Overview: The only standouts in the
Los Angeles area are the two Hollywood Spas and the Flex Spa. Flex
is the only bathhouse in LA that has an outdoor pool making it ideal
on sunny afternoons. The Hollywood Spa on Ivar Street is a morgue
during the daytime and only comes alive at night. The Hollywood Spa
on Vineland has a good afternoon crowd and a rooftop sunbathing
patio. The other bathhouses in LA are nothing special.
615 South Kohler Street
Near Sixth & Central Streets
Bus: 16, 18, 53
213 680 1838
24 Hours. Lockers 100 Rooms 62
Has a heavy black and Latino clientele.
Tuesdays are very busy [half
price day]. The crowd is about 75% Latin.
4424 Melrose Avenue
Melrose Ave. & 101 Freeway
323 663 7786
24 Hours. Lockers 150 Rooms 30
Only bathhouse with an outdoor
pool. Great on sunny afternoons. Located on Melrose at the
Highway 101 off ramp. Ivy covered brick wall facing the street.
Go around to parking lot to enter.
1650 Ivar Street
323 463 5169
Located around the corner from
the famed intersection of "Hollywood & Vine" the very large and
nice establishment has 3 floors and more rooms than anyone else.
It is, however, totally dead during daylight hours and only comes
alive at night, especially after hours.
Two blocks north of the Hollywood Spa at
1851 North Ivar Street is the apartment
of everyone's favorite male-prostitute William Holden in the
opening scenes of Sunset Blvd.
North Hollywood Spa
5636 Vineland Avenue
818 760 6969
24 Hours. Lockers 100 Rooms 45
A very nice place with dozens of
rooms and a counter service snack bar and deli. Outdoor roof top
sunbathing deck. Near Universal Studios.
12814 Venice Blvd
310 391 0200
Lockers 8 Rooms 24
Minimum age for entry is 21
7269 Melrose Avenue
3 blocks west of La Brea Ave.
323 937 2122
Lockers 60 Rooms 29http://www.midtowne.com/
I'm fond of this place because
it's where I find straight men. And they don't frequent the
other places like they do this one. There's something unique
about a "neighborhood" spa from the past. Unlike the bigger,
more commercial bathhouses, they draw a much different clientele. And
if you blink while driving by, you'll miss the building, which
adds to the secrecy of it all (thus, making it good for
straights). If it ever closes, I'll be out of a place to go, as
the other bathhouses are frequented by the crystal-meth crowd, which
doesn't interest me.
Advertises itself as a
bathhouse to the Latino community. It is
primarily busy during the afternoon and early evening and is know
for a large bi-sexual Latino crowd. The place is very old and run
In its hey-day it was a regular haunt of Rock Hudson.
Slammer3688 Beverly Blvd
2 blocks east of Vermont213 388 8040
Dress code may apply:
Leather, uniforms, jockstraps...http://www.slammerclub.com/
West Hollywood [Adult Theater]
TomKat Theater [Studs]
(323) 650 9551
Theater has been renamed the STUDS THEATRE. It was originally
the called The Monica [a mainstream neighborhood house] until it
became the premier straight porn theater "Pussycat." Then in
1993 they wanted to experiment a little and booked a gay feature
called "Sunsex Blvd." The financial success of that movie
changed everything. From then on it became a gay cinema, never
to return to straight movies again.
The theater has been remodeled and now contains 5 screens. Four
screens are gay porn and one is straight porn.
Article from L.A.
Weekly newspaper: From the Pussycat’s ashes the Tomkat theater arose, manlier and
smuttier, where all day, every day, it’s spank-the-monkey time. The
all-male watering hole for the trench-coat crowd is a teary reminder
of the adult world’s yesteryear, when you didn’t need an Internet
hookup to watch filth. With X-rated movie houses near extinction,
thanks to home rentals and multiplexes popping up faster than you
can say Starbucks, the Tomkat is one of the few gay porn theaters
left. Part of the chain that once operated more than a hundred
Pussycats across the state, the theater started showing skin flicks
in the early ’70s, house favorites like "The Devil in Miss Jones"
and "Deep Throat" had lines of enthusiasts wrapped around the block.
It turned into an all-male review in 1993. For the low price of
admission and popcorn, you can, ahem, take in "How the West Was
Hung," "Ocean's Eleven Inches" or "The DaVinci Load." Outside, there’s a porn walk-of-fame
with the foot and handprints (sorry, no genitals) of John Holmes,
Marilyn Chambers and porn-star-turned-anti-porn-activist Linda
800 577 6915
Excellent location. Within
walking distance of West Hollywood bars and nightlife. Only
drawback is the parking situation which requires that you
leave your car keys at the front desk since they need to
shuffle cars around occasionally due to tandem parking.
Coral Sands Motel
1730 North Western Avenue
323 467 5141
Although the hotel's website
makes it look rather plain it has quite a notorious
reputation. Very good parking situation. Rooms all ring around a
swimming pool. No one from the outside can enter except the
guests. Lots of cruising.
West Hollywood [Hotel]
8465 Santa Monica Blvd
323 654 2454
This is a 22 room motel in the
heart of West Hollywood. No pool and no nudity but it is
moderately priced and has a terrific location in the very center
of the West Hollywood--Santa Monica Blvd district. Ideal
for bringing home one nighters.http://www.hollowaymotel.com/
West Hollywood [Hotel]
8585 Santa Monica Blvd.
This hotel doesn't really
qualify as a "sexy place." It is a typical chain hotel and
quite expensive. However, it has an absolutely ideal
location in the very center of West Hollywood's cruisiest