Modernist Private social club

Modernist is a Private Social Club Community of Accomplished Founders, C-Level, Venture Industry and Friends
We are building our own Modern "Cheers"
We bring like minded people together to form a community around amazing experiences

What you should know about us

We have ~ 500 Members in our Private Social Club Community
Our Values are Fun, Friendly, Interesting, Accomplished, Respectful and Unpretentious
We will be opening our second location in 2018 in San Francisco at the current 5A5 SteakLounge location
We have one the top cocktail teams in the world
We are a fine dining bites restaurant inside an experience bar
We are a daytime workspace, meeting place and evening entertaining space
We curate an amazing group of like minded people with amazing cocktail and whisky experiences

Hospitality experience team

Modernist is a fine dining level cocktail and bites experience with one of San Francisco's top hospitality teams
Our cocktails are made by "Cocktail Chefs" and featuring an ever changing experiences.

Resident Cocktail Chefs: 
Carlo Spledorini: awarded international cocktail winner 2012, formerly ran all worldwide MINA Group bar programs.  
Abby Martinie: formerly head bartender Michael MINA Clock Bar
Adam Reaume: formerly head bartender Michael MINA Bourbon Steak

Executive Chef: 
Allen Chen concurrently Executive Chef at 5A5 SteakLounge and previous Alexander's Steakhouse

Resident Host
Chris Chour, formerly Captain from Michael MINA Pabu


139 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


Work and Meeting Space Club Hours
Tuesday - Friday 2pm - 6pm

Bar and Restaurant Club Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 6pm - 1am
Closed Sunday and Monday


Modernist will be a multi-location Private Social Club.  We will have a network of locations and services initially in San Francisco with expansion to other cities in the future.  Memberships to Modernist will have access to all locations.

We will be opening our second location at the current 5A5 SteakLounge location in San Francisco
2017 planned partial 5A5 conversion to Modernist
2018 planned full 5A5 conversion to Modernist

Additional Member Services and Perks

2017 planned launch of additional members services


Private Club Membership Fees are $3000 per year.  Discounted the first year to $2000 for our Friends to all be part of Modernist.    
Inclusive is $1000 Food / Beverage Tab Credit to spend at Modernist in the Membership Year


Our Hosts curate the ongoing mix of members and experiences we have in our club. 
An offer for renewal may be made each year based on activity, social interaction and contributions to Modernist.  

MEMBER contributions 

Modernist Members contribute to the community by hosting events and other exclusive perks for the community  


All Members are nominated through an existing Member through an introduction email to the Proprieter
We ask that Members only nominate new members whom they have had a relationship for at least 2 years and embody our culture and values


Modernist Members receive credits for hosting events and nominating new members
Credits can be redeemed for tab credit and additional services in the future


Our club locations will be accessed via biometric fingerprint access or keypad passcode  
Please check-in with our Host when you arrive to setup your fingerprint


Members may walk in without reservation for our Bar and Lounge
But we prefer you make a reservation anytime you are coming into The Club so we can expect you
Tasting Experiences and Member Mixers require reservation


Members may walkin with up to 3 guests at any time
Additional guests are welcome with reservation or advanced notice to the club as long as we can accommodate

Group Events

Members may organize larger group events for members or non-member guests.
Whisky tastings, cocktail tasting receptions, birthdays  


WIFI available, please check with host for network and password

Printing service

Printing services available, please check with host


Laptop and USB power ports are available under every seating booth

Bag Check

Check your bags with host
You may also leave your bag with our Host for later retrieval

bottle lockers

Lockers may be available for a monthly rental fee when available
You may choose from our Bottle List or Special Request Order a bottle
Members may not bring their own bottles.  

Member Social club Events

The Club hosts weekly Social Club Events for Members to meet each other
Whisky Business Tuesdays for Accomplished Founders, C-Level and Venture Industry
GoodPeople Wednesdays Member Spotlight Events

host a member event

Members are encouraged to host Member Events
Weekly Member Events to co-host Whisky Business or GoodPeople
Other nights available for Member host other types of events

host a private event

Members may book the space for a private event for their company, organization or just friends
Seated Experience for up to 20
Private Cocktail Chef bar and bites for up to 50
Reception for up to 100

HOST A birthday EVENT

Members may host birthday events on any Thursday, Friday or Saturday
Birthday events are limited to 100 people or less
Events larger than 100 people may be hosted at 5A5

Member Accounts

Your name and member ID are used to order on your account credit
Food and Beverage subtotal will be deducted from your Tab Credit
Tax, Service Fee, SF Mandate and any amount over your Tab Credit are charged to your credit card on file for each transaction
A Modernist Mobile App will be available soon to check your account balance

You don’t need to sign your bill.  You can just walk out and have your bill deducted from your Account
You can also choose to pay by credit card or cash and not use your Account
You can request a printed copy of your bill each evening
We will send a copy of your bill via email if using your Member Account

guest payments

Guests may pay via credit card or cash
Please instruct the server or host on how you would like your bill split

Account Credit may be used for other Services

5A5 SteakLounge
Add Member Name and Member # to your notes when reserving via Opentable or at
If walking in to the bar, just let the server know your Member Name and Member # when ordering Bakery Marketplace
Email to place an order and use your account credit for products on