Reviews of Gay Friendly Pubs & Clubs in Vilnius
It's really nice gay club with good staff and good drinks. Love it
I visited this club last year and first of all, I understand that the Baltics are far from a gay paradise, but it's the obvious dishonest targeting of the 'pink euro' and the 'pink rouble' that was so disappointing :( The comments below about this being a homophobic 'gay' bar are sadly correct. There seems to be so little recognition of LGBT that the locals will even feel 'safe' going to a place covered in dick art because there's no way it would actually be full of gays right? it's frustrating to hear the bs about 'not many gays in Lithuania' and then come to a place like this that seems to confirm it. I don't know where the local LGBT are but they're not here! (proof of their existence require nothing more than a smart phone, whereupon the gay-app of your choice goes in meltdown) I didn't go to Soho so I can't vouch for it, but the entrance fee at Men's Factory (can't remember if I paid euros or litas) was 40 and simply a rip off. I was aware when I was in the Baltics of being sensitive to the locals and not pushing people who are simply never going to change their mind, especially when I'm a foreigner, but it's downright dishonest to market yourself as 'gay friendly' simply because you know 'the west has gays' and you know they must be in town, but not give anything like a gay experience.
I visited Men's Factory in September of 2014. I agree with some of the other reviewers. I was going to the club expecting to find wall-to-wall gay men since it was called Men's Factory. I wouldn't care if the men were older. I was told at the door (or cage) that it was a "Swinger's night" so I knew slightly what to expect. They did quote a really outrageous entry price (50 EUR) the night I went, but you would gain comp entry if you stripped all of your clothes naked before you went inside. I was cheap, so I did that. The venue is actually really well planned and has a sizable dance floor, a cavernous underground labrythnth of mazes and it was well-themed and modern-looking throughout. I really liked the sauna/pool club area it was very sleek-looking, something that I do not see at the bathhouses in the U.S. The biggest downside was the lack of gay men, I am openly gay and I was wearing thong-looking underwear to attract attention. There was homoeroticism in the air by the male dancers and clientele that wore tight jeans and some shirtless or no clothes at all, but it was quickly killed by the fact that when you try to approach any men they were mostly all stand-offish and homophobic. Some guys were staring at me, but it seemed they were more staring because I was a black guy and I was exotic more so than them wanting to have sex with me. I did get lucky with a Belarusian who was gay and tagged along with his lesbian/bi friend, and we had a hot time in a dark area under the stairs, and there was one or 2 other gay Lithuanian men there who were interested in me, but for the most part the night was flat. Since I was a tourist and was craving a new experience it was actually okay and I would go again if I knew it were more gay. But it is ultra-weird to see homoerotic theme displayed everywhere and the crowd being guys and girls having sex, men buying escort girls, and men ignoring you.
I've visited Vilnius twice - 4 years and 3 years ago and visited two gay clubs, Soho and Mens Factory. Suffice to say that, when 4 years ago I went into MF, there was a guy wearing a T shirt with the slogan "vxxxxa lover" - so I kept clear of him. When I went back a year later, the club had declined further. However my Lithuanian host recommended the Soho club. Straight away (if I can be permitted to use this sort of language), it was clear Soho was, and is, the true gay club in Vilnius, not MF. This is attested to by the display of pro-LGBT literature in Soho - which would not cause any surprise in the UK but is still noteworthy in LT which is still - in the main - a very hetero-normative country. Soho is also tolerant of str8 people but the door staff might ask people if they're aware they're entering a gay venue. Anyway, the two clubs are about 300m apart and Soho Club is free to get into before 11pm so I would suggest going to Soho first. MF is not free at any time, and also the price of drinks is shocking. Anyone who is LGBT would do well to go to Soho rather than MF, in my opinion.
Opening hours : Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday Closed Thursday Closed Friday Closed Saturday Closed Sunday 20.00 - 01.00 ...right.
Men's factory is not a gay club at all. The owner is gay, but that is not enought. This place is notorious for drugs and homophobic attacs. There is only one gay club in Vilnius. It is called Soho.
I do support the French Citizen's review. 40LTL is expensive, especially for an ex-communist country like Lithuania. And the non-gayness spirit of a "gay club" is really boring. The malicious retort of Vilnius Citizen is so unfair and racist that I decide not to go to this "fantastic" club even I'd prepared to in this August.
pathetic. Vilnius provides its gay visitors with two clubs. Unfortunately, each of the two gathers the audience of teenage girls, gayness indicator would be around 0. Men's factory is a gay club only if a 'gay club' is constituted by penis-alike sculptures as a decoration.
