An urban refuge for loyal customers of Wingtip, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial
Wingtip is a place to network with friends and like-minded individuals, entertain out-of-town guests, or simply
catch your breath during the busy workweek. Whether it is a detour from responsibility, or your office away from
the office, at any given moment, Wingtip is a destination of substance.
About the Club
This is not a bunch of old guys in a steam room talking about what a raw deal Prohibition was.
Wingtip is a 21st Century interpretation of the classic social club infused with fresh ideas from the best
restauranteurs, bartenders, innovators, and haberdashers of the day. By design, the club is exclusive without
being stuffy, and our membership remains a diverse mix of sophisticated and engaged individuals. Our unlikely
origin began in traditional men’s retail, but over the past 8 years we have become known worldwide for offering
the finest in men’s apparel, accessories, and home furnishings. In early 2010, we added a small clubhouse to our
operations with one simple goal: To offer more to our best customers… more products, more experiences, and more
space to spread out and enjoy the finer things in life. In late 2012, we will be expanding to our new home — the
two penthouse floors at 550 Montgomery. This 20th Century landmark is stone’s throw from the Transamerica
Pyramid, and a mere elevator ride from our current store, barbershop, and bespoke business. We are currently
accepting Charter Members, who are getting in on the ground floor of something entirely new — a contemporary
clubhouse steeped in history; part social space, part restaurant, part bar, and part shopping experience. We
know of nothing else like it on the planet.
The 11th Floor Bar
It is likely that in the span of a few months, we have assembled one of the finest bars for
whisky in California with a handful of single malts you won't find elsewhere by the dram or
half-dram: Highland Park 40, Glenmorangie "Pride", Brora 35, Lagavulin 21 to name a few. Of
course, those who prefer gin, cognac, bourbon or rye won't be disappointed either, especially
with the club's Bourbon Committee exclusive blend of Four Roses Single Barrel for the club.
We are blessed. Both floors of the club enjoy gorgeous northern views of the San Francisco
skyline, including the iconic Pyramid Building. The 11th floor, in particular, adds a Coit
Tower view and a very surreal crow performance at dusk every night ("Hitchcockian" it has been
The club serves appetizers, entrees, and desserts from 11am till closing. Charcuterie and
cheese plates. Salads ready for shrimp, chicken or steak if that's your thing. Shrimp cocktail.
Tuna tartare. Short ribs and prime steak. And desserts like a sheep's milk cheesecake,
chocolate lava cake, and bourbon-soaked brioche bread pudding.
Game Room is too singular; members lock horns in competition throughout the club. On one of two
Brunswick billiards tables, with an heirloom quality Agresti Casino Royale, simple dice cups,
or even on a TruGolf golf simulator.
"Mahogany Row" It’s hard to walk through any part of the new space and not immediately
understand why that phrase was used to describe the old C-level suites of yore. That inspires
our current Boardroom-by-day/Billiards-room-by-night that blends the best of the old (wood,
leather) and the best of the new (wifi, HDTV, video conferencing).
Better than your office. And not just because it has a liquor license.
Soon to occupy 13,000 square feet at the top of a national historic landmark building in the heart of San
Francisco’s Financial District, Wingtip is a thoroughly modern mixture of old world institutions. Part bar, part
social club, Wingtip is everything from a barn for the clotheshorse to a home base for the executive on-the-go
to a sanctuary for the man or woman about town.
The Main Bar & Lounge
The main Bar
& Lounge will be the backbone, the staging ground if you will, for all of the entertainments Wingtip has to
offer, but it is not without a vibrant central nervous system. Enjoy the bar’s ample seating around a large,
island bar on a barstool for front row service, or in a plush club chair to people watch from the periphery.
