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What is the Best Bathhouse in America?

I had a lovely afternoon at Club Dallas this week. Nice and clean facility, great mix of guys, and I had a couple of hot connections. I was impressed.

But which one is the best in the country?

by Anonymousreply 14007/13/2015

[quote]I had a couple of hot connections.

Translation: you're a whore, darlin'.

by Anonymousreply 105/30/2012

Define best?

Biggest?

Most Clean?

Hottest Crowd?

Largest number of guys who are into you?(literally I expect)

What does best mean to you?

by Anonymousreply 205/30/2012

Could we have best - and worst as well please?

For me: hands down the best one I've been to on the USA was steamworks in Chicago. It has great facilities - and is easy to get to - and is very busy! Something for everybody. Staff seemed mostly helpful - and some were friendly - with a few exceptions. Great venue.

Worst: Man's Country - also in Chicago. Polar opposite. Small and poky, very basic facilities! Not very many men there at all the times I visited - but would have overlooked all that if only the staff hadn't been so surly and unhelpful. Just rude pigs really. Went there twice after visiting friends who lived nearby - and the staff were awful both times.

Also went to one of the two(?) remaining spa/bathhouses in NYC when I was there a few years ago - can't remember now if it was club eastside or westside. It was a complete waste of time. I think public health regulations there have fucked it up. It's really not a great atmosphere when official fun police are prowling the corridors to prevent any hanky-panky. Felt like I'd wandered into a 'straight' sauna in London back in the early eighties... Nostalgia isn't always a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 405/31/2012

While I would say it was the 'best' - agree with steamworks in Chicago poster! - I think crew club in DC is pretty good as well. Reasonably large facility. Nice atmosphere. Convenient location. Lots of players when i've been there - and perfectly nice staffers. Good experience!

Opposite of that was a night at 'the works' (i'm pretty sure that's the place) which seemed to be miles from downtown - and altho reasonably large with ok facilities, the atmosphere is kinda dull. Night I was there it was near deserted - which obviously had a lot to do with that. I realize it was only one visit - and I lucked out and got an off night! - but in spite of the many-starred reviews on some websites, lots of the comments say it's very quiet at night. Was a big waste of two expensive cabfares there and back. Not worth the effort for an out-of-towner...

by Anonymousreply 505/31/2012

Bathhouses are so much better and a more efficient use of your time than the trying to hook-up via the Internet.

by Anonymousreply 605/31/2012

What goes on at a bathhouse? do you walk in alone? with friends? does a DJ play? are men waiting in steamy rooms and then you just go in, and start having sex?

This is from a lesbian, who is sick of her gay men friends asking "How do lesbians have sex?" (really)

by Anonymousreply 705/31/2012

Can anyone recommend clean ones on the east coast? Atlanta? d.c? Florida? NYC?

T I A

by Anonymousreply 805/31/2012

Ask John Travolta- he's been to them all. Believe me.

by Anonymousreply 905/31/2012

NYC has no gay baths as you might know them...AIDS too big a problem in the Big Apple.

by Anonymousreply 1005/31/2012

Sorry! R5 here again - 'the works' - the not terribly good bathhouse I bagged - was in Indianapolis. Didn't specify the location- duh!

by Anonymousreply 1105/31/2012

Steamworks, Chicago, GAVEL DOWN.

by Anonymousreply 1205/31/2012

The one in Ft. Lauderdale is decent. Relatively new. Big, clean. Outdoor pool. I think it's called "the club" -- not to be confused with "the clubhouse" or something like that which was really waaaaay past its prime.

by Anonymousreply 1405/31/2012

NYSC 23rd & 8th, hands down.

by Anonymousreply 1605/31/2012

Steamworks in Chi-town Used to be the best.

No longer

by Anonymousreply 2105/31/2012

"NYSC 23rd & 8th, hands down."

