America’s Most Famous BDSM Clubs

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America has plenty of kinksters and fetishists but where to do they go to meet other likeminded people?

There are munches going on around America all aimed at enabling the BDSM community to socialise and arrange play parties and increase their memberships. From dungeons to nightclubs that run fetish nights there are plenty of places to experience the BDSM scene, whether you are a newcomer or old hand.

In this guide, we take a look at some of the most popular BDSM clubs across America and just what sets them apart.

SF Citadel Club, San Francisco

181 Eddy Street (Between Mason and Taylor Streets), San Francsico, CA. 94102

http://www.sfcitadel.org/

The Golden City, known for its inclusive attitude towards alternative lifestyles, is home to the SF Citadel Club. The club runs regular open events as well as specialist nights to cater for its large community of fetish scene members. Themed events can include more edgy play, trans nights and even camera nights which are very popular. The club is particularly busy around September during the Folsom Street Fair leather event. Attracting almost half a million people, this annual event is the largest fetish/leather event in the world. The club has plenty of dungeon furniture and can be hired for private play parties.

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The Citadel has plenty of play stations for BDSM parties. Image via website.

A popular club in the city, SF Citadel Club also provides social interaction and community education events.

1763, Atlanta

http://1763.net/

Founded by Mistress Whip over 14 years ago, 1763 serves the BDSM communities of Atlanta and other South Eastern states. The 10,000 sq. ft. venue hosts a mix of private and public parties and has held several national events including WhipperSnappers, Atlanta Bound, Spring in the South, and Sex 2.0. A ‘deviant place of decadence’, the club holds the 1763 Munch on the first Saturday of each month with rope night on the second Saturday of every month. There are spank nights, femme domes evenings and hardcore parties. The play equipment features a large bondage table, web prism, St. Andrew’s cross, half wheel and stocks in addition to spanking benches. Most events are member only with annual membership costing just $20. Applications should be made through the website.

Paddles, New York

http://www.paddlesnyc.com/

Paddles is one of the most inclusive and friendly BDSM clubs on the scene and offers a comprehensively equipped dungeon for domination and bondage play including whipping, spanking, cross dressing and foot fetishes. The club has been operating for 23 years and covers an area of 5000 sq m. There are over 30 pieces of play equipment including some state-of-the-art chastity and punishment furniture.

paddles new york bdsm club

Paddles is one of the Big Apples longest running BDSM clubs. Image via website.

The club is big into spanking and the first 50 women each Friday night receive a free paddle. They are proponents of traditional over-the-knee spanking and you can enjoy this speciality at the OTK Spanking party held on the first Saturday of the month. The club opens its doors early for two hours of exclusive paddling, spanking, rulers, spoons, hairbrushes, straps and canes.

Entry to the parties are $35 for men and $10 for women ($5 if they wear school uniform).

The club is open every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm and you can find Paddles on 250 West 26th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave.

The Green Door, Las Vegas

Commercial Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

https://greendoorlasvegas.com/

Self-proclaimed as the world’s most unique social club, the Green Door is a popular venue for swingers and as well as those into the BDSM lifestyle. The venue is split into several rooms that suit the panoply of sexual tastes catered for. The dungeon is the hotspot for BDSM activity and features several play stations suitable for sub and dom play. The club is open 364 days a year from 7pm each night and open until 5am (7am on Friday and Saturday nights). Situated in the heart of Sin City, the Green Door attracts a mixture of play with not all events being suitable for hardcore BDSM aficionados.

Passes and membership may be purchased on the door and does not require a sponsor or approval.

Red Chair, Alabama

http://theredchair.org/v4/

Alabama’s oldest BDSM club, the Red Chair was founded in 1997 and runs regular munch sessions prior to their big play events. Though the club doesn’t have permanent premises at the moment they do offer good parties at a mix of private homes and local hotels with furniture being erected for each specific event. Memberships are by invitation following a munch event and require at least two attendances.

Fetish Factory, Florida

http://www.fetishfactory.com/

Fetish Factory has been running extreme kink parties in Florida since 1995 and boasts some of the biggest events in North America. Over the last three decades, the Fetish Factory has become a major part of the BDSM community in the southern states and runs a successful online store in addition to its big calendar of parties. Some of the most popular events include the Red White and Bruised party and the XFP (Extreme Fetish Party). Held on the second Saturday of the month (and additional dates), most of the events take place at secret locations revealed to members only. Some attract several thousand kinksters and are ticket-only affairs.

The Crucible, Washington D.C.

412 V Street, North East, Washington D.C.

http://www.the-crucible.com/

Washington’s only private, members-only BDSM club, The Crucible is operating from a new venue. Running regular open-play and members only events such as the ‘Bind a Bear Playshop’, the club has good attendance across all of its kink and fetish nights. They run a swingers night once a month which is popular with kinky couples.

The Crucible Washington BDSM club

The Crucible runs regular fetish and kink nights with special events. Image via website.

Membership costs $25 per year plus tickets costs for all attendance. Members can bring up to two guests per event. There is a monthly recruiting drive, called Dungeon 101 where newcomers are welcomed to the club and invited to make a membership application.

Lair de Sade, Los Angeles

6628 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

http://thelairdesade.com/

A recently refurbished BDSM club on the circuit, Lair de Sade is fully decked out with 30 ‘play stations’ each featuring modern BDSM furniture. The surroundings are tastefully decorated with wood and leather chairs and cover a multi-roomed space across 6,700 sq. ft. There are secluded and private outdoor spaces with outdoor fire pits and more leather chairs. Inside entertainment is supplemented by a mirrored stage and surround sound system.

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The Lair de Sade has a comfortable and modern setting and discreet exterior socializing play areas. Image via website.

The club runs public and private events with lifetime membership costing $40 and events attracting entrance fees. To apply for membership you will need to contact the club management via the website. Events range from bondage rope classes to themed event nights.

Galleria Domain 2, Chicago

http://galleriadomain.org/

Covering over 4000 sq. ft. the GD2 is a BDSM members-only club providing three play rooms with high quality sex furniture. The club is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and as well as offering play space is a popular social club for meeting up with other kinksters. They do organise non-member socials for newcomers to experience the lifestyle and consider membership at GD2. As well as member events, the club runs instructional nights, theme parties and game nights. As ‘Chicago’s Premier Kink Club’, GD2 has a good membership base and the events are well-attended. Membership starts at $35 per month with platinum membership costing $80 per month.

Bar Sinister, Hollywood

1652 N. Cherokee Ave, 90028 Hollywood, CA

http://www.barsinister.net

Voted best club for sinful pleasures in 2010, Bar Sinister regularly ranks well on the BDSM scene for its nightlife. The club runs regular events and provokes visitors with a promise that “…What Lurks Inside our Souls is at Sinister Every Saturday Night…so Leave Your Religions at the Door and Elevate Your Mind!”.

Recent events include the Harry Potter night where guests must solemnly swear they are up to no good and featured Bella Bathory’s femme dome fatale and bondage. Their fetish pleasure playroom, Purgatory, is well furnished and attracts the leather, lace, latex and rubber wearing crowds. However, the play is all with clothes on. Despite this, the scenes can get very charged and no doubt there is an exodus at home time to continue with the party atmosphere.

Featured image via Lair de Sade.

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