The iconic cowgirl has returned from the past and no we are not talking about Jessie from Toy Story. We are talking about “Sassy Sally” or maybe you know her as “Vegas Vickie.”
So how did Sally turn into Vickie? We’re glad you asked. The iconic kicking cowgirl was originally named “Sassy Sally” when she was placed above the Glitter Gulch Casino, in Downtown Las Vegas, on Freemont Street, in 1980. She was created by a guy named Bob Stupak who made her a staple till this day.
Longtime locals may remember seeing her next to Golden Goose Casino Hotel which featured it’s own iconic Golden Goose statue.
“Sassy Sally” sat above what was once the Glitter Gulch Casino transforming later into a gentleman’s club called Glitter Gulch Strip Club luring in curious locals and tourists. The Golden Goose Casino and Glitter Gulch Casino combined into the Golden Goose Casino in 1982.
Standing across from her was tall handsome cowboy neon sign named Vegas Vic. Vegas Vic stood in front of The Pioneer Club in 1951. The Pioneer Club no longer exists but the cowboy is still standing strong in front of what is now known as “Souvenirs, Gifts, T-Shirt.”
Like true Vegas fashion, Vegas Vic and “Sassy Sally” got married changing Sally’s name to “Vegas Vickie” in 1994.
The Glitter Gulch closed in June of 2016, and Vegas Vickie disappeared into the night. It wasn’t until October of 2020 that Vegas Vickie resurfaced opening her own establishment, “Vegas Vickie’s Cocktail Lounge” inside the newly opened Circa Resort And Casino Las Vegas in downtown Las Vegas.
Circa Las Vegas teamed up with Able Baker Brewing Company to create Vegas Vickie’s Neon Blonde. The 16 ounce cans contain 4.5% alcohol by volume.
The official launch party takes place tonight from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Circa is offering fans a free can via a promotion on their social media page HERE.