Haha. The pig rocks. Sorry the staff wouldn't serve you an appletini. Yeah the place smells rank, it's a smoky bar with poor ventilation. There is usually a pretty strong crowd especially if the group is any good. The staff are friendly if you are nice to them. Some of my favorite shows have been there.
Hands down the worst venue in Michigan. No joke. The crowd is consistently full of shitty people and the staff is far, FAR worse. The setup is horrible; you can't really see the stage from anywhere but right up front. The downstairs where the bathrooms are (the 8-Ball) smells like stale beer and urine. Fuck the Pig. It would take a lot for me to ever return. Why good artists play there baffles me.