85% love it
High-end Berkeley bathhouse
Men looking for other men can enjoy the sauna, small gym (with actual weights) or bathhouse at Steamworks, reputed to be one of the best and certainly among most popular gay sex venues in America. This member's only club, located right off the 80 in a huge old warehouse building, offers regular and VIP monthly memberships, or discounts for six month memberships. Varying levels of rooms are available for rent in eight hour intervals. Patrons can soak in a big whirlpool bath and watch adult entertainment on a huge screen tv above. The back is filled with cubby holes and plywood platforms for cruising. Popular with locals, visitors and Berkeley students.


    • Loved it. Nice mix of guys: age, race, body types. Guys not pushy. Room I got was an acceptable size to share with the guys I met. Plenty of stations with mouthwash so you can rinse and go repeat. When you get on your knees it could be messy down there. Yes, wear flip-flops.

    • ah3lowdou
      ah3lowdou Over a year ago
      Hates it

      bad staff
      The fat guy work at the front desk is rude,unhelpful and miserable....he shouldn’t work there with that kind of attitude

    • NiceGayMan
      NiceGayMan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Very disappointed
      Rooms are very small and no pool. The place seemed clean but no outside area to relax and smoke. I thought the place was very expensive, no good accessible close parking for long amount of time. Would never return.

    • GuiAlvarenga
      GuiAlvarenga Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I'm shocked Steamworks let them use its name
      Literally dirty, dark, and claustrophobic. Weirdos, druggie-junky, discussing type of guys. Make sure to bring sandals

    • sexfunlive
      sexfunlive Over a year ago
      Loves it


    • Nice Bathhouse
      I enjoy the variety of amenities, I'm never bored there. I hurt my back pressing weights. My fault. I use caution now. Clientele are nice men. I'm very selective. I only have sex with men for whom I have an attraction so I'm very much a loner there. Men don't impose themselves on me.

    • Arcanine
      Arcanine Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome! Clean, Great Staff, Great people
      I started coming to Steamworks when I was 18. It can be a bit pricy depending on the days (weekends average 20 dollars for a locker and 8 hours) but its worth it everytime.I kind of wish they had a pool but it's fine with the hot tub. Cool things include 24/7 availability, sauna, PRIVATE rooms you can rent, glory holes, hot tub with porn projector, and alot of dudes at all times. Great place. See you there~

    • BananaSplitz
      BananaSplitz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best on the West Coast
      I have been to many bathouses and sex clubs in the mid-west and west coast; and this one is hands down at the top of my list. Quite simply it is extremely well laid out, in excellent condition and super clean, and there are lots of men looking to play and are not shy at all!!! It is obvious that the owners/managment have take great pride in Steamworks and have pay attention to all the small details. The front desk staff was friends, especially after I told them I had never been there before. Great amenities and they laid out free juice and pastries early in the morning. Something like 10 HD porn channels in the room, and cable in the lounge area. The maze in the back of the club is where most of the guys cruise and there is a lot of voyeur action in there. Overall outstanding!!!!

    • JWalkerII
      JWalkerII Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not safe
      Steamworks used to be one of my favorite hangouts, I was one of their regulars there for many years. Always had lots of hot guys to hook up with. About a year ago this guy called Jon Gray sexually assaulted me there. Guy used to be a deputy sheriff of SF til he got fired for DV. Anyway he is chummy with the manager, so when I reported the assault Steamworks did nothing. Now I don't feel safe there.

    • phalluc
      phalluc Over a year ago
      Loves it

      always has been there

    • cricketlove57
      cricketlove57 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      nice place
      looking forward to visiting

    • loves2play
      loves2play Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great fun
      i had an awesome time at steamworks

    • HappyD
      HappyD Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The BEST bathhouse in the U.S.
      I'm from so cal but I've been coming to Steamworks for a few years now and it's the best bathhouse I've ever been to. Expansive, clean, and ALL types of guys can be found here. There's Reviewer HappyD - 39/M Not you? Sign in as a different reviewer something for everyone. I just went on the Sat before Folsom St Fair and it was off the hook. Waited four hours for a room, this place was the most packed I've ever seen, at least 200 people. 1 - 2 hour wait on weekends is normal for a room, but it was never like this. The Eucalyptus steamroom is the best around, although small. The play areas and sexual energy here are great. All kinds of northern CA boys come to this place and it's the only bathhouse around except for the Watergarden in San Jose. Not cheap, but you definetly get what you pay for. Expect to pay at least $30 for a basic room, $17 for a locker. Many large and speciality rooms that are equipped with slings can be had for a higher price. Best nights are Fri and Sat and Thurs night Blackout night

    • bullseye
      bullseye Over a year ago
      Loves it

      sex emporium
      this bathhouse is set in a huge old warehouse, right off 101. it is well kept, and there are a range of guys from all over the bay area and as far as sacramento who come here to enjoy the diversity, the hot tub, steam room, and, well, you know what. since sf does not have a bathhouse, only sex clubs, many people make the trip across the bridge to steamworks

    • donnosf
      donnosf Over a year ago
      Hates it

      It was ok
      I've only been here once, so I can't really say too much. The place was amazingly clean. Best looking guy was one of the front desk people.