Hello Everyone! Spread the word, Hogs is back!!
Since we can’t host our annual Rally in the Alley this year, we’re giving a “nod” to Rally by supporting our past rally vendors by sending our customers their way with our first ever Hogs & Heifers Partner SHOP HOP. This is NOT an organized ride or event, but an activity for all our customers to get to know our local small businesses. This is an effort to bring our community back. Multiple shops will be participating over a 3 day period – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – October 2, 3 & 4th.
Each rider/driver to visit at least 7 partner shops in the 3 day period will win a free Hogs & Heifers 15th Anniversary T-Shirt, a raffle ticket for swag bags gifted from each partner shop, and a free year subscription from our friends at Quick Throttle Magazine!!
Here are the details of the Shop Hop:
Activity goal: Visit as many of our vendor’s shops as possible Friday, Saturday and Sunday in order to win a free 15th Anniversary T-Shirt.
How it works: All riders/drivers will be given a “Shop Hop Card” that lists a schedule of shops to be visited Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 2, 3 and 4). These cards will be handed out in the merch store by Penny or Emily on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only.
Riders/Drivers will receive a sticker on their Shop Hop card at each shop they visit. If they receive 7 or more stickers, they will receive a free Hogs & Heifers 15th Anniversary T-Shirt upon their return at Hogs, and a raffle ticket. Riders/Drivers that get 5 stickers will also receive a raffle ticket.
The Shop Hop cards must be handed in at the Hogs merch store in order to receive their free Anniversary shirt or Hat. Emily or will be available to disperse the shirts.
Raffle: Most all Shops have donated raffle items for our reopening. All customers that pick up a Shop Hop Card will receive a raffle ticket and winners will be picked Saturday night. Winning tickets will be posted at 4pm on Sunday. You do NOT have to be present to win.
Here is a list of participating Shop Hop shops:
Trip Ink Tattoo – WE ARE RAFFLING A $600 TATTOO SESSION FROM TRIP INK!!!
Evil Empire Designs/TOL
Main Street Moto
Red Rock Harley-Davidson (Also offering a Bikini Bike Wash from 10am-2pm)
This is NOT an organized ride. All riders may visit these shops on these days at their leisure.
Also donating raffle items:
Quick Throttle Magazine (1 Year Subscription) – Michael Cupp
Faces Behind the Helmets – Candice Cooley
Cool Rider Marketing – Candice Cooley
USA Parts Co
You MUST participate in the Shop Hop to get your raffle ticket!!!
During the past six months our staff worked hard to reorganize and disinfect the entire bar to create a healthy environment for you.
We ask that when you come visit us and our partners that you PLEASE wear your masks and practice social distancing.
We want you all safe and we do not want to close again!
Thank you for your support throughout the years. We can’t wait to see you all!!
Thanks to our Yearly Sponsors for Continuing to Support Hogs in 2020:
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
THE HISTORY OF 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, 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!
Click here for a virtual tour of our original New York City Location!
ABOUT MICHELLE DELL
Hogs & Heifers Saloon
201 N 3rd St. Downtown Las Vegas
21+ w/ID | NO COVER | FREE MOTORCYCLE PARKING
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