"The Golden Cat ... A bathhouse for aristocrats. Little better than a cursed brothel."
– Teague Martin
The Golden Cat is a renowned pleasure establishment found in the Distillery District of Dunwall. Part brothel, part steam-house, and part theater and burlesque parlor, it is also known as the best tavern in the Isles. It is the primary location of the mission, House of Pleasure.
The Golden Cat is part of the city's history. Many of the richer denizens of the city, such as the High Overseer Thaddeus Campbell and influent parliament members and noblemen, the Lords Custis and Morgan Pendleton, make regular visits to the pleasure house. It is managed by a Madame, and staffed by courtesans in charge of accommodating their guests.
While under management of Madame Prudence, the Golden Cat was temporarily closed in 1837 due to a plague infestation. The building had yet to be fully cleaned during its grand reopening. On that same evening, Corvo Attano infiltrated the bathhouse, looking to rescue Emily Kaldwin held captive by the Lord Regent, and eliminate the Pendleton twins, Burrows's associates.
During that time, the Golden Cat also bought bootleg Elixir from the Bottle Street gang to fight off the plague, and some times repaid them in trade instead of coins.
Fourteen years later, the establishment is running well under the newest proprietor Madame Steele, Prudence's daughter. The Golden Cat also employs two ex-Whalers: Galia Fleet as Head of Security and Rinaldo, her assistant.
The front of the Golden Cat consists of a garden opening on the street below and a patio. The entrance leads to the reception and lounges a floor above. The right side of the building is the apartment and office of the Madame, the courtesans' dormitory and their shared bathroom. Below is the V.I.P. entrance, which opens on a small court and a tunnel to Bottle Street under Clavering Boulevard.
The other side of the building consists of a two-story hall where guests can enjoy themselves with the courtesans, as well as several private suites with red lamps to indicate if they are occupied. A steam-room can be found on the underground level, adjacent to a fish pond.
The Golden Cat is the setting of a crime story involving a man from Morley looking for his missing sister, sighted as a courtesan.
Concept art of the Golden Cat's parlor.
The dome of the Golden Cat, seen from the Dunwall Whiskey Distillery.
The dome of the Golden Cat, as seen from the distillery, close-up.
The street in front of the Golden Cat.
A billboard near the Golden Cat.
Entrance to the Golden Cat.
The main entrance.
Front lobby, near the stairs.
A staircase adorned with pictures of past employees.
The Golden Cat's parlor.
Door to the Ivory Room.
The Ivory Room.
Door to the Gold Room, with the lights on.
The Gold Room.
Door to the Silver Room.
The Silver Room.
Door to the Smoking Room.
The Smoking Room.
The Jade Room.
A fish pond on the building's underground level.
The fish pond.
A steam room in the Golden Cat.
One of the courtesans' bedrooms in the attic.
The courtesans' bedroom on the fourth floor.
Emily's room at the Golden Cat.
The makeup station in the courtesans' bathroom at the Golden Cat.
A lounge area at the Golden Cat.
The roof of The Golden Cat.
The Golden Cat as seen from the street.
A full view of the Golden Cat exterior.
Golden Cat exterior.
A balcony at the Golden Cat.
Alternate view of the Golden Cat's exterior.
An additional balcony.
The Golden Cat's courtyard, as seen from an upper story of the building.
View from the roof of an adjacent building.
An exterior shot the upper level.
City Watch at the Golden Cat.
Outside view of the Golden Cat from Samuel's boat.
Four people share a private suite at the Golden Cat.
One of the Pendleton twins has a private audience with a courtesan.
A client visits the Golden Cat.
A sleeping Dunstan and a courtesan.
Courtesans lounging around on the underground level.
A sign near the entrance of the Golden Cat.
A sign at the Golden Cat.
A cat's head statue on the second floor.
The golden cat, at a different angle.
A Golden Cat sign on the back stairs.
A statue of a wolfhound, found in the Golden Cat.
The VIP entrance.
The entrance from the Distillery District.
An advertisement for the Golden Cat near the Hound Pits Pub.
A poster advertising the Golden Cat.
Emily's Golden Cat drawing.
Electric chair render.
A pre-release image of two wolfhounds at the Golden Cat.
Day bed/sofa render.
Steam room wall textures.
Steam room pieces.
Another set of steam room pieces.
Various modules used to create the Golden Cat.
Additional roof modules.
Golden Cat textures.
A map of the Golden Cat.
An outdoor map of the Golden Cat and the surrounding area.