Ammm...this club is AMAZING!!! I have been to this club a few times and it was AMAZING!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!! guys are gay, girls are gay, you are gay, this club is gay, all Lithuania is gay. xoxo GayDrius
Men's Factory is not a gay club anymore, i think every gau or straight person should have that it mind. If you are gay person in Vilnius you should consider going to Osocho
Thats right folks!! Lithuania is not a country for gay entertainment!!!!! PLease, dont forget it, you wont find a nice gay club here, because there are no gays here!!! and there is one, not for long :)) Lithuania is country only for NORMAL people:) Gays, please dont go here, its for your own... Cheers
Very good place to hang out. and by the way, French shouldn't comment on anything. your country stinks, your gay bars are shit and in general, all french people are good at is stink of garlic and blah blah blah...
IF YOU ARE GAY- DO NOT GO TO THIS CLUB. I AM GAY AND WENT. I WAS MET WITH HOSTILITY AND I FELT SCARED AND FEARED FOR MY SAFETY. THE MANAGER CAME UP TO ME AND TOLD ME THAT I NEED TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THERE WAS SOMEONE WATCHING ME AND THAT HE WOULD ARRANGE FOR SECURITY TO CALL ME A CAB. MANAGEMENT WAS REALLY FRIENDLY AND NICE, HOWEVER IT IS NOT A GAY CLUB ANYMORE AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO FREQUENT THIS CLUB ARE VERY ANGRY AND HOSTILE. I REALLY DON'T RECOMMENT THIS TO ANY GAY PERSON. I FELT TOTALLY UNWELCOME BY SOME OF THE CLIENTELLE. I WENT ON MY LAST NIGHT OF BEING IN VILNIUS AND I WISH I DID NOT GO AS IT HAS LEFT ME WITH A BAD FEELING ABOUT BEING GAY IN LITHUANIA.
Is this a joke? The last review (by the so-called Citizen of Vilnius) seems so biased that it leaves no doubt it was written by the club's management. That club is a joke. If you're a gay visitor ad you find yourself in Vilnius, don't even bother going to Men's Factory or you'll be disappointed. First of all, I have no idea why do they call themselves a 'gay club' when the clientelle is 99% straight. Straight couples dancing with each other and the night I went to visit the club, I didn't see even 2 guys who'd be dancing/kissing/talking or whatever. It's such a bizarre, bizarre place! No guys around, who'd you be able to make an eye-contact with and start from there, as it seems the whole club is absolutely straight. I got bored after 2 hours sitting alone watching straight couples dance on the dance floor. After I told of my experience the next morning to a Lithuanian friend of mine, he said that if the club was exclusively orientated for gays, they'd go bust in no time, so the club turned straight, although it still (at least officially) retains a 'gay club' label to attract foreign unsuspecting visitors (which on that Saturday night I found none) and I think that straight couples also find it kinda cool to attend the only "gay" club in Vilnius. What a lark! Don't bother, seriously. Besides, I guarantee you that once you go there, you'll find yourself estranged. Noone in the club has shown me any welcome, and there were a couple of rude drunken Lithuanian guys who wanted to pass through me but I obviously didn't understand what they are saying, so they started swearing, until they realised that I'm a foreigner. Even then, none of them had apologised and the management of the club seemed to do nothing about those agressive chavs. To summarise it all: don't bother going to that club: you'll just waste your money and your time, and in the end you'll feel like sh**.
Dear citizens of Canada and France, for us 40Lt is not expensive, its a normal price of stylish club in Vilnius. Dear Mister France, shame on you for that critics about the price, in your country morning cookies or coffee more expensive then ticket to the club. For that prices in your country WE DO NOT make a critics and we DO NOT make a bad commercial about your "sunny" country. Looks like youre a chief of dirty places or visited our country for a cheap sex, your try was incorrect, but problem is NOT of Mens Factory club, problem is in your bad soul and not perfectly humanity of you.No,our club is not cheap, but we do NOT work for a pennys.If you dont like our club, so dont visit our club anymore. Go to the bus station, there you can find cheap products. Your Sincerely, Young, Stylish, Funny, Sexy Gays of Vilnius.
40lt (it's terrific selection by money same price in paris, and for youngs, locals people...ripe off. It is sad Mens Factory bar. I will NOT visit this money place... there is a second gay place in Vilnius Soho club less expensive http://www.sohoclub.lt/
Now I live in Miami, Florida. I am in the military, and I cannot wait to visit Men's Factory. By trade I am an artist,, relatively famous, and I am happy to see a new view on things, ( at least from my point of view) Thx
40lt (USD16) entrance fee. What a rip-off. It is sad that a place like Vilnius, who desparatly needs a place where gay ppl, in particular young gay people can go, rip these people off with such a high entrance fee. You need some competition here and bar owners who care more about the people than making a quick fortune off desparate people. Shame on this Mens Factory bar. I will NOT visit and hope everybody want to boikot until you lower your redicilously high fees.