Take in stunning views of the a San Francisco icon, the Pyramid Building. Visit the Whiskey corner for one of
the city’s best collection of single malts and small batch bourbons. All of the furniture in the bar is
upholstered in Dormeuil
suiting fabrics, making it one of the most expensive pieces of bar
furniture you’ll ever sit on (and it may inspire your next suit purchase!). With different needs and
expectations in mind, the space has enough lush lounge space to handle anything from the cool calm of
date-night, to the rowdy chaos of March Madness.
The Wine Cave
While we expect members and their guests to enjoy wine throughout the club, we have dedicated 2,500 square feet
to wine-inspired amenities. No TVs. No cocktails. Just a 2,700 bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar
designed by Thomas Warner
, a bar designed
for members to share their wine with others, a wine locker room for members’ storage, and two small parlor rooms
dedicated solely to the enjoyment of Champagne and Port/sherry/Madeira respectively.
Private Parlor Rooms
What used to be executive offices for the Bank of San Francisco have been converted into private parlor rooms
for entertaining. Seating six, each room has its own distinctive personality: the Velvet Room inspired by the
dinner jacket, the Corduroy room, the Leather room sponsored by Moore & Giles
, and the
Tweed Room outfitted by Johnstons of Elgin
. Embrace your role as host in a room where you can
keep tabs on the activity of the bar while keeping your conversation private. Play your own music. Watch your
own TV. Enjoy total privacy in the already private club.
Wingtip’s new home features a kitchen that used to cater to the Bank of San Francisco’s executives and clients.
Combining the kitchen’s capabilities with table-side presentations of desserts, cheese, and charcuterie, the
food program will be what you would expect of a high-end club expected to compete with some of the top
restaurants in the world just a cab ride away. While formal sit-down dining may or may not be in the club’s
future, members & guests can expect to satiate their appetites no matter how big or particular.
In order to provide you with your daily fix of feuds, fights and fixtures, we house an interactive
entertainment Mecca built to unleash your competitive energies without your having to break a sweat, or
spill a drink. We are all competitors at heart, with killer instincts fine tuned and on point. For some,
it’s the rush of adrenaline at the flip of a card or the break of the rack. Others test their intellectual
mettle with a game of chess. Whatever suits the mood, we all enjoy jockeying for position and a healthy dose
of bragging rights.The former office of the CEO of the Bank of San Francisco has been converted into a
stunning Billiards room. A regulation Brunswick Treviso table sits atop an early 20th
Century Kashan rug (on loan from Peter Pap
Oriental Rugs) in a room with a wet bar and gorgeous views of the old Federal Reserve
The strategic thinker should bring a worthy opponent for a game of backgammon, dominos, chess, checkers, or
cribbage; quants may prefer the computational intensity of Liar’s Dice or the thrill of the river at the
Brunswick poker table. Board game traditionalists can enjoy Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, RISK, or
Finally, for the duffer, we have a TruGolf Prestige Golf Simulator featuring 85 courses from all over the
world, including St. Andrews (New, Old, and Jubilee), Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, Oakmont, and many more.
The President of the United States: that’s who we’re designing our Boardroom for. Just in case he…or sheever
needs to drop in for an emergency meeting. Gunlocke
, makers of the
Washington Chair chosen for the Oval Office by six of the last nine U.S. Presidents, is providing the boardroom
table and chairs that will adorn our primary conference room. Opening in the summer of 2013, the Boardroom will
feature all the usual refinements: wifi, projection, video conferencing, and attentive but non-intrusive service
from our team.
top priority in the new year is the build-out of a roof deck on the southern exposure of the space.
Featuring gorgeous views, the deck will be furnished with ample seating, heat lamps, a Fuego Modular Grill
, and toys (think
1960s Russian anti-aircraft binocular set).
Some would say we’re obsessive-compulsive. We would dispute that in a handwritten note with a
fountain pen and letterpress stationery.
Concierge? Check. Car service? Check. Single malt scotch, small batch bourbons, craft cocktails & beers, fine
wines, vintage champagne, French press coffee and traditionally crafted loose leaf teas. Unplug with dozens
of newspapers & lifestyle magazines; or plug-in if you prefer with iPads, Kindles, and wifi.
