Calle Bruch, 65 (Metro: Girona,Urquinaona)
Tel : 93.487.48.14
Entry Ptas 950. Particularly busy between 5/7 pm
Very large, slightly shabby but full of older guys and their admirers.
Two saunas, steam room, Jacuzzi, dark maze, TV room, porno video room, bar,
resting area and free cabins (for *resting* in)
They give you free plastic sandals when you arrive - the fact that you need
them says something.
Calle Diputacion 46.
Private bathhouse with pool & restaurant.
Older crowd; watch for hustlers.
Best time to go is around midday and after 3:30 pm. Straight movies on the
Arenas (it has moved from the
(C/ Tarragona, 8 - esquina C/Principe Jorge) (Metro Tarragona)
(not to be confused with disco Arenas, which is younger guys).
Very very cruisey and busy between 4.30 and 8.00. weekends it can be ok even
later, until 10 pm.
Entrance 700 pts Located off Plaza de Espana, behind the hotel Plaza in a
small and very short street, going up Tarragona street from the hotel Plaza,
first street on the left side. Nice little bar with free gay porno movies
on big screen, darkroom, another cruising room not so dark with porno movies
on tv and, of course, the "normal" cinema. This place is equipped with interesting
double seats (without armrest in between) located in some of the rear rows.
Plaza Urquinaona, 5 Tel.: 93 301-70-94
Not as good as the old Sala X above
Benidorm has always been something
of a cliche as a tourist destination for the worst kind of British
tourist (the kind that think wearing socks with open toed sandals
and "Kiss Me Quick" hats are the height of fashion!).
However, there has been considerable
improvement here over recent years as many of the cheaper destinations
in Spain have allegedly been trying to move up market - but there
are still many football-shirt wearing, badly-dressed Brits who
thankfully, tend to congregate at the other end of the town amongst
the high-rise apartment blocks.
Nevertheless, Benidorm is a very worthwhile
place to visit for old and young for both the nightlife (it boasts
3 large bars for older man/admirers amongst the 25 gay bars) and
the charm of the beach and Old Town. The gay bars and clubs tend
to be in the small streets of the Old Town section of Benidorm,
although the bars for older men and admirers are a little way out
of of the town centre and worth taking a taxi to if you find walking
Many retirees flock here for the warmer
weather mainly from the UK, Netherlands and Scandinavia as well
as Spanish from the North - making for some incredible eye-candy
for lovers of mature men as they strut along the beach in their
skimpy swimming trunks - thankfully the fashion for wearing baggy
shorts to swim in hasn't caught on that much. The Spanish arrive
in May and October for a free holiday and the rest between those
Many of the older Spanish men also
try a little "life on the wild side" and there are also local younger
men with sultry dark looks after them. The Spanish older men do
tend to be short if "perfectly formed" and it helps if you can
speak some Spanish in order to have fun with the locals but much
can be accomplished with eye contact and body language!
Open 10pm until late
Just up the hill from JJ's.
This bar is run by Pepe (Ex JJ's) and very
popular with the older Spanish crowd and silverfox holiday makers.
Much the same layout as JJ's- TV lounge, video room, darkroom
with private cabins, etc. Large dance floor where the older Spanish
couples show just what good dancers they are and which is also
used for a hilariously bad drag show on Friday
and Saturday nights. Great atmosphere, very welcoming. Drinks
slightly cheaper than JJ's. Has dreadful Spanish drag shows which
are sometimes so bad they're funny!
Airconditioning tends to be switched off dring week days which
can mean it gets very smokey.
Gray 90%, Admirer 10%, Rent 0%, Music 6, Cruise 6, Elegance 5,
JJ Private Bar
Avendida Uraguay (under
Open all week 4pm - 12 midnight (check times)
Large air-conditioned bar with comfortable seating area, bar and dance
floor as you come in. This leads into room at the back with a pool table
and TV showing mainstream movies (in Spanish) and seats around the walls
where many locals sit to admire the passing crowd. Then there is a TV lounge
showing local TV programs and next to it a porno room showing occasional
daddy videos. This leads into a large open darkroom with private cabins
for you to get acquainted with a new friend.
Fairly busy during the week and very
busy at the weekend until about midnight when everyone seems to drift up
the hill to Incognito.
Gray 80%, Admirer 20%, Rent 0%, Music 4, Elegance 8, Cruise 7 (10 at the
back), Smoke 5
Edif Narcea C/ Venezuela,
Lots of married men going for sex on the way home after work as
well as expats/tourists. Sauna of two floors with active sauna/anti-room.
