[Larry’s Villa CLOSED permanently in Sept 2016.]
A Friendly Neighborhood Titty Bar
This is a blue-collar bar in a run-down neighborhood. [NOTE: Larry’s Villa has lost its liquor license and closed down as of 9/24/16 over various fights in the club and parking lot.]
The club is very casual, with a T-shirt and jeans crowd, and the stage dancers all look like neighborhood girls. No silicone in here. The dancers, mostly cute girls in their twenties, have a sweet attitude and they all get tipped on stage. The neighborhood boys like the neighborhood girls, especially when they show their titties.
None of the girls here are great dancers and you wouldn’t see any of them in the top-end clubs. They’re an equal mix of white, black, and Latina, and there’s a fair amount of excess body fat on a few of them. A number of older women also work the crowd for lap dances. I haven’t seen these older women dance on stage. Lap dances occur in the VIP room only, not out on the main floor.
The decor here isn’t pretentious. There’s an old-fashioned runway stage and the lighting is much better than in most topless joints. No flashy high-tech “gentlemen’s club” crap here—I doubt any of the customers in here would ever refer to themselves as “gentlemen.” These are bikers and truck drivers and tradesmen just sitting around having some beers with their buds after work.
The First Topless Club in Vegas
Larry’s Villa is the oldest topless club in Las Vegas, operating in the same location since 1972. The founder, Larry LaPenta, died a couple years ago at the age of 84. He was a real character and in the last couple years before his death, he started a storefront nondenominational church—Thomas Paine’s Church of God and Common Sense. He may have been the only person in America who simultaneously owned and operated both a church and a strip club. Only in Las Vegas …
I like this place, which doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not. It’s a titty bar with cute topless dancers, cheap beer, and no cover charge. If you’re not crazy about the dancer on stage, you can play video poker on the bartop or watch whatever sporting event might be showing on the TV screens over the bar.