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.


Ms. Purple Premier
#GoldOpen Cocktail Reception

September 19th, Thursday | 9pm 

Modernist will be co-hosting the post-premier cocktail reception for Ms. Purple. Join us for a fun evening with cast and crew of Ms. Purple. 

#GoldOpen is a community-driven movement to ensure the opening success of new majority creative projects like MS. PURPLE.

*To see the film, please find tickets and showings here.


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'Welcome Home' Post Burn Social

September 18th, Wednesday | 8 - 11pm

Co-hosted by members Toni Alejandria (Big Imagination/747), Oren Knopfmacher (Dusty Justice), Colin Lowenberg (Project Atlas), & more amazing souls.

The dust has settled. Let's get together, share our stories, most dusty moments and hug like we're getting ready for sunrise.

San Francisco Fashion Community Week Afterparty at Modernist

September 21st, Saturday | 9:30pm 

Join us Saturday evening for the VIP afterparty for the San Francisco Fashion Community Week, a 4-day Fashion Marathon full of three runway shows, exhibition, networking, conference, brand presentation and after parties. Produced by member Shirin Hashem, it is now at its 9th edition.



Planet Home Summit afterparty at modernist

September 14th, Saturday | 10:30pm 

 Join us Saturday evening for the VIP afterparty for the Planet Home Summit, a creative and immersive 3 day showcase of experiences that brings together world-renowned leaders, artists, from Edward Norton, Adrian Grenier, Pat Brown (CEO Impossible Foods), Peter Diamandis (Founder Singularity) Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean & dozens of other notable leaders in their fields.

*Members can email for special VISIONS ticket price.

F@%&! Cancer with member Mekhail Anwar

September 11th, Wednesday | 5:45 - 11pm 

 Most of us have been impacted by cancer, family, friends, others. ~ 18% of people worldwide develop cancer in their lifetimes, with 18 million new cases just this past year.

Join us this Wednesday to learn more about cancer & what we're doing to try to solve this disease - science/technology - immunotherapy, treatments and more with Mekhail Anwar.

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'Mission Impossible' fireside chat & social with Member David Lee, CFO & former COO of Impossible Foods

September 4th, Wednesday | 5:45pm 

Hear the story behind Impossible Foods and their plant based meat. Indulge in 'Impossible Creations' this evening by Akiko's/Modernist Chef Chris Massad


Modernist Book Club: no. 2

Reading: The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Casares
Meeting Date: October 1st, Tuesday | 7pm

Led by Member Ernestine Fu

Artists often respond to one another — sometimes simultaneously, or across an age or a great distance. The great Saint Lucian poet Derek Walcott, who passed away in 2017, wrote Love After Love in response to 16th century English poet and priest George Herbert. Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramovic inspired Lady Gaga.

Join us in reading this book that Jorge Luis Borges described in its introduction as, “To classify [the book] as perfect is neither an imprecision nor a hyperbole."

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Now Accepting Private Event Bookings

October - January 2019

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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