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 & need
to be confirmed.
[Status for all listings have been confirmed as of Summer 2023 - exceptions are noted]
Club Listings for DC & the Metro Area (Baltimore, Philly, & Richmond Follow
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.
Balaibalan (Facebook): They feature two levels of production. First, themed events under Boudior Boheme offer a high end affair w/ exotic atmosphere (although said events usually sell out & can be incredibly crowded). This is balanced by Fidelium, a private guest-list party with an erotic edge & some level of active play. Both offer a high end product that cater primarily to the mainstream crowd of Capitol Hill & those seeking something more ‘risque.’ But the crowd in question has very little if any knowledge of the scene.
Dandies & Quaintrelles (Facebook): With
a focus on fashion & esthetic of an era gone by, D&Q hosts vintage-inspired, stylistic events in & around the DC area. Founded on the ideals of refined style and purposeful living, each
event is partnered w/ a noble cause to act as a fundraiser for benefit to all.
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 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
DC Speakeasy (Fetlife): Full play parties hosted at a photography studio in Rockville. The crowd is diverse, welcoming, & the parties generally offer a very high degree of play. But their schedule has become erratic in a post-covid world.
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.
Dark Odyssey / Dark Odyssey (Darkodyssey.com): Offering hotel takeovers & full camp experience for the Mid-Atlantic, they provide fully immersive weekends for the kink, swinger, queer cultures.
Friction Parties MD (FrictionParties.com): With a national reach, local parties & events are hosted throughout the Mid-Atlantic including DC, Baltimore, Va, & Philly. Full scale galas offer On-Premise hotel take-overs. They offer a NO pressure, sexually charged, & safe experience for erotic couples. Also see Facebook & Swinglifestyle.
Club Shadows (Shadows): On-Premise brick & mortar club in the heart of Hyattsville, MD. They maintain a reasonable presence but nights remain low key.
Kinetic (KineticPresents): formed in 2021 through a collaboration of some of DC’s premiere producers, KINETIC hosts a series of monthly dance parties throughout DC. Main events provide top level DJ’s, Dancers, Drag, & special guest celebrities.
Avalon (Facebook): Formally a weekly dance party w/ rotating themes & drag show, it has now moved to a monthly format. Still high energy w/ an amazing crowd, it stands as one of the best nights in DC for LGBTQ. Currently hosted at Soundcheck DC.
Crew Club (CrewClub.net): Gay male bath house on 14th Street (1321 14th St. NW DC). The last of its kind in DC. During covid they were in threat of permanent closure, but have since resurrected & have resumed full operation.
Cum Union DC (CumUnion): International sex club for gay or bi men 18 years of age or older. Parties are currently returning after covid, so a set schedule has yet to be reached. But gatherings are planned for The Crew Club. Membership is not required.
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.
DC Bear Crue (DCBearCrue.com): Billed as the nation's largest Bear event. Currently hosted at Uproar Lounge. 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.
Vitruvian Men (Yapsody): Discreet 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.
Fornication (Fornication): Events by BigD Productions are hosted throughout the nation, but they do carry an influence in DC/Baltimore. Events are poised as fully explict play parties with porn stars on-site & upscale dance party to carry the energy forward.
Club Listings for Baltimore & its Surrounding Area (Philly & Richmond Follow Below):
Metroschock (Facebook/Elektroschock): Formally Electroschok, their host venue closed so they rebranded & launched a new night. Held on First Saturdays at Metro Gallery (1001 North Charles Street), Baltimore's best Gothic-Industrial dance night lives on.
Otto Bar (OttoBar): Baltimore venue for live performance & alternative
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): 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.
Studio 58 (Fetlife): No longer a brick &
morter club, they now exist as a roving group to host various parties throughout the area. Formally Grove Lane Studios.
B.E.S.S. / Baltimore Education & Social Society (Fetlife): 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.
Tabu Social Club (TabuLife): 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.
The Baltimore Eagle (BaltimoreEagle.com): While controversial in thier take-over of previous ownership, the Baltimore Eagle continues to serve various aspects of the LGBT community. Located at 2022 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD, the new facility is lavish with weekly club nights & varied themes. Please check their calendar as they keep an active & evolving calendar.
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.
DJ Mighty Mike Saga (Facebook): Honestly, we don't list DJ's individually & Mighty Mike certainly doesn't fall into the category of Clubs or Groups. But frankly, we just don't know what to do with him... You see, in the city of brotherly love, Mike Saga is a one man scene machine & a force onto himself. No pun intended, but we've never seen anything like him! He's single handedly a driving force for so much of the Philly underground scene that we had no choice but to include him as his own listing. Hosting such nights as Vortex, I Love Industrial, & a host of others he's an absolute presence in the scene & worthy of his own focus.
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. Currently they host a monthly night on 2nd Saturdays. No photos allowed. Must be 18+. $20 Cover. Also see Fetlife Profile.
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/SW Philly).
Saints & Sinners (SaintsandSinners): Located at 2533 Emery Street, Philadelphia, PA, just north of Fishtown, Saints & Sinners is an Atlantic City organization that has opened a second location in Philly. This is an on-premise establishment offering a lavish setting with playrooms, lounge areas, full service bar (BYOB), dance floor, locker rooms and much more. Also see Listing on SLS.
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: email@example.com
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.
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. However, in a post-covid world (as with many others) their schedule remains erratic. So please check the main site for possible updates.
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.
Vikings Castle (Fetlife): Private playspace & retreat located in Sussex County, Del. After Doc of the "The West Wing" fell into ill health, he suspended future activities & merged his group with DelViking. Future efforts for both groups are now carried w/in Viking Castle of Deleware. With a wide range of amenities, visitors have access to the entire playspace & surrounding grounds.
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.
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