Pacific Union Club
Pacific Union Club
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This historic and exclusive club built in 1886 offers membership to "magnates" only.
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Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,754 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Used to be a mansion of one of the movers and shakers before the 1906 earthquake, and then it was gutted in the big fire. The shell remained and it was rebuilt and is now an exclusive club. The stone building is iconic, looks grand, and is also in an iconic location at the top of Nob Hill next to the Cable Cars.
Written 20 August 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This old mansion serves as a social club nowadays.
One cannot ignore the building's unique architecture.
Written 20 May 2023
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mini
Fremont, CA1,84,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I visited the Nob Hill area of San Francisco, In between Grace Cathedral and the Fairmont Hotel is the Pacific Union Club. It is a historic mansion It serves as a social Club and was founded in 1889.
Written 21 January 2020
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Elena Liquete
Bath, UK224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
I had no idea how exclusive this place was until I got there, invited by a friend to lunch. We did have to go into a separate room to which guests can bring ladies but it was worth a visit all the same. The food was lovely too!
Written 3 July 2019
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SagaloutsTour
Gerrards Cross, UK1,156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Once the private mansion of an Irish immigrant, who made his fortune in a silver mine, now it is the base for a secretive society known as The Pacific Club. Worth a look on the way past, but we would not have known about the history if we had not taken the free walking tour “San Fransisco In A Day”
Written 21 April 2018
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Nancy R
Dallas107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
No cell phones, no briefcases, no photos, no publicity, no business, no shorts, no jeans, no tipping, no indecorous behavior of any kind. Purely a social club for a very specific tiny slice of society in which dignity, elegance, and the highest form of etiquette is expected as a baseline. The building is gorgeous inside and out, but.. no pictures allowed. Women are allowed as guests of members in certain areas as long as quite specific guidelines for dress and all boundaries are acknowledged and respected. No female members. It is a fascinating experience and the dining is impeccable. Hard to imagine it will exist past the next generation as it is, eventually the no-women policy will have to go, but as a time-travel experience, if you are ever invited by a member, stand up straight, dress up, be on your best behavior and go!
Written 28 January 2018
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skipgranger
Sun Lakes, AZ37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
If you want to be treated regally by waitstaff in tails, you have come to the right place. If you wish to join, you are in the wrong place! The waitlist is 20 years... if you have the pedigree and endless funds... but the food and service is unparalleled. The motto ''no women, no Democrats and no media'' may scare some folks off... and those folks should stay home. But if you wish to travel to a different world without boarding a plane, with that a member invites you!!
Written 2 May 2017
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kent r
richmond va.320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
very nice place for a private function, absolutely the best location in the city, Great service in a beautiful space. worth going if invited.
Written 14 September 2016
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Ashley M
Boston, MA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
I have traveled the world and Pacific Union Club tops everything. Impeccable service.

My grandfather has taken me to the PU club a few times and every time I'm beyond impressed. The building in itself is absolutely stunning- a true piece of history. We were brought to our table in a quiet room and were waited on. The waitors are truly one of a kind. Dressed professionally and acted professionally as well, they truly care about their guests. 5 star food, it was delicious.

If you're looking for an exclusive, top of the line place Pacific Union Club is a must. It is very hard to get in there, but if you do, this place is the best club I've been to in the world.

A++++
Written 10 June 2016
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Chahat C
Ranchi, India106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
Well this is certainly one of the best clubs I've been to. Located in nob hill all the places to go is nearby. Cable car is also there. And yes, the staffs were very cooperative.
Written 30 November 2015
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