Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

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Recent Reviews

Staff need training

“I had unpleasant greeting. Staff member became suspicious that I was drunk. If he had ..”

Billi on Sweatbox Sauna
London, United Kingdom

Over priced and attitude

“Although the club was clean and facilities are OK the arrogant management attitude has ..”

Jack on ZOO Mens Bar
Gran Canaria, Spain

If the place is a rockin'...come a knockin'

“Visited on Sunday arvo 16Jul. As soon as we entered we were hit with loud techno music ..”

Al on Trombeta Bath
Lisbon, Portugal

Ordinary, disappointing but clean & friendly

“Went on Sunday. Discrete entrance, guys at front reception were friendly, clean ..”

Al on Sauna Condal
Barcelona, Spain

Total NO. Don't go.

“This is an escorts house, not a sauna. Unless you're willing to pay, don't go there. No ..”

Henry on Aquarius Sauna
Istanbul, Turkey

Tom's is a joke

“Tom's bare really is a joke and aimed at tourists. The basement can get busy but there is ..”

Neil on TOM’S Bar
Berlin, Germany

You are not missing anything

“Do the worry about being refused entry, your not missing anything. The Jaxx has lost it ..”

Neil on The JAXX
Berlin, Germany

Empty

“Jaxx used to be very popular many years back but no one goes here anymore. Most guys use ..”

Neil on The JAXX
Berlin, Germany

Amazing

“Very lovely and kind atmosphere for people who are pretty and care enough about ..”

Robin on The JAXX
Berlin, Germany

Only quite few people

“We were here on Friday night between 23.00 and 01.30. Very little people. Quite ..”

Travellers on Club Le7
Nice, France

Drako Lisbon gay cruise club

Not worth to climb up!

“I was there on Friday night and there were just ten guys and more of them were tourists. ..”

Oliver on DRAKO Club
Lisbon, Portugal

NUNCADIGONO

“Le Ho la la qui ouvrait en after a cesse de fonctionner , le local sert maintenant au ..”

pierre on OHLALA
Valencia, Spain

Staff issues

“There are two staff, one is staff member is really nice. One is judgmental. I am paying ..”

jason on Touch Sauna
Swindon, United Kingdom

Very good

“Open recently, small but clean, modern and very good, nice staff, superb massages. ..”

Oz on Olissipo Bath
Lisbon, Portugal

Keep going

“Despite the ban to poppers, and that most guys got a lot of attitude, it's still the best ..”

Paco on Sweatbox Sauna
London, United Kingdom

gay bar in Warsaw

FUN

“A great place to play around. Every night has a different theme. Good location. Lovely ..”

Peter on Mask Club
Warsaw, Poland

Disappointed since the renovation.

“I was hoping that the steam room at least would be as good as or better than it was. ..”

Wesley on Sauna Nieuwezijds
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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.