Exclusivity Flourishes at the Best Private Clubs in NYC

Exclusivity Flourishes at the Best Private Clubs in NYC


New York City is rightly known as the “City that Never Sleeps.” High-quality nightlife abounds in this vibrant metropolis, and visitors and residents alike are never lacking for interesting activities, events, and entertainment.

Among the city’s robust networking scene are several private clubs, where individuals can socialize with others who share their interests. When traveling to New York City via XO’s private jet solutions, take time to seek out and enjoy these top-notch NYC private clubs:

1. Soho House

Soho House NYC, in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, includes both a hotel and a members’ club, known as the House. The House includes several distinct spaces, including the Drawing Room, a comfortable space for meeting, working, eating and drinking; the Club Bar, with booths, vintage bar stools and fireside seating; the Pantry Bar, with a cheese and meat counter and a self-service candy bar; the Vinyl Room, which hosts events for members; the Rooftop, which includes a swimming pool and views of downtown Manhattan; and the Restaurant, where seasonal and American food is served all day. Soho House also has private spaces to rent for events and parties.

2. The Knickerbocker Club

The highly-rated Knickerbocker Club, known informally as The Knick, is a luxury hotel in Times Square situated in a legendary New York landmark. In addition to 330 luxe guestrooms and suites, The Knick also boasts “Manhattan’s Most Electrifying Rooftop.” The Knick's St. Cloud Rooftop is one of the premier rooftop bars in NYC and a pinnacle of the establishment’s Atop Times Square experience. The space includes three plush corner Sky Pods that overlook Times Square, an exclusive Waterford Crystal Lounge, the ultra-luxe private room, and stylish indoor and outdoor seating options. Guests can enjoy sophisticated entertainment, upscale dining, and a progressive cocktail menu. Another space to check out is the Charlie Palmer at the Knick Restaurant, with its offering of live music and exquisite cuisine.

3. CORE: Club

The CORE: Club is a well-known hangout of NYC’s elite. The exclusive club touts itself as “the center of everything exceptional,” a place to dine with your broker, host a board meeting, hold birthday parties, or drink coffee with business partners. CORE:’s member services and benefits include upscale dining facilities; dangene: The Institute of Skinovation; a salon and spa; personalized fitness regimes; and functional facilities for overnight lodging and memorable event-hosting. CORE: also puts on more than 200 curated cultural events throughout the year to enrich the social and intellectual lives of its members. The club's cultural programing often features major players from a myriad of fields, including the arts, politics, science, sports, and medicine.

4. Carbon

The Carbon club, also referred to CarbonNYC, is so exclusive it can be difficult to find information on the male-only organization. In the words of founder Jay Friedlander, the Carbon Club's mission since 2004 has been "to create a community where camaraderie, influence, and a prolific urban experience intersect.” The club is now described as an invitation-only network of leaders in international business, technology, and politics. Although the club has no physical landing space to speak of, members get entrance to special events.

5. The Metropolitan Club

The Metropolitan Club New York is a swanky establishment that’s been operating since 1891. Members and their guests have to abide by a simple set of house rules: Men must wear jackets and ties at all times and women must wear dresses, skirts, or pant suits; no cellphones or laptops are permitted except in private meeting rooms and bedrooms; and no pets allowed. In return, members are able to enjoy a club steeped in deep tradition and history. The breathtaking space is able to be used for weddings, conferences, social events, and galas.

6. 21 Club

The 21 Club was once a speakeasy—or secret Prohibition-era hangout—that has been turned into a vibrant hotspot that still tops New York City’s social scene. Although home to fantastic dining, the 21 is also about entertainment, sophisticated fun, and an adventure into the imagination. You can hang out in the Bar Room, where unique toys hang suspended from the ceiling, or grab a bite to eat at Bar ‘21’ and Lounge, a star-studded hideaway where you can relax and socialize at your own pace.

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