Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

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Recent Reviews

TImE oFF by Romeo&Julio

“The best FFetish gay club for real FF ..”

Ruggero on TImE oFF by Romeo & Julio
Gran Canaria, Spain

What a sauna experience

“Even if you do not get some, Le Sun is worth the 21 euro entrance. The foam bath ..”

Gordon on Le Sun Lyon
Lyon, France

They don´t accept international credit cards

“This Sauna is only accepting cash or domestic credit cards. Went to the larger Trombetha ..”

Patrick on Olissipo Bath
Lisbon, Portugal

Dirty

“The place was so dirty I would not dare to walk barefoot. Inside the Sauna there were ..”

Julian on TEXAS Sauna
Stockholm, Sweden

When is the peak time?

“Last month, visited this sauna (been to Phoenix Koln a few times), it was on Saturday ..”

Roll on Phoenix Sauna – Düsseldorf
Dusseldorf, Germany

Friendly and comfy place

“The bar man does everything to make it a nice place, a very smiley and friendly guy who ..”

Albert on The Kinky’s
Antwerp, Belgium

Don't waste your time

“I've been visiting this place for probably the past 10 years and I agree with the others ..”

Philip on The JAXX
Berlin, Germany

Rude staff, average experience

“I don't understand this place. I've visited several times and each and every time the ..”

Philip on Reizbar
Berlin, Germany

Nice staff

“I had also been at Laboratory and decided to check this out last night. Maybe I was early ..”

Philip on Stahlrohr
Berlin, Germany

Don't get this place

“I find it sketchy. Barmen and doormen are grumpy. OK for a drink but not much ..”

Philip on TOM’S Bar
Berlin, Germany

Was better when downstairs was open

“I didn't have a negative experience with the bar staff or the doorman (he was actually ..”

Philip on CDL
Berlin, Germany

Meh

“Yes, this is a pretty hot place and there is definitely something for everyone. But it is ..”

Philip on Lab-oratory @ Berghain
Berlin, Germany

Enjoyed the atmosphere

“Went for the bar around 3am on a Saturday. Guy at the door was polite and helpful, ..”

Abel on Shower & Bar
Madrid, Spain

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

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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.