Las Vegas Brothels
A big misconception about Las Vegas is that many vacationers believe prostitution and brothels are legal. They are not.
The way it works in Nevada is that they’re only allowed in counties with less than 700,000 people. Las Vegas is in Clark County which exceeds the limit.
So what happens is that the brothel operators are limited to rural areas of the state. If you’re used to the glitz and glamor of the Las Vegas strip, rolling up on a legal brothel in Nevada will be a bit of a culture shock.
The legal brothels operate in remote locations on dusty roads, out of the way, in the middle of nowhere. So they have to be frugal with their expenditures. There are no huge water features with tons of fountains, no volcano erupting every 30 minutes, and no pirate ship to lure you in.
Just a small building with a western facade and maybe a little neon and a hand-painted sign to mark their spot. For the most part, they all started small and added on as their clientele grew. So you’ll see amorphous buildings with no overarching themes lumped together around an unimpressive pool in the middle of the desert.
But surprisingly they don’t totally suck if you don’t mind the drive. They have decent girls, decent drinks, and a place to stay for the night if you have the coin.
If driving far out into the desert for over 90 minutes isn’t your thing, you can stay in your hotel room and hire an escort.
Brothels Near Las Vegas
There are only 3 legal brothels within 90 minutes drive from Las Vegas:
Sheri’s Ranch is the largest of the three and is around an hour from Las Vegas. It’s like a mini resort in the middle of the desert with a pool, spa, hot tubs, and multiple suites. There is a hotel and restaurant on-site for road-weary travelers. They have a good lineup of 10-12 girls on rotation.
Chicken Ranch is smaller, but offers similar amenities. Surprisingly their lineup is on-par with Sheri’s even though the buildings and property aren’t as upscale as Sheri’s.
Alien Cathouse is about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, near area 51. This is a much smaller brothel with a very modest offering of girls. The only recommendation for Alien Cathouse would be if you’re going to Area 51 anyway, and wanted hit a brothel in the same trip. Otherwise, stick with Sheri’s or Chicken Ranch.
Each brothel offers a unique list of amenities, as you can see from the table below. Clearly, Sheri’s Ranch has the most options, and they are the most upscale.
But the girls are really the main attraction, and Chicken Ranch definitely holds its own in that regard.
Just be realistic about what facilities are important to you. Which ones will you actually want to use? Which ones can you afford? You may find that the amenities aren’t really that important.
For example, we’ve never seen a single girl or customer in ANY pool during our visits. Sure they have nice photos of sexy courtesans splashing in the pool on their website, but do they REALLY go in the pool with customers? We bet it is very rare.
- Multiple themed sex rooms
- Hot tub
- VIP Suites
- Multiple themed sex rooms
- Hot tub
- VIP Suites
- Multiple themed sex rooms
- VIP Suites
All three brothels offer themed sex rooms. Sheri’s Ranch has the most variety and the nicest rooms, with Chicken Ranch coming in a close second. Alien Cathouse has an alien abduction/probing suite if you’re into that. We pass no judgement here. Just keep in mind the rooms go from Sheri’s, Chicken Ranch, to Alien Cathouse in terms of quality and depth. So if you really want the room to be integral to your fantasy, we’d recommend Sheri’s or Chicken Ranch.
- Alien Abduction & Probing Suite
Food and Drink
Sheri’s Ranch is the only legal brothel near Las Vegas that served a full menu from what we can find. They have menu that would be at home in any diner in America, including steaks, burgers, appetizers and more.
During our visit to Chicken Ranch, we did not see any evidence of a food menu, although there was a BBQ fired up on the deck outside the sun room, so who knows.
Alien Cathouse is bar only.
If you want a good travel experience to the brothels near Las Vegas, call this number:
Ask for Ryan. He’s a great guy and has a fleet of late-model SUVs that are clean and much better than what the brothels will dispatch.
If you have any special requests, like you want something to drink for the ride, he’ll do his best to accommodate your needs.
The ride doesn’t cost anything extra, but if you receive good service, consider throwing in a tip. These guys depend on your generosity to make it worthwhile.
