Sidecar, the basement bar at P.J. Clarke's downtown, is turning into a members-only private dining restaurant, as of this evening. Membership is free, but you must receive an invitation or a referral from another member to join.
The dark wood space, decorated by portraits of U.S. presidents, seats 100. Club members will be served by staff members who know them by name and their drink of choice. If you join the club, you can call to keep the bar open late for your party, attend special events and make reservations at other clubs in cities like New York and Vegas. The location is hosting a members-only prohibition themed opening event tonight. Photos will be banned at the club, even for parties, according to a spokeswoman.