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.

Gold house <Joy luck club> soiree: vip reception with cast

May 18, Saturday | 5 - 7pm

Co-hosted by Janet Yang and CAAM at Modernist. Join the cast of Joy Luck Club before an exclusive community viewing of the film.

*By invitation-only

pre-screening party with Cast and Crew of “Empty by Design”

May 14, Tuesday | 5:30pm

Empty by Design stars Rhian Ramos, Osric Chau, Chris Pang, Dante Basco and Madeleine Humphries. Written and directed by Philippines/British director Andrea A Walter.

Empty by Design has their World Premiere as the Closing Night Film at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.



Member Dinner series

Thursday May 16, Tuesday May 21 | 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.

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.”


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Fireside Chat with Jennifer Hopp: Tax benefits of living/ working/ investing in puerto Rico

May 8, Wednesday | 6pm

Member Jennifer Hopp is the managing partner at ATO Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Puerto Rico that funds technology startups globally. Join us to learn about her experience living in Puerto Rico & tax incentives you & your company can receive! (for informational purposes only)

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

June - August 2019