The Montauk Club, Brooklyn, New York (USA)

The Montauk Club is the oldest private club in New York City, still operating in an original building built expressly for it. The Venetian-inspired, stained glass-covered Park Slope beauty, which dates back to the 1890s is a testament to, and a physical embodiment of, the club’s tumultuous yet resilient past: at once historic, progressive, celebrity-studded, scandal-tinged, and obligatory stop for presidential candidates and still blooming today.