Ground floor darkroom also very active.
Cruising area at Mendez Nunez gardens. in the corner at the little patrol
station and near de la terraza cafe. after dark, all types, mostly mature
men, some older, some rent. cruising 100%
Fraile, 11 (Chiclana de la Frontera)
For the over 40's and admirers. Late night bar.
now has it's own page click here
The Tic Tac
Horno de Haza 19 (near to the Plaza de los Lobos)
Has a reputation for being very cruisy. The clientele is largely
male, and of all ages from late teens to much, much older men. The
atmosphere is a little seedy, beginning with the two sets of padded
doors and doorbell at the entrance and revolving crowd passing through
the velvet curtains to check out the scene in the dark back room.
El Angel Azul
C/Lavadero de las Tablas no. 15 (near the Plaza de los Lobos)
The "Blue Angel" is around the corner from
the Tic Tac and similar in its clientele and offerings, though a
little more upscale and a little less seedy.
Ibiza is an Island resort in the Mediterranean which tends to
attract the younger crowd but also has a big gay following. The ramparts
of the old fort are very cruisy.
Calle de la Virgen 64 (opposite JJ Bar)
9.30pm - 3am
Bar and art gallery
Calle Sa Corossa 3
10pm-4am (closed Jan & Feb)
Tel: 13 80 83
Terrace is a convenient place to sit and watch the traffic to and from the
The gay nightlife is much easier to get to than Barcelona. There
is a neighborhood called "Chueca" (the same named tube station takes
you to the main square in it) where you could find 90% of the gay
places of the city. It's mainly for younger people, but there are
also mature people.
Black & White
Libertad, 34 (Metro: Chueca)
Tel. 91 531 11 41
Opens daily from 10pm to 6am
A Madrid classic. There are two floors - the top one has strip shows and
is favored by older men looking for young ones, while the bottom floor has
Tel: 429 8191
Small, friendly bar on two levels, thoroughly to be recommend. Good mixture
of ages, but mostly mature 50-75. The big bonus of Dumbartum is that it is
busy early, around 9pm, so you do not have to wait until midnight for the
crowd to arrive. Don't be shocked if someone asks you to go downstairs to
get to know them - - there are "love seats" there for you to get better acquainted
as well as porno videos to view.
Gray-60%, Admirer-10%, Rent-1%, Music Level 6/10, Cruise Factor 8/10, Elegance
C/ Pelayo, 11 - Chueca
With strippers and drag shows in the first floor, and downstairs
darkroom, lockers... Best time: around midnight.
Chueca Pza. Vázquez de Mella, 1
Drag queen show and strippers, darkroom - attracts an older crowd.
Hot (Infantas, 9 - Chueca
For bears, chubbies, daddies... Every first saturday of the month there is
a special night for Big men and admirers, organized by the "Gorditos
Best time: around midnight. It has darkroom and lockers in the basement,
but not many people there...
Small bar for bears and admirers. Some older cuties go there, but
not many. Best time: around midnight.
Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 6 (Metro Banco de España)
Open: Midnight to 04:45 of Sunday to Thursday and Midnight to to
06:00 Friday, Saturdays and eves of festive. The spectacles begin
Tel: 91 522 20 79
The nightclub for the older crowd and their admirers.
Gran Via Clavel, 8 (Metro: Chueca)
Open daily from 11:30pm "until sometime in the early morning."
The bar has an all-black exterior adjacent to a luminescent hotel
entrance. It has a friendly atmosphere that attracts an older local
crowd. Unlike most of the bars in the area, this is a classy joint
-- based on the fictional Rick's in Casablanca (including the cigarette
smoke!). It's decorated with Bogie paraphernalia, including marble
floors and gilt columns. The only thing missing is a piano player
singing "As Time Goes By". Open daily from 11:30pm "until
sometime in the early morning." Drink prices are inexpensive
but there is a weekend cover charge of Ä10.
Cafe Figueroa (C/Augusto Figueroa, 17 - esquina C/ Hortaleza)
From 4 pm to midnight for a coffee, tea, or another drink.
Clavel 4 (corner
of Clavel & Reina Streets)
Metro: Gran Via
Older guys and bears for a nice conversation. This beautifully decorated
place is the first gay café in Madrid
to have big windows on to the street, so you can check out what's
going on from outside before you venture in. It also stages excellent
cabaret at weekends. Open 9.30am-1.30am Mon-Thur; 9.30am-2.30am Fri,
Sat; 4pm-1.30pm Sun..
