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Coyote Joe's Bar
Place - Coyote Joe's Bar and
214 South Montezuma
Street is one of the main roads which runs through historic downtown Prescott,
on the west side of the main court house.
DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY
In the late 1800s, this
building was built and housed the historic Arizona Hotel, which had the
infamous reputation as also being the home of one of Arizona's first brothels.
Underneath these buildings on Montezuma, there were tunnels which were
used for opium dens and also provided laundry delivery routes used by
the Asian immigrants who lived in Prescott.
The brick/wood building
has two floors and a basement. Coyote Joe's Bar and Grill moved into this
building in 1997 and set up a very successful restaurant/bar/live
musical entertainment establishment. The basement is now the home of Coyote
Joe's Bar and Grill business office. The main floor houses the kitchen,
a restaurant area which is separated from the bar area by a brick wall,
a billiard room and a nice patio for outdoor dining and events. The upstairs
houses a banquet room and a large apartment.
However, evidence of the
former establishment is clear. The kitchen, which was once the main room
for the brothel, has many doors which lead to it. The second floor also
has obvious outlines of the many small rooms used by the ladies of the
night to "entertain customers". There is also evidence of an
attempted fire set by an unsatisfied client (Always one in every crowd.)
Almost immediately, the owners,
employees and customers knew that they were not alone and shared the
place with some spunky, mischievous and kind entities who weren't ready
to retire. These spirits are thought to be the women who used to work
here and/or the people who hung out/used the tunnels under the building.
A) Soon after the owners move
in, a well-endowed, clear apparition of a woman, dressed provocatively
appeared by the hostess desk, floated through the restaurant area, continuing
right through the brick wall into the bar.
B) Upstairs, the owner
would walk into the banquet area, and it would be filled with a white,
smoky substance, which would disappear immediately.
C) The living have heard
voices, footsteps and have seen doors opening and closing by themselves.
D) A favorite spot to congregate
seems to be the kitchen, much to the annoyance of the cooks. Various
kitchen utensils fly off the shelves by themselves, and the oven has
been turned off before the food was cooked.
E) A kindhearted entity,
with a soft spot for children, has been known to give chocolate candy
via a vending machine to children when they simply ask for it.
Come and try the delicious
food entrees, the great beer and adult beverages, play a little pool,
enjoy the musical entertainment and you might experience what many people
have already witnessed; unmistakable manifestations of a very haunted