For DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, & the Mid-Atlantic Region
The Regional Club Guide is focused toward those opportunities that are generally open to the public or are commercial in nature. More private venues of a closed forum have been placed to
Groups. Mainstream opportunities are listed specifically in Mainstream.
Listings are segmented by region, then coded & categorized by the nature of their interest:
Some crossover will often exist, so the club in question will be listed by the nature that most reflects the general practice of its event. Any listing in 'Italics' may be in question & needs
to be confirmed.
[Status for all listings have been confirmed as of Fall 2017 - exceptions are noted]
Club Listings for DC & the Metro Area (Baltimore, Philly, & Richmond Follow
B.A.D.A.S.S. Raves (Facebook): DC's most prolific promoter of Raves for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Comprised of a number of affiliated production companies & DJ's in the area, they host some of the area's largest & most well known events for the Rave Scene.
3D Productions (Facebook): DC based Promotion Company specializing in Underground EDM, Raves, & Club Nights. They are currently expanding into larger underground events for Northern VA, Richmond, & Baltimore.
80's Dance Party (Facebook): Hosted by 'The Angel' in DC. On occasion they promote live acts from the area & ongoing retro nights with resident DJ's Angel & others. Please note, their ongoing schedule has been replaced by more spuratic nights.
Balaibalan (Facebook): Featuring two levels of
production for DC every other month. Boudior Boheme offering a high end event w/ exotic atmosphere & feel, balanced by Fidelium, a private
guest-list only party with an erotic edge, They offer a high end product that caters more to the mainstream crowd of Capitol Hill who seek an edge of something more ‘risque’ in life.
Bound (DCSMB): Long standing industrial dance night in DC. They maintain 2-3 small affairs each year: The Summer Masquerade (SMB), Hell Ball, & Alice in Wonderland. Also see Facebook.
S.A.S.I. / Society for the Advancement of Steamtopian Ideals (Facebook): Social Society developed for those holding interest in Steampunk, Neo-Victorianism, Retro-Futurism, & associated subjects. In addition to their online presence, they have also begun to organize events, outings, & meet-ups. Also listed on Steampunk Empire.
N.Va. Gamers (NoVaG.org): One of DC's oldest & most respected hobby gaming organizations.
Darkon (darkon.org): Live action medieval war gaming club for DC & Baltimore. See website for details.
The Crucible (The-Crucible.com): Located at 412 V St. NE DC. The Crucible offers on-premise events for various cultures of the alternative community. The quantity of equipment is extensive & all play is monitored by on-site staff. Their new occupancy agreement requires membership previous to attending any events (readily available through their website). Also see: Fetlife & Facebook.
DC Speakeasy (Fetlife): Fully developed play parties hosted at a beautiful location in Rockville. The crowd is diverse, welcoming, & the parties generally offer a very high degree of energy & play.
The Black Rose (BR.org): Self-described as a support, education, & social group for those who share interests in Dominance & submission, Bondage & Discipline, Fetishism, & Cross-dressing (to name but a few). They are not a swingers group. They do, however, sponsor various workshops, discussion groups, & socials gatherings on a very regular basis. Also see: Fetlife.com/groups/1593
Studio 58 (Fetlife): No longer a brick & morter club, they now exist as a roving group hosting various parties throughout the area. Formally Grove Lane Studios.
Blasphemy (Fetlife): Hosting on-premise hard core BDSM play parties throughout the year.
Crucible Lifestyle (CrucibleLifestyle.com): Please note that both Starz & Rites of Bacchus have been merged into one unified group called "Crucible Lifestyle." All events have thus been folded into an ongoing schedule hosted by The Crucible.
Entre Nous (EntreNousDC.com): Held each Saturday, flexible rules are offered for couples & women to meet & greet. Their location often moves around so check for updates. You must be a member to attend. No single males. Also see Facebook.
Club Shadows (ShadowsLove.com): On-Premise
brick & mortar club offering 5,000 sq.ft. in the heart of Hyattsville, MD. You must be a member to attend events but one day memberships are available. Open to couples & single women
DC Polyamory TNG (DCPolyTNG.org): A membership network dedicated to providing a forum for "polyamorous, curious, & friendly people 35 & younger of age and under to meet, socialize, & talk about matters of common concern." Formerly known as CPN TNG, (affiliated with the Chesapeake Polyamory Network), CPN stopped sponsoring groups in late 2010 so they went out on their own.
