Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Cafe Has Closed. All Memorabilia Being Auctioned.

1harleycafe0To be located on Las Vegas Boulevard within walking distance from major hotel and casino resorts must not be enough to do good business. The Las Vegas Cafe has closed with all memorabilia being auctioned by Las Vegas auctioned Nellis Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Café opened September 27, 1997 on the famous Las Vegas Strip and attracted fans motoring in for traditional American fare surrounded by 100 years of Harley-Davidson memorabilia. Even if you never entered this Cafe/Restaurant while in Las Vegas, you noticed the 28 foot high, 15,000 pound Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail, built at a cost of $500,000, bursting through the facade of this establishment.

2harleycafe1Inside, an impressive American Flag, made from 44,000 chain links, and weighing nearly 10 tons, hangs 40 feet from the ceiling (listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The World’s Heaviest Flag”) Also 15 custom motorcycles were displayed throughout the Cafe and 7 classic Harleys were shown from a conveyor belt that winded through every area of the Café.

Nellis Auction Harley-Davidson Cafe Closing. Friday, October 28, 2016. 6:00pm 9:00pm. 3725 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV, 89109. Preview: Live Preview for auction will be Friday, October 28th, 2016 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at 3725 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

14 Responses to “Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Cafe Has Closed. All Memorabilia Being Auctioned.”

  1. 1 Woody's Oct 27th, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Taylor made to be the new Indian Café. Just slap new decals and fender on the bike front and change the neon & signage inside. Seriously, the place won’t be missed if it is rebranded.

  2. 2 calif phil Oct 27th, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I went there when they first opened. The chain flag was impressive.

  3. 3 TJ Martin Oct 27th, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Golly gee . How could this of happened ? Well . Try starting off with the fact that despite the industry’s hype and hoopla M/C sales across the board are down [ with heavy weight cruisers leading the way – down that is ] Las Vegas’s economy despite the media and tourism propaganda is slipping back to bursting bubble status . Added to the fact that the LVHDC way over spent in a deluded moment of over optimism . And there you have it . Exactly why they failed . Too big – in a shrinking market – in a rapidly shrinking economy .e.g. Business 101 . As for Woody’s suggestion . Suffice it to say should Polaris/Victory/ Indian be foolish enough to take over the Cafe they’ll fail even worse in light of the fact that their sales are plummeting even faster than the Motor Company’s are

  4. 4 Paul Reynard Oct 27th, 2016 at 11:22 am

    TJ Martin. You wrote “their sales (Polaris/Victory/Indian) are plummeting even faster than the Motor Company’s are”. It is factually FALSE!

    Read each company 3rd quarter report.

  5. 5 eatmesomecake Oct 27th, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    TJ just has a warped sense of reality

  6. 6 rebel Oct 27th, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    20 years is usually a pretty good run, time for the next greatest thing

  7. 7 Woody's Oct 27th, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Anybody else notice that Terrence Tory seems to be posting again? 😉

  8. 8 Blackmax Oct 27th, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Hell’s Bells !!!
    Nothing lasts forever, but I really had a good time in that place, back in the day !!
    Sorry to see it go !!!
    And that Chain Flag was amazing !!!!

  9. 9 fuji Oct 27th, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    woodys . my thoughts also. TJ and TT

  10. 10 Highrider Oct 27th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    As a Las Vegas Resident, access was difficult and motorcycle parking, once allowed out front removed.
    New malls with chain restaurants nearby and a smaller number of newer motorcyclist enthusiasts , all contributed.
    But no promotions and no events for a place like this, would have been helpful.
    Oh well, fun while it lasted.

  11. 11 USAYGO Oct 28th, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Terrence Tory, TJ Martin, A.KA. Mr. Negative.

  12. 12 SIGFREED Oct 29th, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Second those who acknowledge that such is live. Heck the ghosts of the bygone bars and saloons of ol’ Vegas can make their own ‘Strip in the Sky’.

    As they say, if you remember anything (from LV Cafe) from the early ’00, then you were not there. But as vague as they are – the memories can never be auctioned off.

    I hope a few bits end up with those who can treasure it as fond memories.

    For the rest, the way things are going in LV, it will likely become a Chinese Take-away…

  13. 13 takehikes Nov 1st, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Reminds me of the huge HD dealerships that have been built in towns that in no way can support one. I see no way for many of them to survive as currently configured.

  14. 14 Heavy Metal Nov 2nd, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Been there in the ’90’s. Chain flag was impressive. Otherwise theme stuff peters out after a while. Next fad up……

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