Metropolis Complex (which includes Parliament Resort, the Executive Inn & Suites, Capri Lounge and The Edge Bar) is nestled on 15 floral, semi-tropical acres in historic Augusta, Georgia, and boasts of being the world’s largest all-male gay resort. The resort has 120 rooms, 2 pools, one a lusciously landscaped, clothing optional pool at the Parliament, and another, adjacent to the Capri Lounge at the Executive Inn,which is not clothing optional but offers poolside cocktail service. There is also a large, welcoming hot tub at the Parliament.
While everyone looks at Parliament as being “ground zero” for the weekend, Parliament fills up quickly. Don’t worry. Executive Inn is immediately adjacent (a 2 minute stroll) to Parliament and many like the rooms there better. Your weekend pass gives you 24 hour access to everything going on at Parliament through the fully staffed lobby.
Getting to the Resort
If you are local enough, obviously you can drive. Parliament and Executive Inn have ample parking. If you are staying off-site you’ll need to rent a car or rely on taxis or ride share.
If you are flying, here are some things to consider.
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is only a 10 – 15 minute drive from Metropolis Entertainment Complex (formerly Parliament and Executive Inn). Ground transportation is more than ample: taxis, Uber, and Lyft all offer rides. Cost is about $20. AGS is a nice, but very small airport with only about 4 gates. The good news is that they are all adjacent. AGS is a 20 minute flight from either Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA.
Many folks fly into either Atlanta, GA (ATL | Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) or Charlotte, NC (CLT | Charlotte Douglas International Airport) rent a car, and drive the rest of the way. Either way, it’s about a 2 hour drive to the resort.
Food and Drink
The Poolside Cafe at Parliament is up and running and is usually open from Thursday evening through Sunday morning. Check their weekend schedule.
The Capri Lounge, at the Executive Inn offers daily drink specials, including daily happy hours cocktail service poolside. It is the venue for Thursday’s registration and our Friday afternoon cocktail party which also offers up a sumptuous buffet of heavy appetizers for those who need their other end fed after the afternoon’s Pool Party.
The Edge Bar is adjacent to Parliament and is open weekends. It is also the location of our Saturday afternoon play party, “Hell Hole: At The Edge of Hell.”
There is limited food delivery available. Check at the front desk for suggestions. If you are driving, downtown Augusta has many fine restaurants in all price ranges.
If you’re aching for a down-home, Southern-style breakfast like biscuits, gravy and grits, the Sunrise Grill, just down the highway in North Augusta, South Carolina (say “hey” to Lindsey). North Augusta also sports a huge Krogers and better liquor prices than Augusta.
Other Stuff to Do
If you’d like to soak up some genuine Southern hospitality, there’s lots to see and do, like taking a riverboat tour down the majestic Savannah River, or just stroll along its banks on the River Walk in downtown Augusta.
THE PLAY SPACES
The Pig Pen, which is set up just for us pigs is well equipped with several slings, lots of benches and tables, crosses, prison bars, a water sports area, restrooms and a shower. There are no touch-up facilities.
There are two Tower Rooms, each with one sling and their own bathrooms, and the Maze which offers glory holes, steamy movies and a sauna.
Your weekend pass is $85 and includes all the usual: swag, water, beer, the cocktail party, play supplies, etc. If you are staying off-site, the Resort adds on their own use fee which ranges from $15 to $25 for Day Passes and $50 for a weekend resort pass.