Remember when people complained about Soho House’s missing pool?
Well, the body of water at the new one should satisfy them.
Because it’s Little Beach House Malibu, a teak-clad, surf-cottage-y version of the private club that’s now open along PCH and looks like this.
As for the other differences…
It’s on Carbon Beach. Yes, suddenly local billionaires have fewer concerns about coastal access.
It’s small. Kind of. A two-story, 10,000-square-foot club is considered small by Malibu standards.
Even “Every House” members must apply. Yes, separate fees and an application are involved at this one. Malibu bona fides are a big asset. Their locals-only stance resembles Anthony Kiedis’s in Point Break.
It’s an art showcase. Entering the club, you’ll land in the bar area first. Gallery artists’ photos and paintings cover the wall leading upstairs. There’s an upstairs.
Still no pool. Nope. Just a Pacific Ocean.
Staying dry works, too. You’ll find a handful of prime tables on the patio, plus more private tables along the railing. Both greatly improve rosé and Moscow Mules.
It’s a club, sure. But you can isolate yourself with dinner mates. Just secure the restaurant’s private dining room with the 10-person table.
They’ll organize monthly outings. Like vineyard hikes, TED-like talks and beach explorations.
It’s easy being green. You won’t find straws in anyone’s drinks. For environmental reasons.