How to Get Into the Most Exclusive, Members-Only Clubs in LA
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Steeped in Hollywood glamour and mystique, LA has long attracted stars and socialites seeking exclusive opportunities to dine, party, and relax behind the velvet rope. When Soho House West Hollywood first landed in LA more than a decade ago, Angelenos were clamoring to get in the door at the sparkling social club perched above Sunset Boulevard. Today, the brand has expanded to three more locations across the city. The same can be said about Neuehouse, which first opened as a work space, but has now expanded from a location in Hollywood to another in Downtown, with a third expected to open doors in Venice this summer.
As these private social clubs rise in popularity, it’s led to even more niche openings, such as a members-only space for fashionable moms, another for the party crowd, one for people who love yoga, a space for the wellness-focused, and even a club for jetsetters. Use this guide to LA’s most exclusive members only clubs to navigate your way inside.
This club doesn’t open until August, but those in the know will want to get their applications in ASAP. Located in the heart of Hollywood near the Capitol Records building, Gower Studios, and Netflix in a six-story, 95,000-square-foot building on Vine Street, the Aster belongs to a new generation of private social clubs that reflects the warmth and sophistication of the world’s most luxurious boutique hotels. The space offers endless opportunities to work, stay, and play right in the center of the Hollywood action, including a pool, lounges, workspaces, bars, a recording studio, a screening room, a cabaret lounge, and various spaces dedicated to health and wellness. Located on the sixth floor rooftop, all-day Lemon Grove restaurant and bar will be under the direction of chef Sam Talbot (The Surf Lodge), who hopes to create a sustainable kitchen that reduces food waste, utilizes alternatives to plastic, sources local ingredients, and will be white-sugar-free, with a focus on California cuisine. The beverage program will be seasonal and meant to pair with the food menu, with non-alcoholic cocktails, beer, wine, and champagne offered on the menu. If you want to test-drive a membership, you can check into one of the 35 bedrooms—all suites and 700-square-feet—which are open to the public and members alike. Hotel guests will have access to all member amenities during their stay.
How to get in: Fill out the application online for founding members. Your photo, and questions such as your favorite place in the world and what you bring to the membership community, as well as your bio and skills will be asked to be included in the club directory, creating a sense of community from the start.
The fitness-focused will love this spa and membership club that marks the first of its kind in LA. Heimat, which translates to "the feeling of home" in German, transformed a 1930s industrial building in Hollywood's Media District and spans across 75,000-square-feet across five floors. The fitness club looks like a highly curated art gallery, with concrete elements, original graffiti and mural designs, and live cacti gardens alongside sleek weight and circuit training machines and state-of-the-art cardio machines. Membership includes access to fitness classes such as cycling, running, bootcamp, barre, boxing, dance cardio, kinesis, TRX, mat and hot yoga, and reformer pilates. Head to the fourth floor rooftop for a garden oasis with a rooftop pool and cabanas, plus Mother Tongue, a global dining destination helmed by Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina, the club’s only amenity that’s open to the public.
How to get in: Membership is $4,200 annually ($350 per month) with all classes included, plus a $300 initiation fee. Fill out the application online, which asks for your social profiles, plus the names of any current members you may know.
An invite-only, wellness-oriented sanctuary, this space on Sunset Blvd offers therapies to heal your mind, body, and soul. Members are treated to classes that span yoga, meditation, sound bath, and massage experiences, as well as treatments that include infrared sauna, cryotherapy, float therapy, thermal shock treatments, cryo facials, contour light, and endermologie. The space currently boasts four infrared saunas, two cryotherapy chambers, three float rooms, and eight treatment rooms, plus a yoga and meditation studio. This fall, the yoga-centered studio plans to expand to Studio City.
How to get in: The invitation-only membership club offers complimentary day passes to prospective members. Fill out your name, email and phone number on their website for more information. For $2,028 annually ($169 per month with an annual commitment), members are given access to all meditation and yoga classes, infrared sauna, cryo chamber and float tank. Plus there’s an initiation fee $100-$1000 depending on the time of year you join, and $125 per extra treatment (massage, endermologie, cryo facials, thermal shock, contour light) in addition to membership dues.
