Atlanta Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide

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In terms of gay nightlife, no city in the Southeast has a larger and more varied selection of great options than Atlanta. In addition to the many bars, lounges, and discos around town, Atlanta has several establishments that cater to guys looking to meet and mess around with other guys.

Currently, all of Atlanta gay spas and sex clubs are in Midtown, within an easy drive of local hotels and bars, including several LGBTQ-friendly establishments in the popular Little Five Points neighborhood. There are four locations that are now open for business in Atlanta that offer sex-positive and safe environments to experiment with other men: Flex Spa, Club Eros, Manifest 4U, and The Den.

Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses in Atlanta

Most of the venues in Atlanta are sex clubs rather than bathhouses, meaning that they don't have shower and pool facilities. However, each one of these erotic destinations offers something uniquely different—from the patrons who frequent them to the parties that happen there.

Flex Spa Atlanta: Located at 76 4th Street Northwest, which is right in Midtown near Interstate-75 and Interstate-85, Flex Spa is Atlanta's only true bathhouse. A handy location if you're staying at one of the Midtown neighborhood's many hotels or heading back to your accommodations after spending some time at a bar. This very popular gay bathhouse is part of the national chain with additional locations in Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Located just across the interstate from the campus of Georgia Tech, this extensive club is popular day and night, thanks to a nice layout and plenty of amenities including a very nice sundeck and pool, a well-outfitted gym, a maze steam room, and a Jacuzzi, You can also arrange for the services of a licensed massage therapist.

Club Eros Atlanta: In the industrial area of loading docks and warehouses off of Cheshire Bridge Road, Club Eros is a private men's sex club with booths, dark rooms, and lockers for rent as well as porn showing on video screens throughout the venue. The club's reputation is pretty mixed, as these sorts of places go, but it does get very busy here, especially late on weekend nights. Club Eros is located at 2219 Faulkner Road.

Manifest 4U: Near Club Eros at 2103 Falkner Road and directly next door to the Jungle, a popular gay nightclub in Midtown, Manifest4U is popular for its many themed nights, which include "Boxers and Briefs Thursdays" and Atlanta Jacks parties. Considered cleaner and more refined than other sex clubs in the city, this Manifest4U is closed on Monday and Tuesdays but open from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Thursday and Sunday nights, and for special occasions on Wednesday nights.

The Den Atlanta: A little further away at 2135 Liddell Drive, the Den Atlanta is a members-only private club whose patrons are mostly men of color. Established in 2004, this Midtown venue is open Wednesday through Sunday weekly with varying hours between 8 p.m. and 2 or 9 a.m. Weekly events geared toward queer men of color include "Fetish Fantasy Tuesdays," "Thick Thursdays," "Butt Ass Naked Night," and "After Work Sessions."

Etiquette for Visiting Sex Clubs and Bathhouses

While not all sex clubs treat patrons the same—for instance, not all require membership to enjoy the facilities—there are a few common rules and guidelines you should follow when visiting any such venue, whether in the United States or abroad.

Practicing safe sex and getting routinely tested can go a long way to making sure you maintain a healthy sex life. Many of these sex-positive venues offer free STD testing on-site during special events or on select days of the week—be sure to check each sex club's website and calendar for testing dates.

Consent is also required in all sexual (and interpersonal) situations, and communication with your potential partner is important in order to avoid any confusion on personal boundaries and apprehensions. Other members of these sex clubs may approach you, so remember to be kind and polite when interacting with other patrons, even if you're not interested in having a sexual encounter with him.