Club San Diego


3955 Fourth Avenue

Is This Your Business?

Of San Diego's two gay bathhouses, Club San Diego (3955 4th Ave., 619-295-0850) has the location that's most central to the gay scene, as it's smack in the middle of Hillcrest, just a block off the main clubbing thoroughfare, University Avenue (pictured here is the rather discreet entrance). The good-size cruise-fest comprises a couple of levels of action, with about 50 rooms and all the usual bathhouse facilities - multi-player hot tub, maze-like hallways, video areas screening the latest inspirational , lockers, a gym.

Who's Coming

Hot military guys, hard bodied younger crowd mostly.

  • Crowd:Hot military guys, hard bodied younger crowd mostly.
    Facilities: Steam room, sauna, jacuzzi , TV lounges, a smoking room with pooltable.
  • Directions:Between Washington and University.
  • Hours:24 hours
    Best times: Evenings, especially weekends
    Dates open: 24 hours
  • Cruising Info/ Tips:eye contact and a smile never hurts.
    Cruisiest Spots: steam room
  • Wheelchair Accessible:Yes / currently remodeling
  • Warnings:I wouldn't openly discuss drugs or solicit . Use common sense.
whos coming to Club San Diego
  • To management's credit, Jason has apparently been fired yet again, so perhaps more cute young guys will feel like coming back. Action was pretty good this past Saturday night.

    Commented on 6/15/2009 9:54:41 AM

  • Went here Sunday night. I didn't expect a stellar crowd and there was one or two cuties. But I won't be going back anytime soon.

    I hurt my back sitting in the theater style seating: cushions missing. I couldn't take a decent shower: only one showerhead was working, with cold water.

    It would take so little to take care of the place but apparently they don't care enough. Too bad as the layout isn't bad at all.

    I didn't have any issue with the employees this time.. Just wish they would do some simple clean up.

    Commented on 5/13/2009 12:28:47 PM

  • Cumboysd,

    What does this Jason Look like?

    Commented on 4/23/2009 4:16:04 AM

  • I'll have to agree with you cumboysd. Club San Diego is not what it used to be. I used to be a frequent visitor but not anymore. Maybe the loss of some competing bath houses in San Diego has led to their current state. If they had the right employees and cleaned up the place then they could have even raised their prices and still be successful. All but two of their employees are nice and respectful to the customers but that's all it takes to drive some of the business away. I have not had a problem there but I've witnessed enough to put the club at the bottom of my list of places to visit. I go there only if I don't feel like driving to a bath house in L. A.

    Commented on 4/22/2009 11:23:49 AM

  • Yes, the good news about Club San Diego is that they have rolled back the price increases they made some months ago. The prices have not been reduced to quite what they had been, but each category of room or locker has now gone down by about $3.00. The bad news about Club San Diego is that an unpleasant employee named Jason has been rehired after apparently being dismissed about a half year ago. The presence of this one meddlesome and controlling individual is nearly guaranteed to diminish the pleasure of your Club San Diego experience. You�ll find Jason, fully clothed, at the bathhouse every Friday and Saturday night even during times when he�s not on duty. He watches everyone with a hyper-vigilant eye and accosts people if they don�t wear their towels. He squelches activity in the semi-private areas, makes rounds telling people to close their doors, and generally attempts being social director with the younger guys while treating older customers with rudeness and contempt. If Club San Diego�s management better understood customer relations, this establishment could be a very successful enterprise. In its current state of mismanagement, you may, like my friends and me, wish to consider other less restrictive venues for wicked weekend fun. At least we still have the Vulcan as San Diego�s one remaining bathhouse alternative, though the clientele there is often rather disappointing.

    Commented on 4/22/2009 9:52:22 AM

  • Probably a good idea that they did that, lockers were or are 25 bucks so i wonder if they reduced the locker rate also? It was 27 bucks for a non -tv room and 25 for lockers..

    Commented on 4/21/2009 2:09:53 AM

  • Prices have been reduced by a few dollars. The non-member price for a regular room today is $24 (was $27). I guess their last price increases didn't work as well as they planned.

    Commented on 4/21/2009 1:37:28 AM


    Commented on 4/18/2009 1:13:33 AM

  • Hey SurferJeff....if you're looking for daddies....hit up the Vulcan.

    Commented on 3/7/2009 4:48:09 AM

  • How is this place? I'm visiting from TX and would like to check it out if it's worth going.

    Commented on 3/7/2009 4:09:56 AM

  • anyone going to check out this place tonight?

    Commented on 3/6/2009 7:42:36 AM

  • I have been there 3 times and had a miserable experience every time, The rooms are clean but all three times the TV did not work there were some good looking guys but totally stuck up. It was just funny sitting back and watching them rate each other frankly I m a working actor and get enough rejection professionally I don't have to pay for more. A side note one young guy who was "Too Hot" to talk with me inside became Mr I want to be your friend when he saw me getting in to my XK. Thanks but no thanks


    Commented on 2/26/2009 11:33:52 AM

  • Anyone going there this weekend (Fri Jan 30)?

