These are the best private clubs in Manhattan

Manhattan ushers in a new era of members-only clubs, and we’re providing a look at the latest private clubs that are hitting the scene with overwhelming popularity.

THE NED NOMAD

Photo credit: Courtesy of The Ned NoMadThis summer, The Ned NoMad opened its doors to guests, inviting them to take a trip back in time to the glamor of the Roaring Twenties. The luxurious playground for Manhattan’s elite, like its sister property in London, was designed by Soho House founder Nick Jones and is designed with vintage touches that hint at Gatsby-era grandeur. Inside, there are 167 rooms inspired by the Art Deco movement that range from opulent overnight accommodation to long-term luxury studio accommodation. The club is also home to renowned restaurants and bars, including the city’s first Cecconi location, Ned’s Dining Room and Little Ned, as well as intimate networking and entertainment spaces like The Library, the Magic Room and Ned’s Club. Located atop the Beaux-Arts-style Johnston Building, Ned’s Club rooftop lounge embodies 1920s nostalgia with sweeping views of New York’s definitive landmark of the era, the Empire State Building. And while being a Soho House member can make the application process easier, Ned’s Club membership is separate; applications can be completed directly on their website. 1170 Broadway, New York

ZZ’S CLUB

    An exclusive look at Manhattan's latest private clubsPhoto credit: Courtesy of Major Food GroupAs part of Major Food Group’s (MFG) sizable expansion, the hospitality brand has announced the opening of The ZZ club in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards. Hot on the heels of the highly successful opening of ZZ’s Club in the Miami Design District, the New York outpost will be MFG’s first-ever private club in the city, featuring the only private Carbon in the world.

An exclusive look at Manhattan's latest private clubsPhoto credit: Courtesy of Major Food GroupDeveloped by property development companies, related companies and Oxford Properties Group, and designed by longtime friend and designer for MFG properties, Ken Fulk, the new ZZ’s Club at Hudson Yards will deliver the MFG style of hospitality through exclusive and tailor-made club concepts. To be announced. This new destination for MFG is set for a historic opening, accomplishing firsts for the brand in the city where it first set up shop. The coveted membership is by invitation only. 35 Hudson Yards, New York

ZERO OBLIGATION

An exclusive look at Manhattan's latest private clubsPhoto credit: Natalie BlackNestled in the historic Noho district is the members-only urban oasis Zero bond. Completely reinventing the private club scene in Manhattan amid the pandemic, Zero Bond decided to simply create an environment away from home for patrons to work, relax and connect. The 20,000 square foot space spans two floors, offering a constellation of bespoke experiences, including world-class dining with the Omakase Room, the ability to stock rare vintage wines and host parties speakeasy in the Baccarat Room, and luxurious personal care services from brands like Barbara Sturm. The club has quickly attracted a sophisticated crowd of New Yorkers and celebrities alike, as it boasts of its commitment to a strict privacy policy – ultimately fostering an atmosphere that allows innovators, thought leaders and tastemakers to multiple industries to come together freely and embrace community. Zero Bond maintains a fairly rigorous process to become a member, but to begin the process one must visit the website to complete the initial application. 0 Bond Street, New York

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