When You Arrive
Our friendly staff are always willing to help out new guests! Let us know if it’s your first time, so we can let you know how things work and give you a tour of our space.
Our discreet entrance is at the back of the building so pull into the alley off of 117 Street NW where you’ll find a private parking lot. Head up the stairs to the second floor and there you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly staff members.
Your first decision: locker or a room? You will be given a lock and key for your locker to keep all of your belongings safe, or you can get a room if you want to have a bed or a door you can close for some privacy. Room options include a single, double, or the coveted Captain’s Rooms. All of the rooms have a locker, and most have a TV.
As a first-time guest, we would recommend a room so you can control your privacy. This allows you to have your own play space, and gives you somewhere where you can relax while getting ready for the next round or two…
Now you’ll be let in through the secure door and you’ll be given your keys and a towel – we have large and x-large available. Your security and privacy are important to us, which is why the main entrance is locked and monitored at all times.
Towel exchange is complimentary, just bring your original to the window and we’ll exchange it for a fresh one. If you need free condoms, please ask!
You’re all set, time to explore! But if you’re not quite sure where to go, please feel free to ask an Attendant for a tour, it can be a little bit confusing and we’re happy to help. Our suggestion? Check out the hot tub. It’s a great place to meet other guests in a relaxing environment.
Hit the showers downstairs to clean up, chill out in the wet steam room or the dry sauna, relax those muscles in our Hot Tub (no sexual activity here for obvious Health & Safety reasons, please) or walk around and get a feel for the place.
You’ll find the bathrooms clean and well-maintained – there are some on both levels. However, if you notice anything out of place or see supplies like soap or toilet paper have run out, please visit the Attendant and let them know.
What to Wear
Other guests enjoy showing off their leather gear and other fetish wear! It’s whatever you’re comfortable with. However, we ask that you do not remain fully clothed as other guests might think you’re a staff member.
Other Things You Should Know
For the most part, anything goes. Most of the talking is done in a few places: a private room, the Lounge, or downstairs in the bath area. There’s a sofa by the hot tub where you can sit and relax, or a large corner bench by the sauna. Out of respect for staff, performers, and other guests enjoying our Lounge as a chill-out zone, please refrain from sexual activity in this area.
In the cruising areas, guests mostly communicate non-verbally (i.e. body language and eye contact). Use your best judgment; the process is a lot like trying to pick up at a bar. Approaching someone and starting a conversation is a good choice too!
Courtesy and respect go a long way at SteamWorks, and the direct approach is usually best. So if you see something you like, just smile!
If someone shows interest in you but you are NOT interested, it’s legit to say you’re “just resting” or “no, thank you”; sometimes even a simple shake of your head is enough. It’s ok to be a little choosy and patient.
But remember… saying no to everyone defeats the purpose of visiting, so let your hair down and have some fun. Everyone is here for the same thing!
Other than Fridays which are men-only, SteamWorks is proudly co-ed. Our clientele range from gay to bisexual, trans, questioning, straight. We have married and single people who check it out. No label? No problem! #INCLUSION