San Francisco’s booming tech industry has produced an array of gated societies throughout the city. The Battery, which opened nearly four years ago, is a members-only clubhouse dedicated to creating an innovative social networking space. The club is an intentional throwback to the social clubs of earlier eras and its opulent trappings complete the vibe.
Created by the husband-and-wife founders of early social network Bebo (which was acquired by AOL for $850 million), The Battery hosts a who’s who of tech industry power players who dine at its restaurant, mingle at the establishment’s various bars or attend the special events.
With its pricey entry and strict no-photos-allowed policy, few people have glimpsed the club’s sumptuous interior.
Here’s what it looks like inside:
The Battery is an exclusive members-only club that caters to some of San Francisco’s most elite residents.
The membership, which is rumored to cost upwards of $2,000 a year, provides entry to the club’s luxurious quarters as well as access to a variety of events including book signings, private lectures, and concerts.
While the club doesn’t reveal its members, it typically attracts influential players in the tech industry including entrepreneurs and top venture capitalists.