The Berkeley City Club began its history back in 1929, when its architect, Julia Morgan and a determined group of over 4,000 Bay Area women broke ground to begin construction on the building. It was constructed in 11 months and was built with the intention to improve social, civic and cultural progress. Fast forward to 1962 and the charter was updated to allow men to join the Club.
Decades later, the dream of these Berkeley women continues to be a reality for architecture-lovers of all ages. Today, the Berkeley City Club functions as a private social club, a 35-room hotel and event venue. We also house a stunning fine dining restaurant, on the second floor, named Julia’s, in celebration of our fine architect and her efforts to build our stunning building.
Learn more about our rich history on our website at http://www.berkeleycityclub.com.