Dress Code

While traditional business attire is always appropriate, business casual is also welcome at the City Club of Washington. Denim or “nice” jeans are permitted at breakfast, lunch, and in the Columbia Lounge area. The denim may not be faded or torn. The Member host of a private event determines the appropriate attire for the event within the Club’s guidelines. A collared, or banded-neck dress shirt, or sweater must be worn with denim. No T-shirts, tank tops, tank-style undershirts or halter-tops are allowed, regardless of logo or imprint.

Jackets are preferred for men in the formal dining areas of the Club during the evening. Ladies are asked to use discretion in Presidential Dining Room. Tennis shoes, sneakers (unless worn for medical reasons), flip-flops and other casual shoes are not permitted. Shorts, sweat suits, jogging/tennis and other athletic attire are never permitted. Members and guests will be turned away if dressed inappropriately.

The intent of the dress code is to maintain an environment that is comfortable to all Members and conducive to a private business club. As always, it is the responsibility of each Member to ensure that invited guests are made aware of our dress code.