Jul 17, 2012 — It’s not that you aren’t a club person. But you don’t share the same agent as Brad Pitt, you don’t drive a Maserati, and you aren’t a smoking hot bombshell with a Rodeo Drive wardrobe (or just don’t like leaving your guy friends behind). So you’d rather not deal with the hassle that goes with trying to get into a high-end club.
But everyone from Congress to Wall Street to Parliament loves a good loophole, and that’s what clubs that double as restaurants provide. These places serve up a full menu of options – and usually good ones at that – before the late night action heats up.
Come in with your friends and order a dinner slightly before the kitchen closes, and you’ll be killing two birds with one stone…or should we say with one bill. Fill up the tanks for the booze-filled night ahead and skip out on that dreaded cover charge all at once. Some clubs have drink specials early on as well, so after dinner you can down that liquid courage as the dressed up crowds start to spill in. And voilà, just like that, you’re in the club, no trouble, no lines, no cover – it’s that easy.
Below are some of the world’s best clubs where you can dine your way past the velvet ropes and scrutinizing eyes of the bouncers and can worry about the really important things in life instead…like what to get for dessert.
6250 Hollywood Boulevard, 12th Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028
Jonge Roelensteeg 21
920 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Passeig Maritim, 36
93 225 92 00
2 Place du Palais-Royal
01 58 62 56 25