    Commented on 1/28/2009 11:59:52 AM

  • Kippy Boy,

    I'm a fake? Coming from you, that's a strange remark. I'm the real deal. Hope to see you around the bookstores. BTW, can't we just keep on subject?

    Commented on 1/14/2009 10:45:37 AM

  • jucavi is totally right, they should make it more worth the cash. f-1 ybabypb is a fake, ignore him.

    Commented on 1/13/2009 8:16:38 AM

  • Ummm.... Well, jucavi.... Everyone has a preference. That's why Baskin Robbins has 32 flavors. With all due respect, if you don't like to cruise, why are you reading and posting in the cruising section?

    Commented on 1/11/2009 8:45:21 AM

  • This place is pretty pricey, but it's the only bath house in Hillcrest now. Like Kip says I've had some real good times here and other times not so good.

    Commented on 1/4/2009 9:10:26 AM

  • How much did they raise the prices? Last time i was there in Nov $25.00 bucks for a locker. Basic Room Non-Tv was 27.00., TV room 32.00..and then up. These are non member prices.

    Commented on 1/4/2009 6:47:00 AM

  • Hasn't been as much fun since they raised the prices a few weeks ago

    Commented on 1/2/2009 2:35:24 AM

  • How is it tonght? Since it is NYE do you guys think it will be packed or not since it is NYE and a wed? Let me know asap

    Commented on 12/31/2008 8:01:02 AM

  • Did you go kipkipkip? How was it? ANy guys there?

    Commented on 12/26/2008 4:24:33 AM

  • Anyone going this weekend? I want to go Friday.

    Commented on 12/24/2008 6:15:39 AM

  • anyone heading there this afternoon?

    Commented on 12/18/2008 6:30:09 AM

  • Was thinking of heading there this afternoon. Any one know if this place is fun on a sunday afternoon?

    Commented on 11/23/2008 2:43:55 AM

  • Wow, try posting about the location like everyone else, and stop wasting everyones time with your tirade of abuse, jealousy, hate and made up profiles attacking other users.

    if you have some fun here, then great we all want to hear it, if you strike out its not my problem.

    I had a fun time here last sunday, people who like getting off at this place can email me.

    Commented on 11/22/2008 3:51:20 AM

  • I've had a great time nearly everytime I've gone there. Maybe sunday but not sure yet.

    Commented on 11/16/2008 5:25:34 AM

  • flybaby, kipkip, whatever....

    Your choppy syntax, your lack of capitalization, your self-serving fantasies all give you away. But I don't really care if you set up a dozen identities. Knock yourself out.

    What I do care about is your continuing to be disrespectful, rude, insensitive, and intolerant in your posts. We in the LBGT community might expect this bigotry from "straight" people, but not from other gay people.

    This is all I have to say on the subject, so flame away. I won't respond further.

    BTW, I'm not old, heavy, a T-girl, a CD, or fem. I just think everyone deserves respect.

    Commented on 11/3/2008 2:20:04 AM

  • Kipkipkip or flybaby or whatever you're calling yourself this week: So you can't stand TV's, cross dressers, the "geriatric crowd", or anyone who doesn't meet your standard of perfection? You are a fine human being. Add me to the growing list of those who are offended by your posts.

    Commented on 11/2/2008 11:05:03 AM

  • Lick the urinals? Really? That's what your precious 'Standards' are?

    Commented on 11/2/2008 8:51:18 AM

  • Nice try, I have never been here, maybe I should go
    & try to find who her royal highness texjeep thinks is my twin,
    not really into that, I have enough fun cruising the theaters and the gym.

    Try writing a comment about the location and not crying about the posters who ocationally have fun there. I bet you havent been there.

    it sounds like this KIP dude had a hot time but didnt like everything about it, big fuckn deal.

    Commented on 11/2/2008 1:46:39 AM


    Commented on 11/1/2008 7:47:17 AM

  • I think they need to have daytime specials during weekdays say 8am till 6pm they should offer room and locker discounts possibly for a 4-6 hr session. Or 11am to 2pm..lunchtime special. I think that would get more bodies in there. I too have been there during the daytime and it is rathe quiet from 4am on till about noon/afternoon..then definitely picks up after 7 or 8. Something tells me they aren't really open to ideas.

    Commented on 10/1/2008 12:45:33 PM

  • I know there's a lot of young guys here but I wonder if they also have a lot of attitude like the guys at Hollywood Spa. Could anyone tell me how the crowd is here compared to Vulcan?

    Commented on 9/26/2008 6:16:34 AM

  • I heard from a buddy that they went back and reinstated 12 hr sessions like they used to have instead of the 8hr session so that kind levels things out more. I wonder if you can still go up to 3 sessions?

    Commented on 9/9/2008 6:00:40 AM