TNT Gay Health Club

69% love it
GayCities Members report that TNT Gay Health Club has closed
Weekend health spa and bathouse
This sauna offers amenities like a swimming pool (indoor/heated), whirlpool, steam room, Finnish sauna, weight room, three movie lounges, nude sundeck (seasonal), and a tanning bed. Also features private changing rooms, because modesty is always valued at sex clubs.


    • wonderboynj
      wonderboynj 3 months ago

      I am sad to hear that the TNT has finally died. I hadn't been in 10 years or so, but I have many, many great memories of this place. I started going in 1987 and was a regular customer with a lifetime membership until the early 2000s when I finally left Michigan. Back in the old days it used to be a wonderful place. The people were super friendly and it was a social time as well as the sex. I remember lots of guys used to go there after the bars on the weekend and frequently Lady T Tempest would give out memberships as prizes at the Gas Station. Ah, the good old days.

    • Aka_BeverlyHills
      Aka_BeverlyHills Over a year ago

      As a founding member I’m dismayed to hear such sad reviews about the TNT. Back in the late seventies I worked with Dan and Steven to refurbish what was once a millionaires private health club. Like many things in the Detroit area at that time it had been left to decay but we saw great potential in the place. It does have an enormous heated pool with nice shower facilities and at one time even private rooms to get your groove on. We added the “video room” ( seems funny to still say video in the digital age ) and we added a lighted disco floor ( Just like in Saturday Night Fever ) and for a while we opened up the attached Bar next to that. It was a great place to be at that time, a safe place to meet other people who shared a common interest and I don’t think I need to spell that out for you. As for the neighborhood, if you know your gay history at all, gay bars and businesses where tolerated only in the grittiest of areas in any city in the country. That being said “ Bitch your in Detroit “ it was and still is a rough town, get over it ! I wish Steven and the staff all the best.

    • Anotharound
      Anotharound Over a year ago


    • DKsuncoaster
      DKsuncoaster Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Another Detroit Ruin
      Once a great bathhouse, TNT is now not even a shadow of its former self. When the original owner died and the current owner Steven took over it all went to hell. He apparently even LIVES in the place now. Staff are exceptionally rude. Petty and ridiculous rules have pretty much kicked out everybody who used to go there, so only a handful of desperate old men can be found in the club. If anything young comes in, Steven will be notified by the front desk clerks so he can come "greet" them. Huge pool (it is 50 feet long despite what another reviewer here says) is wasted and outrageous "sign-in" procedure for whirlpool makes the whole thing a tortuous ordeal. Never-ending fees for membership and usage make this place even less appealing in today's cash-strapped economy. If you have any memories of this place from the '80's you will cry when you see it now. I had a lifetime membership for ages but cut my card and tossed it back after I'd had enough of the farce. Living in Florida now, TNT is just one more reason never to return to Detroit. UPDATE AS OF AUG. 1, 2013 TNT is reportedly closed. I am surprised the place kept going this long. UPDATE AS OF MAY 13, 2017 So it is limping along now open only on Saturday and Sunday limited hours. Interesting phenomenon here, a business losing so much patronage that it reduces itself to this level. Yet some "reviewers" here want to praise the place and bash the detracting reviewers. Well, it is interesting to note that each of those praising "reviewers" states the same thing..."I know them/him personally". Buddies or employees making a desperate effort to counter the negatives? Come on! Anyone with half a brain can figure out that bad management has ruined this place. Sure, BZ is a dark and dirty hole, but there is more fun to be found there. If a place as nasty as that can take away all of TNT's business you know something is seriously wrong with TNT.

    • PhilThompson
      PhilThompson Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Ppl here give it a false rep...
      I go there and happen to know the workers. They are not rude, the other customers are just stupid and/or belligerent who can't follow simple directions so they have to be reminded. The place is ALWAYS clean and free of drugs, unlike that disgusting hole they call the Bodyzone. I wish there were more younger guys there but it does get pretty busy sometimes. It's hit or miss but that's usually the case wherever you go. I give the place 4 stars for it being a clean, safe environment. You can even get tested discretely there sometimes. I drop a star for the whirlpool taking forever to open.