We work hard, make money and
take pleasure in spending it. We know that the finer things in life are integral to our lifestyles, and enjoy
the hunt. Welcome to Wingtip’s storefront - the one destination that will change the way you acquire your
classic threads, latest trends and best kept secrets. Think of it as the club’s "Pro Shop," with everything from
bespoke suits to custom stationery, cufflinks to pewter-mounted drinking horns, Wingtip’s retail arm specializes
in the best of the best in apparel & accoutrements. As an extension of the club, there are a variety of
benefits that involve wingtip.com and the store on the ground floor of the building, including…
Our promotional strategy revolves around two central beliefs:
- Many, if not all, of the products we sell will become your favorites and our job is to get you hooked,
- if you do not recoup your initation in savings in the first year, you probably joined the wrong club.
Wingtip has two major sales each year: in late June to sell through Spring’s merchandise, and after Christmas to
close out Fall merchandise. As a member you will have early access to these sales, and you will be invited to
private sales from time to time throughout the year.
Priority Tailoring & Complimentary Life-of-the-Garment Alterations
The typical tailor wants a week to ten days to complete your alterations. If you have a great relationship with
your tailor, you can sometimes pay for faster service, or maybe they do you a favor. Wingtip members, however,
have their alterations prioritized for same-day or next-day turnaround.
Let’s face it: our bodies change with the passage of time. Sometimes for the better, and we hope not for the
worse. Whether you need something taken in or let out, the most important thing is that anything a Wingtip
member purchases from the store should fit properly. Members may bring in any clothing item purchased from the
store and have it altered at no charge.
Pocket Squares & Cufflinks today; Watches tomorrow. Gentlemen that regularly wear pocket squares tend to own
a handful, but most would admit that they’d love to own more. More colors, different fabrics, a variety of
patterns. Pocket squares are not terribly expensive, but it’s not usually at the top of his shopping list,
either. With the Pocket Square Library, a member can come in and "check out" a square from dozens of options. As
long as the pocket square is not lost or ruined in any way, it can be brought back, and a new one can be
borrowed. Free of charge. With the success of the Pocket Square Library, it was only natural we would expand
into other categories. Members that purchase cufflinks from Wingtip gain access to a library of 100 cufflinks in
a variety of styles, finishes, colors, and stones. Take one out, wear it for a day or a week, bring it back, and
swap it out for a new pair.
Random Perks that Only a Wingtip Member Could Love
The only thing worse than preparing to light your cigar or a lady’s cigarette with your fancy S.T. Dupont
lighter and finding it’s empty, is to pull out your Visconti pen to sign a huge deal and realize it’s out of
ink. A trip to the store and several dollars later, you have the special cartridge to refill your lighter or
Such a scenario will never happen to Wingtip members. They receive complimentary cartridges or refills for any
pens or lighters from Dunhill, S.T. Dupont, or Visconti, purchased from the store or wingtip.com. This privilege
does not extend to heirs of the aforementioned items who may still find a second lifetime of use out of these
club’s collection will span the globe, but if you have some birth year wine you’re saving for a special event,
or you only drink Pinot d'Aunis, rent a locker to store wine downtown. Wingtip’s vision is to house an
award-winning wine collection. We do, after all, have a 2,700 bottle cellar to fill. The club has already begun
accumulating a phenomenal wine list; names like Chateau Latour, Mouton-Rothschild, Haut Brion, Cardinale,
Verite, Cain Five, Darioush, Caymus are already featured on the wine list. At the same time, we recognize that
even the club’s collection will not appease every oenophile.
Wingtip members have the option of renting a wine locker in the to-be-temperature-controlled Wine Locker Room.
Lockers hold up to a case of wine behind lock and key with the member’s name engraved on a brass nameplate.
Enjoy your special bottle of wine at the club, or grab one before heading to dinner at a nearby restaurant.
