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The Pipeworks – Glasgow

5-10 Metropole Lane, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G1 4NH

The Pipeworks – Glasgow
The Pipeworks – Glasgow
The Pipeworks – Glasgow
The Pipeworks – Glasgow
The Pipeworks – Glasgow
The Pipeworks – Glasgow
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“Welcome to Scotland’s best and largest Gay Sauna. Pipeworks was established in 2006 and has recently undergone a complete refurb, upgrading facilities and adding private rooms and a cinema cruise area. Our new management team offer a warm and friendly welcome to new and existing members who will be happy to answer any questions. We look forward to welcoming you!”

Open 7 days a week, nonstop over the weekend. Pipeworks puts on two special monthly events. On the first Friday of the month, it’s Sportswear Day. On the second Friday of the month, it’s Underwear Day. Pipeworks also hosts a DILF Scotland after-party after DILF event.

General admission £16, £13 for early birds (10:00 -13:00) and students. A 4-day pass is just £50, and students get in for just £10 on Wednesdays! Please contact for latest deals.

Private room rates: Up to 6 Hours Monday-Sunday 10:00-13:00: £5 upgrade

Weekend Fri/Sat 22:00-07:30: £25 (Includes Entry)

Find them on Twitter: @thepipeworks1

nearest station : St Enoch

weekday: Mon-Thurs - 10:00 - 22:00

weekend: Fri 10:00 - Sun 21:00

venue Sauna | features steam room with shower, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, spa, adults-only, cruise / fetish, cinema, maze, parking, phone chargers

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last updated: 11-Feb-2020



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  1. Used to like this sauna

    “The facilities are good, apart from the fact there is no douche a must for any gay sauna. They are now charging £2 for a can off soft drink, ridiculous! 50 pence for a second towel, every other sauna I’ve been to don’t charge, you always need a clean towel to dry with at end. They still give you free tea, but in tiny cups which are never more than half full, for all it would cost to give you a decent mug! The staff are friendly, but need better training in customer service. I have gone to this sauna once a week for years now, but seriously thinking off not going back“

    William on 07-Dec-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Excellent

    “I was visiting Glasgow over a weekend and had discovered this place on my last day. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. And the sauna itself was clean and facilities were top notch.“

    Joey on 29-Nov-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Fantastic Sauna

    “Always have a fabulous time here no matter what day or time of day I visit and always wanting more fun. Its the best sauna in the UK and offers satisfaction every time and I'm definitely going back again soon.“

    KEITH on 27-Nov-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Pipeworks great sex

    “Been going for years.. like the fact that some guys bb - if that’s what you like, then this is the place to go. Weekends are best Sunday afternoon. If you're a btm, you will get laid especially if you bb. The place for bb action.“

    Iain on 20-Sep-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Poor club

    “Poor club payed my entry fee and no steamroom its the 3rd time this year poor“

    Gaz on 23-Jun-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Amazing

    “Went for a sauna and was met with lots of friendly, beautiful men. An amazing place to relax, unwind and enjoy others company!“

    Jack on 03-Apr-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Loved this sauna!

    “I traveled all over the UK & Ireland visiting saunas along the way, and WOW. This was amazing. It's expensive, a little uncomfortably so, but I don't see how such as massive sprawling and well-maintained facility could be anything else. Loved the staff, had lots of fun. Will hopefully get to come back someday.“

    B on 09-Dec-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. ken

    “Overpriced, saunas in London are cheaper and much better, you must pay to become a member on top of entry fee and provide personal details.“

    ken on 28-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. great and clean sauna

    “I went to the sauna for the first time. Very welcoming and friendly staff show around where everything was plus offer a free tea or coffee. The sauna was good and have wet and dry steam room.“

    neil on 28-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Used to like it

    “It’s been done up, but what’s the point the service is bad? If you want a cup of tea, 9 times out off 10 they’ll say too busy or some other excuse. The guys are nice but need some customer service training.“

    Bill on 09-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Issues with Data Protection

    “Closed my membership after being accused of something I did not do. Was told by the deputy Manager my card would be handed to someone else NOT cancelled. Avoid the place!!!“

    Terry on 03-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Over priced, but recently refurbished. No other options

    “I've been coming here for years and I'm 30 now. It certainly looks much better now it has been refurbished, better facilities etc. But with a £6/year member card, and inflated prices it is shocking. I paid less for cruise bars in London, Barcelona and Berlin (with a free drink included) than the...I think now, £15 entry (£21 with the extra 6 for the year membership for first timers).

