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T1 Saunas - Gay Hammam in Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
T1 is a small chain of gay saunas with currently 2 locations in Harmoni, Central Jakarta and Senopati, South Jakarta. It was created by the Teritori Group, ex 9M Group, following the closing of 9M spa just before ramadan 2015. In the case of T1 Senopati, it is a rebranding of 911 Spa (911 Spa became T1 Senopati). T1 are the best gay hammams to have ever opened in Jakarta. They feature dark zone, auditorium with mattresses, aquatic party deck, sauna, rooftop lounge, steam rooms, jacuzzi, fitness equipment, etc in a clean and modern atmosphere. They are one of the most popular hangout places for the gay community in Jakarta with Pendopo Spas (gay massage parlour) and Atlantis . Prices: Under 26 years old (18-25): Rp50,000 (you must bring a proof of identity) Others: Rp100,000 on weekdays for both branch. Rp150,000 on weekends for T1 Harmoni, Rp120,000 for T1 Senopati. Membership cards are available for special benefits and discounts.

Pendopo Spa (Gay-Friendly Massage Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Pendopo Spa and Reflexology is one of the famous gay-friendly massage parlours in Jakarta, with several male therapists. It has three branches in Pasar Minggu, Kemang and Karawaci (Tangerang). The price is relatively low, from Rp100,000 for a 75 minutes massage to Rp270,000 for their most expensive package including a scrub and ear candle. Addresses: Pendopo Pasar Minggu Jalan Rawa Bambu Raya No. 14A, Grand Ruko Pasar Minggu Phone number: +62 (0) 21 931 29447

4 Best Gay Spas and Massages in Bali

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The best gay spas and massage parlors of Bali are located in the Seminyak area. It's not surprising: This is where you will find the largest LBGT community of the island (expat and Indonesian). As I wrote on my review Bali Nightlife , you can also find in Seminyak a small strip of gay bars (Bottoms Up, Mixwell, Bali Joe, Facebar). For tourists and expats, the two most popular places to get a gay massage in Bali are Banana Spa on Jalan Drupadi and Adam's Apple on Jalan Batu Belig. I have also added Minahasa Spa in North Denpasar which is more popular with a local crowd. Adam's Apple Male Massage Adam's Apple offers quite basic but clean and cozy facilities. The types of massages provided includes all the regular options but the favorites are the following:

Atlantis Gym & Sauna (Gay)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I haven't been to Atlantis, but Rhico the manager send me his own review that I have decided to post here. The management is the same with Apollo Bar in Mega Kuningan area.... Please feel free to comment if you agree or disagree with it! Atlantis Gym and Sauna is a newly opened (September 2013), men-only sauna located in one of the trendiest areas in North Jakarta. Atlantis features modern interiors with super clean facilities including a fully-equipped 60m² gym, a 150m² sauna, steam room, whirlpool, 150m² dark area, 16 private cabins, internet room with free WiFi and a rooftop bar.  Special events include ‘No Towel’ on Fri-Sun (5pm until closed) and the following:

Stadium (Jalan Hayam Wuruk) CLOSED

By The Jakarta Team →
Update May 2014: The Jakarta City Administration has closed down Stadium following the death by overdose of a policeman who partied there. Best disco in Jakarta for me, Stadium can be extremely crowded on week-ends and for special events . It has four flours, each supposedly with different themes but tribal techno/progressive is dominant. Stadium is big enough to get you lost and so dark you could not recognize your mom if she was dancing 1 meter away from you.

9M Gay Sauna & Massage Parlour (closed)

By The Jakarta Team →
Update 2015 : 9M is now closed. You now have 2 options for gay hangouts in Jakarta: Atlantis in North Jakarta (more expensive with mostly Chinese customers) and the newly created T1 Saunas in Senopati and Harmoni area (cheaper, local Indonesian clients). You can also try the spas in Millennium Hotel Sirih and Sari Pan Pacific. Finally, Pendopo spa is also rumored to have gay therapists. 9M, also called Sembilan M, is a gay sauna and massage parlour with jacuzzi, hot steam, cold bath, etc, located on Jalan Betutu, about 300 meters south of Sudirman. I'm not gay so I never went there, but I think it is quite "hot" and that erotic massages are provided. Please confirm if you go there by commenting on this post.

Comedy Café and restaurant (Pasar Festival)

By The Jakarta Team →
Comedy Café is a nice bar, with an important part of the customers being gays or lesbians, but not only. They have live shows, which can be quite funny because it's really non-pretentious. The deco is quite original, and everything is done by the waiters to make you feel welcome, including inviting you on stage and laughing with you. A good address to try at least once, preferably on week-ends, and the only to my knowledge to watch stand-up comedians. There are two other Comedy Cafe in KTS, Sudirman and one in Semanggi Sky Dining Plaza .

Matra 21 Club Jakarta (Grand Menteng Hotel)

By The Jakarta Team →

Memories Cafe (Jalan Jaksa)

By The Jakarta Team →
The most popular bar in Jalan Jaksa. It has a live music band almost every night, playing a mix of favorite indonesian pop song and classic Top 40. The drinks, especially beer is really cheap, around Rp. 18,000/bottle, so you will meet many backpackers, english teachers and mid-class indonesians. Lots of gays and “professional girlfriends”, hoping to meet a boyfriend among the travellers.

ML Disco (or Moonlight/Moonlite Disko) (Hayam Wuruk)

By The Jakarta Team →
Moonlight disco is the only gay club in Kota ( Stadium is mixed). For a newcomer, it will certainly feel dangerous and scary. It was very hot when I visited but apparently, they bought A/C to replace the fans. The crowd is a weird bunch, like often in gay clubs: Gays, bisexuals, lesbians, lady boys, etc... from all ages and classes. I recommend you to go there with someone you trust and to keep an eye on your glass at all time. There are very few foreigners so expect to receive a lot of attention. Moon light is not opened every night but Wednesday, Friday and Saturday should be fine. Be aware that many guys inside are prostitutes. Drugs (ecstasy) is everywhere too. I have a bad photo of the building taken during the day but it's better than nothing (you should be able to read ML Diskotik):  

Nirvana (Gay - Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Nirvana is the latest adition to the small gay nightlife in Jakarta and replaces Heaven club , which closed last spring (2010). The concept hasn't changed: It is open from Wednesday to Monday morning and hosts various themed nights and a lot of special events. Most time you will have gay sexy dancers (gogo boys) and some lip-synching by transvestites. On Wednesdays is Ladies night, which attracts a mixed crowd of lesbians, bisexuals and straight people, the sexy dancers are woman. Another special event that had been very popular in Heaven back in the time is the "Topless nights", where admission is reserved to those who enter the club wearing no shirts (see photos of the last party). The entrance fee will cost you around Rp50k on Thursdays and Sundays and Rp80k on the most busy nights: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Thos prices are similar with Jakarta's other main gay nightclub, Apollo .