Still? I heard the steam room there is now only open on weekdays, and closed on weeknights and weekends.

by Anonymousreply 2205/31/2012

They are all great for catching an STD....or something worse. If you're hooking up at a bathhouse, you are living in denial. They were fun in the 70's-now......yuchhhhh.

by Anonymousreply 2505/31/2012

Club Houston is just as good as Chicago Steamworks. Chicago has the great indoor hot tub, but Houston has a great outdoor pool for nude sunbathing. The guys at Club Houston tend to be a little hotter, too.

by Anonymousreply 2605/31/2012

If you play safe, how is it possible to pick up an STD?

by Anonymousreply 2705/31/2012

Exactly, r27, these prisspots have dirty minds.

by Anonymousreply 2805/31/2012

Bath Houses are the gay equivalents to the Legions. Same age demographic too.

by Anonymousreply 2905/31/2012

[quote]If you play safe, how is it possible to pick up an STD?

Condoms are tremendously efficient against the transmission of HIV, but their efficacy against other STDs is not certain. HPV, herpes and syphilis can be transmitted by contact with skin not covered by a condom. Herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis can be spread via oral sex if a condom is not used. You can get hepatitis A by fingering someone or handling their condom after anal sex. Those are the diseases we're aware of, who knows whether the next AIDS is silently incubating somewhere?

by Anonymousreply 3005/31/2012

R25, it was Less dangerous in the 70s than now?

by Anonymousreply 3105/31/2012

The Vulcan in San Diego may not be the best; I don't have a lot of other places to which to compare, but it's clean, safe and pleasant respite when you want to escape the world.

by Anonymousreply 3205/31/2012

The Club in St. Louis is quite nice. Friendly staff, outdoor pool with free food on weekends during the summer, decent gym.

However, it is located in a desolate, bombed out neighborhood (it is St. Louis, after all) and the chances of your car being broken into are quite high and don't even think of walking in the immediate neighborhood, unless of course you're looking to get robbed and/or shot.

by Anonymousreply 3305/31/2012

Steamworks in Berkeley.

by Anonymousreply 3405/31/2012

I've been to about a dozen in the US and Steamworks Chicago is the best I've seen. Clean; convenient; safe neighborhood; diverse demographics (race, age, body type); always busy when you expect it to be and often surprisingly so when you don't expect it (afternoons, early evenings); always "fresh meat" coming through because of tourists and business travelers.

by Anonymousreply 3505/31/2012

To answer the inquiring lesbian friend...

On the surface, the bathhouse is basically a spa. Naked men in towels, taking showers, using the steam, sauna, jacuzzi, and gym facilities. There is often a dark back room with a glory hole maze involved.

Through that, you find ways to make contact with guys. Guys can be choosy in this environment as they need. Men of all sorts go to the bathhouse, hot ones and lesser so. You go and try to hook up with guys you think are hot, don't take it personally if you are rejected, and don't feel bad about rejecting an advance you don't like.

People mostly go by themselves. It's sexier than going with a group of your buddies, because let's face it: four queens descending on a bathhouse is a dick wilter, because there is going to be all manner of chatter and whisper and fear of doing something sexual in front of your friends.

Often times, couples will go there in order to spice up their sex lives a bit.

There are many screens showing porn. There is usually a DJ (sometimes a very good one). Sometimes it's just a CD player that may or may not be well monitored by staff.

You pay a membership fee to the Club (which gets you around the legality of 'public sex'...since you are paying for 'private membership'). Usually $12 for 6 months or something. Then you also pay a fee for use for the day. You can choose a room or a locker. Lockers are cheaper. If you get a room, then you can lay on the bed and hope for guys to come into your room. If you get a locker, you must walk around and look to get laid either in the facilities, or in someone's room.

The rooms are only big enough for a small platformed mattress and access thereto. There are sometimes TVs in the rooms playing porn.

Some bathhouses have big TV rooms playing porn. Others have a big open area where anything can happen...like a massive orgy. Orgies also happen in steam rooms (if everyone can handle the steam level for that long). Jacuzzis usually don't have sexy time - and that's often enforced by the staff.

