Drawing on the ancient traditions of bathhouse cultures from Russia, Greece and Turkey, this Hunter’s Point water world features private soaking tubs, heart-pounding plunge pools, saunas and sun-kissed roof deck with neck-craning bay views. The bathhouse also offers services such as massages, body scrubs, wraps, facials and mineral baths, and there's even a bar and restaurant, Zteamer's, if all that soaking works up your appetite. Our favorite part about Archimedes is that it doesn't take itself too seriously—kitschy touches like a borscht and smoked-salmon menu, mosaic-laden columns and a humorous ad campaign (see the slideshow above) make this a fun place to unwind. It's also open until midnight, and a basic, three-hour pass costs just $37.
|Venue name:||Archimedes Banya||Contact:|
748 Innes Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed–Fri noon–midnight; Sat–Sun 10am–midnight|