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Steamworks - Ottawa *

GayCities Members report that Steamworks - Ottawa has closed

At least it's close to CP
If you're familiar with the Steamworks chain, beware. This is NOT a part of that chain and the venue is not anywhere near on par with the quality you might expect otherwise. Still, in a pinch, it can scratch an itch. Three levels, amenities include showers, lockers, rooms, sauna, hot tub, some video screens, an open play area and glory holes. Busiest times are on weekend nights from 1-4am, and on weekday early evenings.

487 Lewis Street (Between Bank and O'Connor Streets)
Ottawa, ON

(613) 230-8431
Changed hours... not open 24 hours anymore


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  •   Never again.
    jackyottawa ·

    January 9, 2014

    I've only been to this place once and it was just awful. A friend of mine convinced me to go, and I begrudgingly went. We went fairly early in the day, but it was deserted. The whole place smelled rancid, like there was rotting meat somewhere in the building. We got a double room to share, and played around for only 5 - 10 minutes before the smell got to us. To add insult to injury, there was mold growing right above our heads. We were out of there faster than we got in. We didn't even bother arguing for a refund. We just wanted to get the hell out. I won't return to Steamworks Ottawa, and I cannot recommend it to anyone.
  •   Like many other customers…"Disatisfied by by their inane policies."
    Anibalinski ·

    December 3, 2013

    If there was a - Star I'll give it here. I agree with most been said: " the room felt and looked like we were walking into a homeless shelter". The worst part is though the hygiene factor. BEWARE!! Enter at your own risk…Most of all, the 3rd. Floor with glory holes and carpet is really a Sci-Fi experiment of growing bacteria and what else…You name it!
  •   Terrible.
    mrarchitect ·

    October 6, 2013

    I just left on a Saturday night to check out Steamworks in Ottawa. It was very much dead and a great disappointment. Obviously it cannot compare to the saunas in larger cities, but I was extremely dissatisfied. Not only did the staff worker lie to me that they were busy, but the facilities are extremely outdated and poorly maintained. Rusted lockers, gross looking rooms, and far too much space for what seemed to be a "busy" night - which really consisted of a handful of less than 15 men in their 50s lurking around. I was very unimpressed, and when I asked for a refund they were very rude about it. Unlike other saunas I have been, they would allow for a refund if you are not satisfied. Unfortunately they have lost a customer by their inane policies. Overall the large spaces have great potential, but I don't think Ottawa's gay scene really allows for an active men's sauna. This place should really be reconsidered in even existing.
  •   gay couple 32and 38
    patandrock ·

    April 18, 2013

    We are two guys and went to steamworks this week lots of older man 55 and over hope to see younger man will go see 1 more time on the 20th of april 2013 or on the 21hoping to see younger guys I HOPEEE
  • macnation gave this place *

    October 8, 2012

  •   okish
    hotdraco ·

    April 23, 2011

    Nothing like the Montreal saunas but good if u wanna get laid!
    first review First to Review
  • hotdraco was here

    April 23, 2011

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    March 20, 2011

  • qz1 is now a fan

    December 15, 2010