I like to just go and relax in the jacuzzi first, unwind a bit, and see who is wandering around. Then i shower up and look around some more. More often than not, I have a great time with hot guys.

by Anonymousreply 3605/31/2012

The riskiest thing I do in bathouses (and with anyone I don't know well) is give and receive bjs. Mostly it's handjobs and making out. I've never had an STD. Anyone who believes "bathhouse-goer" = "riddled with disease" is an idiot. You can seroconvert anywhere. Quite a few have done it at home in bed with a trusted partner. Meanwhile what goes on in bathhouses between any two partners can be quite tame; for some of us it's just a quick, nearly fail-proof way to have a little (a **little**) fun with a stranger.

by Anonymousreply 3705/31/2012

[italic]Condoms are tremendously efficient against the transmission of HIV, but their efficacy against other STDs is not certain. HPV, herpes and syphilis can be transmitted by contact with skin not covered by a condom. Herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis can be spread via oral sex if a condom is not used. You can get hepatitis A by fingering someone or handling their condom after anal sex. Those are the diseases we're aware of, who knows whether the next AIDS is silently incubating somewhere?[/italic]

Of course, you can get any of the above anywhere, including your bedroom. So, the answer is...don't have sex, ever. If you touch another guy you'll get chlamydia, aids, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, typhoid fever, dengue, shingles, peritonitis, scabies, trichomoniasis, giardia, HPV, amoebas, shigellosis, and halitosis.

It's best to move to the remotest part of Montana and avoid human contact whatsoever.

by Anonymousreply 3805/31/2012

Thank you, R36.

by Anonymousreply 3906/07/2012

r38 you can make fun of r30 all you want, but it doesn't change the disease vectors.

r36 thanks for the description. It sounds kind of sad though, do you ever actually talk to the guys you have sex with?

by Anonymousreply 4006/07/2012

In the 80s, they had one for gals in Oakland.

Most gals are too embarrassed to go to such places.

It's really a guy thing -- maybe the last guy thing.

by Anonymousreply 4106/07/2012

Easy... I've been to dozens, and the best by far was "Steamworks" in Chicago. I hear the one in SF is also good, but have never been there.

by Anonymousreply 4206/07/2012

I'm not R36, but I'll answer the question about conversation with sex partners at the baths. The answer for most guys is "sometimes."

Conversation before sex is not the norm. If there's any talking at all before, it's usually only to establish whether there's mutual interest in a hook up. I think for most guys, one of the biggest advantages of the baths is that you can skip the rituals of the bars and other "real world" settings and get straight to the point.

If you hook up and don't enjoy yourself, there's not a lot of incentive to stay and chat afterwards. But when you really click sexually with someone, it's a pretty good conversation starter. So afterwards, especially if you're in a private room, it's very common for guys to talk for a few minutes. It's also pretty common for guys who click with each other to exchange contact info and get together outside the baths. Usually, the intent is just a booty call, but I've dated guys I met at the baths, including my current partner of 5 years.

If you're a regular at the same place, there might be other regulars who you hook up with on many occasions over time. That tends to lead to some talking as well.

If sexual contact happens in a setting/situation that isn't conducive to conversation (e.g. standing up in a steamroom or in a glory hole area with a partial barrier between you and your sex partner), there's probably not going to be talking unless there is a conscious effort to move to a location where conversation is more convenient and appropriate.

There is a subset of bathhouse goers who either do not or rarely talk. Most of these types seem to specifically get off on the anonymity and/or the wham-bam-thank-you-man potential of sex at the baths. I can think of two guys who I had sex with on a number of occasions at the baths (and who always approached me, by the way) who conspicuously avoided me after the one time I had the temerity to say anything beyond "thanks" to them afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 4306/07/2012

I love talking with the tricks in the baths, you can fantasize and say all kinds of things that you might be to embarrassed to say to a longterm lover

by Anonymousreply 4406/07/2012

Steamworks in Chicago was once called the Unicorn and it has the best facilities. Man's Country can be nice if you are into dark, ethnic trade, more down low black and Latin types go there. Steamworks attracts the lily white Halsted St. rejects.