Distrikt-C (DistriktC.com): Presenting DC's biggest & best gay dance fetish parties. Hosted at the new DC Eagle, club nights are held throughout the year w/ a very active & evolving schedule. See site for details.
Cum Union DC (CumUnion.com): International sex
club for gay or bi men 18 years of age or older. Parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month at The Crew Club. Membership is not required to attend. Cost is $25 entry.
Spank DC (SpankDC.com): Self-described as "DC's hottest male/male spanking party!" Bring your paddles, straps, belts, & canes for an afternoon of spanking fun. Held the 3rd Saturday of each month (4pm-8pm) upstairs at The Green Lantern (NW DC). Also on Facebook.
T-Girl Nation (TGirlNation.com): Hosting parties for the TV/TG community, their friends, admirers, "& anyone who can put up with us." Events are open to all. No membership or cover required. The only rule is be nice! Locations change but are often hosted at Bar Rouge (NW DC).
DC Bear Crue (DCBearCrue.com): Billed as the nation's largest Bear event. Hosted at Town Danceboutique. Also holding other events & gatherings throughout the year. Please see site for details.
DC Prime Timers (PrimeTimersDC.org): Local social group for older gay or bisexual males & those who admire them. In addition to a healthy schedule of annual events, they also host a weekly gathering each Wednesday at Windows above Dupont Italian Kitchen in DC.
Ziegfelds / Secrets (Ziegfelds.com): DC's
biggest & best emporium for drag shows & male dancers has returned to the scene. True to its roots, it now resides at half Street in the NE corridor of DC (same space as was formally club
TOWN (TownDC.com): Brought to you by the former owners of Nation, TOWN Danceboutique offers one of DC's better venues for the all male club crowd (2009 8th St. NW DC). Nightly drag shows start at 10pm. Please note: Town is set to close in July 2018.
The DC Eagle (DCEagle.com): Located at 3701
Benning Rd. NE DC, the DC Eagle serves various aspects of the LGBT community with a general focus toward gay male leather. However, they often host select nights for various aspects of the
alternative cultures. The new facility is lavish with secure parking & weekly club nights. Please check their calendar as they keep an active & evolving schedule.
Crew Club (CrewClub.net): Gay male bath house on 14th Street (1321 14th St. NW DC). The last of its kind in DC.
Vitruvian Men (Vitruvianmen.org): Discreet art gallery on Capitol Hill hosting all male nude social & play parties. These include but are not limited to Capitolbate, nude male sketch sessions,
& naked yoga. Donation is minimal & parties are scheduled weekly.
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Hummer (GHCDC.com): Held the first Saturday of each month. Its focused toward those into Latex, Leather, Uniform, Gear, & Kink/Fetish with an orientation to the city's younger TNG Crowd. With a strict dress code & a live erotic showcase, it's made a major impression in a scene that's already seeing a strong resurgence.
Club Listings for Baltimore & its Surrounding Area (Philly & Richmond Follow Below):
Electroschok (Facebook/Elektroschock): Formally on alternating Saturdays, they've now held on the First Saturday of each month at Grand Central (1001 North Charles Street). By far one of Baltimore's
best Gothic-Industrial dance nights.
Nu Fusion (Facebook): Underground Band Showcase hosted by Flock Baltimore. DJ & Live music featured at Club Sonar in Baltimore.
Club Orpheus (Facebook.com/ClubOrpheus): With an eclectic blend of Alternative, Darkwave, Progressive, Electro, Punk, & 80's Retro, Orpheus hosts many of Baltimore's underground & alternative club nights. They maintain a monthly schedule of theme events for a variety of tastes. This includes special nights for the Fetish crowd as well.
Touch of Flavor (ATouchofFlavor.com): Offering a unique opportunity for those in the mainstream to explore the sex-positive & BDSM/Kink Cultures. Touch of Flavor provides workshops & events to teach interested parties the knowledge & skills to turn fantasies into reality. With an aggressive campaign in mainstream media, they offer an impressive outreach program for the scene. Also on Facebook & Fetlife.
The Baltimore Playhouse (BaltimorePlayhouse.com): Located at 3010 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD - The Baltimore Playhouse represents one of the area's oldest & most resilient organizations. Offering on-premise events for various cultures of the alternative community, they boast a 12,000 sq.ft. facility, quantity equipment, full play. Also see Fetlife Group.
