The Metropolitan Club was founded on the evening of February 20, 1891, when a group of distinguished gentlemen, prominent in the civic, commercial, financial, and social life of the City gathered together for an important purpose at the invitation of William Watts Sherman at the Knickerbocker Club. Every member contributed by donating 5000$ to buy the land where now the club is located. The construction works were entrusted to Stanford White and the building was described in 1982 as a unique clubhouse. White was inspired by the Italian Renaissance and the classic lines of its architecture. Some of the most important members of the Metropolitan Club include Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and Salman Rushdie. Initially, the club was reserved only for a male clientele, and only after many years, they allowed women in. Today the Metropolitan club is still one of the most exclusive and well-known clubhouses in the world.
The Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022
Monday – Sunday: aperto 24h