Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

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Recent Reviews

Terrible

“Worst sauna in the world. Dirty, cold water, seedy, very dissatisfied. Incredible the ..”

Humberto on TEXAS Sauna
Stockholm, Sweden

Worst Place Ever

“It has a lot of space but the people where very old and weird. No ..”

Libi on MANHATTAN
Stockholm, Sweden

Just a place for me

“Have just been there tonight. Arrived around 6 pm and leaved around 8.30 completely ..”

Anton on The Locker Room
London, United Kingdom

great

“Nice place, good deco, friendly staff, not to many ..”

m on Klub Dark Angels
Poznan, Poland

not the highest standards

“Rather basic and smelly, especially ..”

m on Scorpio Club
Poznan, Poland

Awful

“After a long absence, I paid a visit to Lad's Locker Room in Bristol on Tuesday October ..”

Tim on Lads Locker Room
Bristol, United Kingdom

Not worth the money

“I received free entry from my hostel. There are cells with screening of adult movies and ..”

Dvir on The JAXX
Berlin, Germany

Cleaning

“Sunday 29.10.2017 - I visited Drake's since the early beginning, about 20 years ago, ..”

Peter on Drake’s Cruising
Amsterdam, Netherlands

New policy at the Boiler

“Because this is the only gay sauna in Berlin, they have now introduced a policy whereby ..”

Marcel on Der Boiler
Berlin, Germany

Why so Grindr

“I was here yesterday at "2 for 1". I must say it was crowded and it was ..”

Radek on TOM’S Bar
Berlin, Germany

The Eagle gay cruise club Newcastle Upon Tyne

A pint and cuddle.

“Monday night just off the train popped into the Eagle. Nice pint of Peroni. A few guys in ..”

dave on EAGLE Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

One of a kind

“"Bull" is an adorably sleazy place. Everything may happen here - I believe that if you ..”

Radek on BULL
Berlin, Germany

Expensive

“This place is very expensive, and very small. The staff who lets you in can be quite ..”

Paris on L’Impact
Paris, France

GOOD FUN PLACE

“The staff is very nice and friendly. The place is very clean. I've been there a few times ..”

MARTIN on Unit 2 Sauna
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Very friendly service..

“Very friendly service, nice atmosphere, sometimes busy sometimes not - like everywhere ..”

HrnyBtm on TEXAS Sauna
Stockholm, Sweden

Too early

“On Thursdays, the club does not open until 19:00. You were a bit too ..”

TGE Staff on Club Black Hole
Barcelona, Spain

Smaller than expected

“For someone that hasn't been there before, here's how it goes. You enter "the clean bar ..”

Matt on CAMP
Munich, Germany

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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.