21 Gay Saunas & Cruising in New York

The closing of gay bath houses in 1985 was a huge blow to the community, but luckily the gay New York has developed a wealth of alternative options in the intervening decades. While it might not provide the level of options as some of the more international gay meccas, New York provides a diversity of hot bodies and hot steam rooms to relax after a long day. No matter what your flavor, you'll find something to whet your appetite in the five buroughs.

Saunas for every direction

While the selection may be limited, there's some mainstay gay sauna New York options available to you. The East Side Club provides all the amenities you'd like for relaxation but puts them emphasis on steamy hook-ups. Latinos, blacks, bears, and asian men all mix together with one thing in common: the search for a good time. Located near Chelsea, the West Side Club offers a hunting ground for men who like to play as hard as they work. The West Side Club attracts a fit crowd of gym hounds and twinks. If you're closer to Queens, Northern Men's Sauna draws in the whole rainbow of gay New Yorkers.

Party in the dark

If you're looking for a little more binging and a little less purging, look no further than some of New York's bars with dark rooms. The Eagle still serves as the gold standard of gay leather bars, and their New York bar offers hot bodies and hard drinks. Once you've had enough of the latter, drag one of the former to a dark room. The Cock in the East Village offers similar amenities but trades the leather atmosphere for the feel of a good time dive bar.

Big, black, and proud

Beyond the gay sauna New York offers one of the most raucous pride festivals around. Black Party Expo brings sexual expression into the streets with art, expression, and exhibits. The Expo stretches through the month of May, highlighting the best and brightest of gay culture and self expression. But the highlight is the Black Party itself. Here the hottest DJ's and strangest acts perform for a crowd of over 5,000 with innovative staging and lighting.

West Side Club

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27 West 20th Street , NY 10011, New York, United States

West Side Club is New York’s Premier Social Relaxation Club for Gay and Bisexual men. West Side Club is a private membership cl...

East Side Club

227 East 56th Street , NY 10022 , New York, United States

East Side Club is New York’s Premier Social Relaxation Club for Gay and Bisexual men. Private membership club, open 24/7 all ye...

Babeland Lower Est Side

94 Rivington Street , NY 10002, New York, United States

Babeland is much more than just a place to buy sex toys, it celebrates the simple truth that sexually healthy people make the w...

The Pleasure Chest

156 7th Avenue, NY 10014, New York, United States

Since 1971, The Pleasure Chest has helped pioneer a sex positive culture, with an emphasis on education, enjoyment and inclusiv...

Leather Man

111 Christopher St (at Bleecker), New York, United States

Siince 1965, Leather is a reference shop for the leather community in NYC. Located in the heart of the Greenwich VIllage. Open...

Eve’s Garden

119 W 57th St #1201 (btwn 6th & 7th), New York, United States

Founded in 1974 Eve's Garden is the world's first mail-order catalog and sexuality boutique. Open Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

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