Although Dallas used to be home to two gay bathhouses and spas—Club Dallas and Midtowne Spa—Midtowne Spa closed in March of 2017, leaving Club Dallas as the only destination for gay and bisexual men looking for high-quality, clean fun in the DFW area.
Located just around the corner from the Swiss Avenue DART station in the historic Deep Ellum district, about a 10-minute drive south of Uptown's Oak Lawn gay nightlife district, Club Dallas is a multi-floor facility offering everything from a gym and locker rooms to a steam room and sauna, whirlpool tub, a cafe, and a large outdoor pool and sundeck.
Along with the state of the art facilities, Club Dallas also offers free safe sex information to both members and non-members as well as STD and HIV testing sites with free testing by the Dallas AIDS Testing Resource Center every Tuesday evening from 8 to 10 p.m.
Club Dallas: Information and Resources
Club Dallas is located at 2616 Swiss Avenue, right by the DART light-rail station, in a large building with a clean interior and a friendly staff. Here, you'll find a good-size gym with a nice locker room, a full range of modern equipment (it's nice enough that plenty of guys do come here for their workouts), a steam room and sauna, a whirlpool tub large enough to accommodate a few (or more) good men, a handy little cafe overlooking the large outdoor pool and sundeck, and lounge areas with sofas and a pool table.
Club Dallas is an impressive place with the somewhat upscale vibe that you might expect in a city like Dallas, which has some of the swankiest gay nightclubs and bars in the country.
That all said, rates are in line with other gay spas and bathhouses, so you won't have to break the bank to visit this state-of-the-art facility.
The facility is part of the well-known "Club" adult collection, with facilities in Houston, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Columbus, so you know you can expect high-quality service and a safe, accepting environment for play, exploration, and even working out.
This specialty gay bathhouse and spa offers membership and one-time entry fees, and the membership offers a slew of benefits including free days, discount drinks, 24-hour gym access, and even private dressing rooms for a discounted rate.
Other Gay Nightlife Attractions in DFW
Although Club Dallas is the only gay spa and bathhouse in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, there are plenty of other options to choose from if you're looking for a night on the town that's LGBTQ-friendly and fun.
Among the top-rated bars catering to the gay community are Alexandre's, Barabara's Pavilion Lounge, BJ's NXS, Black-Eyed Pea in Oak Lawn, Boulevardier restaurant, The Brick, Cafe Brazil restaurant, Cedar Springs Tap House, the Dallas Eagle, Dish restaurant, Dude Sweet Chocolate ice cream shop, and 1851 Club in Arlington.
For more information about gay nightlife in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, check out our article "Dallas Gay Bars Guide."