What the fuck is a “Cattle Call?” In the world of Hogs & Heifers Saloon, this little catch phrase is an exciting time for the bar. To Hogs, these words mean we’re opening our doors to some new faces behind the stick, and interviewing for bartenders! Most of our visitors may not realize this, but Hogs & Heifers can often be a gateway for our employees to pursue dreams and careers they may have never thought about before life at Hogs. As you can imagine, tending bar at a crazy place like H&H can help to instill power and confidence in anybody. Simply put, if you can work at here, you can work anywhere!
Last week, we held our first Cattle Call of the New Year. Our bartender tryouts my be different from any other hiring event you ever seen… if you want to serve drinks at this bar, you’re gonna have to dance this bar!
We would like to take this moment and thank all of the ladies who interviewed last week. This type of job isn’t for everyone. One must be pretty fuckin’ brave to get on top of our bar, cheers to all 15 of you that came out!
Among this group of try outs, we officially have two new bartenders who are starting tonight, February 5th! Come down and say hello to the newbies, or as we like to call them… FNG’s
FUCKIN NEW GIRLS!!!
Now that you’ve had a chance to look at these photos, who do you think made the cut?
Hoody Hoo Throwdown | March 16, 2019
This ain’t no poker run.
The first ever Hoody Hoo Throwdown will feature a motorcycle scavenger hunt where riders can mob in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, hitting cool spots and earning points as they go. On March 16, 2019, riders will have four hours to hit as many waypoints as possible, using the free ride-tracking app REVER. At the end of the throwdown, the rider with the most points wins a $1000 cash prize. There will also be several runner-up prizes, along with an award for most miles traveled.
The event culminates with the award ceremony and party. 100% of proceeds from this event will be donated to the Veterans Charity Ride (VCR), who help disabled and amputee vets get back on the road through a number of life-changing programs. The after party will also include a silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the VCR.
Head to www.hhthrowdown.com for more event info and access to early-bird registration pricing. Rage on!
In-house Photography Provided by Cameron Smith | noremac Studios
Private Parties booked with “FXR Penny”
21+ w/ID | NO COVER
NOON TO 4AM DAILY
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THE HISTORY OF MICHELLE AND HOGS & HEIFERS SALOON
The idea for opening a bar and calling it Hogs & Heifers was conceived in, of all places, a bar. Allan Dell was a self-proclaimed functioning alcoholic and figured he spent enough time sitting at a bar and that he might as well make some money while he sat there. Allan’s two friends and drinking buddies were a Master Carpenter and a Graphic Design Artist and he talked them into helping him build a bar. They would all drink for free and get laid regularly and for three broke guys in their early to mid twenties, who could ask for anything more. Allan’s father agreed to finance his project if he could find an experienced bar owner to “father” him in the business. Enter Tom McNeil, legend in the Dive Bar business. McNeil owned the Village Idiot in Manhattan’s East Side, which was the Boys’ favorite watering hole, where they could sit for hours drinking ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon for a $1.75 a can. Allan knew that he wanted to open a bar that had to do with motorcycles and women and the original logo did, in fact, include an illustration of a chopper. The Boys were trying to come up with a name, while sitting in the Village Idiot one afternoon…”Hogs & something”. On the wall above the bar was a sign for a Heifer Auction, and a heifer being a cow that has not yet been bred, is essentially a virgin cow. The name Hogs & Heifers was born. The fact that the bar ended up being in a real meat market was simply due to the affordable rent at the time, but it was a perfect match and had a great deal to do with the success of the business.
Hogs & Heifers Saloon was to be an all American classic country and southern rock-n-roll dive bar. Allan knew he wanted it to have the look and feel of a gin mill and that he wanted to hang “stuff” all over the walls. Other than that, there was little else that he had thought about. He had a lot of friends who liked to drink and planned on throwing a party for them every night. Allan may never have imagined that it would turn into the famous bar it is today, but it was absolutely his pride and joy and he considered it his greatest achievement and reveled in its quick success.
Having entered the picture prior to its opening, Michelle Dell was the first bartender to be hired. The routine performed and style of dress worn by the bartenders behind the bar, which has made Hogs & Heifers famous, was born from Michelle’s heart. Hogs & Heifers opened in November of 1992 during an unseasonably cold winter. There was literally no heat source of any kind in the bar and it was so cold you could often see your own breath. Both Allan and Michelle believed in the notion of less is more when it came to dressing behind the bar and it was always freezing; did we mention the bar had no heat? Finally, Allan bought these little space heaters that did next to nothing to provide heat and with Necessity being the Mother of all Invention, Michelle began dancing on the bar–in the empty bar–as a means to keep warm. She would throw a few dollars in the jukebox and just get up on the bar and dance. Little did she know it would become the trademark theme of Hogs & Heifers and lead to countless celebrities dancing on the bar and donating their bras. The Julia Roberts photo was seen around the world and her bra still hangs there today, albeit hidden beneath some 18,000 bras! Michelle’s famous routine has inspired a Major Motion Picture and a league of copy cat Bars.
Essentially, Allan and Michelle, and their friends, were just a bunch of kids with nothing to lose and they threw a party that they enjoyed. They were fortunate and blessed that so many others would love to come to their party and would do so repeatedly. The two were married in Reno, Nevada, on November 16th, 1993. Allan Dell passed away on June 7, 1997. Hogs & Heifers continues to be run by Michelle Dell who was the sole proprietor of the New York City location. She now lives in Las Vegas, close to her favorite saloon!
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