    It is very much a hit or miss at times and I'd only go late night Friday/Saturdays. Often older crowd but certainly some good variety at times! Also, as part of the refurb, they got new 'private cabins' installed down stairs that require an additional fee. I've never seen anybody use them especially because there are free cabins up stairs that provide exactly what you need.

    On a scale of very pleasant to rude, staff are around a 7. They are just...blunt and not very friendly. Even the way they talk to people on entry at times like they really don't care (which could be true but fake it because it's your job...)

    I only go on occasion now but there are no other options for this kinda thing.“

    J on 29-Oct-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. PW ok

    “Though I am from the US I pass for a local here. An odd feeling for a traveller far from home. A guy from Berlin begged me to show him around town, even after I said where I was from. He went down on me in the shower, then his friends wanted a taste. I left dry as a bone with a cute bottom in tow.“

    will on 30-Sep-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Scottie

      “Sounds great can’t wait to be there - you won’t be disappointed guys I am hairy & endowed nicely xx“

      Wwwwww on 02-Oct-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • Empty and arrogant staff

        “The place is empty, always. Old guys or drunk and drugged up guys on weekend nites.

        Has been raided a few times by the police so I'd totally avoid it.“

        David on 18-Oct-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Sls

    “Sunday working only until 9 pm. I CHECK website - no info about it. Everybody must to buy members card. It's + 6£ and to give personal data.

    £21 very expensively. No real cruising. Only a few people... “

    Saulius on 17-Sep-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. love this place

    “Best in Glasgow. I am a member and it is a good place to meet new friends; has it all - I give it full marks. “

    oe on 29-May-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Great Sauna for sex

      “Sat night the best for action.“

      Iain on 11-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Great sauna

      “Plenty of lovely activities on a Saturday night, I'm going tonight to get laid. Newly done up cinema space and cabins.“

      Iain on 11-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. Showers were hot!

    “Visited during the week for the first time with a friend. Signed up without fuss and explored the place. Other members really helpful in showing us around. Enjoyed the hot jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Played around in the cabins but the best time was in the showers by the sauna! No-one seemed to mind us losing all inhibitions and another guy joined in. I'll go back in a few weeks to see what the craic is like.“

    Jay on 31-Mar-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Cracking Place

    “I attended Pipeworks last month for the first time and to be frankly honest, its what you expect - Simple but effective! I entered the steam room first after a shower and there was around 15 guys within - mostly in their 30s and fit so I was onto a winner - It was amazing, Finally I went to the sauna and Jacuzzi and loved it too. I bumped into a hot mixed/Asian guy. We went up stairs and the rest was history. The place in general does need a fresh lick of paint but paying £10/12 pound what do u expect. Happy with my experience and going again this weekend!! Only area I didnt go into was the dark room - dont think its my kinda scene! Thanks Pipeworks, See you soon!“

    Robbie on 29-Mar-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. What you pay is what you get

    “The entrance fee is still somewhat reasonable regarding that in most gay saunas it's 20+ euros nowadays. Although not sure what these new membership cards are about.

    The place is on the rundown side, not what One used to saw in places like Berlin (when there still were saunas). But the relatively good natured Scottish clientele does make up a lot. Note: It tends to be empty on Saturday nights. In my experience it's busiest on Sunday afternoons.“

    Edward on 22-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. Disrepair

    “Just been this evening. Place is in complete disrepair, sheets of paint peeling off ceilings and walls. Private areas and all ripped and have detritus around the mats. Locker room is rusty, I checked out a few of the open lockers and all where broken and filthy.

    A small number of the staff are [not so friendly]. I handed back my membership card to be told, "Okay, I'll just give it to someone else". Think the Data Protection Act will have something to say about that!“

    Tony on 02-Dec-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  20. Love the place

    “Have [had lots of fun here], tons of horny guys“

    stevie on 24-Oct-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  21. So old fashioned .....

    “You show up - the steam room is out of order - not working- a notice informs you of this fact - it also states there's no reduction in the £14:00 entrance charge. Then you discover it's a 'private' club and membership is £6:00. So a visitor to the city is expected to shell out £20 for a one off visit. The guy on the counter was unpleasant to say the least.“

    James on 13-Oct-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. Great place

    “I went recently and found the music good, the staff are great, the place was clean, and it was busy with horni men.“

    John on 14-Mar-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  23. Noobie Review

    “So went there with a mate. Nice friendly atmosphere and after i got my nerves under control I managed to have fun. Recomend to all.“

    Lee on 23-Feb-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • First time ever

      “Never tried anything like this before so bit nervous but when is best time to go recommendations...“

      John on 09-Mar-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  24. First time in Glasgow and a brilliant welcome