I had a good time at Club Orleans on Toulouse St. in New Orleans. Much better than either in terms of men and the facilities are really good.

by Anonymousreply 4506/07/2012

R36 nailed it on the (dick)head. I also go to the one closest to me (Club Columbus) because they have a heated pool that's open April to October and I can swim or lay out, nude if I so desire, on those hot days before and after the regular pool season. It's a good place for voyeurs, too, who might not wish to indulge 100% or take a turn in the sling! LOL

by Anonymousreply 4606/07/2012

R45, when did you go? I was there (in New orleans) at midnight on a Friday or Saturday, and the place was deserted.

Five floors, and maybe five people in it.

Sad.

I left after half an hour.

by Anonymousreply 4706/07/2012

I second that about club Orleans, very very slow.

by Anonymousreply 4806/07/2012

Club Houston has the hottest guys.

by Anonymousreply 4906/07/2012

New Orleans is HORIBLE -- dead as a swatted fly. Chicage Steamworks is America's best. However, I went to Babylon lsat night here in Bangkok and it blew my mind and quite a bit more. Damn. We're talking set-up, men, service, cleaniness, talk or no talk. I don't get guys who put others down. If your life ended in the '80's, well, I'm living now with total safety, joy and gymnastics. Why on DL. Waiting for a flight.

by Anonymousreply 5006/07/2012

I do, R40. I've met some sweet guys in bathhouses. And I assure you it's not sad for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 5106/08/2012

i have a related question

a creative type guy that is straight follows me on twitter and the other day i looked at who else he followed and buried among the hundreds of people and places he follows is a bath house. Even i as a gay dude dont follow any such type of establishments. Can i safely assume that he is not completely straight but rather bisexual? by the way its Midtowne Spa in L.A.

by Anonymousreply 5206/08/2012

The guys at Club Houston are hotter than at Steamworks Chicago, and better hung in my experience. And you have a wider variety of ethnicities in Houston.

by Anonymousreply 5306/08/2012

R52 it is pretty obvious.

by Anonymousreply 5406/08/2012

45 here

I don't know I had great time w about 5 different guys (inc a nice Latin twink) in Club Orleans, this was last week - depends on YOUR mood too.

One guy even invited me back to his loft where I met a hot daddy type who fucked me into oblivion.

by Anonymousreply 5606/08/2012

45 again-

The bath in Amsterdam (with the pool inside and the bar on the 1st floor) was nice, a very sweet German guy took me out for a dinner date afterwards. sweet. Better than Steamworks anyday.

by Anonymousreply 5706/08/2012

Any recommendations on actual bath houses? Good sauna, steam room, spa bath, etc.

I loved some of the public baths in Japan when I was living there. So relaxing.

by Anonymousreply 5806/08/2012

Does the Schvitz still exist in Detroit? Went there once, interesting and kinky. Fun with who I was dating adventurous at the time for someone usually meek as I was....but fun.

by Anonymousreply 5906/08/2012

I miss the days when network tv shows like 'That's Incredible!' would easily answer questions like the OPs for American viewers.

by Anonymousreply 6006/09/2012

Pay money? To have sex in front of other men?

Sorry, not getting it.

by Anonymousreply 6106/09/2012

Bathhouses are kind of over... killed by the internet and apps like Grindr and Scruff.

by Anonymousreply 6206/09/2012

You forgot to mention apps like Gonorrhea and Syph.

by Anonymousreply 6306/09/2012

Best one I went to was in a small town in Minnesota...filled with ass in the air closet cases.

by Anonymousreply 6406/09/2012

I like bathhouses. At least you get to see the guy in person. This bullshit of trying to hook-up online is a collosal waste of time.

by Anonymousreply 6506/09/2012

I took a younger friend to the baths soon after he came out. His reaction was the same as mine had been, looking around wide-eyed, "I've been looking for this my entire life!"

by Anonymousreply 6606/10/2012

If your into cocksucking, LA and Fort Lauderdale's Club Slammer. In Florida, check out the bathouses in Tampa. Anonymous gay sex scene there is the most versatile and energetic in Florida right now - YOUNG CROWD. Two relatively new bathhouses and a wide array of video arcade options for guys looking to chock on cock.

by Anonymousreply 6712/07/2012

I agree with R65, online is great for flirting, but nothing else

by Anonymousreply 6812/07/2012

Steamworks Chicago and Club Houston get my votes for best in US.

