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The Most Exclusive Private Members' Clubs In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES


As flashy as the red-carpet city can be, these private social clubs hint at a much more clandestine side to LA’s ruling society. Ranging from innovative and new clubs to time-honoured organisations, this list reviews the leading members-only communities in the city and uncovers the behind-the-scenes secrets of California’s shrouded social landscape. 



1) The Britely


This recently opened social club dates to April 2021 and celebrates the interchange of modern ideas, diverse demographics, and fruitful networking. The club has a yearly membership of US$3,000 and a hefty waiting list, so knowing current members is crucially desirable. With frequent social events, including cinema screenings, live music, and the occasional indulgence in Michelin-Star Chef Wolfgang’s gourmet menu, this club stands out as a coveted and highly sought after social circle.

 

Estimated Price: US$3,000 yearly subscription 

Application Details: Minimum of two member referrals 

 

Address: 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States  | Website: thebritely.com | Phone: +1 323-433-1425 | Email: info@thebritely.com | Instagram: @thebritely | Facebook: The Britely



2) NeueHouse Bradbury


Based in the classically revived 1893 Bradbury building, Neuehouse attracts members desiring to explore their own creative flair. Its humble beginnings as a workspace permeate its ethos of cultivating a community grounded in artistic ambition. In addition to travel and cultural opportunities, a full membership of US$3,600 a year at this unique club also grants members special VIP access to local art events and festivals.

 

Estimated Price: US$3,600 

Application Details: Unspecified 

 

Address: 6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States  | Website: neuehouse.com/houses/hollywood | Phone: +1 323-337-1420 | Email: via online form | Instagram: @neuehouse | Facebook: @Neuehouse



3) The Jonathan


Hitting the record as one of the oldest clubs on this list at 129 years old, The Jonathan Club was founded in 1895 and comprises of two main venues, one 12 story building in downtown L.A, and a Santa Monica beach resort. This club's classical origins have organised an intricate network of members in traditional industries, including doctors, lawyers, and politicians. At The Jonathan, exclusivity is taken seriously, with applications often taking over a year to process and requiring a bulky initiation fee. Although the yearly subscription remains a mystery, their website that proudly boasts over 200 club-run events per year makes every penny lost sound worth it. 

 

Estimated Price: US$30,000-US45,000 initiation fee with a US$350 monthly payment 

Application Details: Unspecified 

 

Address: 545 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States | Website: https://www.jc.org/ | Phone: +1 213-624-0881 | Email: mallnatt@jc.org | Instagram: @jonathanclub | Facebook: Jonathan Club



4) Soho Warehouse


 A branch of the London-based Soho House brand, this club has built its own distinct name for itself in LA. Located in a refurbished warehouse, this exclusive club requires two current member referrals, with yearly full-subscriptions differing depending on age. Unlike most social clubs, Soho Warehouse is proud of its casual yet stylish approach to life, with a clientele composed of diversely creative individuals. 

 

Estimated Price: US$2,866.50 for their West Hollywood location 

Application Details: Personal Statement about why you would like to apply and two references 

 

Address: 1000 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021, United States | Website: sohohouse.com/houses/soho-warehouse | Phone: +1 213-205-1000 | Email: via online form | Instagram: @sohohouse



5) San Vicente Bungalows


One of the most selective clubs in west LA, San Vicente Bungalows features members from the city’s top elites, including Prince Harry and famous film stars like Steven Spielberg, Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, and Zoe Kravitz. If you manage to seize the chance to join through strong referrals from current members, the fees for this ultra-elusive club start at US$4,200 per year. 

 

Estimated Price: US$4,200 

Application Details: Must be nominated by an existing member 

 

Address: 845 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States | Website: sanvicentebungalows.com | Phone: +1 424-313-8088 | Email: info@sanvicentebungalows.com  



6) The California Club


Also over a century old, The California club has been the social hangout spot for the affluent class for generations. Due to the sworn secrecy of the club, details about their members remain almost non-existent. Like the Jonathan club however, The California Club’s deep roots in American history predispose it to attract and contain a clientele dominated by established politicians and business tycoons. The application process for this highly sought after clique makes it crucial for you to have a minimum of six connections, and a committed annual fee that remains concealed. 

 

Estimated Price: Undisclosed 

Application Details: Invite-only, with a rumoured requirement of 6 referrals 

 

Address: 538 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, California 90071, United States | Website: californiaclub.org |

Phone: 01473 727625 | Email: via online form | Instagram: @californiaclub1887



7) Spring Place


 With high fees that range from US$3,000 to US$15,000, Spring Place is a club situated in a 40,000 square foot luxurious venue in Beverly Hills. With rumours of Leonardo Dicaprio being part of the exclusive club after having celebrated his 44th birthday at Spring Place, this inner circle remains highly coveted by the curious public. 

 

Estimated Price: US$3,000-US$15,000 

Application Details: Unspecified 


Address: 9800 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, United States | Website: springplace.com/place/beverly-hills

| Phone: +1 310-591-8884 | Email: info@springplace.com | Instagram: @springplace


8) The Magic Castle


Bizarre in its magic-centred theme and chateau-style residence, this referrals-only club exclusively welcomes magicians and admirers of the special art. Founded in 1962, the unique venue hosts events where magicians and magic-enthusiasts alike can mingle freely and dine luxuriously. Priced at a US$6,000 initiation fee and monthly due of US$225, this club membership requires you to prove your serious dedication to magic to win the approval of the skeptical committee. 

 

Estimated Price: US$6,000 initiation fee and a monthly fee of US$225 

Application Details: One referee and an earnest display of passion for the art of magic 

 

Address: 7001 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028, United States  | Website: magiccastle.com | Phone: 323-851-3313 | Email: magic@magiccastle.com | Instagram: @magiccastlehollywood | Facebook: The Magic Castle

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