If you like feeling chic, then being a part of one of our listed social exclusive clubs that have waiting lists that lasts years, let you enter through a secret doorway, serve food and drinks you’ve never even heard names of, seated at the dinner table amongst Nobel peace prize winners and place holders of the Hollywood hall of fame is a good solution for you!
This is only an inch of the experience and treatment received by the prestigious members of some of the most exclusive clubs on earth with some secrets.
When the world was in it’s prime, and luxury being second nature was a bitter pill to swallow for the elite of the western world, private exclusive clubs were simply a source for the rich to be able to leave work behind and taste leisure in a place that was meant just for them. In fact, the emergence of private clubs can be dated back to the 18th century, when the first ever Gentleman’s club was set up by British upper class men. With the popularization of the same by British men and women throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the idea of private social clubs evolved- from being a room where only men could enter for a few drinks, smoke some cigars and be entertained, to establishments all around the world for the most elite social groups, complete with a library, a dining area, bars, and parlors for various leisure time activities.
However, this is not where the evolution of private exclusive clubs stopped. In fact, with the modernization of time and development of societies, the allowance into these clubs only got more and more exclusive and selective. In today’s world, it isn’t the person that chooses a private social club to be a part of, but the club that chooses them. Most clubs allow members to enter based on invitations, and if you think you deserve a spot in any one of our top 5, you could be on a waiting list that lasts up to 15 years! Now, establishments are as big as three story houses, complete with dance clubs in the basement, movie theaters, restaurants, and sometimes, even luxury sporting activities! Oh, and if you think these clubs can be found after researching the internet, good luck finding the location on google maps as these clubs ensure their exclusivity by entrances being trapdoors, or requiring secret passwords, sometimes even rotating locations!
So, do you think you could ever make it into any one of our top 5 most exclusive clubs in the world?
- Annabel’s, London
Annabel’s is more than just a private social club- it’s a place that defines your standard of life. Named under one of the most elegant and elite private clubs of the world, Annabel’s serves all those that have already established their names among the stars of the world, making them eligible to strut their heels on the star-lit floors of the club based in London- but for members (and their guests) only! Annabel’s has made such an impact on the nightlife of London, that it is said to be the only club that was visited by the Queen herself! Even if you are a member here, unless you are one of the 78 octogenarian founding members of the club, each member of the club faces a re-election just to stay a part of the club; and with the membership costing £750 per year for people under the age of 27, essentially their target audience, the price only goes up from there. So, if that’s a number reasonable enough for you, and are someone fabulous enough to stand out in your fancy pants at Annabel’s, don’t let anything stop you!
2. The 1930, Milan
As nightlife in Milan goes, the rule for the elite is simple- the less people to enter a bar, the more prestigious it is, because it adds to value. The 1930 in Milan follows this rule and takes it to the next level, being labelled the most inaccessible bar in all of Milan. The 1930 is Milan’s best kept secret, with the speakeasy being almost impossible to find- no map or directions on the internet can help you get; The 1930 finds you. Based on an invitation system, anyone that enters the speakeasy will find it difficult to understand why this is the most exclusive place in all of Milan, possibly the world, until you present a password and a badge, after which the real speakeasy is unveiled by a butler in the most fancy clothes you’ve ever seen a butler in. To get an invitation, a person has to prove themselves worthy, and be a regular customer at Mag’s cafe in Milan until the ‘’Grand Master’’ invites you in himself! The speakeasy functions on themes of literature, with the concept in every element of the speakeasy, including a menu shaped like a book; each item telling you a story. If you think you deserve to feel privileged and special enough to be a part of the 1930, get ready to spend your days at Mag’s cafe till you’re noticed!
3. The Carnegie Club, Dornoch
The term ‘’ best kept secret’’ being repeated again is no surprise as we look at the club that took our spot at #3- The Carnegie Club, calling itself Scotland’s best kept secret. This private social club might as well call themselves the ‘’millionaire’s club’’- established in a Scottish castle that resembles heaven on earth, the club demands a fee of £25,000 just to join! The Skibo castle, which is the establishment for the club, is complete with 21 beautiful guest bedrooms, a gold course, chandeliers in every room and glass paintings on the windows and ceilings, and even a spa within its 8000 acre land! Also one of the most prestigious private exclusive clubs in the UK, The Carnegie Club has been no stranger to hosting the rich and the elite, including the world’s billionaire oil tycoons, CEO’s, and businessmen- and of course, the time Madonna tied the knot to Guy Richie in the castle! Feeling like spending your days feeling like a royalty? The Carnegie Club is looking for new members to out through their rigorous entrance process!
4. Capital Club, Dubai
We move on from castles among streams of water and highland oaks, to a city of skyscrapers and sports cars. Welcome to The Capital Club in Dubai, the most sought after private members club in the middle east. The club is ideally the best place to do business, which is why it is chased by not just the city’s top dealmakers and businessmen, but as the club looks to raise $8.2M to refurbish the already pristine club, word is slowly starting to spread to the rest of the world about this members-only business club. How can you be a part of it, you wonder? Well, the club strictly favors all those members that have made the bills rain on the business world in Dubai, and are looking to expand and grow, and of course, be able to afford the $5,500 per year fee. Complete with sporting facilities, meeting rooms and an exclusive restaurant, The Capital Club makes its way as #4 on our list!
5. The Metropolitan Club, New York
What started as the epitome of The Gentleman’s Club in the USA, The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, NYC, is now one of the most pristine private exclusive clubs of the country, allowing both men and women. Made to serve the elite, the club functions on rules that make it stay in touch with simpler times. Upon entrance, all members must hand their electronic devices over, and the dress-code is not easy to crack! The Club was founded J.P. Morgan, as a place for the pristine of the city to be able to have a place where they felt truly exclusive, and discuss various affairs. Now, the club has evolved into a place that hosts charity events and balls on the regular, adding that sparkle to the elite life we only hear about or watch in movies about New York City. To apply to become a member of the club, an email must be sent to the directories of the club, after which the application goes through a long process before you are deemed worthy enough to feel truly exclusive among the skies of the concrete jungle that is New York!