Worst would have to be Club Body Center in Philly.

Does Safari Club still exist in Boston?

What about Club Flex in LA?

by Anonymousreply 6912/07/2012

Bathhouses are neutral territory. Online hookups require either letting a stranger into your home or you going to a stranger's place. I've been lucky but friends have complained about things going missing from their apartments and such.

by Anonymousreply 7012/07/2012

Wouldn't be in Dallas where the red neck pigs are always dogging gays. I was married to a Dallas cop

by Anonymousreply 7112/07/2012

Safari Club closed years ago.

by Anonymousreply 7212/07/2012

Club Body Center in Philadelphia is now closed due to fire damage. They say it will re-open.

by Anonymousreply 7312/07/2012

John Travolta's bathroom.

by Anonymousreply 7412/07/2012

My new Bathhouse website.

Enjoy!

by Anonymousreply 7512/07/2012

and make your gay bathhouse Christmas plans now

by Anonymousreply 7612/07/2012

Little old Providence, RI has 2 bath houses (I guess to make up for the lack of any in the rest of New England). Megaplex and Club Body Center, and they are both very gross now. Megaplex used to actually have hot guys there, and a good night out would end up at the Plex where you could hook up with the hottie you saw out at the clubs earlier.

Now, sadly, Mega has fallen into total disrepair, facilities like sauna don't work, and the area it is in is really really crime ridden. If you park there, your car WILL get vandalized. The smell... oh god the smell. The place smells nasty, theres a dark back maze for groping and whatever.

Club Body Center, recently renamed to something else, has always been for the older crowd (as well as the homeless who take advantage of the facilities to sleep and shower). Disgusting would be a compliment to describe this place. Seriously, I went, there was some kind of coupon I had, walked in and walked out.

I think the baths are actually better than the online / app things - less bullshit, no pretense. You aren't looking for "friends" if you are at a bath house at 3am.

Been to a couple in Texas also Midtown Spa in Austin and ACI in San Antonio. Midtown gets a good mix of people (mostly older, but some youngin's wander) in and nice sling room for pervs. ACI is kinda gross, but so is the rest of San Antonio. The clientele is representative of the area - latino, mexican, tons of foreskin.

by Anonymousreply 7712/07/2012

I didn't know bathhouses still existed, but I suppose it's a nice convenience for the poors that still lack indoor plumbing.

by Anonymousreply 7812/07/2012

We have no idea.

by Anonymousreply 7912/07/2012

Your mom.

by Anonymousreply 8012/07/2012

There are just as many under 30s interested in baths and sex clubs as there always has been, but they don't talk about it with friends who are judgmental about it. Given how the Wedding Industrial Complex has sunk its claws into the development of youngergays, it's even harder to be honest about their behaviors when their friends only talk about monogamy and husbands, which they think they HAVE to talk about.

by Anonymousreply 8112/07/2012

The Vulcan in San Diego...decent place near Little Italy downtown; slightly older crowd, but some young guys. Clean, safe, lowkey. Not always busy but steady crwod; a decent place to just be for a few hours and just escape from the world. I like the outdoor patio where you can lay out naked on a sunny day.

Club San Diego...an okay place, but rather tacky and just plain icky place to be. But more younger guys go there since it's located in the gay neighborhood of Hillcrest. The horribly blasting disco music is annoying as hell. The steam room can be fun when there are a lot of people in there if you can stand the heat for a while.

by Anonymousreply 8212/07/2012

The ones where "Glee's" Blaine is performing showtunes.

by Anonymousreply 8312/07/2012

But of course, The Continental Baths, NYC.

by Anonymousreply 8412/07/2012

Sadly, the only comperable experience for women is jail and prison.

