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cchien Nov 26, 2013 12:21 PM

Is it possible for ordinary folks to get into Soho House? Any help/advice appreciated :)

  1. Wayno Nov 26, 2013 12:25 PM

    Ordinary folks can get in. If you're a member. Or a friend who's a member takes you. Not all that expensive to join, relatively speaking, and you get privileges at sister houses. Very fun scene.

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      jessejames Nov 26, 2013 02:16 PM

      i agree -- very reasonable...terrific venue with many windows/porches with views, bar areas and good food too. I was skeptical but i love it.

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      cchien Nov 26, 2013 12:26 PM

      How do I find a member?? :D

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        Gypsy Jan Nov 26, 2013 02:13 PM

        Craig's List? Or stop a random, tatooed hipster wearing a fedora? (Please note, a gentle note of sarcasm is intended.)

      2. Ciao Bob Nov 26, 2013 02:41 PM

        Great question. I, for one, am looking forward to the "discussion" of what constitutes ordinary folks vs. the members of SH.

        To keep it chow-centric ordinary 'hounds (if not folks) will find little there to enjoy - passable food that is easier to pass on than eat. French fries, grilled cheese sandwich, burgers, steaks, pastas, salads with ahi. A Cheesecake Factory for Wealthy Industry Types.

        I have no idea if it is actually true or not, but I have been told that "they" do not actually want the food to be that great, or the place to be that comfortable, or the anything else that makes members wish to linger very long. You pay your dues, you buy some drinks and you roll on.

        But the views are amazing. And, to some, the crowd and scene are as well.

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          jessejames Nov 26, 2013 02:46 PM

          anyone can join, i think it's about 1k/year...bit more....nice drinks, great room, yes passable food -- but loads of nice ladies and fun being had....i can't think of a spot with better views in weho...rooftop one in NYC is quite nice and has pool...there are conference rooms for folks to use, and some of the locations have hotel rooms....as i said, i was skeptical but i think it's pretty cool

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          Ipso Facto Nov 27, 2013 01:16 AM

          It's $1800 a year (or half that if you are under 27). Plus $250 registration fee. That's for access to WeHo only. Also, you must submit a photo to be considered.

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            Servorg Nov 27, 2013 07:44 AM

            "Also, you must submit a photo to be considered."

            Does it have to be from this century?

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              jessejames Nov 27, 2013 08:37 AM

              Photo so they know who to let in the door.

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