Just a stone’s throw away from Artha and The Britely, this WeHo club calls itself “the world’s first social wellness club.” Remedy Place is the vision of founder Dr. Jonathan Leary, a renowned concierge wellness doctor who focuses on top alternative medicines, ancient practices, and modern technologies in his private practice. Club amenities include practitioner visits, holistic treatments such as breathwork, ice bath classes, hyperbaric chambers, functional medicine, and more. The LA location has limited space for just 200 members, but guests do not need to be members to experience the club’s offerings. Focused on self-care and alternative medicine, Remedy Place spotlights health.
How to get in: Monthly membership is $495 and includes four tech-remedies and one multivitamin IV drop, plus unlimited cryotherapy and guest passes. All-access membership is $2,500 per month, which includes unlimited tech-remedies and four practitioner visits which include chiropractic movement, acupuncture and cupping, and IV drips. Referrals are not required, but they help applicants stand out throughout the membership process. Apply for membership online.
The city’s newest Soho House is just a few blocks away from the original Soho House West Hollywood location. With 34 bedrooms, this house represents the ultimate opportunity to play and stay, and you can expect to find two bars and a rooftop packed with a younger set than the original. Mingle in the light-filled atrium, 1960s-inspired sitting room, intimate library, or at one of the classic red leather booths in the restaurant space. The restaurant here draws inspiration from Miami-favorite Mandolin Aegean Bistro, which recently opened its doors to Angelenos at Soho Warehouse. The Holloway House has an extensive art collection focusing on young artists 40 years old or under who are born, based or trained in LA—from emerging young voices to established, global names.
How to get in: Membership is accepted at the discretion of the club. Two current member referrals are needed, plus an online application and a recent photo to confirm your identity. Appealing to a younger crowd, the under 27 local house rate for membership is currently available for a special rate of $600 annually. For the over 27 set, annual dues are $2,300 for a single club, and $4,000, not inclusive of taxes, for access to the more than 30 Soho Houses worldwide, except for the Malibu house. Apply online, the membership committee reviews applications on a monthly basis.
Located in the historical Bradbury building, NeueHouse in Downtown LA, takes over 25,000-square-feet of space. Member amenities include a cafe and bar — The Wyman Bar — serving up coffee in the morning and cocktails at night. The main draw here are the diverse workspaces including The Gallery (coworking space), broadcast and podcast studios, conference rooms, private offices, screening rooms, private phone booths, wellness rooms and more. The club also hosts inclusive and diverse cultural events such as intriguing conversations and cultural experiences, mainly housed under the building’s iconic atrium and at The Wyman Bar.
How to get in: Submit an application to apply for the newest membership called Salon, which includes questions like “dream dinner guests (dead or alive?)." Annual dues for Salon memberships are $3,200 for access to any house’s gallery floors and communal spaces for eight business days per month, as well as unlimited access to restaurant and bar spaces along with cultural programming. You can also fill out this form to explore other membership types for flexible workspaces and offices for individuals or teams, starting for $595 per month, with various options depending on your needs.
One of LA’s splashiest clubs is The Britely, housed inside the Pendry Hotel in the center of the Sunset Strip action. This private, members-only club is unique, with a full screening room, spa, fitness center, rooftop pool, and music venue courtesy of the Pendry hotel. Members are given priority access to events at The Sun Rose, the hotel’s music venue which has so far seen A-list acts from Nicole Scherzinger to Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Enter on the ground floor (adjacent to the hotel’s entrance) and head downstairs to the old Hollywood glam-inspired dining room where pink feather lamps and colorful bar stools await. There’s even a bowling alley and live music corner. Designed by Martin Brudnizki (known for his over-the-top decor of London's storied social club Annabel’s), The Britely is an artfully curated jewelbox. Take the private members elevator to the roof for stunning views of West Hollywood on one side and all the way to Downtown’s skyscrapers on the other. The food and drink program is helmed by none other than Wolfgang Puck, making this club a favorite among fine diners. Member programming includes art talks and exclusive previews, engaging discussions, poolside sound baths, tequila tastings, jewelry making, DJ nights, game nights, and more.
How to get in: Membership is at the discretion of the club. Apply here and include a clear headshot and at least two current members as referrals (not mandatory but highly encouraged) as the club’s focus is on creating an exclusive community. Founding member dues are $2,800.
