Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Firefighters Parade Downtown Las Vegas

March 17

- Free

The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Downtown Las Vegas has grown into an awesome holiday tradition.  Last year’s event was huge, and we can’t wait to see what this year’s party brings.  If you’ve never been downtown for St. Patty’s, make this year be your first…  you won’t be disappointed!  Once the parade ends, the after hours party begins at Hogs!

For photo highlights from last year’s event, click here !!!

*INSIDE OUR SALOON IS RESTRICTED TO 21 AND OLDER.   EVENTS ON 3RD AND OGDEN / FREMONT STREET ARE FOR ALL AGES.  THIS IS A HOLIDAY PARADE AND CELEBRATION, FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

 

THANK YOU BUD LIGHT, JAMESON, AND DEEP EDDY VODKA FOR SUPPORTING THIS EVENT!

HOGS & HEIFERS SALOON

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

12PM – 4AM DAILY | NO COVER
21+ WITH ID

*INSIDE OUR SALOON IS RESTRICTED TO 21 AND OLDER.   EVENTS ON 3RD AND OGDEN/ FREMONT STREET ARE FOR ALL AGES.  THIS IS A HOLIDAY PARADE AND CELEBRATION, FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

DIVE BAR

BIKER BAR

HONKY TONK BAR

ROCK & ROLL BAR

COUNTRY BAR

YOUR FAVORITE BAR

WORLD FAMOUS BAR

GIRLS ALWAYS ON THE BAR

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!

2 replies
  1. Tomjohnston1974@hotmail.com
    Tomjohnston1974@hotmail.com says:

    Hi I’m from Ireland planing to go there in March there’s only two of us is if a friendly bar ?

    What’s best time get there own st Patrick’s day ?

    Reply
    • Hogs & Heifers
      Hogs & Heifers says:

      Listed below was last year’s timeline… this year should be close to the same… Can’t wait to party with ya, St. Patrick’s day is a blast!

      10:30am – 11:30am – Assembly of Participants will take place in the lot next to the Pawn Shop

      11:30am – All Participants will leave 3rd Street marching down 3rd to Fremont and then to the Main Street Stage.

      12:00pm – Parade will head east on Fremont Street to the 3rd Street Stage where the bagpipers will play and the Irish Dancers will dance.

      The Parade then heads up 3rd Street to Downtown 3rd , landing in front of Hogs & Heifers Saloon

      1:00pm – The Challenge Games will start on Downtown 3rd Street in front of Hogs & Heifers when the Parade arrives at approximately 1pm.  Downtown Grand will be serving corned beef and cabbage on 3rd Street for $8 a plate during the event.

      Hogs will be selling GREEN Miller Lite for $6.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Organizer

Hogs & Heifers Saloon
Phone:
702.676.1457
Email:
penny@hogsandheifers.com
Website:
https://hogsandheiferslasvegas.com

Venue

Hogs & Heifers Saloon Las Vegas
201 N 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
702-676-1457
Website:
www.hogsandheifers.com