Discretion: Best of all, when you use this service, you won’t have a brothel in your call history or on your phone bill.
If you call the brothels directly, here’s how they handle transportation:
All brothels offer “free transportation” which means when you call them, they’re going to dispatch you to one of their affiliated rideshare drivers. So don’t expect a luxury limo.
That means you can expect to be crammed into a well-used Prius or a small crossover that’s been servicing rides all over Las Vegas. It’s not going to be super upscale.
The drivers only make money if you book a party, so if you’re just going to have a look, they’re not going to want to give you a ride.
The house drivers get a preferred rate, meaning they get paid more for their rides, which is tacked onto your party. So you’re going to have a better experience and spend less if you use our recommended transportation.
Hiring Your Own Rideshare or Limo
Rideshare apps are going to quote you around $80 for a basic car, one way. While you’re there, the clock will be ticking at $36 per hour. So all in, it’s going to be around $200 if you spend an hour on-premise.
Limos are going to run you over $500 as they will quote you a 3-hour minimum. Unless you’re transporting multiple people, it’s pretty costly. This is $500 more you could be spending to spoil your favorite girl and have fun at the ranch.
Keep in mind there are no rideshare operators in Pahrump that will be available to take you back. There are no taxis that will give you a ride back, so you need to make arrangements to get home before the driver leaves or you will be stuck.
If you decide to drive yourself try making the trip during the afternoon, if possible. The highway to Parhump goes up and over the mountains near Las Vegas, past Mountain Spring which has excellent views and wildlife.
You can stop for lunch or a beer at Moutain Springs Saloon, a cross between an old western saloon, a biker bar, and an old-school diner. Definitely worth the stop.
If you drive at night, just keep in mind it’s a long drive through a barren desert. There’s not a lot of traffic. If you have a problem it will be a long time until roadside assistance can help you. Taxi drivers are actually required to check in at their dispatch and grab an extra spare tire, tools, and an emergency kit before leaving for the brothels.
It’s much easier to hire a professional and chill in the back with some tunes and a cold drink. Call Ryan, it’s much better.
Testing & Safety
Per Nevada state law, all sex workers undergo weekly testing for STIs.
In addition, condoms are required at all times, with no exceptions. Expect to undergo a rudimentary inspection by your chosen girl before any sexual activity takes place. This is to ensure everyone remains STD-free. If you have any doubt, visit your local healthcare provider before making the trip to get a full checkup so you don’t waste your time driving out there.s
The first thing you need to know is the girls are all independent contractors. The girls set the rates, not the house.
Second, you can only legally negotiate services on-premise in the brothel. You can’t call and ask how much for this girl to do a specific act.
With that being said, here’s our take on approximate pricing and costs:
- The top girls get $3500 plus per hour on a regular basis
- We’d recommend a budget of at least $1500 per guy, per girl, per hour for best results
- If you visit with only $500 to spend, you’re going to leave with a bad taste in your mouth
- For best results, arrive well groomed and well dressed.
- If you book a high dollar party (over 2 grand), you may be able to upgrade to one of the sex rooms for around $500 more, based on availability
- Be a gentleman. If the girls think you’re a valuable repeat customer with manners, you’ll likely get a better rate.
- Don’t call and ask how much for anything. The staff can’t quote you a rate. And you can’t talk to the girls on the phone. The only time you can legally negotiate is once you are in the girl’s room.
- If you stick to the guidelines we outlined, you’ll have a good time.
- But just know, the best girls cost a lot.
- If it’s busy, everyone costs a lot. So keep that in mind when planning your trip.
Nevada is the only state in the United States where you can legally compensate for sexual acts. While not available in the tourist mecca of Las Vegas, legal brothels can be found in the smaller counties.
You won’t be overwhelmed with the glitz and glamor of the brothels, but the girls are friendly, the staff is nice, and the rooms are clean.
So enjoy a lazy drive through the badlands of the southwest and visit one of the fine establishments still offering the world’s oldest profession.