Inside the world’s most exclusive bars
If you are visiting countries like the US, Germany, Spain and Hong Kong, and are able to splurge, then you should pay a visit to these clubs.
Here are some of the best private spots where the entrance fee is both money and status.
For many celebrities, politicians and other notable figures, evading the attention of the masses for a quiet drink comes at a cost. On top of high priced memberships, many of the bars require applications, secret passwords and extremely formal attire.
Here are some of the exclusive bars to add to your bucket list:
Hertford Street, London, UK
So secret that even the membership cost isn’t revealed to the applicant, this West London spot is frequented by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Harry Styles and George Clooney.
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Metropolitan Club, New York, USA
Opened by the famous banker JP Morgan, the membership costs a cool $5,000 (R72 190.92) per year. Adhering to the formal dress code would see you drinking with the likes of Sofia Coppola and John Goodman.
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Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin, Germany
Regardless of status, Berghain is infamous for its firm door policy. The no-nonsense German club has supposedly rejected Britney Spears and TV host Conan O’Brien.Entry is apparently around €14 (R235.33.)
Mutis, Barcelona, Spain
This invitation-only bar has hosted Hollywood royalty such as Robert DeNiro. The attraction for the ‘Raging Bull’ star could well be Mutis’ status as the ‘best cocktail bar in Europe’ from Drinks international magazine.
KEE Club, Hong Kong
Arguably the most elite spot in South-East Asia, KEE is a salon-style haunt for A-listers like Michael Jordan and Bill Clinton. A lifetime membership to the bar is priced at 50,000 HK$ (R92 582.78)