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Member Since: September 18, 2011 | Originally From: N.W. Indiana

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JA237 Loves These Places
  • November 10, 2011

  • JA237 gave * to Tweet in Chicago
    No reviews? Just check ins? Sad, todays kids.
    just don't know how this could have been better. We got out of the cab as our friends drive up. The hostess, maybe owner yelled accross the street, "Come on we have been waiting for you!" Too funny. We arrived at 9 am Sunday, reservations are not taken and there was indeed a line when we left. Despite the slim seating, there was no rushing and we enjoyed coffee and conversation with our Chicago friends. The service was attentive, the options were limitless and so was my Lox Platter. So much food, I ate it for 3 days and carried the left over home to Indiana. **** had the French toast, and it looked amazing. Should have had a bloody so I could report back. I'll save that for next time! PS our semi-vegan veggie friend also was totally happy, I am not sure what it was he had, but he too was pleased.
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    November 8, 2011

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    October 16, 2011

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    October 20, 2011

  • JA237 gave * to Steamworks in Chicago
    Even a "hetro" can ( respectively) walk through!
    To be completely honest, I was truly impressed by Steamworks. It definitely turned the preconceived thoughts attached to what a bathhouse is and the conservative Merriam-Webster definition upside-down, excluding the fact that there really are only nude men and the existence of baths. Now with that said, if you're similar to my mother pondering, "What is a bathhouse? I didn't know there is still such a place. I thought that was what cities had in the old days. You can go to one to take a bath and freshen up, or am I wrong?," then just pass up this review and place all together. This isn't ancient Rome! (Although I bet all the same activities went on back then too...) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now for the *DISCLAIMER* This review contains mature content that might not be suitable for all audiences and is of an adult nature. This review may also contain adult language and themes that are not intended for children. (In addition it is in this Gaycities reviewers own words and does not reflect any other opinions.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you're over 18, liberal-minded and understand that which is stated above, scroll down at your own free will... V V V ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All my friends know this isn't my "type" of venue so why was I here you ask?? Well tonight I helped myself out by reciving a free, with out going to my medical doctor (or having any medical records stored on me). Read on! And I must admit that I greatly respect Steamworks and give them A TON of credit for allowing testing on their premises. They house a different STD organization one day a week to do testing. After all, we're aware that many bathhouses took the blame for the AIDS crisis/paranoia back in the late '80s, but let me say that times have changed tons since. Ok I'm stepping off my soap box...and on to the interior description. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You would not believe what's behind that bare (no pun intended) loft-looking facade. Seriously, someone could hideout and live there secretly (heck, it would be the perfect hideout for Bin Laden if he were wise). Three Stories of Steamworks = Over 300 hook-up rooms, plenty of showers, saunas & jacuzzis, literally mazes of glory holes, one work-out gym, countless TVs projecting porn, endless mirrors, social lounges with fireplaces...all of this under techno/dance music and nauseating specialty lights. I kid you not that every corner has available condoms and lube. They take prevention and cleanliness seriously. Also all sub-groups of the gay community are welcome (daddies, leathers, bears, cubs [I'm not referring to the ones from neighboring Wrigley], twinks, jocks, and any others I failed to mention). Everyone is very friendly and accepting (whether they want to get in your pants or not). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As long as you can withstand the smell of bleach and rubber, and you can promise me to practice safely, explore your kinky horizons to the extreme by checking out Steamworks. Refer to their website for prices, hours (24/7, 256 days of the year) and further information. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Please check webisite for dates also* *STD testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis is only offered on Tuesdays between 4 pm and 7 pm. All the other weekdays offer solely HIV rapid, oral swab testing. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    October 17, 2011

  • JA237 is now a fan of Steamworks
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