Sauna Comendadoras (Noviciado metro, then three blocks
north, four blocks west.)
Plaza Comendadoras, 9
One of the oldest in Madrid
Report Jan 99 ""The most action of any sauna, and some great looking guys.
I really recommend it. It also has a very large dark room where there was
usually some action."
C/ Travesta de las Beatas (Metro Santo Domingo)
Gray 50% Admirer 10% Rent 0% Elegance 8 Cruise 9
Steam, sauna, cabins, bar
Probably the best sauna for
older and admirer. It works everyday from morning to 10 pm, but is
best after lunch (3-6pm)
C/ Jose del Prado y Palacios (Metro Vinateros)
It's a little bit hidden, at the ground floor of a building of apartments,
close to a gym. It's far from the city centre, but it worths a visit too.
Less clean than Pr√É¬≠ncipe sauna, but totally different people (many married
people, and less queens). Open monday to friday, from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Both are quite similar: Straight films on the screen, work from morning to
C/ Duque de Alba (Metro: Tirso de Molina)
C/ Postas (Metro:Sol)
Paseo de Miraconcho 24
Calle Luis de Vargos
10pm - 5am, Closed Sunday
Calle Luis de Vargus 4 (no name on the door)
Sitges, one of Europe's famous gay
resorts, is only busy in the summer months, July/September. The
end of August/September is the best time to go. Just sit in on
terraces and what the mostly gay crowd walk past. Thoroughly enjoyable.
More sophisticated and picturesque
than some other Spanish resorts, Sitges has been a gay venue for
many years. Barcelona is only half an hour away by train and has
enough sights to keep you occupied for days, as well as an extensive
gay scene of its own.
Increasingly attracting a more mature
crowd and offering places for them to go and meet the younger crowd,
although these tend to be on the small side and for mixed ages.
There are basically two choices of gay beaches: the main one
in town is just in front of the Calipolis Hotel. It's a pleasant,
clean sandy beach with sun loungers available for hire and other
facilities such as showers. The beach shelves gently into the sea
so it's okay for paddling as well as swimming. This beach is mainly
(not exclusively) gay, with the proportion of gay to straight varying
according to when in the season you visit. You can tell it from the
rest as it is the only one with a rainbow flag on the beach sign.
The other (nude) beaches are a couple
of miles south of the Town. Walk or get the bus to the Terramar
Hotel (looks like a wedding cake) and then walk on along the coast
past the golf course and over the top of the railway tunnel. There
is now a regular service bus, but I found that, like the private
service that preceded it, this did not seem to run to time. Catching
it was a matter of luck. There are two nudist beaches, the second
one more exclusively gay. Cruising goes on in the woods behind,
but if you cross the line, watch out for trains! We didn't visit
these very often: the stunning bodies on the main beach were enough.
Carrer Bonaire, 17
Following the cheeky neon arrow on the sign outside, you'll find
a busy bar for Bears, Cubs, Chubs and their admirers and a resulting
slightly older crowd. Lots of saucy films going on over the screens
and there's a dark room. Open daily at the usual bar times.
4 Calle Taco
Older gentleman's bar. Also has drag some nights - tacky but quite
Pau Barrabeitg , 5
Friendly bar and art gallery. Plays classical music and jazz. Mixed but attracts
an older crowd.
Gray 50%, Admirer 40%, Rent 0, Music 3, Elegance 6, Cruise 5.
Joan Tarrida 6
Small bar, popular with the bear and older crowd, with
a warm welcome. As the name suggests, there cruising aplenty, particularly
on Tuesdays and Thursdays when they hold their pants parties. One
of the earliest bars to open of an evening, opening hours are 5.30pm
to 3.30am daily - with happy hours every day until 7pm serving two
for one. Dark room is through an archway and the back bar shows
blue movies on the telly.
Carrer Nou, 7
Open 10pm until 3am.
Very popular and busy bar. Bit of camp, lots of older guys but good
The Piano Bar (was Pym's)
c/San Bonaventura 37.Sitges
Has changed owner in 2002 and now attracts a mixed age crowd although there
are some older guys who go there too.
The bar has a dance floor and stage and the owners are a talented pianist
and singing duo although they will have a regular entertainer for the summer
season. Music from the twenties to the present time
Gray-20%, Admirer-20%, Rent-0%,
Music Level 6, Cruise Factor 5, Elegance 6.
La Nagalean 703