- My Place
- Cozy Corner
- The Pussycat Saloon
- Simones De Paris
- The Villa Joy
Winnemucca's brothel district is know as, 'The Line'. The Line is located in what was downtown Winnemucca, a block from the True Value Hardware store and behind the Value-Inn Motel, unlike the Carson City and Reno area brothels which are located away from populated areas next to automobile junk yards. There are no gates to be buzzed through, but the Line is in a fenced in, cul-de-sac area with only one entrance. Each of the individual brothels looks like a smallish 'house' from the 20's or 30's. With the exception of the Pussycat Saloon, which looks like it's namesake, a saloon, it was the largest brothel until the Villa Joy added on the Paradise Cafe, the other four 'houses' are pretty small. Most of the bar-parlors are the size of a small living room, with a capacity for about a dozen people.
In the common 'courtyard-parking lot', each of the houses has picture windows that the ladies can look out of and prospective customers can look into. The Pussycat Saloon is on one side of the courtyard. Three of the houses are on the other side, with the fourth house, Penny's Corner Bar, anchoring the end. A quick scan from the courtyard area into the parlor windows, will let the customer see which ladies interests him, before entering. The exception is the Villa Joy, which was remodeled and only has a small window. The customer has to actually go in to check out the action within. The Paradise Cafe, a strip club, which is attached to the Villa Joy has it's own entrance, but unless it's really busy, the door is locked and entry must be made through the Villa Joy.
Currently, Penny's Corner Bar is being remodeled and I was told new wiring and other safety code improvements were being made. It has the 'communal' hot tub room, which is surprisingly nice, when it is available for use. I don't know if it's true, but I was told that all the houses are owned by a single entity, but each house has a co-owner who actually manages or runs their house. That's why the ladies can take their customers to the other house's communal hot tub or Jacuzzi.
The first house I go into is the Pussycat Saloon. It's laid out like an olde tyme cowboy bar you'd see in a western movie. The long wood bar is aged and weathered from what looks like a century of use. According to the photocopied house menus they have scattered on the bar top, the Pussycat Saloon has been around since 1869, looking around, I can believe it.
There's a recently installed 'stage' of sorts, it's a small raised area by the front window with what looks like a one inch galvanized water pipe crudely attached to the stage floor and the ceiling. I've seen the ladies spinning on it and watched the lateral deflection when they put their full weight on this jerry-rigged pole. I'm convinced that it's going to shear from the mounts some day and the centrifugal force, will send the gal hanging onto it, into the parlor or out the window. There are two round poker tables with chairs around them. A low partition separates the bar from the back, non-customer area, which leads to the kitchen. When the girls are there, they can sit and relax and eat, that means they're not available. But they still can watch the parlor and come back on duty if they see a potential customer they'd like to hook up with.
When I walked in, the bartender (all the bartenders in the houses are women), announces, "OK ladies let's lineup". I sputter that it's not necessary; I can see the four available ladies without a line-up. She tells me that it's customary to introduce the ladies. The four ladies dutifully line up. There are two blondes, a cheerful attractive, black woman and a Hispanic looking woman. The lineups in my limited experience over the last two years (total of four visits) have been hit or miss. Just as a general rule the ladies that I've found working in the Winnemucca houses have been more 'mature' than the ladies in the Reno-Carson City Houses. I decide to leave the Pussycat Saloon and wander across to the Simone De Paris.
Simone's De Paris is pretty representative of the other houses. Its main claim to fame is that it has the only available Jacuzzi room in the Line. Their parlor is kinda _] shaped, with room for about a dozen people. Last week, they had four ladies available. A pretty young twenty something, rubenesque, 'redhead' named Angel. There was also a petite black lady named Coco and another more 'mature' lady who said she was a redhead over the CB Radio (I would have just called it brownish colored...) and another 'mature' lady who said she was part Amerasian. She had some exotic name that is hard to remember...so I didn't. But she was hella' kewl to talk to...all these ladies were. This lady told me she has a low paying, 'straight' job and supplemented her income as a working girl by putting in 4 to 5 hour shifts a couple times a week. Angel the redhead was doing her best to entice truckers on the CB Radio, which is a fixture in all the houses. Some trucker was asking if there were any Asian ladies in any of the houses who did anal. He sounded like a butthead, so the girls sassed him. Over the CB another gal was casting her verbal lure to the truckers; she was funny and sassy. "Come on in to the Paradise Cafe boys. We got free hot showers. Free hot coffee. Some reaally H-O-W-T-T-T ladies, and COLD beer. We've got a parking lot to park your truck overnight and a place to put your big rig too...ohhhh!" (Then she gave the directions from the interstate on how to get there). Like a moth going to a flame, I got my ass up and went next door to meet this sassy lady. I asked who that was on the CB radio. Angel looked up and said, that's Desiree next door.
The Villa Joy, in comparison to places like, the OBR, Kitty's or even the Moonlite, is itty-bitty. The "parlor-bar" (it's more bar than parlor) area, might hold about a dozen people before you have to worry about your deodorant...or theirs. There are 8-9 barstools and a loveseat for seating in the 'main' area. From the bar to the front door is about 8-10 feet and the length of the room is about 15-18 feet. So we're talking small here. But...they've added a looong rectangular addition to the house, to what used to be a vacant lot, that's why the Villa Joy was closed for two years. They call this the Paradise Cafe.
The Paradise Cafe is about the same width as the Villa Joy's bar area, but it's three or four times as long, you gotta pay a $ 5.00 cover charge to get in, and they only open up for biz when there are at least three paying customers, otherwise you have to sit in the bar until two other guys want to see the show. The front portion has an adult 'toy store' with an assortment of dildos, vibrators, condoms, etc. for sale, a few feet away, there's a small rack of XXX videos for sale. Nothing new so far right, most of the houses have the same?
The Paradise is also a Strip Club complete with a DJ hosting the show. There are two available stages for the girls, a primary stage and a smaller stage, (remember it's a small space to begin with, so you get to be up close and personal with the dancers on both stages). Up front, next to the toy store is a 'private' curtained booth is set up for personal lap dances and in the back of this long room, behind the main stage is a VIP booth area.
Field Reporter Dopey