there is. It’s the most famous bar in the world. We have one right here in Downtown San Diego: Coyote Ugly! They have great drink and food specials but most of all they have beautiful bartenders who dance on the bar for you while you enjoy yourself and take it all in.

HAPPY HOURS

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK:  4-7 p.m.
$2 PBR
$4 import bottles
$5 national drafts
$6 local drafts
$5 wells
Half-price appetizers

FRIDAY – SATURDAY:  7-9 p.m.
$5 Jamo
$5 Fireball
$3 Coors Light
$3 Corona

DAILY SPECIALS
7 p.m.close

Sunday
$5 Fireball
$4 Sam Adams
$4 Angry Orchard

Monday
$5 Jack & Jack Honey
$3 Heineken

Tuesday
$2 tacos
$2 Tecate
$5 Cuervo Silver

Wednesday
$5 Jamo
$3 Corona

Thursday
$5 SOCO
$4 Fat Tire drafts
$5 Three Olives Flavors
$5 Jager Bombs & Flavor Bombs

WHAT WE ATE

01 Coyote Sidewinders
(Potato fries topped with sugar-cured bacon pieces, sour cream, cheese and green onions)
These are thick cut fries with a twist … literally. They are curled up like a sidewinder snake and it’s weaving its way through some tasty bacon with all the fixins!

Paired with Dos Equis
A classic Mexican beer washing down this sneaky potato serpent is exactly what the veterinarian ordered.

02 Sweet Potato Fries
(Sweet potato fries topped with parmesan cheese)
They are cut thin but pack a flavor punch. They say sweet potato fries are healthier for you, but who cares when they are this good? The parmesan cheese topping gives the sweetness a great savory complement.

Paired with Jamo on the rocks
OK, I fricken love Jamo, so when they decided to pair this one up, I said, “YES, PLEASE” then drank it down in two seconds. If you don’t know what it tastes like, I’m not going to tell you; get your butt in here and order one!

03 Coyote Chicken Wings
(Chicken wings hand tossed in your choice of sauce with a side of ranch)
These jumbo-sized wings are tossed in sauce straight out of the fryer. I had teriyaki so crispy skin shined through the sticky gooey yumminess.

Paired with Coyote Ugly Whiskey and Coke
You want a whiskey and Coke? Is there any better way to have whiskey especially made for this joint? As you sip on this classic, you can watch your favorite bartender pour it for you then dance on the bar for you.

04 Garlic Knots
(Strips of dough with fresh garlic, parmesan, parsley and marinara)
As soon as this dish came out, I could smell it and my mouth immediately began to water. Something about warm bread with chunks of real garlic. Wait, there is cheese and marinara, too? Sign me up, I’m all in.

Paired with Cherry Bomb
Just when I thought I was falling into a food coma, here comes the bomb to the rescue. The cherry vodka/cranberry Red Bull combo gets you buzzed and wakes you up, genius.

THE JOINT
As soon as you get past the patio and step down into the bar area, you immediately see a large, wide bar that’s wide enough for your food, your drinks and your dancing bartender. Come on in for the food and drink, stay for the ladies. If you happen to bring your own lady friend, it won’t be long before she’s up there dancing on the bar, too; it is encouraged by everyone!