But noone's 'hot,' beause hot chicks don't have any use for risky and illicit crime.

But cholas are notorious for having chicks on the side even in the real world so casual sex for them while incarcerated is standard procedure.

by Anonymousreply 8512/07/2012

[quote] Sadly, the only comperable experience for women is jail and prison.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 8612/07/2012

Mega-Plex is Providence RI is the only bathouse I've ever visited and what R77 is somewhat true unfortunately.

It hasn't been updated in years... the locker room in particular is ugly and seems dirty.

However, I've had some great sex there. Over the years I've visited may be eight times and usually leave having gotten some excellent head or fucking some willing guy. These weren't trolls at all, but good looking, beefy men who liked to play.

I lucked out once with a former Marine in the locker room as I was getting undressed: he showed up to get dressed and leave, saw my cock and was on his knees like a missionary in church - damn he wanted dick. Best was he stayed and would drop to his knees when we crossed paths. insatiable and an exhibitionist.

I've shot my load all over a muscle bear once... he was incredibly sexy. I told him to leave the room we were in and walk to the showers naked wearing my jizz. The man strutted out and down the hall. I followed, marveling at his ass, which I played with in the shower.

Mega-Plex may not have much in the looks department, but some of the men are hot and looking to play.

My car has never been vandalized.

by Anonymousreply 8712/07/2012

I thought the one in Cleveland was supposed to be "The Largest in the World" and one we were all supposed to visit in 2014 when we go to the Gay Games.

by Anonymousreply 8812/07/2012

Davey Wavy goes to a bathhouse

by Anonymousreply 8912/07/2012

Davey Wavey with his little girl voice ruins everything.

by Anonymousreply 9012/07/2012

Davey Wavey is so gross.

by Anonymousreply 9112/07/2012

Has anyone heard of any for lesbians?

by Anonymousreply 9212/07/2012

This is an incredibly alien concept to me.

by Anonymousreply 9312/07/2012

I lovea nice bath house, they are such a great fraternal connecting spot.

by Anonymousreply 9412/07/2012

Another lesbian here. Thanks for the detailed descriptions of what goes on in the bathhouses. I think young gay man are foolish to turn up their noses at this outlet and should take advantage of it while they can. Wish gay women had something like it to satisfy urges, but women in general are just different - you can learn a lot about the genders by looking at same-sex interaction.

by Anonymousreply 9512/07/2012

The Safari Club in Boston is long gone. But, god love em, they tried having a session for lesbians on Saturday mornings. Naturally, straight men showed up.

The same guy from Safari Club owns the Crew Club in DC. He was always very willing to have outreach workers and testing done on premises.

The last two times I was at Megaplex (about a year and a half between visits) I ended up with crabs. The first time I had sex with a couple furry guys and these things sometimes happen and it's annoying but you deal with it. The next time I visited I wore gym shorts and as it happened, I didn't meet anybody I wanted to engage. I just hung out and watched some porn and showered and left. I never made physical contact with anybody. I felt the crabs within a few days. I realized I had been given the same room both times. It was room ten, for people who know the place. I have never returned.

by Anonymousreply 9612/07/2012

For the lesbians, one operational detail that I don't think anyone's mentioned:

When you check in, you receive a room key attached to a spiraly keychain. Because there are no pockets!

Most everyone wanders around dressed in a white towel around the waist . . . and these fashionable little bracelets :-)

At some locations, upon check-in, you can also put your wallet, mobile phone, etc., in a little safety deposit box at the front desk--and there's a key for this as well on the bracelet. At these places that makes for lots of jingling queens roaming the corridors.

by Anonymousreply 9712/08/2012

The Midtowne Spa in downtown LA has strip and jackoff shows.

by Anonymousreply 9812/08/2012

The latest scourge of bathhouses is bed bugs. Not only do you get syphilis, gonorrhea, anal warts, herpes and AIDS but you wind up taking home the bed bugs.

by Anonymousreply 9912/08/2012

You could check into the Waldorf-Astoria and get bed bugs, R99. What's your point?

