Party Earth Review Perched high above the west end of the Sunset Strip, the 20,000-square-foot Soho House is a private members-only social club whose elite atmosphere has made it a preferred hangout for celebrities. A stylish clientele from... ... read full review
9200 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
M–W 8am–midnight, Th–Sa 8am–2am, Su 9am–11pm
West Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Perched high above the west end of the Sunset Strip, the 20,000-square-foot Soho House is a private members-only social club whose elite atmosphere has made it a preferred hangout for celebrities.
A stylish clientele from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, and finance step off the private elevator into an elegant reception area, where a sweeping marble staircase lit by a stunning capiz-shell chandelier leads them up to the lounge.
Executives and creatives mingle over craft cocktails at the thirty-foot bar, as agents and clients gather on the colorful collection of chairs and divans by the floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the panoramic city views.
Daytime sees small groups lounging on vintage leather armchairs and tufted sofas in the Sitting Room, where they can peruse the bookshelves filled with Shepard Fairey and Anselm Kiefer art books or enjoy some quiet conversation, while an open balcony offers comfy couches on which to while away the afternoon.
A small pond and olive trees aglow with twinkling wicker pendant lights create a mellow nighttime vibe, when the glitterati shows up to network over dinner.
Although finding the right connection to get in the door may be tricky, the beautiful décor and extraordinary people-watching make a night at Soho House well worth the effort.
Showbiz and fashion professionals, business people, and celebrities, mid-20s to 50s.
Ambient electronic lounge music and swing-era tunes. Fifty-seat screening room for private events. Billiards table. Souvenir photo booth.
Menu of fine California cuisine with French influences, including grilled quail, tomato bruschetta, tuna tartare, pizzette, crab cakes, and chanterelle and goat cheese tarts.
Membership dues: $1800+. Beer $8+, wine $12+, cocktails $12+ martini $12+. Valet $12.
Dressy: mostly slacks, button-downs, suits, dresses, and heels, though jeans are acceptable.
Any night for a fairly consistent scene, though the energy in the bar rises a bit Thursdays through Saturdays when the place stays open until 2am.
Across the street is Bootsy Bellows (9229 West Sunset Boulevard), another exclusive spot with an upscale clientele and equally difficult door.