The tease begins with the decor. Inspired by a 19th-century European bordello, CatHouse offers hints at the sultry experience awaiting you just beyond the entrance. As you pass through a hallway lined with faux doors (and one not-so-faux door housing a photobooth), keep an eye out for some of the hundreds of erotic photographs on display -- with star stickers doing the work of pasties.
Inside the club hundreds of small, personal effects from fin de siecle European bordellos are also on display. Keeping the enticement going, a decorative mirror comes to life revealing one of the CatHouse Coquettes seated at a vanity table. As she primps, club-goers are offer a glimpse of what is to come.
"There's nothing traditional about us," promises Australian nightclub impresario Billy Cross, one of CatHouse's owners. "It's not a forced experience. We're tapping into the openness of celebrating sexiness in a way that is empowering for all participants."
Which brings us back to the Coquettes. While the club offers two DJs spinning European vocal house and dance, the Coquettes, clad in CatHouse's signature lingerie, perform in a series of choreographed vignettes, sure to tantalize even the most jaded of appetites.
CatHouse was born from a unique partnership between Cross, celebrated Chef Kerry Simon and five-time world Moto GP motorcycle racing champion Mick Doohan.
While the club operates four nights a week, CatHouse is open as a restaurant daily. It features Chef Simon's signature take on modern American cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients and flair.