Rooster's: A Biker's Heaven
By Tyrone Williams
Rooster's, 605 N. Columbia, was established in 1908; the promoter is
a biker with a head for business promotions.
Rooster's boasts a big screen television, one stage for adult entertainment,
room for a band, and all you can eat peanuts (throw the shells on the
floor). They also offer hot dogs and popcorn with ten different beers
on tap. This establishment also provides video poker, keno and a pool
table. On Saturdays, when a band plays, the cover charge is $2.
Franco, the resident promotions specialist, calls the joint a biker-friendly
bar. Franco wants to mix up the music a bit and maybe sell barbeque
during the summer. He is also known as the peacekeeper. Franco did the
same thing at Wet Willies and thoroughly enjoys working at Rooster's.
Bartender Gloria has worked here only two months and already has fallen
in love with the job. She enjoys the laid back crowd. This is her first
time working in an adult entertainment facility. The place has a lot
of regulars which add to the ambience. Gloria calls Rooster's "very
The main entertainer Starling Desire has been in the profession five
years. She works two nights a week and spends the rest of her time parenting
her three children. She is 35 years old and very beautiful. Desire won
a trophy for her talent two months ago. She enjoys the entertaining
and making people smile. This woman insists that she dances better at
the pole with her clothes on than off. And right she is.
Main Squeeze was the band on this night playing '50s to '80s music.
One band member, Gary Abbott, was on the original album Louie Louie.
The band has played together for 11 years. All members agree that they
love entertaining people. Bill Mouser states that he plays "for
the love of music." Jeff Soal plays bass.
Rooster's draws bikers from all over the west. Franco, a biker from
way back, welcomes everyone with good down-home hospitality. This place
is the precedent of a new trend where there is live music, adult entertainment
and the women enjoy the ambience as well as the men. Rooster's is like
a house party with a bartender, slowly getting into the groove, with
the crowd thickening about 10 p.m. Some nights it's standing room only.
(See Music on Tap for schedule.)