B.E.S.S. / Baltimore Education & Social Society (BESS-MD.org): An educational social society for the Baltimore BDSM & Fetish Community. BESS is a Pansexual organization (all genders /orientations welcome). Its goal is to provide a safe, friendly, & discreet environment for the education & encouragement of adults interested in safe, sane & consensual BDSM. Attendance is limited to contributors & members of reciprocal groups (WHIP & Black Rose) & guests. Also see: Fetlife.com/groups/280
Tabu Social Club (TabuLife.com): Baltimore's premier on-premise lifestyle club (1115 N. Rolling Rd. Catonsville, Md. 21228). Brought to you by Rick & Vicki (no affiliation to Richard A.D.), Tabu features weekly parties for the Lifestyles Community & is widely regarded as one of the fastest growing lifestyle organizations in Mid-Atlantic. Also on Facebook.
The Private Affair (ThePrivateAffair.com): On premise club for couples, single women, & select males (depending on event). Located about 40 min. north of Baltimore in Port Deposit, MD (50 min. south of Philly). Tom & Donna have put together a fantastic venue offering an upscale nightclub-style atmosphere, BYOB service bar with various mixers, lighted dance floor w/ top notch DJs, 2 pool tables, a TV room, plenty of play space, & 20 person hot tub! Membership is required. All members are 21 or older. Also see Facebook.
S.H.E. Productions (Facebook): Event production group in Baltimore specializing in LGBTQ parties for over 6 years. They also produce functions, benefits, & dance nights for various aspects of the alternative cultures throughout the area.
Club Listings for Philadelphia & S.E. Pennsylvania (Richmond & the Mid-Atlantic Follow Below):
Drac's Ball (draculasball.com): Drac's Ball
represents Philly's longest running tradition for the Goth-Industrial Scene (semi-annual grand event for the Philly Underground).
Vortex (Facebook): Goth-Industrial Dance Night hosted by DJ Mighty Mike Saga. Votex offers top end alternative music in some of Philly's most recognized venues.
Peek-a-Boo Review (PeekabooReview): Philly shows its sparkles w/ its own highly active burlesque troupe. Offering ongoing shows & tours, they offer a neo-burlesque review of top talent featuring high energy shows.
The Aviary (TheAviaryPhilly): Providing an improvisational & interactive theater night with a direct focus on fetish and BDSM. This gives inquisitive souls an opportunity to explore in a friendly, no-pressure environment. No photos allowed. Must be 18+. $20 Cover.
Philadelphia Area TNG (Fetlife): An off-premise pansexual, support, education, discussion, & social group for those who are interested in becoming or are already active in the BDSM / Fetish lifestyle (including gothic, leather, boots, food, latex, rubber, body modification, tattoos, piercings, etc). Open generally to those from 18-35 & their main focus is a forum for youth in BDSM Community.
The Pleasure Garden Club (ThePleasureGardenClub.net): Hosted by Lady Chandra, the PGC is located in a 5,500 sq. ft. complex with multiple venues of exotic intrigue to explore (this includes 4 separate areas of various themes: the cat house lounge, mystical water garden, the tribal main room, & club-style dance club with state of the art sound & lighting). Venue is for members only & BYOB. Amenities include a full kitchen manned by a 4-star chef, full service mixer bar, arcade, pool tables, & big-screen TV. Membership is required & is open to all 21 & over. Club is open from 10pm - 4am, door charge is $25 & membership can be paid at the door. Prior RSVP is required. Available 6pm-10pm for private functions. Address: 6039 Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, Pa (Eastwick/Southwest Philly). Also on Facebook.
Friction Parties (FrictionParties.com):
With a national reach, local parties & events are hosted throughout the Mid-Atlantic including DC, Baltimore, Va, & Philly (however, the group in Philly seems to be the most active in the
region). Parties are Off-Premise, usually hosted in a hotel. They offer a NO pressure, edgy, sexually charged, & safe experience for erotic couples. Also see Facebook.
Philadelphia Polyamorists (MeetUp.com/PhillyPoly): A membership network offering discussions of various topics relating to polyamory as well as 2 social events in/around Philly each month. The socials are on the 2nd Sunday and 4th Wednesday. The discussion meeting dates will vary depending on the host's schedule.
Offering classes & educational forums for erotic engagement, sexual encounters, & kink related subjects of interest. Hosted by Passional Boutique, they also serve as a key resource for the
Philly scene. Also see Fetlife.
