Summer Speakeasy

Our Speakeasy events have always been a big hit with our Members…these evenings are just so much fun! Just add Summertime and the fun is kicked up a notch. A delicious, BBQ-themed menu, hot new whiskeys to sample, and this time, we had the pleasure of two different cigar experiences.

Cigar roller

First – Master Cuban Cigar Roller – and good friend of The City Club – Antonio Cortado was here rolling six different types of cigars for our guests. They were able to watch Antonio create them – he would question their cigar preferences, and then produce a hand-rolled cigar that was best suited to them – very cool!

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And second – we had Ian Reith in the house, the founder of Cubo Cigars. He brought two packs of cigars for our party-goers to try, and spoke to us about the experiences (amazing!) of starting his own cigar brand.

whiskeys

There were fantastic whiskeys to try from Stitzel Weller Distillery in Kentucky – Blade & Bow, I.W. Harper & Forged Oak Orphan Barrel 15 Year. They blew us away!

Guests enjoyed this scrumptious menu:

Whiskey Grilled Kentucky Baby Back Ribs

Southern Fried Chicken

BBQ Beans

Coleslaw

Watermelon, Feta, and Red Onion Salad

Corn Bread

Walnut Brownies

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If you’re a City Club Member and you haven’t joined for a Speakeasy lately, come try the next one on September 22, 2016!

Photos courtesy of James Lilley

 

Santa came early! Toy Drive Kick-Off Party 11.13.14

SANTA

Pictured (L to R): Stephen Giacalone, Director – SF Firefighters Local 798, Gwenn Stroman – The City Club, Santa – The North Pole, Brian Reed – The City Club

On November 13th,  The City Club hosted a hugely successful fundraiser for the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Drive.

We raised over $9,000.00 in just 3 hours for this great organization! In addition to mingling with Santa, guests enjoyed a Speakeasy-themed evening full of delicious cuisine, spirits, wines, and libations in the 155 Society.

It’s not too late to participate! Now though December 19th we will be collecting toys on the 10th Floor of the Club – look for the toy barrel and join in the fun by bringing in a book, board game, stuffed animal, soccer ball, or whatever your favorite toy is. Ages of recipients: babies to 14 years old.

Thanks to our corporate sponsor Sterling Bank & Trust, and all of our wonderful Members and friends.

Let’s make the holidays shine for as many of our city’s kids as we can!

Photo: James Lilley Images

Check our Facebook page for more pictures from this event!