Gay Bathhouses

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A bathhouse is a spa-like facility that caters to men, specifically gay men, with private rooms, steam rooms, saunas and jacuzzi tubs as well as open space areas where they meet men and possible have sex.  Bathhouses have been around dating back to the 15th centuries. In the late 20th century, many bathhouses became safe havens for gay men who need to escape their hetero-normative life to be amongst over gay man for sex and companionship. With the spread of HIV/AIDS, bathhouses became targets as the catalyst for the epidemic so many cities changed their laws and regulations and shut down the facilities as a public health even though these places were privately owned and operated.

Currently, many cities with more lax laws still have bathhouses that mainly managed by SteamWorks Baths. With bathhouses in Seattle, Toronto, Chicago, Berkeley (California) and Vancouvers. In New York City, there are two bathhouses that are privately-owned – West Side Club and East Side Club. NY State laws does not allow any sexual activity in public spaces so men have to pay for private rooms within the facility in order to have sex.

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EAST SIDE CLUB

Name: East Side Club

Location: 227 E 56th Street, between 3rd and 2nd Ave, Midtown East neighborhood

Hours of Operation: 24 hours/7 days of week, 365 days

Bathhouse Amenities: Lockers, Changing Rooms and Private Rooms

Membership: Temporary – One-Time Fee ($15-includes 5 visits in 1 month)
                        Regular – New ($40) / Renewal ($35) / Reissue ($10)
                        Premier – New ($65) / Renewal ($50) / Reissue ($10)

Rates: Lockers – Weekdays ($19) / Weekends ($22) **Overtime Charges $7/hour
Changing Rooms – Weekdays ($22) / Weekends ($24) **Overtime Charges $7/hour
 Rooms –  Weekdays ($25) / Weekends ($27) **Overtime Charges $8/hour
 Premier Rooms – Weekdays ($37) / Weekends ($42) **Overtime Charges $11/hour
 Deluxe Rooms – Weekdays ($75) / Weekends ($100) In/Out Privileges available for these rooms

Specials:    Double Coupon Tuesdays – Redeem as many coupons as you choose (Value $2.00 per coupon. Balance due in cash)
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WEST SIDE CLUB

Name: West Side Club

Location: 27 W 20th Street, Between 5th and 6th Avenue, Chelsea neighborhood couple doors down from Boxers NYC

Hours of Operation: 24 hours/7 days of week, 365 days

Bathhouse Amenities: Lockers, Changing Rooms and Private Rooms

Membership: Temporary – One-Time Fee ($15-includes 5 visits in 1 month)
                        Regular – New ($40) / Renewal ($35) / Reissue ($10)
                        Premier – New ($65) / Renewal ($50) / Reissue ($10)

Rates: Lockers – Weekdays ($19) / Weekends ($23) **Overtime Charges $7/hour
Changing Rooms – Weekdays ($22) / Weekends ($25) **Overtime Charges $7/hour
 Regular Rooms –  Weekdays ($23) 8am-4pm ($25) 4pm-8am / Weekends ($27) **Overtime Charges $8/hour
 Premier Rooms – Weekdays ($37) / Weekends ($42) **Overtime Charges $11/hour

Specials:    Refer one friend and add one month to your membership
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STEAMWORKS BATHS

Name: SteamWorks Baths

Location(s): Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Berkeley and Chicago

Hours Of Operation: 24 hours / 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Amenities: Lockers, Private Rooms, Wifi, Steam Rooms, Saunas, Whirlpools, Live DJ, Free Condoms and Lubes, and HIV / STI testing


THE CLUBS

NAME: The Clubs

LOCATION(S): Columbus, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Orlando, St. Louis, Aqua Miami

AMENITIES: Lockers, Private Rooms, Steam Rooms, Saunas, Outdoor Pools, Whirlpools, FREE WIFI, Gang Showers, Gym (select locations)


FLEX SPAS

NAME: Flex Spas

LOCATION(S): Atlanta, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Phoenix

AMENITIES: Lockers, Private Rooms, Saunas, Steam Rooms and Outdoor Pools


THE CREW CLUB

NAME: The Crew Club

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

AMENITITES: Lockers, Private Rooms, Saunas, Steam Rooms, Gym and Showers


MIDTOWNE SPA

NAME: Midtowne Spa

LOCATION: Denver, Los Angeles, Wilmington, CA

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