The New Club Kids: Exclusive Social Clubs Get a Millennial Update

A new crop of clubhouse-less clubs is targeting mobile, professional 20- and 30-somethings.

"There are so many people here," whispered a leggy brunette to her equally spindly friend, scanning for suitors from their perch at the white granite bar of a fashionable new Manhattan hotel. Amid Park Avenue-morbid decor—tufted leather seating, dark bookcases, a golden cat skeleton sculpture by the artist Jamie Roadkill—a crowd pushed toward the open bar. Everyone was here to make friends, or something like that.

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