When You Visit

Metropolitan Club Grand Staircase at Main Entrance
Metropolitan Club Main Entrance

When You Visit

Please make a note of the following house rules before you visit the Metropolitan Club. Call the Front Desk if you have questions. (202) 835-2500

Cell Phone/PDA Policy

The use of electronic devices is prohibited in dining and public areas of the Clubhouse. Members and their guests may use the Correspondence Lounge on the first floor for urgent communications.

Dress Code

Members and their guests must wear appropriate attire at all times while in the Clubhouse public spaces. For gentlemen this means the wearing of a suit, jacket or blazer and neck tie (string ties, ascots, and turtlenecks are not acceptable), and for ladies dresses, suits or pants with jackets of equivalent formality. The only acceptable exceptions are national-dress, military, or religious attire. During weekdays, Members and guests in athletic or casual attire must use the Club’s side entrance or enter through the rear of the Club.

Business and Personal Papers

Members and their guests may not display or exchange business or personal papers in the public spaces of the Clubhouse (excluding published materials such as books, magazines, or newspapers). Members may reserve private rooms and use the Correspondence Lounge, within which such papers may be displayed or exchanged.


It is the responsibility of members to assure that their guests are aware of and abide by the Traditions and House Rules of the Club and act in accordance with the Bylaws of the Club. Members sponsoring functions will be held accountable for the actions of the non-members attending sponsored functions. Further, it is the responsibility of members to identify their guests to the Club’s staff.


Photography is permitted in the Clubhouse, but only with prior approval of the General Manager or a member of the Executive Committee and then only for personal use.


Club employees are not permitted to accept any gratuities. Members and guests wishing to show gratitude for the fine service the employees perform are encouraged to make contributions to the Employees' Christmas Fund. Contributions are welcome at any time during the year. Contractors to the Club, valet car parkers for example, are not deemed to be employees of the Club and may receive gratuities at the member’s discretion.


By order of the City of Washington, smoking is not permitted inside the Clubhouse.