Pussycat Lounge finally reopened, now called Pcat Lounge
Downtown dive bar, strip club and onetime occasional show space, The Pussycat Lounge closed in 2011. There was talk of it reopening, and then nothing. Flash forward six years, and it has quietly reopened as "restaurant/bar/cabaret" Pcat Lounge and it's had a little work done, as Bedford & Bowery noted:
I had to see it to believe it, so I stepped inside to find a space that looked more like a Brighton Beach nightclub than the musty old Pussycat Lounge. (Who can blame the place for keeping up with new neighbors like Calatrava’s Oculus and the flashy Riff hotel, next door.) There was a gleaming new floor and color-changing light panels on the ceiling, but the ancient bar was still there and the drinks were still stiff. One thing missing: the dancers behind the bar. I was told they’d return once the adult entertainment license is in order. In the meantime, the place has been keeping a remarkably low profile since it softly opened on Cinco de Mayo– there’s pretty much zero mention of it on the internet aside from bartender/burlesque performer Essence Revealed, a holdover from the old Pussycat days, Instagramming about the happy hour special: $5 mixed drinks and beers.
Anybody been yet?