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.


Modernist Spring Fling
Dandy Wellington Jazz party!

April 10, Wednesday / 6pm

Join us for our first annual spring fling! Celebrating the season in style with our special guest hailing from New York City, Dandy Wellington.

Dandy Wellington and His Band are bringing their Harlem Rhythm to San Francisco for the first time. Put on those dancing shoes and get ready to swing out to their signature sound.

Live Jazz Performance
Tanqueray Nº Ten Gin Tasting
Trumaker Bespoke Suits Pop-Up
Supper Club Prix Fixe available at $95++ per person

Dress code: Swing Dresses & Dapper Looks

*RSVP Opening soon

Fireside chat with patrick lee - cofounder of rotten tomatoes

March 27, Wednesday / 6pm

A serial entrepreneur who's founded 6 startups, including Rotten Tomatoes - Hear Patrick’s founding story behind the successful entertainment venture, his entrepreneurial ups and downs, upcoming projects, and more!


GoodPeople Social:
Dave Kim's Going Away Party

Mar 20, Wednesday / 8:30pm

 Our dear friend & beloved Modernist member Dave Kim is leaving San Francisco and venturing down to Southern California for the next chapter. He has been a big part of our philanthropic, social, and professional communities in San Francisco, gracing us with his beautiful music. Please come by for a wonderful time and give Dave a great sendoff this upcoming Wednesday evening!

Member Dinner series

3/26 Wednesday 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 member nominees, please request an invite below.


Founders Embassy winter Graduate party

3/7 Wednesday 8:00pm

Join us to mingle with the founders, celebrate their third graduating class, and indulge in creative globally-inspired cocktails.

Founders Embassy is the world's first accelerator designed for international and immigrant entrepreneurs committed to making a positive impact on the world. 

Asian Art Museum Gala Afterparty

3/8 Thursday 9:00pm

You’re invited to join the Asian Art Museum’s ART + FASHION themed gala afterparty. Dance the night away, immerse yourself in artwork, and indulge at the open bar and buffet. The night will feature fashion in art, entertainment, and cuisine. The evening benefits the museum programs.

Join us for an unforgettable night! Special code is in your inbox.


Recent programming highlights:

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

2/21 Thursday, 6pm

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Modernist at La la Land with SF Symphony

2/28 Thursday 8pm

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Modernist master series: With member Mark Bright, co-founder & Head Sommelier of Saison

1/23 Wednesday, 6pm

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Now accepting private event inquiries for

March - May 2019