Brooklyn Banya is New York’s best Russian Bath house!
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Come spend the day in a traditional Russian Bath.
Relax and Enjoy our 10,000 sq foot facility. Sweat all your cares away in one of our authentic Russian saunas and steam room, take a dunk in the pool, relax in our therapeutic Jacuzzi, experience a traditional Platska (birch leave exfoliation treatment) try our signature Vishy shower body scrub or a heavenly massage, or just lounge around the pool doing nothing all day.
At Brooklyn Banya you craft your own experience. Do what makes you feel good! And after all that sweating, detoxing & relaxing will leave you will leave feeling ten years younger renewed and re-energized with skin soft and baby-smooth. You will promise yourself to come back!
A guide for the Banya newbie:
Brooklyn Banya is a special place with its own vibe. It’s not a luxury spa. Those who come here seeking major pampering might be disappointed. Come in with the intention of renewing yourself, feeling energized and living out your own experience, and you will walk away feeling great. It’s just that kind-of place.
If you’ve never been to Banya, here’s how it generally goes:
1) you check in and pay your admission. You lock your valuables in a numbered private safety deposit box. Do not worry, I am here to tell you that your iPhone and wallet are safe! Your safety box number then serves as your account number for any food, drinks or spa services you order.
1. (a) We LOVE birthdays! If it’s your birthday let us know!
2) You’re issued a lock and sent to the locker room to change into your bathing suit, locking the rest of your things away. The locker/restroom is big, clean, and the lockers can fit everything you’ve been lugging around all day. There are showers, soap, and if you need shampoo or conditioner just ask at the desk. We recommend you bring your own favorite products.
People credit Banyas with curing all of their fatigue issues in about 5 minutes flat! Its just that kind of place!
3) You can either bring your own flip flops (recommended as we do not have loaners) or spend $3 for a brand new pair. Head to the main pool area and grab a towel. Take more if you need. We don’t police the towel area, we just want you to conserve energy!
From there, it’s choose your own adventure:
Do you start out with a nice steam, a dunk in a pool, a hot/wet sauna, or sit in the hot tub for a bit? Yes, the tub is supposed to be very hot, and yes the pull-chain shower is supposed to be very cold, but what is unique about our Banya, as opposed to others, is there are lots of options for in-between temperatures. There’s a tepid pool (traditionally, it’s ice cold) and also temperature controlled showers on the main floor.
Besides being a really social activity, the point of visiting a banya is to move your body from temperature to temperature based on the age-old Russian theories that doing so will increase circulation and raise your body’s immunity to sickness & give all your internal organs a spring cleaning!
I can’t really testify to the physiology, but I do know that after visiting our banya, if you really do it right, you will feel as if you’ve spent a week on vacation!
The facilities are very clean–The cleanest of all the Banyas, and the staff works really hard to keep it that way. We take great pride and care in what we do.
Here are some things that may make your time at Brooklyn Banya more enjoyable, if you know them up-front:
a) Brooklyn Banya caters to people from all over the planet. We welcome lots of new customers with language barriers and sometimes it can be a bit chaotic. Be patient, but not passive. Russian ideas of customer service are a tad different from the norm in America.
b) At some point in the sauna, you will see people beating one another with leafy birch branches. This is normal, enjoyable, and also supposedly increases circulation. It definitely exfoliates. If you want you can buy a your own Venik(oak leaves) and whip your friends with it! We sell them at the front desk for $20. Or you can expirience the real deal from our very own “ PLATSKA MAN “ for $30
c) You will occasionally see fragments of birch leaves floating in the pool or hot tub. It’s just what happens.
d) The Restaurant: Always ask about our specials .The really good stuff is on the menu and authentically Russian. Pickle plates, borcht, blintzes with caviar and a large pile of garlic potatoes, home made dumplings, SO GOOD! Everything on our menu is cooked with love!
If nothing else do try a pot of black tea with honey and cherries its what we do. So Russian!
e) Drink water the whole time. And when not in the pool or the hot tub, keep a towel around your head to help regulate your body’s temperature. This protects you from turning into a giant blob of jelly after only an hour into your visit and helps keep you hydrated. Now its time to get BANYA –GIZED ! Please let me know how your experience was!
Facilities and Services Include: Saunas. Steam Room. Pool. Jacuzzi. Men’s & Women’s showers/locker area. Sundeck and a Restaurant. we provide Towels.
PRICING: FACILITY WIDE DAY PASS $35
ROOF TOP ONLY ACCESS $15
Massages $95 1hour. $45 half hour.
Platska (Birch Leaves Treatment) $30.
Body Scrubs and Vishy treatments $40 & up.