Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

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Recent Reviews

Weekends

“Excellent at weekend ..”

Matt on BOONKER Bar
Zagreb, Croatia

Rude staff

“The place was fairly clean. Poor ventilation, got high with the smell of poppers in the ..”

Sam on Vault 139
London, United Kingdom

Cool!

“Friendly receptionist, probably the owner who brings with him a cute and a playful pet ..”

Mark on Cruising Canyon
Geneva, Switzerland

Small basement

“Visited Manchester for the big scrum, total waste of time. The photos make it look a lot ..”

Neil on The Big Scrum
Manchester, United Kingdom

First time in Europe

“My first time getting laid in Europe was here. Varied crowd. It was nice to see more than ..”

David on The Cuckoo’s Nest
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fun times for moi

“I have been to plenty of cruising bars over the years. This one was pretty awesome. It ..”

David on SecteurX
Paris, France

Not sure

“Visited this club one friday. Strange people. Nothing about age, body or nudity. Attitude ..”

Ander on Bunkier Club
Warsaw, Poland

Very attractive men

“I was there last Thursday for the first night at their "Stripped Event". A lot of ..”

Remo on Vault 139
London, United Kingdom

Bad service

“I visited the club some times in the past and came back more and more, but last time I ..”

Oleg on Lab-oratory @ Berghain
Berlin, Germany

One of the best Clubs in Europe!

“Great Club: they have plenty of Slings, gyn-chairs, dark room and other dark corners! ..”

Andreas V. on F56
Vienna, Austria

The Boiler Room Sauna Hove

Very nice

“Every time I visit there plenty of well-endowed tops. Only problem is that rooms are ..”

H on The Boiler Room Sauna
Brighton, United Kingdom

What has happened to The Greenhouse – Darlaston???

“I remember going on a Wednesday 2/3 years ago and the cellar would be FULL particularly ..”

Private on The Greenhouse Sauna – Darlastan
Darlastan, United Kingdom

Re- opening = meh

“I was excited about the reopening! I arrived at 7pm. Toilet floor still flooded with the ..”

j on Sauna Nieuwezijds
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Star City gay sauna in Paris

Too expensive, nothing in return

“I went there on mid-June, paid 42 euros for combined ticket. Around 23:00 there were only ..”

Dark on Star City
Paris, France

The one & Only in Den Haag

“Try them without a high expectation because there is a day when you left remain full and ..”

Jody on Sauna FiDES
The Hague, Netherlands

gay bar in Warsaw

Empty

“The club is rather ..”

Marcel on Mask Club
Warsaw, Poland

Tue or Fri

“The best on Tue or Fri. A lot of nice guys. The staff should learn English, but is not ..”

Marcel on codeRED
Warsaw, Poland

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Guide-to-Safer-Sex-and-HIV-prevention  

Europe’s gay cruise club and gay sauna scene – FAQ’s

Visiting a gay sauna or cruise club for the first time? Here’s what you need to know.

What is a gay cruise club?

Gay cruise clubs are mostly private, members only adult sex clubs. In many countries these clubs are licensed by local government. We’ve also included some more traditional gay bars that have extensive cruising areas (such as a dark room or maze) but that don’t require membership.

How do you become a member?

Most clubs offer membership on the door. You will need an official photo ID that shows your age. There is a strict age requirement, usually a minimum of 18 or 21 years of age. In Italy, you need to purchase an ArciGay UNO Card. The card is available at most cruise clubs and saunas; and once obtained, it can be used throughout the country.

What are themed nights?

Themed night cater to those who enjoy a particular fetish and will usually have a strictly enforced dress code. You may be refused entry if you are not wearing the appropriate clothes for the evening (e.g. leather, jeans, army gear, boots, etc.). Check the club’s website for theme details. On naked nights, you will be expected to remove all your clothes, but not your shoes.

Can I change into my outfit on arrival?

Most clubs offer a coat check and provide a bag into which you place any clothes that are not part of your outfit. You receive a numbered token or wristband. You charge drinks to your number and pay when you leave.

Will I be turned away?

So long as you dress appropriately, cruise clubs “welcome all” regardless of age, race or body type. There are notable exceptions, such as Laboratory in Berlin, who have unexplainable door policies that see some admitted and others turned away for no apparent reason. Be aware that some clubs don’t admit customers wearing strong-smelling perfume or aftershave.

What facilities will I find at a cruise club?

The quality of cruise clubs vary widely. Most have a bar, dark room, maze, slings, cages and work hard to keep the play areas and toilets clean - others don’t. Bigger clubs may have a dance floor and DJ’s. Cruise clubs don’t usually have private cabins, so you need to be quite open-minded. Most cruise clubs provide free condoms and lube. It’s a good idea to take a small hand towel.

What is a gay sauna?

Virtually all gay saunas in Europe are licensed health clubs. Membership requirements vary widely. In the UK, for example, membership is not usually required but you may be asked for a valid photo ID that shows your age.

What happens on arrival?

On arrival, you will be given a locker number. The sauna entry fee usually includes locker rental for your clothes and a towel (to wear). You may need to bring your own lock for the locker. Locker theft is a widespread problem, so leave valuables at home or at your hotel. If you don’t fancy walking around in bare feet, it’s a good idea to bring your flip-flops.

What facilities does a gay sauna offer?

A gay sauna (or bathhouse) usually features a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, showers and lounge area. Some also have a swimming pool, café, bar and/or a gym. Most gay saunas have a dark room and private cabins. You may be charged an extra fee to rent a private cabin. Free condoms and lube are provided at most venues, but not all - so, best go prepared. Massage services are less common in Europe than in Asia.

Locker Theft

Locker theft is a widespread problem across Europe in saunas and gyms - gay or straight. If you become a victim of this crime management will offer sympathetic ear, but nothing more. The reality is if you leave your mobile or wallet in a locker you are doing so at your own risk.

Play Safe - a few minutes of fun is not worth a lifetime with HIV

Don’t take risks with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. • Always use a condom • Make sure the condom fits correctly. • Use a water- or silicone-based lube, never an oil-based lube. • Say no if someone asks you to do something you don’t want to do.