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Not that kind of gentlemen's club

I'm in NYC and am interested in traditional gentlemen's clubs, like the University Club and The Knickerbocker. Is there an accessible version of this kind of club? Something with a library and bar and maybe food? I'm middle class and don't have an especially high-flying job and don't have any amazing social connections in the city, so it would have to be a straight-forward application process. Does anything like this exist or would it defeat the point of these clubs if it did exist?
posted by lbotkins on Jun 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Fun, inexpensive "of the month" clubs

I love the idea of Dollar Shave Club. What are some other subscription-type services I might enjoy? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 27, 2014 - 24 answers

What society is this?

My wife found a pin in an antique store. It looks like it's to indicate membership in some sort of group. What is it from? http://i.imgur.com/iRIRLx0.jpg
posted by ckolderup on Oct 19, 2013 - 10 answers

Cheating and Freak Dancing

Is it considered cheating if you “freak dance” or “Bump and Grind” at the club with someone who is not your significant other? (long but necessary story inside, possibly nsfw)) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2013 - 79 answers

Social Clubs

I am looking for the names of networking/exclusive clubs for executives. [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Aug 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Dance music in Cleveland?

We're considering a move to the Cleveland area, and one of the deciding factors for me is going to be the quality of the local dance music scene. But that leads me to ask: what's the deal with the local dance music scene? Does one exist? I've found a couple of online forums but they seem to be moribund. So what's up, Cleveland? Anyone dancing in converted warehouses until the sun comes up? Are there gigs to be found for dance DJs here?
posted by 1adam12 on Jun 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Getting good electronic dance music in Vancouver, BC

Where does a thirty-something resident of Vancouver go for electronic dance music? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie on Jan 25, 2013 - 2 answers

I want to buy your stuff, not join your club

What is the deal with e-commerce websites that force you to "become a member" before you can even see the items that they are selling? I'm thinking about Fab, Everlane, etc. [more inside]
posted by alms on Jul 29, 2012 - 22 answers

Standing room only, but preggo lady still gets a chair

Are all bars super accommodating to pregnant ladies, or just the ones we go to in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Jul 27, 2012 - 12 answers

I really like water...

Need a quick, simple response to "why aren't you drinking??" [more inside]
posted by brynna on Mar 11, 2012 - 71 answers

Help me plan a weekend in NYC?

We have one weekend in New York, help us make it count! [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Feb 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Spotlight on my ignorance!

Can you explain to me how the lighting works for your average touring rock club show? Two specific examples for you to consider inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Activity-less in Seattle

What are some good social clubs / activities / volunteer-type things in the Seattle metropolitan area? I want to make more friends. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Nov 21, 2011 - 8 answers

are social clubs dead?

are social clubs like Rotary dead?
posted by parmanparman on Nov 16, 2011 - 26 answers

Going Dancing in Toronto.

So it turns out that Guvernment in Toronto has an ultra expensive cover charge for Labour Day. Are there any other clubs/venues of similar size and type? [more inside]
posted by empatterson on Sep 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Merit badges for grown ups?

I was a Boy Scout as a youth. What similar opportunities – for personal, skill, and leadership development – are there for adults? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on Aug 24, 2011 - 17 answers

Specific Ideas for Meeting Like-Minded People in Los Angeles?

I am feeling a little lonely, and want to get involved in some local activities, but I don't know where to start. I'm looking for specific suggestions and recommendations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2011 - 16 answers

I want to become a GOLFER!

Any experience with knockoff golf clubs? [more inside]
posted by CancerStick on Mar 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Los Angeles Nightlife for College kids

Los Angeles Nightlife [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Feb 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Reading fun.. out of the library!

How to have fun in Reading, UK? [more inside]
posted by midnightbarber on Feb 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Dancing in Seattle at 8pm

Where's a good place to go dancing in Seattle early in the evening of New Year's Eve? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Dec 23, 2010 - 7 answers

And please, keep us the hell away from Hill Interns.

After years and years of house parties, I'd like some ideas as to how myself and a small group of (largely nerdy/artsy/pseudohipster) friends can spend our New Years Eve out and about in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. [more inside]
posted by Keter on Dec 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Book clubs for twentysomethings in DC?

I'd like to find a book club in DC. Preferably one that is mainly made up of twentysomethings. Know of any groups I could join? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Nov 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Sunday fun in Toronto

TorontoFilter: What's there to do late on a Sunday night? [more inside]
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico on Nov 13, 2010 - 3 answers

How to soundproof when living above a bar

I moved in above a bar. The soundproofing is great, except for the vibrations from the lower bass frequencies. They're using wall-mounted speakers placed pretty close to the ceiling. Is it possible to soundproof against those? And what are some of the things the bar could do to help me? [more inside]
posted by maxreax on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

AMC highlights?