If the first thing that comes to mind when we say Champagne Room is "I love champagne," you’ll like what we’re
doing. If the second thing that comes to your mind is the Chris Rock refrain, then you’ll love what we’re doing.
A modicum of privacy, comfortable seating, authentic riddling racks, a bullseye for practicing sabrage
, and a
Champagne Passport program that may get you a free ticket to France, are just some of the things we have in
store for our Champagne Room.
Meant to be a place to entertain friends & family, clients & colleagues (but not all at the same time),
we have paid special attention to those details that make for a proper first impression.
Life’s too short for overcrowded bars, uncomfortable wooden chairs, loud music, paper cups, servers that don’t
remember your name, plastic coat hangers, and single-ply toilet paper. The staff and facilities at Wingtip are a
cut above in every respect because our members expect it.
The hospitality offered at the club all starts with the staff. At this point, we consider them family, and we
expect our members to, too. The club recently welcomed our new Bar Director, former SF Chronicle
Star, Brian MacGregor, to run our cocktail & spirits program. He joins Brad, our Membership Director, and
Jennifer, the club’s Concierge, who have been with the club for over two years now. Our hosts & hostesses
are trained --perhaps brow-beaten-- into attending to every detail, including those that most members would
probably not notice in a million years. We make sure your personal belongings are organized carefully in your
own catch-all while at the bar, or that your Scotch or bourbon on the rocks comes with just one rock that
happens to be in the shape of a perfect sphere (unless you don’t mind dilution, in which case, of course we’ll
give you regular old rocks). Most importantly, members that visit even semi-regularly are recognized by name, if
not also by drink.
At its most subversive, the club is a showcase for the finer things in life. So drinking a fine wine out of
hand-blown stemware is both an amenity and a subliminal reminder that you’ve been meaning to buy new stemware
for your home. If you’re the type that notices those little details — and we recognize that not everyone is —
then you’ll consider the following "amenities" of the club: hand-blown stemware worthy of a glass of ’85 Krug or
’07 Verite, porcelain espresso cups & coffee mugs, rotating artwork hung throughout the club, solid maple
wood coat hangers worthy of supporting the finest suit or sport coat, and ultra-clean restrooms outfitted with
pewter soap dispensers, towel trays, and waste baskets are just some of the details we obsess about so that you
don’t have to.
Audi San Francisco
with Wingtip to offer the club an A8L with all the trimmings to shuttle members throughout the City at a rate
only slightly more expensive than the ubiquitous town car -- but a whole lot more luxurious. Rumor has it that
the new club may see an upgrade to the car service from our friends at Audi San Francisco.
There is hardly a busier group of people in the world than our members. Wingtip has been designed for use on
your own schedule and your own terms. But that doesn’t mean we don’t offer plenty of excuses to visit the club
on our schedule and on our terms. As with any club worth its salt, we have a lot going on indoors.
Food, Wine & Spirits Events
The Bar will make a perfect venue for events centered around food, wine, beer & spirits, and we plan to take
full advantage of our natural assets. Scotch tastings are a dime a dozen, and we’ll do them from time to time,
but we like to think outside the box: quarterly Supper Club events where we leave the confines of the club to
experience the finest restaurants in the Bay Area, blind wine tasting competitions, a cribbage tournament, or
celebrate the cracking of a 90 lb. wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Failure to take advantage of the sheer number of TVs in a space like this for sporting events is criminal in 13
states. As such, you can count on a front row seat to the World Cup, NBA Finals, NHL Finals, the World Series,
the Superbowl, March Madness, tennis & golf’s Majors, horse racing’s Triple Crown, World Series of Poker,
fight nights, and more. For example, last year’s Kentucky Derby party featured a crowd decked out in seersucker
suits, summer dresses, and of course, hats.
