Founded in 2015, Modernist is a Members’ club with a mission to build an amazing life-long community in San Francisco and around the world. 


On regular days, you can unwind, savor cocktails crafted by award-winning mixologist, sip on rare whiskies, and enjoy masterful Japanese dining experience.

Then there are those thought-provoking nights meant to push boundaries and set new frontiers.


Located in the heart of financial district and Embarcadero waterfront, Modernist Clubhouse is a place for members to relax, entertain, and indulge.

Masterful culinary experience

Akiko’s Inside the Modernist

Private Dinner experience presented by Akiko‘s, most recently voted one of the 31 best sushi restaurants in America.

Led by Chef Chris Massad, 2nd place winner in Washoku World Challenge.

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NewGen Forum Series
Venture Capitalists: On Changes and Innovation

May 28, Tuesday | 6 - 8pm

Join us for an evening panel discussion on the changes and innovation in the venture landscape, democratization of funding, and hear from top new generation venture capitalists on how they engage and evaluate deal opportunities.


Summer Night 'Dream' Cannabis Pop-up

June 15th, Saturday | 6:30pm

Join us for an exclusive summer night cannabis pop-up curated by Rootery and Bloomery. Taste and learn about learn about different cannabis products, while sipping on specialty Terpene cocktails and indulging in delicious bites with fellow members



June Member Dinner

June 25th, Tuesday | 7:00pm

Members, join us for an intimate culinary & social community experience at one of our upcoming member dinners.

Meet, share stories and great conversations with other members in the community. Find out more about our upcoming expansion plans and different membership options. *Potential members, please request an invite below.

Live streaming Warriors v. Raptors!

GAME 6 | June 13th, Thursday | 6pm
Join us to cheer on the Warriors for Game 1!
*Beef Noodle Soup and full menu will be available.



GoodPeople Social: Featuring Elephant Conservation Center

June 12th, Wednesday | 8pm

Co-hosted by members. Join us to learn more about The Elephant Conservation Center and how you can help rescue two elephants from a casino in Boten.

 The Elephant Conservation Center opened in 2011 with the ultimate goal of releasing elephants back to the wild. Currently the center houses 29 elephants over 540 hectares of land.

80's Neon Party!

June 7th, Friday | 9pm

Members are cordially invited to join us this Friday night, to celebrate Modernist co-founder, Albert Chen's Birthday!

It will be an evening of Albert's favorite things - 80's music, ice cream, good friends and good times!

*Serving Pop Rocks Whiskey Ice Cream from 9 - 10pm

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 Female Founders Meetup

June 5th, Wednesday | 8:30 - 11:30pm

Are you a founder or looking to help support/fund female entrepreneurs? Join us for our female founders meet up and social!

Co-hosted by member Jessica Greenwalt, product designer at ZeroDown, a startup that helps people secure bay area homes without a down payment.

GoodPeople & GoodPuppy Social: With

May 29th, Wednesday | 8 - 11pm 

Join us for a barkin' good time this Wednesday evening with GoodPeople & GoodPuppies!
Founded in 2016, Dogtime is a community connecting dog owners & dog lovers in 22 cities around the world.


Modernist Book Club

Meeting Date: June 4th, Tuesday | 7pm

Book: Frankenstein

Led by member Ernestine Fu:


“A great book sparks many interpretations. Its meanings, originating in the author and the society where and when the book was written, change with our own thoughts and times. Each time we read such a work, we learn, and in learning, we grow in understanding ourselves and the world around us.”


Recent programming highlights:

Spring Fling: Dandy Wellington Live Jazz Party

4/10 Wednesday, 6pm

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Modernist master series: An evening with prima ballerina yuan yuan tan

2/21 Thursday, 6pm

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Modernist at SF BALLET: The LIttle Mermaid

4/19 Friday 8pm

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Now accepting private event inquiries for

July - August 2019