ALL GAY OWNERSHIP DATING BACK TO 1978. WE BELIEVE IN THE GAY LIFESTYLE AS SOMETHING PERMANENTLY ETCHED INTO THE W.D.C.'s METRO-TRI-STATE AREA AND WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
WE were forced in 1979 to move from our location at 9 1 4 9th Street NW. . Being next door to DC Eagle and MANS'World was certainly a learning experience as to how businesses need to work together and unify the commitment to the Gay Community lifestyle.
We were forced again to move in 2006 from 2 4 "O" Street SE because of the ball park construction.
We opened in 2007 inside a Brinks Bank Trucker's facility.
In nine months the CITY shut us down because we were not allowed to be an adult book store. in this ZONE. However, three months later we were open again as a licensed Art Gallery with an endorsement as a certified Health Club but with a non membership requirement.
Newly, expanded with over 12,000 sq ft of inside space AND 4,000 sq ft of private OUTSIDE Patio space! 30,000 sq feet of free parking space. The GHC (aka, "the Glory Hole") has "spa" facilities including showers and a steam room (bring a towel and flip flops if you expect to use these facilities, as towels are provided for $4.00 rental with ID, FOUR mazes, and lots of intimate play areas in which to socialize with new friends. Free Condoms are always available, but bring your own lube, poppers, and any other personal supplies including towels and PADLOCKS. There are clean restrooms and showers, but USE our FREE lockers. Do remember to attend to "personal hygiene" at all times. We have a covered outside private PATIO and two more open deck tops for "sun" exposure. We do have our fun cook outs in the patio.
THE NEW DUNGEON jail exhibit SPACE that we added for our 2015
MID-ATLANTIC LEATHER events will be a permanent feature for all of our regular and future party events. More slings, more benches and generally more fun play spaces. We continue to develop the new venue into a better and better space for you.
There is even a handsome barber on all CODE events
Please see the Saturday schedule of sponsored CODE events
FREE and very private VD screening is usually available for
HIV testing, Syphilis testing, Chlamydia testing, Gonorrhea testing
and Hepatitis Testing
ART and HEALTH means "Everything to US"
IN OUR ART GALLERY, ART IS JUST NOT ONLY PAINTINGS (STRAIGHT AND GAY), BUT There is WONDERFUL DEPRESSION ERA POTTERY, AND OTHER CONSTRUCTED MASTERPIECES SUCH AS THE 1950 PACKARD ON DISPLAY. THE USE AND THE DESIGN OF PHYSICAL SPACES were also created FOR ENJOYMENT AND FUN. THE LIGHTING IS enhanced to DRAW OUT THE ARTISTIC IMAGINATION YOU POSSESS.
WE BELIEVE IN WORKING MODELS OF - HANDS ON TOUCHING- THE PHYSICAL EXHIBITS
A SIMPLE GYM FOR BOXING, KICKING, AND WALKING. YOU WILL GET YOUR EXERCISE BY CONSTANTLY MOVING AROUND THE OPEN BUILDING.
WE DO NOT HAVE A DANCING VENUE, EVEN THOUGH WE CONSIDER THAT ART, TOO.
DO YOU PLAY POOL? WE HAVE A FREE REGULATION POOL TABLE.
A BIG TABLE DONATED BY THE "BACHELOR'S MILL"
NO CHARGES FOR USE
ON OUR STEAM ROOM
6/24/2017 ANOTHER EXIT FROM OUR STEAM ROOM WAS MADE DIRECTLY ON TO
OUR PATIO. NUDE SUNDECK WORSHIPERS CAN GO DIRECTLY FROM OUR OUTDOOR SUNDECKS
STRAIGHT TO OUR SHOWERS.
During the WINTER months when you want to use our wonderful steam room, at anytime
you want us to turn it on--WE WILL..
IF the heat index is over 85 degrees in our patio, we will not turn on the STEAM ROOM
because it destroys our wonderful AIRCONDITIONING in the entire complex.
LOCATION AND PARKING
The GHC is located at 2120 West Virginia Ave. NE, WDC 20002, just off of New York Avenue-ROUTE 50 near the old Hecht's warehouse, 2 blocks northeast of the Hecht's landmark. There's plenty of street parking if needed, but the GHC also has its own large FREE parking lots that are immediately next to the building. IMPORTANT: The GHC has requested NO LOITERING in or around cars in the parking lot - thanks! (Note: This location is NOT easily METRO subway accessible - the closest station to get a cab would be the NY Ave/Gallaudet station on the Red Line or the Rhode Island Red Line). However, those who ride buses, the E2 bus stops across the street from the GHC. The D3 and D4 buses stop at 16th and West Va Ave just 1/2 block from us.
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