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Nov 26, 2013 12:21 PM

Soho House West Hollywood

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Wayno

      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.

      1. re: cchien

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

      2. 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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        1. re: Ciao Bob

          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 i said, i was skeptical but i think it's pretty cool

          1. re: jessejames

            Not anyone, they do screen people. There is an attempt to be somewhat exclusive.

          2. re: Ciao Bob

            That sounds kinda silly to me - the place is very comfortable and the food - while not a destination for food - from my half dozen experiences - is quite serviceable. It ain't about the food, but the scene. Pricier if you're older - the idea, I am told, is to make it easier for younger members - otherwise it'd be too old-fart heavy.

            1. re: foodiemahoodie

              Similarly, while the food at Magic Castle is abysmal, that's not the reason to visit the Magic Castle.

              1. re: SauceSupreme

                The food at soho is a lot better than magic castle tho

          3. 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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            1. re: Ipso Facto

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

              Does it have to be from this century?

              1. re: Ipso Facto

                Photo so they know who to let in the door.

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