Another mix between co-working space and social club, this Beverly Hills hotspot is a more exclusive version of similar clubs. Catering to creative minds, Spring Place Beverly Hills spans three floors and offers a stunning art collection. On the first floor you’ll find executive suites, a boardroom, and conference room, plus a showroom and library. On the second floor are more conference rooms, a lounge, and co-working spaces. The restaurant, bar and lounge are on the third floor where there’s also a screening room. With a flagship location in Manhattan, the Beverly Hills location is the second location for the club, which is soon expanding to Miami, Paris, Milan and Riyadh.
How to get in: Local membership starts at $50 per month and community memberships, which gives you access to restaurants and programming in both NYC and LA, is $3,500 annually and $2,500 for under 30. Book a tour and inquire about membership or apply directly. The membership committee reviews applications on a monthly basis.There’s a referrals section where applicants could include names of current members as referrals.
Leading a wave of niche, members-only clubs is Fashion Mamas, founded in 2014 by local Latina entrepreneur and fashion editor Natalie Alcala. The community was created for diverse mothers who work in creative industries, including fashion, art, beauty, design, media, and entertainment, helping them create connections and build strong networks with other ambitious women. The network has since amassed more than 600 members across the globe with chapters in LA, New York, Miami, and San Francisco. The LA flagship has a family-friendly members’ clubhouse in Silver Lake where its 400 members partake in events, workshops, talks, and more. The brand even launched its own namesake apparel and accessories brand.
How to get in: Annual dues are $350 for the LA/SoCal location. Apply online.
For LA’s jetsetters, PS, formerly known as Private Suite, is the must-have membership. The private terminal is located off the Imperial Highway to avoid LAX chaos and make traveling as easy and seamless as possible. Book a suite pre- or post-flight and discover a new way to travel, including a separate check-in for luggage, TSA security, and customs, plus the perk of being driven—in a private BMW no less—on the tarmac directly to your flight. Plan ahead and get a massage, manicure, or haircut, and enjoy meals crafted by executive chef Matt Roman while waiting for your flight. The hyper-local seasonal menu changes due to the readiness of fresh produce available, with current options like Salmon Tartine for breakfast; salads, bowls, and sandwiches for lunch, including the towering PS Burger; and entrees like Herb-Marinated Hanger Steak. There's even a kids menu and cookies and seasonal sorbet for dessert. The staff focuses on catering to each of their members, meaning if you want Sugarfish or In-N-Out, a simple request will have it ready in your suite. When coming back home, members can book PS Direct for domestic flights, where a car will wait for you at the plane, pick up your luggage, and drive you home. Other than the complimentary (unlimited) in-suite meals and every snack you could possibly imagine, including top-shelf alcohol, members also receive complimentary children’s toys, use of the shower spa, and valet parking and detailing while they’re away. The latest offering is The Salon, where members and non-members can experience a larger (less private) lounge setting for $695 per person, per use.
How to get in: Fill out this form and a PS representative will be in touch. Annual member dues are $4,500, plus $3,250 one-way for up to four travelers for each flight and $3,450 for PS Direct. Corporate memberships as well as non-member rates are also available.
This clubhouse, which is more glam and celeb-oriented than other locations, spans over two floors. The top (main) floor is primarily known for its stunning views. Grab a seat (if you can find one) in the living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, or on the dazzling patio for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Brunch at Soho House is a popular event, so make reservations early if you’re in the mood for a boozy Sunday. If you’re stopping by late night, cozy up at The Luckman, a wood-paneled bar with vintage-inspired furniture that places emphasis on tequila and mezcal drinks.
How to get in: Membership is accepted at the discretion of the club. Two current member referrals are needed, plus an online application, and a recent photo to confirm your identity. For those over 27, annual dues are $2,300 for a single club and $4,000 for access to the more than 30 Soho Houses worldwide, excluding the Malibu house. For the under 27 set, it’s $1,150 for a single club and $2,000 for all. Apply online, the membership committee reviews applications on a monthly basis.
