Welcome to Room 13
For over 25 years, an iconic venue tucked away in the leafy Kellett Street around the corner from the red light district of Kings Cross, has been host to an impressive list of celebrity guests including the likes of Jo Lo, Guns n’ Roses, Silverchair, Prince, Rod Stewart and more.
The venue is Iguana Bar, one of the longest ever running clubs in Sydney, and it has recently closed its doors. It joins a long list of venues wrapping up their business in the area, including the Bourbon Hotel, Trademark Hotel and the Back Room – all once key players in the Kings Cross nightlife – with some possibly affected by the controversial new lock-out laws introduced by the government in early 2014, which led to a sharp decline in the number of visitors to the area.
While some of these venues may never open their doors as a nightclub again, Iguana Bar has evolved into something different. The venue has been redesigned to host private functions. When one door closes, another one opens. In partnership with Get Loose, the venue is now known as Room 13. This versatile space now has 3 private function rooms for Bucks and Hens Parties, Birthdays and Corporate Events.
The function packages offer a unique and personalised experience, with the option of topless waiters/waitresses, themed adult shows, poker and blackjack tables, karaoke and other games.
The 3 function rooms surround a main room, now known as the Dollhouse Nightspot, which offers an after-party for all the functions. With lingerie waitresses and erotic dancers from dusk till dawn, it is a classy gentlemen’s bar. Offering a cheeky experience in a friendly and comfortable environment, it differs to some of the more intimidating strip clubs the area has long been host to.
In 2015, Room 13 will introduce a dinner menu and operate as a restaurant before the private functions commence. The menu will include a sumptuous 3 course dinner served by dazzling lingerie waitresses, with a body sushi entrée, plus themed entertainment including strawberry and cream stage shows.
While the future is dim for some venues in the red light district, it looks rather bright for this one.
To book your function at Room 13, with an after-party in the Dollhouse Nightspot, email email@example.com or contact Get Loose on 02 8208 3395.
Room 13 – 13 Kellett St, Potts Point - www.room13.com.au