I just joined the Appalachian Mountain Club. How can I make the most of this membership? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 25, 2010 - 6 answers

I wanna be a social animal

I'm leaving college, and I want to know where I can find a sense of community in the 'real world.' [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 20, 2010 - 28 answers

Membership Has It's Privileges

What Private Clubs are worth it? As a recently minted member of The Magic Castle I'm wondering what other Private Clubs are worth the membership fees and any of the hassle of becoming a member. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Sep 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Starter Golf Clubs - New or Used?

I'm looking in to buying an inexpensive starter golf club set (for myself). Should I buy new or used clubs? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Aug 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Help us deal with our black sheep Meetup member

What to do about Meetup member that ruins everything? [more inside]
posted by idle on Aug 16, 2010 - 29 answers

Help for a wayward gay?

A friend of mine, who cultivates an image as a mensch, is really a charlatan. He will do anything to be in favor, even if it means betraying his true nature: a gay man who is afraid of ridicule and exile. He moved to a very gay friendly city and his family followed him, to his misfortune. He is relying on me, his best open-minded friend, to set things right. I need some help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Why men in the VIP are insecure?

Help me find this article: It's written buy a guy who used to work at nightclubs & it's an "inside look" at how nightclubs are designed to make men feel inferior & insecure so that they get expensive VIP table service. My google-fu has failed me and I don't remember where I saw the article. [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jul 3, 2010 - 4 answers

I hate dancing. My friends hate that I hate dancing.

I hate dancing at bars and nightclubs. How do I help my friends understand this without being a party pooper? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Apr 22, 2010 - 27 answers

Where does a lonely girl go to dance, safely?

I want to go out dancing/clubbing in Los Angeles, but none of my friends are interested. Where can a 24 year old girl go dancing at night, and walk back alone to her car without much worry? Also, other than randomly walking up to people and awkwardly trying to nudge my way into their circle, how on earth do I expand my horizons and meet/make friends with similarly minded people?
posted by Xere on Apr 4, 2010 - 6 answers

So how do I do this...?

I need advice finding something to do this weekend in Philadelphia. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Mar 31, 2010 - 15 answers

Party Like It's 1939

Willkommen Weimar! Looking for the most Jazz-Age places in NYC, ideally with a decadent Berlin feel. Awesome art deco bars, antique cocktails, hot hot neo-retro music where I could breakout a charleston without blush : Where can I find the past? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 21, 2010 - 10 answers

The dress code is not the problem...

What's it like to be a member of The Union League Club? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me avoid having the Dallas club experience while I'm in Vancouver

Techno in Vancouver? Is there such a thing? If no techno, how about a really good blues bar? Help me find it before September 6. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 28, 2009 - 8 answers

In Manhattan. Want to swim laps.

Where to swim in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by slateyness on Aug 27, 2009 - 11 answers

I'm handsome, excellent flirt, and women willingly give me their numbers...Now what?

I'm handsome, excellent flirt, and women willingly give me their numbers...Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2009 - 16 answers

Need to get in hot water in San Jose

Suggestions for an athletic club in the South Bay, preferably San Jose?---must offer tennis, swimming, and most importantly, a hot tub/jacuzzi that's great and at least 102 degrees Fahrenheit. All anecdotes, horror stories, etc. about any South Bay facility are most welcome. Thanks.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on May 3, 2009 - 1 answer

Even More London Questions

I'm heading to London at the end of June. Thanks to the green (and the "London" tag) I know where I'm staying and where I'm going to eat. But I have a few random, oddball questions... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 29, 2009 - 27 answers

How to start a community music ensemble

Are there instrumental equivalents to community choirs? And which ones work? [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Apr 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Any readers in L.A.?

Reading groups/clubs in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Kloryne on Feb 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Is South Beach a good place to stay in Miami? Or is it too noisy?

Is South Beach a good place to stay in Miami? Or is it too noisy? [more inside]
posted by ImaginaryFriend on Feb 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues!

Where do the cool queer kids go in Chicago when they want to really dance? [more inside]
posted by fracas on Nov 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Cote d'Azur nightlife

I'm new to the region and don't know much about the nightlife here. Can anyone recommend good clubs/bars in or around Cannes and Nice?
posted by PTCHFRKR on Sep 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Atlanta nightlife for a new resident?

Atlanta nightlife for a new resident: help me make more out of my first Friday night in Atlanta than more unpacking. [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Jul 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Looking for a no-cover place to dance in NYC.

Looking for a good place to dance (with no cover) in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Jul 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Girls don't want to have fun?

Why are there so few lesbian bars in the NYC/Brooklyn area when compared to the high number of gay bars? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jun 19, 2008 - 31 answers

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