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Hogs & Heifers

859 Washington St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. 13th St.
212-929-0655

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3
"Not Recommended"

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27% would go back.

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Great music and fun, playful bartenders

By ericmumford on 11/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've read the other reviews and so I am getting a sense of the sort of people that frequent nymag.com. I wear a motorcycle jacket with an american flag on the back. I have spurs on my cowboy boots. I tip well, tip often, and always greet the girls at the bar with a smile. I have my whiskey and beer bought for me and set down on the bar when I walk in, usually accompanied by a hug. Treat people nicely and play along, and you'll love this bar as much as I do. If you've got an ego, stick with your fufu drinks at the Martini de la Hoite Toite.

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92 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

Hogs and Heifers Bartenders are Rude!

By litrocks on 11/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The group of bikers who used to call heifers home obviously agree. There wasn't anyone who remotely wore any leather. Mostly designer shirts and high heels. The meat packing district has been in transition for a while now with new restaurants and the highline. Hogs and Heifers will not survive the recession if it doesn't shape up. It doesn't help that the bartenders keep up drink for drink with the patrons. Judging by the comments of my fellow bloggers there are a lot of people who have had a similar disappointing experience.

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76 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

Hogs and Heifers Bartenders are Rude!

By litrocks on 11/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Doing a little research from other patrons’ experiences this place really swindles its customers. For example, if you leave $15 change on the bar to pay for additional drinks that you want later, the bartenders take it claiming it was a tip. If you complain they say "sorry it's mixed up with other tips". If you don't like it the bouncers throw you out. That’s stealing. The truth is Heifers is just another trendy bar whose best days are behind them. I would not recommend this bar to anyone. In fact, I will go out of my way to tell people how shallow of a place it really is.

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70 out of 159 people found this review helpful.

Hogs & Heifers Bartenders are Rude!

By litrocks on 11/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I didn't appreciate this so I walked up to her at the bar and said she was clueless b/c were in the middle of the worst recession since the great depression. She said "I don't care". I said "Thats exactly your problem, you don’t care.” She just looked blankly and stared. With that attitude I’m surprised she still has a job serving drinks.” She then said if I didn't like it to get out. I wanted to finish my beer first. However, the bouncer told me I had to leave. I asked him why? What did I do wrong? I paid for my beer, unlike most of the people serving drinks. He then said "We can do this the easy way or the hard way." I started to say I wanted to finish my beer and the other bouncer grabbed my neck and literally threw me out the side door.

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54 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

Hogs & Heifers Bartenders are Rude

By litrocks on 11/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

If this place is still open this time next year I will be surprised. Hogs and Heifers...the name is fitting b/c that is exactly who serves you. I come with 3 friends who are from out of town. I want to show them a good time. We have been here before and have had a good experience. I hand the bartender a $20 and ask for a beer and a glass of water for my friend. Bill was $5 and I gave her a $2 tip. This is the first time I had a bar back complain about a tip. She told me I was cheap b/c she served me a free glass of water and a beer w/ a $2 tip. Her shear attitude left me speechless. After I told her she was crazy I left to go play pool with one of my buddies. Then she starts heckling me with a blow horn. Telling the whole bar that I was cheap.

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47 out of 90 people found this review helpful.

Hogs & Heifers Barteders are Rude!

By litrocks on 11/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

For a bar that prides itself on it's working class roots it's a shame the bartenders have become so spoiled by the weekend warrior yuppies that now overrun the place. They have lost site of whats important. The customer. And if you treat the customer like a piece of garbage they are not going to come back.

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42 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

Stay Away!!!!

By bulldog003 on 8/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

So I give the bartender a twenty dollar bill and ask for a bud light and $2 in quarters for the pool table. She takes my $20 and gives me eight quarters and hands out two beers to two ladies at the bar. I ask for my drink and my change and she tells me I just bought a round for everyone at the bar. I start arguing with her and the bouncer comes up to me and tells me to get moving. If this is the experience you're looking for in the city....this is the place for you!!!

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45 out of 84 people found this review helpful.

Ripped-off! Stay away!

By roweenie on 3/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I left $22 on the bar, took my eye off it for a few minutes, big mistake! When the bartenders did their dance on the bar, they took my money and threw it on the back-bar, mixing it up with someone else's. When I explained, nobody would listen or believe me - they didn't even offer to buy me a drink as an apology (and this was after I bought the bartender a shot!)

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41 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

So Much Fun!

By MsBoodle on 8/5/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My sister and I stopped in this place after her birthday dinner. We had a blast! Loved the bartenders and loved living vicariously through them. Prepare to be insulted if you're cheap. As far as I'm concerned you deserve it! Sounds like some of the complainers here fit in to that category. Loved the one-liners. Not like anything I had ever seen before. I bought the bartender a shot just because I found her to be so entertaining. Thanks for a great time! We will definitely go back when we make it back to New York!!!!

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58 out of 104 people found this review helpful.

Bar Sucks

By Brad90956 on 7/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Don't go here...trust me. It's a complete sausage festival. The only hot girls in there are the bartenders. They treat you like shit until one of them comes over, pours you (and your friends) a shot then pours one for herself. We didn't even ask for it. We all did a shot and then she sticks you with the bill ($44.00). What a joke...don't fall for it. Just tell the skank "No".

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55 out of 101 people found this review helpful.

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