CRUISING ACROSS AMERICA || San Francisco
If you’re lookin’ to get laid and you want it hot, male, and kinky, you’re in the best place on the planet! San Francisco’s bathhouses were closed down decades ago, but there are plenty of places left in and out of SF for NSA same sex hook-ups , withOUT ending up like George Michaels in the back of a patrol car.
Eros – Steam & Sex
Many an innocent lad has wandered into this two-floor sex palace after stumbling out of the nearby bars that line Church, Market and Castro Streets. It offers steam, sauna, showers, lockers, and a maze-like floor of bunk beds and play areas. Private sex rooms are illegal in San Francisco, so if you are looking for a little privacy, this is not the place for you–everything happens in the open. Busy right after work and as the bars begin to close. (Imagine that!)
Blow Buddies – What more can we say?
The name of this internationally known sex club pretty much says it all. Blow Buddies is the place for sex of the safest variety, and its maze of glory holes are safe and active late into the night and early morning hours.
Nob Hill Adult Theater – Live Nude Review
A San Francisco institution, the Nob Hill theater is the premium place for porn and strippers strutting their stuff live and in person–thriving even in the age of instant digital voyeurism.
Video Secrets – Adult store with arcade.
Only $5 entrance fee, clean booths, restroom, and staff that doesn’t hassle you to keep “feeding the meter”. It’s close to Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf and Trader Joe’s. “The best place in the area for adult DVD, toys and gifts. Check out the viewing arcade too.”
Folsom Gulch - Adult store with arcade.
“The gulch is fabulous! I have been going there for years. It’s bareback heaven. I always manage to hookup with a few cute asian bottom boys there and play around. Staff is friendly and the gloryholes are huge. All types of guys go there to play. Someone for everyone.” “Great place with a diverse crowd. Usually a good mix with many more guys looking to suck than those who need to get off. Have had some great times here.”
The Gulch Playspace – Sex Club.
The Folsom Gulch PLAYSPACE is SF’s new sex members-only sex club! It’s a clothing optional sex club (free clothes check) featuring * Open Spaces * Glory Holes * Leather Sofas * King Beds * Shower * Sling * FREE XXX gay movies playing on HD monitors, a theater-sized screen * Black Lights but Dark & Hiding Places. Overall, it’s the Ideal Hookup Place for when either of you are unable to go back to your own pad. It makes hooking up on Grindr, Adam4Adam or any of those other sites a lot more convenient.
The Powerhouse - Bar.
Most weekends, the place is packed with leathermen, gym boys, men in uniform and enough muscles, tattoos, piercings, buzz cuts, smoldering looks and roving hands to fulfill every fantasy in your playbook — and create a few fresh ones, especially in the backroom/alley way. House DJs, a pool table and pinball machines provide some relief from the sexual tension, cranked high by black-and-blue movies on video screens and bartenders with macho swagger.
Steamworks, Berkeley – High-end Berkeley bathhouse
Men looking for other men can enjoy the sauna, small gym (with actual weights) or bathhouse at Steamworks, reputed to be one of the best and certainly among most popular gay sex venues in America. This member’s only club, located right off I-80 in a huge old warehouse building, offers regular and VIP monthly memberships, or discounts for six month memberships. Varying levels of rooms are available for rent in eight hour intervals. Patrons can soak in a big whirlpool bath and watch adult entertainment on a huge screen tv above. The back is filled with cubby holes and plywood platforms for cruising. Popular with locals, visitors and UC Berkeley students.
The Watergarden, San Jose – San Jose’s men’s bathhouse
In the leafy, old-timey Rose Garden neighborhood but close to I-880 (exit The Alameda). The neighborhood is charming, and the Watergarden has real charms, too: A huge steam room with lots of dark corners is very popular, and the outdoor pool, jacuzzi and patio, all surrounded with well kept landscaping, is a wonderful oasis.
If we missed anything be sure to bring it up in the comments section below. As well as recommendations for the next city we dive deep into.