We call our club THE BATTERY. It is not the “Battery Club” or shortened to just “Battery”. If we could avoid giving it nicknames like “The Batcave” or “The Batter’s Box” or saying things like, “Bros, shall we go hit up el Batterino?” that would be splendid.
The Battery exists to provide its members an ideal social environment for interaction & inspiration. We’re here to play host to bright minds with big ideas,provide an atmosphere that’s simultaneously stimulating and relaxing, and offer cocktails, cuisine and culture worthy of discussion.
Each member of The Battery may invite two new people to become members. (when space is available) We aim to maintain a diverse membership with equal gender representation & members from a range of industries and backgrounds.
Each member may bring up to three guests to The Battery at a time. They are welcome to enjoy The Battery’s Main Floor & Garden. Members should announce guests at reception, offer them a cocktail and introduce them to other members.
At our signature bar for members, a few things to keep in mind. Gentlemen, be gentlemen. Ladies, be ladies. Everyone, be social but polite. Speak at a volume you would in your living room, not a football game. Talking business is welcome. Pitching business is not.
Each member shall recommend two works of particular inspiration, fiction or non-fiction, for The Battery’s library. Each of these volumes will be acquired for the library’s shelves and emblazoned with the name of the member who recommended it.
The Battery maintains an extensive variety of excellent wines inside its wine cellar. Wines can be ordered anywhere on the premises of The Battery, including The Garden, The Suites and 717B, The Battery’s restaurant.
Every worthwhile space needs some outdoor access. We recommend deep breaths of fresh air and a drink from the garden bar.
It’s our living room. Treat it like your own. Unless at your home, you typically hang your coats on the animal heads. Don’t do that here.
Facilities are available to members for an additional monthly fee. However, appointments for massage or spa treatments are available to all members and include day use of the Gym and Spa facilities for each appointment.
Members of The Battery are able to use the study to host meetings with guests or clients. Please schedule any use of the study with our Event Manager. Also, do try never to refer to the Study as a conference room. Far too corporate.
The Parlor is reserved for events, presentations, lunches, receptions and the like. Should you find yourself at an event in the Parlor, please make any non-members feel at home, and represent The Battery with pride.
Cardroom? What cardroom?
Anyone staying in one of our guest suites is considered a resident member of The Battery during their stay, and has access to many of the club’s facilities.
Don’t gloat. It’s poor form.
Reservations are required and may be made only by members of The Battery. As a courtesy to your fellow-members, please do not cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice.
The Battery is a place to engage with others. We do our best to keep our phones pocketed when not in use and step away when talking on them. Laptops are always welcome in the library, and should be used sparingly in other areas, and only during less social hours.
The Battery is your club. There’s never a need to feel over or underdressed. But we maintain an atmosphere that’s neither stiff nor sloppy.
Privacy is rare. We value the escape The Battery offers to its members. Please do not take photos, post photos, or tag people in photos. Be a member of The Battery, not its mayor.
The Battery believes in maintaining a childlike spirit. We did build a big clubhouse after all. Children are welcome guests at The Battery, especially on Sundays, during the day.
It should go without saying that proper conduct is expected from every person who enters The Battery at all times. We’ll say it anyway. Show respect and decency to members, guests, staff, furniture, decor and every inch of The Battery. It’s yours and ours. Let’s make it an amazing place to spend our hours.