by Anonymousreply 10012/08/2012

I went to The Club Ft Lauderdale yesterday afternoon. The age range was good. I plan on going back today for the lunch buffet. It is very clean and busy.

by Anonymousreply 10112/08/2012

I just can't eat buffet food in a bathhouse.

by Anonymousreply 10212/13/2012

Mans Country in Chicago is disgusting. Was hot 30 yrs ago before Unicorn now Steamworks. I remember someone went to MC and saw a turd floating in the jacuzzi! Lovely.

by Anonymousreply 10312/13/2012

I'd never claim that Mega-Plex in Providence, RI is the best bathhouse, but man, I had a good time there last Saturday night. Two bear-ish guys stopped to watch me get a good blowjob that evening and decided to join the fun.

They were dressed, getting ready to leave, but stuck around for some play.

Damn - the hairy ass on one was fucking incredible and he liked to fuck face with his stiff dick.

How I wish they were able to stick around for a longer session of cock sucking and more.

Luckily I ended up getting a great blow job later and shot my load all over the man's pecs in the lock room. he had to take a walk to the showers showing off my cum dump to all he passed.

Oh yea.

by Anonymousreply 10404/23/2013

R81 says it well.

by Anonymousreply 10504/23/2013

What is Mega Plex like? WIll there be guys there on a Saturday afternoon?

Anyone know what CumUnion is like at CBC?

by Anonymousreply 10608/20/2014

Mega Plex is state of the art and very clean and hot.

by Anonymousreply 10708/20/2014

It's not sad R40 unless you want it to be. Or you get easily saddened by all sorts of things, things like bland suburban lives or linoleum for instance

I actually thought R38 was right in telling R30 to just stop having sex already if it freaks him out so much.

R30: Don't drive either; you might get hit. Live a little. Most guys I've met and seen in bathhouses aren't sex crazed diseased stupid fiends. Manage your neuroses.

by Anonymousreply 10808/20/2014

I was going to write about the old Melrose Baths, but I wasn't sure if they still were open. So I Googled it... and one of the first results is the review page from the AARP website, which says more than anything I could.

by Anonymousreply 10908/20/2014

Bathhouse Blog

The Blog For Gay Bathhouse News From Around The World.

by Anonymousreply 11008/20/2014

I would love to be the bottom in a gang bang and I live in Rhode Island. Where should I go?

by Anonymousreply 11108/24/2014

R111, do you live near a Navy facility. If so, a gang bang won't be difficult to arrange.

by Anonymousreply 11208/25/2014

Is there an awards shows for this? What would the prize be called?

by Anonymousreply 11308/25/2014

Steamworks Chicago. Or at least it was when I was there more than ten years ago.

by Anonymousreply 11408/25/2014

Well, scrap the Club New Orleans. It closed in the middle of Decadence weekend (you'd think they'd wait) and will become high-end condos.

by Anonymousreply 11509/12/2014

Mussy Galore in NYC. It's secret, but fabulous. It lives up to its name!

by Anonymousreply 11609/12/2014

R106 CumUnion is a poz fest, truly gross.

by Anonymousreply 11709/12/2014

I live Flex in Silver Lake. I love the outdoor pool and hot tub. It recently closed (somebody died? Drugs?) but is reopening.

by Anonymousreply 11809/12/2014

Melrose Baths is awful.

by Anonymousreply 11909/12/2014

many years ago, I saw Dennis Weaver at the Melrose Baths. Great body but, alas, no cock glimpse.

by Anonymousreply 12009/12/2014

Was in Chicago two weeks ago and visited Steamworks.

A dirty, smelly dump. Had my gym bag searched before I even entered, then ordered to dispose of my protein shake.

There are some concentration camp like bunk beds where you can fuck. Sorry, don't find that scene arousing at all.

Took one look at that huge whirlpool and wondered when the last time it was cleaned. The water was tepid at best so one could only imagine what organisms were growing in this mess. Got out before the water reached my knees.

