Private Membership Bars Around the World
The most exclusive places to imbibe from New York to Rome, San Francisco to Scotland.
What’s better than the neighborhood pub where everybody knows your name? The top-notch lounge with a private membership option—where the perks far exceed (though still might include) an easy familiarity with the folks serving your drinks. Some memberships offer discounts on top bottles, others grant exposure to rare drams and high-profile events, but all offer an ideal balance between exclusivity and access. Here are 11 membership bars that are worth joining around the world now.