XL Club

4F, 10 Minzu E Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan, 104 | map | directions

audience rating: XL Club, 2.9 out of 5 based on 18 ratings click to vote:
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Exclusive gym and social (cruise) club for men. Facilities at XL include showers, steam room, maze, relaxation area, tanning booths, computer stations, etc.

The gym is clothing-optional, and there is a large rooftop terrace where you can sunbathe nude. Massage service available. The lounge bar serves alcohol, hot & cold drinks and snacks.

XL Club hosts regular themed events with live DJ and show.

weekday: 11:00 - 02:00

weekend: 10:00 - 04:00

venue: sauna (桑拿) | features: bar, internet access, massage, sun terrace, maze, dark room, gym, spa (酒吧, 互联网, 按摩, 阳台, 迷宫, 暗室, 健身房, 温泉) | customers: gay | attracts: Muscles, All types

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last updated: 03-12-2017

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Value

3.4

Facilities

2.9

Service

2.8

Cleanliness

3.1
based on 12 reviews
  1. So so

    “I went to this place on a Thursday night. The staff at the entrance had the coldest face ever, though somehow it adds to the dangerous/enticing ambiance of this cruising venue. Facilities are old and not very clean. But i managed to have some fun. Generally I would give 3.5 out of 5.“

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      on 31-08-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Fun, but gym area needs work

    “I like to stop by to workout when visiting the family for Chinese New Year. The combo of gym, bar, suntan and sauna means you can get a lot done in one stop. It looks like they made a few changes to the lounge area and the lockers since last year, but the lower level where the gym is needs better care. Management should really take care of the leaky ceiling and have better air circulation down there, maybe even a couple of good dehumidifiers to get rid of the wet smell. The machines are old but they work. There's an ok range of dumbbells and weights unless you're lifting really heavy. Not sure why they moved the leg press which should used to be in the same room as the smith machine and which is where the squat rack should be as well since they all use weights. You'll see men of all types at the clothing optional gym where you can watch hot guys sweat it out naked. Got lucky with a handsome young Asian-American jock showing off all his muscles wearing only headphones, weight gloves and football socks.“

      on 01-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Good but gym needs attention

    “I like to stop by to workout when visiting the family for Chinese New Year. The combo of gym, bar, suntan and sauna means you can get a lot done in one stop. It looks like they made a few changes to the lounge area and the lockers since last year, but the lower level where the gym is needs better care. Management should really take care of the leaky ceiling and have better air circulation down there, maybe even a couple of good dehumidifiers to get rid of the wet smell. The machines are old but they work. There's an ok range of dumbbells and weights unless you're lifting really heavy. Not sure why they moved the leg press which should used to be in the same room as the smith machine and which is where the squat rack should be as well since they all use weights. You'll see men of all types at the clothing optional gym where you can watch hot guys sweat it out naked. Invited a handsome young Asian-American jock showing off his muscles wearing only headphones, weight gloves and football socks into the dark rooms and got lucky ;)“

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      on 01-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Had a good time

    “Was there on a Sunday between 4pm-8pm. Cost me NT$200 (I believe its cheaper for weekdays) and NT$100 deposit (will be refunded upon checkout). Probably about 15 men, most were between 22 to 35, atheletic to muscle built, local Taiwanese. Were there older men? Yes, there were a few. Were there other body types? Yes, there were. In fact, one of their staff might fit into the bulk/bear category. Were there foreigners? Yes there were. A few of the guys were fully nude; exercising at the gym. Its near Tatung University, a big park and there's even a sports wear shop just below, which might explains the younger fit crowds..“

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      on 18-09-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Nice crowd and decent place

    “If you are into well maintained facilities, go to Aniki. If you prefer guys are not standing around and more interested into the action, I recommend XL. It is a little farther from Ximending and the crowded part of the city, it is worth a trip.“

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      on 16-09-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Bad attitude

    “This is the gay venue I visited most frequently in Taipei, so far it's a nice place to relax and have fun. The steam room is small but intensive activities happen, and the cleanliness is just okay.
    Local and Japanese tourists crowd.
    The worst thing of XL is that a staff member, who has the worst attitude ever, and not helpful at all as him not willing to answer any question. He has some very rude behaviors like close the doors and the windows by making a shockingly loud noise! Very disrespectful!“

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      on 25-05-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. This place can be fun

    “I went there twice. The first time was a heavy raining day, when I entered the club, it was only 5 people. I did see two guys playing in the big dark room. I tried to join them but they were really not interested. The good thing is it is a gym, so I can work out wearing underwear only. It is an OK gym, the equipment is a little bit old, however, still workable. Then I went to the steam room, saw two guys there, but no one was interested in playing, So I left. My first experience was boring, I think to be fair, I need to go again on another day. after a month, I went again. It was a bright sunny day. I went in, saw at least 10 people already. then I went top floor the sun deck. There were 3 people doing the sun tanning. There was not action there, but people did look at each other. After tanning for 1 hour, I went downstairs in the big dark room, seeing two young guys playing, I joined, surprisingly they didn't reject me, the 53 year old man. Then we moved to the steam room, there were another 3 people, so now 6 people playing together in the steam room. One young guy asked me to go to the private room.
    I want to say, if you are an OK shape, and young, you get action right away.
    Older man like me, I did get some rejection. But if you are not too aggressive, sometimes these hot young guys do let you join them, some even want to have one on one fun. As long as you are not very overweight. People here really don't like overweight guys. Bear, Stocky are acceptable.
    This is my experience, I will go there again.“

