Sadly, it appears that the New York Bondage Club is gone. They shut down at the beginning of the pandemic, and that apparently was it. The club’s website has been down for some time now, and emails and IMs I have sent to the guys who used to run the club have gone unanswered.
This makes me very sad, because in my view bondage clubs — where you can play in a safe space with other people present, or just watch — are a great place to learn and explore, especially for newbies in the scene.
I had so many great times at the New York Bondage Club over the years. When I moved to NYC in 1992 it was the very first place I went! And my very first time there, I met and got tied up by none other than Bob Wingate and James Bond themselves, of Bound & Gagged magazine! I became a regular there, going almost every Friday night for years on end, starting at J’s Hangout, then various places in Chelsea including most recently Paddles.
Here on the Metalbond site, I will leave the many postings about the New York Bondage Club up, but I am removing the links to their website that no longer exists.
Meanwhile, for those of you who live in other cities that still have bondage clubs, I encourage you to patronize them!
The Southern California Bondage Club in North Hollywood is active!