There are better, brighter, cleaner bath houses out there (Club St. Louis comes to mind) that don't reek of disinfectant and desperation.

by Anonymousreply 12109/12/2014

Dick Dock. Ptown.

by Anonymousreply 12309/12/2014

Midtowne Spa in Los Angeles is huge if you don't mind slumming.

by Anonymousreply 12409/12/2014

[quote]Worst would have to be Club Body Center in Philly.

[quote]Little old Providence, RI has 2 bath houses (I guess to make up for the lack of any in the rest of New England). Megaplex and Club Body Center

I'm a chain!

by Anonymousreply 12509/12/2014

I'm guessing Palm Springs probably would have the nicest...

by Anonymousreply 12609/12/2014

Steamworks has slid downhill quickly.

Unfortunately it means no good baths in Chicago, as Mans Country is as disgusting as described upthread. The turd floating in a jacuzzi sounds about right, and there is seriously no one under 55, or under 350 pounds, that ever goes there.

by Anonymousreply 12709/12/2014

Steamworks is better than anything WE'VE got

by Anonymousreply 12809/12/2014

There are no baths in Palm Springs. Lots of clothing optional resorts, and CCBC, but it's sort of like a combination hotel/outdoor bathhouse.

by Anonymousreply 12909/12/2014

Yeah, PS is a collection of clothing optional hotels/resorts.

We stayed in one of the few that were no clothing optional.

The bear/leather resort was next door and someone was outside, adjacent to our property, making snorting noises like a pig while they were getting fucked.

We mooed at them in response.

by Anonymousreply 13009/13/2014

Just sticking up on behalf of Melrose Spa in L.A. I've been to several of the baths around here... Roman Holiday, Hollywood Spa, Midtowne/Downtown, and for my money, Melrose is the best.

Is it seedy? Sure. I *like* seedy. It's a good size; it's manageable that way. I get lost at Midtowne. But at Melrose, it's not hard to get a good sense of who's around. Guys have always been a mixed bag in terms of body type, but I'm just a normal guy myself. I feel like I fit right in.

I'm glad for this thread. Hope to visit some of the other places mentioned...

by Anonymousreply 13111/17/2014

I used to go to the Melrose a lot, but I switched to Midtowne after a while. Melrose used to have the same jack-off shows as Midtowne (same owners; the also own the 1350 in Wilmington), but I think there were some kind of zoning or ordinance changes that made them stop at the Melrose.

Confession: I haven't been to either in many years. And Melrose was ALWAYS a hassle with respect to parking. (And Midtowne has an indoor pool.)

by Anonymousreply 13211/17/2014

The River Street Club in Troy, N.Y., near Albany, is clean, well-run, with a staff that is friendly. It may be the most under-rated bath house in America.

by Anonymousreply 13307/07/2015

Folks at the Flex Club in Cleveland ( the world's largest bathhouse) are beginning to prepare for what they predict will be their most crowded week ever : The Republican National Convention next July.

by Anonymousreply 13407/08/2015

lots of closeted cock then

by Anonymousreply 13507/08/2015

Flex Atlanta - clean, recently expanded, safe neighborhood, and next door to Georgia Tech!

by Anonymousreply 13607/12/2015

Do they get Tech students in there, R136?

by Anonymousreply 13707/12/2015

West Side Club in NYC sucks most of the guys there have attitude, even if they're not much to look at. So many guys just wander through the halls, endlessly going in circles, apparently waiting for some super hot guy who is just never going to show up. And I've also noticed the friendliest guys seem to be foreign, maybe tourists. The American guys, especially the white ones, are prissy little bitches who think just because they're "slim" that somehow makes them hot. Ummmm, no, you're 55 years old and your face looks over 60, I don't give a damn how taut your belly is, you're NOT HOT.

by Anonymousreply 13807/12/2015

Both bathhouses in Philly have a big drug problem.

by Anonymousreply 13907/13/2015

I met a guy once that seemed really nice until he mentioned getting railed bareback by a group of guys in a bath house, I could never look him in the eye again after that...certainly wasn't going to go out with him.

by Anonymousreply 14007/13/2015
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