    • Kmbates1
      Kmbates1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Shit Hole
      Been a member since 1991. Used to be a happening place, open 24 hours and loaded with people. Now the sign on the door says Saturday and Sunday only 11am to 8pm. Maybe 5 people in the whole place. Pool was closed, rude staff, drinking fountain wasn't working, too many stupid rules and regulations. They charged me $2.00 to look up my membership cause I lost my card and couldn't use the whirlpool until I signed in at the front desk. Mind you I had just showered, had to go sign in and then they made me shower again and had the nerve to say it was a State Law. Yes, showering before entering a public pool or sauna is standard but not signing in before you use it. I give this place a year before closed for good

    • dcnightcrawler
      dcnightcrawler Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I am told TNT is now CLOSED. Long overdue.
      I first joined this club in 1987. Things changed a lot after the original owner died and left Steven to run the place. It got bad, then went from bad to worse. Nasty attitudes of owner and staff, along with Nazi bag checks and ever-expanding rules led to nearly everyone leaving the place en masse. Creepy Steven living there made for even less inviting ambiance. This was one of the nicest bathhouses to be found--a long, long time ago.

    • sanani
      sanani Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This bath house is the factory for HIV and Aids
      rude staff and the owner is a drugy and rude and most of the time is drunk. He has fought almost everyone that goes there. I would not recommend even pissing in that dark and dirty shit whole. Believe me if I tell you that you can have a chance to meet other men cruising Woodward avenue than TNT. They search your bag ask you if you have gum or oil. you can not even shave using cream because the owner FUCKEN CALLED STEVE will come from behind you and drag you to the floor because your shaving cream might be oil based. NOT TO MENTION CHARGING YOU FOR a second towel. Check out the BODY ZONE it is mach better and more crowded.

    • gemini007
      gemini007 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love TNT;
      My full review is this; That last gentlemen that pounded TNT is a butt Steve is great; the employee's are great, If I were to be asked to eat something off of their floor; I would; TNT is impectable at being clean, The staff are friendly and sexy; the hole atmospher is with out a doubt fun and enjoying. I personaly know Steve (with swords, and I know the staff; I alway's recomend TNT to anyone before any other club.

    • AWiseMan
      AWiseMan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The gentleman from India IS right
      TNT is a unclean and you should note, the previous review suggesting the pool is olympic size is false. An olympic pool is 50 meters. The pool is about 25 FEET in length. It is rather a boring place; very little action and VERY few hot men/boys. Overpriced, no service inside and unhelpful staff. Note also that TNT is located on a strip of 8 mile widely noted for gangland activity, armed robbery and assaults. Be careful in this area. Take your own condoms and lube if you dare even go near this place. Good luck.

    • Coolindian
      Coolindian Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I am from India, visiting Detroit. I went to this sauna last Sunday. Man this place sucks. They are so very rude didnt even smile once with me. They charged 30 dollars for a day pass and locker including a seven dollar processing fee. They kept my passport until i checke out. And they asked me to come to the reception and sign in if I wish to use the pool for ten minutes. There are no playing areas. The only place is the theatre style video room in good lights. Still I like the place because this is a hundred percent silver daddy sauna. Lot of good looking daddies. But if you are shy, looking for dark places to make love, this is not the place guys. Guys at the reception did not even smiled at me even when I checked out. Ooooops

    • snuffleupogus
      snuffleupogus Over a year ago
      Hates it

      don't bother
      Unless you are "sponsored" by a current member, you are not welcomed. Staff was rude about it too.

    • CovertCruiser
      CovertCruiser Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don't go here!! Waste of money!!
      This place looks like a 1980's roller rink with a pool. The queen at the door tried to charge me $58 when i only wanted a day pass and a regular room. And what's up with the $7 processing fee?? It cost me $37 for a room and day pass. The place has signs all over the place telling you only 10 minutes max in the whirlpool and you have to sign in at the desk and they tell you to go straight to the showers. The decor is like "the birdcage" done cheap. There are no dark niches to play in and the video rooms are like a theatre. Then there is the staff member who takes down your license plate number in the parking lot, the motivational posters in the foyer and don't even ask about the geriatric clientele. TNT is perfect example of why gay clubs, saunas and other nightlife is dying. I should just cruise the sex sites and hookup in my hotel or maybe find a private sex party. What a shame. The place has great potential.

    • 4marathonboybob
      4marathonboybob Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Bathhouse in Detroit
      Have been going there for 15 years-every 1 to 2 weeks. Large, old, but extremely cleen, olympic sized pool, sauna, steam room, three vidio rooms, small gym, large cruisey clothing optional outdoor patio. Staff is very friendly & accommodating. Have a complementary Bar BQ on occation. Very eclectic group of men. Never been there and not been totally satisfied. Weekends are the busiest, but many week days can be busy. Try it, you

    • bhg_anonymous_reviewer
      bhg_anonymous_reviewer Over a year ago

      TNT is one of two places where Detroit's gay men can get their rocks off. It's always got a good amount of people there, and especially busy on the weekends. I have a membership there, and I go all the time.<br><br><i>This review was orginally posted on, which is now part of GayCities</i>