Soho House expanded its LA footprint with the opening of Little Beach House Malibu. Located next door to the always packed Nobu Malibu (they share a parking lot), this beach house was intended to be a hangout primarily for locals. Enjoy ocean views from two stories of the breezy indoor-outdoor space where quaint, artfully designed nooks act as the perfect hangout as you enjoy similar fare to Soho House in WeHo, plus board games and unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean. If you decide to visit on a Sunday, be sure to come hungry so you can fully enjoy the club’s famed buffet brunch that’s dubbed Sunday Feast.
How to get in: Membership is accepted at the discretion of the club. Two current member referrals are needed, plus an online application, and a recent photo to confirm your identity. For those under 27, annual dues are $3,000, not inclusive of taxes, plus a one-time application fee of $1,150. If you’re planning to get an “every house” membership with Little Beach House access, it’s $6,000 annually if you’re older than 27. Apply online, the membership committee reviews applications on a seasonal basis.
Unlike Soho House’s other LA clubs, this one is housed in a former warehouse building which houses a hotel, rooftop pool, and Soho Health Club. Check in on the first floor, adjacent to the split-level gym and the new Mandolin Taverna, a popular Miami export that’s open to the public. On floors three, four, and five, you’ll find the 48 bedrooms where guests are able to shop the exclusive capsule collection between SSENSE and LA-designer, Rhude. The industrial property’s sixth floor features the club bar, sitting room, drawing room, and house kitchen. In the basement, there’s now Warehouse Studio, a creative space for events, workshops, and panels for Soho House and Soho Friends members. Soho Friends is a new class of membership that gives access to studios, bedrooms, events, and other benefits at affiliated spas and restaurants. One of the biggest draws here is the seventh-floor rooftop, equipped with an indoor bar, outdoor roof terrace for cocktails or dinner, and a 50-foot pool and sundeck overlooking Downtown LA and beyond.
How to get in: Membership is accepted at the discretion of the club. Two current member referrals are needed, plus an online application and a recent photo to confirm your identity. Annual dues are $2,300 for a single club and $4,000, not inclusive of taxes, for all of the more than 30 Soho Houses worldwide, except for the Malibu house. Apply online, the membership committee reviews applications on a monthly basis.
Jeff Klein (known for his storied Sunset Tower Hotel) opened San Vicente Bungalows in 2019 and famously told The New York Times that, “Privacy is the new luxury.” Perhaps the most hush-hush of local members-only clubs, SVB is the most strict on their no photos and no posting policy. Set in a pink and green motif, the clubhouse is located in the heart of West Hollywood, and features a lush garden patio, treehouse-like private dining room, eight guest rooms for members to stay the night, a screening room, fountain, restaurant, and more. Menu favorites from the restaurant include the Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower and Zucchini Chips, plus a Whipped Lemon Meringue Pie. Programming includes speaker series, comedy nights with actors like Ramy Youssef, charity fundraisers, disco and magician events, skincare master classes, tequila tastings, and even a free weekly members brunch. Additional perks span exclusive discounts and offerings that range from limited-edition Lingua Franca SVB sweaters to two weeks of free membership at Artha, another members-only club in LA.
How to get in: As a testament to this club's exclusivity, they keep mum on their specific application requirements, but you can get started with the process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 424-313-8088. Annual dues start at $4,200.
Co-working space meets cultural hub at NeueHouse Hollywood — think of it as WeWork meets Soho House. The Hollywood location can be found in the original CBS Studios building—the world's first structure built for broadcast. This membership club is geared toward the working set and spans more than 70,000-square-feet, including six floors and a basement, with a rooftop deck where al fresco screenings and events take place. The goal here is to bring together creatives to work adjacent to one another, socialize and experience culture together. NeueHouse expanded its Angeleno footprint with the opening of its Downtown location. Up next, the brand will open NeueHouse Venice Beach at the end of the summer, as well as a new hub in Miami in 2021.
How to get in:Submit an application to apply for the newest membership called Salon, which includes questions like “Dream dinner guests (dead or alive?)." Annual dues for Salon memberships are $3,200 for access to any house’s gallery floors and communal spaces for eight business days per month, as well as unlimited access to restaurant and bar spaces along with cultural programming. You can also fill out this form to explore other membership types for flexible workspaces and offices for individuals or teams, starting at $595 per month, with various options depending on your needs.