Address: 624 Taylor St.
Way back in April of 1872, a group of journalists started a private gentleman’s club for those who wished to promote a fraternal connection with other men who had a strong appreciation for the arts. The journalists were to be regular members, while artists and musicians were given an honorary membership. Eventually, businessmen with an understanding of the arts were allowed to join, and it wasn’t long before these rich and powerful members took the club over. (Shocker.) Over the years, members have included presidents, CEOs of large corporations, military contractors and more, but as the Bohemian Club law states, 10 percent of its members must be accomplished men in the arts. Their motto, “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here,” taken from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, means that the members must leave their business affairs outside. Today, the club has a select number of members in public domain, but a majority of the membership list is private.