Old World Sauna

Different cultures used sweat lodges for “purification” ceremonies. It lasted for hundreds of years and still humanity doesn’t give this up. But shame on those who think that sauna is only about this. Because it is also a good place to come with friends and colleagues to spend time, bathe and relax in a calm and healthy environment. Come and discover the Old World Sauna.

The Chicago Sweatlodge

A 21st Century authentic Turkish Wet Stone Sauna an Russian Dry Cedar Sauna that’s been 2,700 years in the making: the two traditional methods of employing deep beneficial stone heat necessary for Circulation, Detoxification, Relaxation and Rejuvenation.

The Sweatlodge ovens are are the real deal, build by Russian craftsman with a lifetime of experience in designing and construction Russian banias, Four tons of Belgian granite comprises the interior and exterior structured. Two additional tons of red stone stacked inside the ovens, providing the unique red hot, ionic steam heat or deep radiant heat.


Monday10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Russian sauna

Russian Dry Cedar Sauna is a traditional type of bathing in the Eastern Europe. Russian villagers built 'banias' near their houses. First and foremost banyas were used as bathrooms. But even after usual bathrooms appeared and spread throughout the whole Russia people still were using banyas constantly.

The process is simple: the water is poured on rocks in order to receive the high temperature dry steam to get a good purifying sweat. You can include broom bathing into your sauna process, which is also a traditional way of bathing. It has several very positive effects on the human body improving the blood circulation also softening and moisturizing the skin due to high temperatures and humidity in the steam room.

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Turkish sauna

Turkish Wet Stone Sauna also has a long history. Turkish sultans used it for themselves and it was obligatory for their numerous wives to use Turkish Sauna once in a while.

Turkish steam-room is very humid and unlike the Russian sauna there is water everywhere. Turkish Sauna is peculiar because of the process of bathing. Usually you go through the massage along with bathing. Nothing is compared to the feeling after the Turkish Sauna as you feel very clean in body and the soul.

Plunge pool


Our plunge pool is filled with Arctic cold water and designed to complete the Sauna experience. It might resemble old Finland tradition of rolling in the snow after the Sauna or Russian jumping into ice-hole with freezing water.

Sauna shop

Oak Leave Broom $25


Accelerate your blood and make your body breathe.

Sauna Hat $20-25


Say no to dizziness with an authentic sauna hat.

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Chicago Sweatlodge
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4.8 out of 5 stars

Karol Slowikowski
Karol Slowikowski

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Easy to miss this place but it's legit. Dry sauna, steam sauna, and cold pool are the main attractions. Food is great here too.

Jonathan Viktorov
Jonathan Viktorov

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Best play in Chicagoland to experience Russian hot and wet saunas and Eastern European hospitality. Their service and food amazing. Could be crowded place over the weekends or around major holidays, but totally relaxing place during the week.

G Spawn
G Spawn

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Authentic dry and wet saunas - hotter than anything at the gym. Great food, unlimited icewater, and a sitting room so you can relax and watch TV to cool off. There's a cold dip pool- always have a quick dip to cool off after the sauna! What more can you say?

They'll even provide soap if you want a real bath, and three kinds of massage. There's deep tissue massage (walk-in or appointment). In the Russian sauna a professional will beat you down with a banya broom (it's a real thing), and in the Turkish bath they have a seaweed broom (which is more for gentle cleaning).

Great facilities are cleaned regularly. Kitchen is amazing. They have a sense of humor too. There's a sign up front that says the only sexual activity you're going to get inside is someone shoving a boot up your behind as they kick you out. This is a place to unwind and recharge, so please don't bring your loud friends and make a big scene unless it's because of how good the food is.

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773 202 1777
3500 N Cicero Ave