What good is being good at something if you can’t see your name immortalized on a trophy? Wingtip hosts annual
tournaments for billiards, backgammon, foosball, cribbage, and other pursuits not yet recognized by the typical
The Semi-Annual Parties
In a world dominated by business casual attire or less, we’ve found our members eager to dress to the nines once
or twice a year. December 12, 2012, which happens to be Frank Sinatra’s birthday [may he rest in peace], will
mark our 2nd Annual Holiday Party, and it is a bash. Black tie encouraged. Sinatra impersonator. Amazing food
& beverages. Prizes to the best dressed.
Beginning in 2013, the club will add a James Bond-themed party to fall every year on May 28th, Ian Fleming’s
Supper Club: French Laundry
An Evening with Panerai
Gold Rush Rally Launch Party
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers — at least some of them. There are some secrets to which only
members are privy…
1Is this a men’s club?
No! Do they still make those?! This is a space for men & women that appreciate the spirit of Wingtip. The
club is open to all, and members are encouraged to bring guests of any and all genders that exist today (or
might exist in the future). Admittedly, the amenities are most likely to appeal to those with masculine tasts,
but who are we to question your style? We believe in discriminating tastes, without discrimination.
2Where is it?
Wingtip is located at 550 Montgomery at the corner of Clay in the original Bank of Italy building. The club,
open to members and their guests, is on the top two floors of the building (10 & 11).
3You say this is a ”Loyalty Program unlike any I’ve ever experienced.”
What do you mean by that?
The club is an extension of Wingtip, the store. With the monthly dues fully redeemable at the stores or online,
each member is essentially committing to spend a couple grand a year at the store. For our most loyal customers,
this is often accomplished in a few visits; which, if viewed through the eyes of someone with a shopping
problem, means the club is "free". In a way, members are making Wingtip their go-to men’s store, and in return,
we’ve created this unique space to relax and entertain.
4What is the policy for inviting guests?
Wingtip is meant to be a place to entertain family & friends, clients & colleagues. Members may be bring
up to three (3) guests to the club at any time. Entertaining larger groups can be accommodated in our private
5Is there a dress code in The Club?
While we think everyone looks better in a finely tailored suit, there is no formal dress code. Smart attire is
6How much does membership cost?
There are multiple levels of membership — all of which enjoy the club’s full list of amenities, liberal
guest policy, and exclusive shopping privileges. Your choice of membership level will be based on how often
you plan to visit the club.
For example, our Visiting Membership allows five visits to the club per year and is perfect for our loyal
customers planning that yearly vacation to San Francisco. There is a one-time $100 initiation fee, with a
recurring $100/mo in dues.
Our Resident Memberships start at a $1,250 one-time initiation fee, with a recurring $100/mo in dues.
Pricing is subject to change at any time, and is guaranteed to increase as membership grows. Take heed,
membership will never be cheaper than it is today.
The last significant take away is this—whether you visit us one day a decade, or you read the newspaper
daily with espresso in hand, take heart in the fact that 100% of your monthly dues are fully redeemable
online at wingtip.com or in our downtown flagship store. It truly is a Loyalty Program in a class of its
7If the dues are fully redeemable, how does The Club make money?
Simple. Like every retailer, we buy our products at wholesale and sell them at retail. The difference is our
margin. That margin, multiplied by the entire membership, covers the operating expenses of the club. As
membership grows, the club will continue to invest in improvements to the facilities, expand the hours of
operation, and introduce additional services.
8I’d love to join, but I’m rarely (if ever) in downtown San Francisco.
Do you have anything for me?
We’re glad you asked. Yes we do. We hesitate to call it a "non-resident membership" since there are plenty of
folks that live and work in San Francisco, but they’re rarely in the Financial District, but we have two
different membership options for those that want access to the club but may visit infrequently.
9Are the shopping privileges that big of a deal?
If you like to acquire nice things, yes. If you don't, you can probably stop reading now. If any member fails to
save his/her initiation in the first 12 months of membership, either we’ve failed you, or you joined the wrong
kind of club.