Some people hate it, but those who love Los Angeles – really love it. If you can handle the traffic, the tans and the “business,” you can have a great time in LA’s gay scene. A must for any gay traveler in the area is West Hollywood–an autonomous gay city right in the center of LA. With 40 percent of its citizens identifying as gay, WeHo is in fact the gayest city in the country. LA boasts some other great gay ‘hoods, from pockets of Silver Lake to more mixed and trendy Mt. Washington and Los Feliz.
Midtown Spa – Exhibitionist fun
Midtowne Spa is known both for its large, open public areas as well as the live shows that take place numerous time throughout the week. That’s, of course, in addition to a steam room, indoor pool, exhibitionist room, performer’s showroom, deluxe sling room and private rooms.
The Zone LA – When the bars come up short
Just a mile from the gay hot spots of WeHo, The Zone gets hopping as the bars are starting to close. Imagine that!
Flex – An L.A. club with a whole lot of history
Flex offers more than 30 remodeled and updates rooms, an outdoor pool, garden oasis, steam room and video lounges.
Melrose Spa – Fun times had by all
Very popular and very clean bathhouse drawing visitors from across the city and region. The city’s large Latino population is especially well represented—as are their admirers.
Slammer – Don’t beat around the bush
Slammer is a place to get in and get down to business. One of the rare clubs that allow visitors to wear street clothes, if desired. Although Slammer is not a gay bathhouse with shower and private room facilities, it’s one of the busiest gay sex clubs in Los Angeles. There is a wall of lockers, so bring a lock or be prepared to rent one from the cashier. Most of the men who visit Slammer are there to get off.
Hollywood Spa – Hollywood fun
This private men’s club offers a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gym, adult video lounge and a 24-hour full service café. Popular with the circuit and muscle boys. The spa is a large and glamorous pleasure palace often remembered for it’s grand staircase. Their loyal clientele is an international medley and there’s a nightly DJ and an assortment of special rooms with two-way mirrors.
Hollywood Spa, North Hollywood – NoHo fun
This second location of the private men’s club offers a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gym, adult video lounge and a 24-hour full service café. For rest and recharge, check out the sun deck.
Roman Holiday – The area’s answer for a no-thrills bathhouse
Roman Holiday has a reputation for attracting an older crowd—and one that is often married.
Roman Holiday, Van Nuys – Lots of amenities, few spring chickens
The Van Nuys branch of Roman Holiday has more than you bargained for in terms of amenities, with a great pool, rooftop deck, giant sauna and plenty of play rooms. What they are lacking is the hot young boys to attract masses. Check it out but with a moderate expectation.
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.
You forgot the San Vicente Inn in West Hollywood and (for historic purposes) Kylt on 4th Street downtown.
I hate all of California, except for San Diego.
Surprised LA has so many places, not really my favorite city in California.