    “I was straight off the train on my first visit to Glasgow and The Pipeworks was my first port of call as I had a couple of hours to spare. It's a great place. One of the best I've visited. Friendly guys and lots of fun. Clean. Tricky to find my way around at first but this actually added to the fun eventually. Proper hot steamroller and sauna to really relax before joining in the fun. I can't wait to go back.“

    Adrian on 05-Nov-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Loved it

      “There last week. Great place, great action. Staff very polite and helpful. Certainly be back on my next visit. Jay“

      Jay on 20-Jan-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  25. michael

    “I have always found this place to be clean and nice I intend to visit this week after some absense I will judge the staff and men there on there merits and not pre judge.“

    Michael on 14-Sep-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  26. Unfriendly to tourists

    “Very dead. Couple times I went on a Sat night there were a handful of guys. Not recommended.“

    Grant on 04-Sep-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  27. very good place.

    “I have been here a good few times. Weather to chill or others. I highly recommend. I was in on Dec 15 and seen a porn star here its that good. LOGAN MCCREE is whom I seen. “

    gary on 11-Jan-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  28. Not for older or chunkier

    “I've been here three times in the last year, and have had no luck. I'm a good looking big bear, but the place is full of pass remarkable skinny queens, never once seen any real men. Won't be back.“

    Ross on 27-Dec-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  29. First time

    “About to venture out into the world of bath houses and Pipeworks is my first port of call. CANNOT wait. Can't wait to relax for the night and see what happens. Be nice to me guys xx“

    Sammy on 18-Nov-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  30. pipeworks open again

    “Pipework back open“

    alan on 24-Oct-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  31. sauna open

    “Glad see sauna open again after 5 weeks. Sure Glasgow police got better things to do.
    Am in there Mon Fri Sat Sunday. In white jock pop in say. Hello. Xx“

    Alan on 23-Oct-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  32. Pipeworks

    “Hope Pipework Sauna opens soon. Must be lot guys missing it. Get open soon.“

    Alan on 18-Oct-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  33. Closed

    “Definately closed, no answer at door and listing removed from now....shame“

    DAVID on 24-Sep-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  34. Prices

    “I am looking for the prices of this sauna. I can't find any prices online anywhere. Anyone able to help? I am looking to come across at some point this week. What day/time is best for someone in his early 20th who is looking to relax and have some... ;) ?“

    Paul on 20-Sep-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Closed until further notice

      “It's currently closed. It's £10 befor 3pm then £14. I would keep checking their Facebook page for updates“

      Paul on 23-Sep-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  35. Closed

    “Went today but on arrival there was a notice on the door saying that the facility was closed due to unforeseen circumstances. There were two police cars and a police van in the car park. I would phone ahead before visiting to save a wasted journey. Hopefully will re-open soon.“

    Paul on 12-Sep-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  36. Privacy not assured

    “Great place, apart from the obvious C.C.T.V in a gay men only place were your supposed to feel relaxed. Not entirely sure that's legal either.“

    Scott on 08-Feb-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Update on the Pipeworks

      “I was there today and I didn't notice the CCTV, where is it? I expect it is at the entrance and in the lift but that's to be expected.
      Since my last visit there has been a change in this place. It's quieter than it was before and, after an inspection by the Glasgow police, all the lub & condom buckets have been removed from the cabins (but still available at the bar) this is because the police say that as it is not a sex club (probably illegal in Scotland unless it's a private club). Because it is only a sauna condoms should not be necessary. They have also boarded-up the glory holes and removed the sling. Is nothing sacred???
      Good old Glasgow, one step forward and two steps back.“

      Jim on 10-Feb-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  37. Pipeworks works!

    “For Glasgow it's as good as it gets. I've had some hot guys here. I've been to saunas in Stockholm, Paris, London, Berlin etc. and I don't expect this place to compare but, it is worth a visit. The staff used to be friendly but I see now that there are foreign guys working in it and they are not so nice, perhaps because they don't speak good enough English. But, I don't want to have sex with the staff so that's ok. Early afternoons are good during the week, it then gets quiet and perhaps a few more arrive in the evening but I think from 1.00 - 6.00 is best. On Fridays nights through to Saturday night the crowd is very young and most of them are on the moon with drugs. I've never been on a Sunday but I expect it will be good, although the Glasgow crowd is very provincial and tend to gather in groups to chat, which always makes me wonder why they spend money on the entrance fee if that's all they are there for!
    The place is kept very clean and free lube & condoms everywhere. Good dry sauna, steam room, pool and showers.“

    Jim on 06-Feb-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

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audience rating: The Pipeworks – Glasgow, 3 out of 5 based on 168 ratings
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