The Cottage (TheCottageinPa.com): An on premise getaway for couples & select singles. Open for play every weekend, parties offer various themed events & contests. Fridays are open to couples & singles while Saturdays are to couples only. The venue offers live DJs' & dancing. A full service bar with mixers is provided but all alcohol is BYOB. Amenities include a huge lounge area, open areas for active play, private rooms for individual play, home theater, game room, hug Jacuzzi, toy room, & available locker facilities. Dinner is served nightly. Suites are available for weekend stay (reservations required). Atmosphere is casual. Contact John or Dottie. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TJ's Lasting Impressions (TJsLastingImpressions.com): An on premise upscale club available to both couples & select singles. Events are held Friday & Saturday evenings from 8pm-3am. Special monthly parties are also held on Sunday from 12pm-7pm. TJ's offers the perfect weekend getaway blending full service fine dinning followed by an evening of dancing. DJs are top notch & the club offers state of the art sound & lighting. Full service bar offers mixers & professional service but is BYOB. Amenities include a HUGE hot tub with seating for 80, large open play area, plus 12 private rooms for individual play, & 9 VIP rooms. A lingerie boutique has just been recently added. Reservations are required.
Club Philly (ClubPhilly): Fully outfitted gay male bathhouse located in the heart of Center City. Offering a fully equipped dungeon, steam room, multiple play areas, glory hole, private rooms, showers, & more.
Cum Union Philly (CumUnion.com): International sex club for gay or bi men 18 years of age or older. Parties are held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month. Membership is not required to attend. Cost is $25 entry.
Liberty Bears (TheBikeStop.com): An S&M fraternal organization holding monthly socials & a very active influence in the community.
Club Listings for Richmond, VA. & its Surrounding Area...
Fallout (FalloutRVA.com): Richmond's premier
underground club featuring Goth/Industrial & a continuous parade of alternative & fetish-based theme nights. Open throughout the week. Membership is required but can be attained at the door.
Also on Facebook.
Phyxios Mystique (Phyxios.org): Richmond based pansexual organization for people interested in the Alternative, Fetish, & BDSM Lifestyle.
Mid-Atlantic Couples (MidAtlanticCouples): An on-premise club holding monthly events in various Richmond hotels. Main activities take place in a public forum but open play takes place in select suites within the venue. Gatherings offer an opportunity to have fun while meeting like minded couples & single women in a safe atmosphere with absolutely no pressure. Monthly seminars are also held for those new to the culture. Single males, drugs, & those cheating on spouses are not welcome. - Site has been moved to Kasidie.
Zebulon's Grotto (ZebulonsGrotto): Offering a 36 acre estate w/ a 5 acre lake, pool, camping on the grounds & full ammenities. They offer nudist & social gatherings for men & individuals of common interest. Located just 40 minutes east of Richmond.
Club Listings for Delaware, the Eastern Shore, & Ocean City...
Asylum 13 (Facebook): Hosted in
Wilmington, Del. Asylum is a weekly alternative dance party which includes various theme nights that include everything from fire performances to fetish events to live music. Indeed, the scene has
moved to Delaware & Asylum is the place to be.
The West Wing (TheWestWing.net): Secluded playspace & retreat located in Kent County, Md, Main space is actually the "West Wing" of a 7,000 sq.ft. mansion on a $3.4 million waterfront estate. With a wide range of amenities, visitors have access to the entire estate & surrounding grounds. Available for private play or would be equally perfect for smaller group retreats. Also see Fetlife.
The Armory (Fetlife): Small but available playspace on the Eastern Shore for use. Located in Salsbury, Md. They also host play parties.
Additional Club Listings for the General Mid-Atlantic Region...
C.U.F.F / Charlottesville Underground Fetish Fellowship (Cuff.Va.com): Hmm... Virginia seems to like its acronyms! :-) CUFF like its fellow brethren is a pansexual education & social organization for the BDSM & Fetish Community. Based in Charlottesville, VA, CUFF offers member’s socials, munches, educational seminars, open forum discussions, & Scene-play Demo’s.
Southwest VA Socials (Southwest-Va-Socials.com): Monthly socials held in a relaxed, intimate setting. DJs are professional; all alcohol is BYOB w/ mixers provided & full service bartenders readily available. The main venue is meet & greet, but on premise play is held after the party in the group's hospitality suite.
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