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      on 06-04-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Pros and Cons

    “Pros: this is a clothing optional place, in fact, most guys there are completely naked. Being an exhibitionist myself, I really enjoy my time there-- watching guys and being watched. There are enough variety of gym equipment for a good workout, and you can pump irons in the nude. My testosterone certainly went way high while I pumped irons there. Unlike the previous posters, I see mostly slim to thin guys, no muscle guys. In fact, I was probably the most muscular guy there.
    Cons: This place is a bit outdated, especially the wet area, ie, toilet, shower and steam room. I can confirm the previous review that the front desk attendant is not friendly. But this is Taiwan, not Thailand. You really shouldn't come to Taiwan and expect warm hospitality like in Thailand.
    Another minus point is that, I didn't see any sexual activities going on. There were around 20 to 30 guys there, but zero action, guys just walked around staring at each other or mind their own business. Nobody was hanging out in the public dark room or the private small cabin. Again I contribute this to the culture problem in general, I find the people in Taiwan are cold and full of attitude and prejudice, even from those people who are not very attractive. The people are judgmental and rude, and they didn't even bother to pretend to be friendly.
    My conclusion: I am an exhibitionist, so I enjoy showing myself off and looking at myself in the mirror and being watched. So yes, I will go there again just for this. But if you go there for the purpose of sexual encounters, well, you can just skip it because it's not gonna happen. There is zero sexual energy there.“

      on 28-09-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. For muscular only

    “Please do not visit if you are not fit into the muscles category, they only entertain guys between 18-29 who is muscle built, if you are over 30, bulk or bear, you are not recommended to visit. They will ask you to leave if you do not fit into their category, normally this is decided by the guy at the reception area. He actually told us that once the news of letting buff/bear in spread out they will lost their business, so they need to keep their appetite.
    Entrance fee is $100 for young muscle hunk, $300 for those not fit into the category.“

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      on 12-04-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Dont bother unless you think you are a hunk and below 30

    “You are not welcome to this place unless I think you are a hunk or below 30 years old.
    We (close to 50 and we are not hunk) were greeted with very cold response at the receptionist. As we stepped into the place, we asked a staff for direction of the bathroom. He snubbed at me and did not reply us. I gave him the benefit of doubt that he did not hear me clearly. But he literally did not answer me when I asked him the second time. I have been to many saunas in Asia. I think while clients have right to choose what they like, operator or staff should have some basic mannerism or politeness to clients regardless of their attractiveness.

    We decided to leave the place after 15 minutes. Instead of returning is 2 X 100 TWD deposit, the staff hand back to us merely 100 TWD until we asked for it. They did not apologize for the 'mistake', unwillingly gave us back the other 100 TWD.

    So skip this place, you are not likely to be welcome.“

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      on 30-06-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Great place but needs improvement

    “Had been there 4/17/14 Thursday at around 2.30pm. Club lounge is big and staff are friendly and helpful. Didn't expect to see more than 20 handsome and mostly muscular boys around since it was a working day. Shower area and gym area needs improvement and renovation. People entering the dark room really enjoy themselves with plenty of action. Great place for muscle lovers.“

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      on 18-04-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. healthy cruising!

    “Pumping iron while checking on the action.. Brilliant idea! Came here 4/2/13 5:30 11pm expecting no one since straight after Chinese new year but there were about 6-7 most of the time, 20s to 30s and pretty good looking (which given the size of this place is quite remarkable). The lounge area is great if you're with friends, elsewhere the gym area is a little shabby and the showers really need an upgrade. If you're looking for a place where you can do something in between the action. This is a place you should come.“

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      on 05-02-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Better!

    “I first visited XL on August 2013 and am glad to see that, unlike Aniki, XL has actually improved since then! The staff are still friendly and welcoming and will attempt to communicate in English or Japanese. The first floor bar area now has more seating area. The gym was moved one floor down and has both machines and free weights. The cardio equipment is lacking but there's enough toys for muscle heads. The darkroom is small but has about six private cabins (some with mirrors) and one large group space.

    The one major negative would be the wet area with open showers that need to be upgraded.

    Men of all ages and body types visit. Bring a towel to the gym area to wipe down equipment if you don't want to sit down where someone's naked butt was at. Occasionally you'll get lucky. There was a handsome young gym rat who worked out in just soccer socks and he loved to take naked selfies.“

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      on 06-01-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Great place for muscle lovers

    “Been to XL many times since it was HX club which was tacky, but it is now polished, refurbished and much nicer. There were always some muscled guys to play with. I have never been disappointed.“

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      on 09-11-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

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