Divison Street Russian and Turkish Baths

Ah, the Turkish bath......

Treat yourself to some real old world creature comforts here, without the bank breaking expense of a contemporary salon. Patrons have use of a large, luxurious whirlpool, cold pool and granite stone heat room, even oak leaf brooms. The menu of professional Swedish massage services, which are excellent after steaming the pores clean for an hour or so, cost extra. Locker room lunch counters serve salads and sandwiches that are deliciously crisp and fresh.

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Divison Street Russian and Turkish Baths

Specialty: Bath house
Neighborhood: Andersonville/Edgeview
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: $20.00
Massages: Start at $30.00 for 30 minutes
Parking: Limited parking space on the north & south sides of the building, street parking can be difficult
Amenities: WiFi hot-spot

General Info

The most popular feature at Division Bath is the traditional Russian Banya or hot room. These rooms (one on either side) are built of concrete and tile with glass doors. In a corner of each is a brick oven in which granite boulders, approximately the size of watermelons, are heated to extreme temperatures by gas jets; hot water is then thrown on the rocks by the customers as desired. When this happens, the water instantly evaporates, creating steam inside the oven and heating the brick enclosure, thereby raising the air temperature in the room. This method provides a much dryer heat than common steam rooms. The bathers sit or lay on three-level tiered wooden benches, which allow for dramatically different temperatures at the various heights. Cold water is provided by taps located under the benches - when overwhelmed by the heat, a bather may dump a bucket of frigid water over his head while still in the hot room, or may step outside to use the cold pools.