Hogs and Heifers

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Hogs and Heifers Saloon is a small chain of bars. The original bar opened in 1992 in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, in New York City. A second location was opened on 1st Avenue between 95th and 96th Streets of Manhattan by early 2000. A third opened in downtown Las Vegas adjacent to the Fremont Street Experience.

History[edit]

After a drunk patron started a tradition by throwing her bra onto the bar, the New York Hogs and Heifers' walls and ceilings were covered with approximately 18,000 bras, including one from Julia Roberts, whose photo is also on the wall. Allan Dell, the owner, said that he wanted the walls to be covered in stuff and the bar to have the look and feel of a gin mill.[1]

Hogs and Heifers' bartenders, and some patrons, originally danced on the bar, but in 1997 the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs raided and briefly closed the establishment for violating a regulation that required a cabaret license in order to permit dancing.[1][2]

Hogs and Heifers' New York location closed in the summer of 2015 due to a rent increase.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stamler, Bernard (1997-06-22). "Biker Bar Owner's Legacy Is Revelry". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
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  3. ^ Silverman, Justin. "EXCLUSIVE: Hogs & Heifers to close its iconic Meatpacking District honky-tonk after 23 years". nydailynews.com. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 

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Coordinates: 40°44′28″N 74°00′26″W / 40.74101°N 74.00724°W / 40.74101; -74.00724