Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont(773) 929-608041.941367 -87.649331 3246 N Halsted St (at Belmont Ave) Boystown, Chicago
Daily 24hrslockers $14; rooms $20–$55
Next time a cute, gay local tells you he's never been to this "private men's gym, sauna and bathhouse," watch and see if his nose gets bigger. Steamies, as some locals refer to it, is the kind of place gay Chicagoans swear they never go (but trust us, they do), which means they're missing out on three levels of private rooms, gang showers, whirlpool, play areas, workout facilities, sauna, steam room and more. Play safely, gents.