Some people are hate bars and clubs, one doesn't like loud music. We are always glad to offer an alternative. Though we have many different gay spots in Moscow, but the best one defenitely is a sauna.
Unlike its Western counterparts, Russian gay saunas and bathhouses have not been conceived with the exclusive purpose of facilitating anonymous sex encounters. You will be disappointed if you expect to find usual lines of private rooms with doors invitingly left ajar. The sex action is much more discreet in Russian gay saunas, it is ok to cruise others in showers or the steam-room, but the actual intercourse takes place either in the darkroom, a locked private rooms rented by the hour, or elsewhere, outside of the sauna. However, now there is a notable exception to these rules - the Mayakovska Sport sauna (see below).
Let's start to observe Moscow gay saunas:
Gay-owned and gay-operated, same management as the famous the Central Station gay club. Over 6000 sq. ft. Steam sauna, dry sauna, pool, hot spa, solarium, fitness machines, darkroom, video, pool, drinks and food served in the bar, summer garden.Very crowded, the most popular gay sauna in Moscow. Most cute young guys are here.
Get there: 12 Bolshoy Savvinskiy per., bldg. 3 (follow Savvinskaya embankment from Metro Kievskaya, turn left after number 19, the sauna is on your right in a pink building behind the grey fence). Opening time: 15.00-02.00 (3 pm-2 am) Mon-Thu, 16.00-7.00 (4 pm-7 am) Fri-Sun & holidays. Cover fee: Men only. 200 Rbl. and above. Tel.: +7 (495) 953-7696. Web: www.gaycentral.ru/voda
MAYAKOVKA SPORT SAUNA
The first Western-style sauna in Moscow. It features a bar, a small work-out area, a hammam (wet sauna), jacuzzi, chill-out with porn on a huge screen and a large darkroom with private cabins. Cruisy and sexy.
Get there: 13 Oruzheynyi pereulok, bldg. 2 (Metro Mayakovskaya, see here for directions). Phone: +7 (495) 250-00-83. Opening times: 18.00-4.00 (6 pm-4 am) Sun-Thu; 19.00-6.00 (7 pm-6 am) Fri, Sat, holidays. Cover fee: Men only. 300 roubles if older than 24. Web: www.mayakovka.com
If you are looking for a straight looking hustlers we recommend you to visit a sauna
Renovated in January 2002 and centrally located. Steam room, small swimming pool, restaurant, bar, pool, chill-out divided into nice semi-private 'compartments', five private lockable rooms, solarium. Rentboys available on the premises and to take out.
Get there: 18 Sadovaya Spasskaya ul. (corner of Akademika Sakharova ul.) Phone: +7 (495) 995 66 75. Opening time: 19.00-2.00 (7 pm-2 am) Mon-Thu, 19.00-4.00 (7 pm-4 am) Fri-Sun. Cover fee: 450 Rbl., 250 Rbl. if younger than 23.
Dry sauna, bar, small pool, solarium, massage, VIP rooms.
Get there: 20 Tverskaya ulitsa (Metro Pushkinskaya, Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya) Phone: +7 (495) 740-48-09, 744-69-65. Cover fee: 300 Rbl. On Sun, Mon, Tue free with the web-coupon. Opening hour: 18.00-5.00 (6 pm-5 am) every day.Web: www.erosclub.ru