Best of Philly

2016 Private Club

The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

Dodgeball league, fiesta night, food from a former Amis chef: This isn’t your father’s stodgy club. Founded in 1889, the hideaway is in the midst of a youth movement, attracting new clientele (particularly Wharton MBA students, we hear) with a new fitness center and three additional squash courts. Annual membership averages $2,000.

215 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102; 215-735-1525;