We cherish merrymaking and revelry, feasting together at the table of life and enjoying lively converations with friends old and new. The Algonquin fosters an environment of cheer, fellowship and jollification.
Localhood is a long-term vision that supports the inclusive co-creation of our future community where human relations are the focal point. Localhood is our shared identity for community well-being.
The club is an analog space without screens that fosters the art of conversation. By not allowing cameras, phones or recording, the Algonquin is a place for personal refuge and an antedote to digital burnout.
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Drawing from a diverse group of importers, the Algonquin is proud to offer members access to an outstanding selection of wines from around the world at prices well below other restaurants.
Members are welcome to make use of the Algonquin for private events and meetings, including art exhibitions and catered lunches or dinners.
At least once each month the Algonquin invites a well-known person to join select members for a special dinner and single-topic discussion.
Enjoy founding member Rene Federson's exclusive craft brews from New Zealand, served on tap at the Algonquin.
Enjoy meals from Why Not, Tengoku, Aacha, Yangze Jiang and Cafe de Nimman among others without delivery fees.
The Algonquin has created signature cocktails that can only be found at our Burma Bar. Affordable luxury!
A charcuterie board, bagels & lox, quiche, soups, pasta and salads.
Today’s age is one where the great dream is to trade up from money to meaning. In it we find an unshakable and discomfiting sense that, in our obsession with optimizing our creative routines and maximizing our productivity, we have forgotten how to be truly present in the delightful mystery of life. This is a new age of fulfillment, where one can’t maintain a great work ethic without having a great rest ethic. We believe that the leisurely life is an artful life, one that expresses the curiosity, humor and waywardness of our essential humanity. Leisure is enjoyed for its own sake, without the intention of utility. In these activities, we’re our best creative and authentic selves, where our attention is on creating for creating’s sake, rather than consideration for results and how they are measured. The Algonquin is defined by a spirit of infinite and cheerful uselessness, born from a desire to avoid the evils of work. One of the underlying reasons for the Algonquin's existence is to cultivate appreciative inquiry among its members, by staking our ground against the tyranny of urgency and addiction to social media.
by Cold Chain Craft
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Sponsored by Wine Garage
May 18th - from 17:00
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June 2nd - 17:00
Ticket proceeds will benefit Charity X
June 18th - from 18:00
The Algonquin ethos is perfectly content is its pointlessness. It’s not a formula for any kind of traditional measure of success, nor intended to achieve any specific purpose. It’s defined by a spirit of infinite and cheerful uselessness that is found in all forms of play, and born from a desire to avoid the evils of work. When we embrace our laziness, we feel less guilty about the pursuit of leisure. We allow ourselves the time to dream and create versus being consumed by daily practical concerns. The leisurely life is an artful life, one that expresses the curiosity, humor and waywardness of our essential humanity.read more →
I was in line at the grocery check-out and noticed that all the lifestyle magazines featured bucket lists. You know, the 20 places in the world you must visit before you die, the restaurants you have to try, the ultimate experiences that define a well-lived life. And I thought, really? I must? And if I don’t, I’m somehow less of a person, living a pale rendition of ‘the good life’? Bucket lists are for suckers, here’s why…read more →
What do you do in your free time? We ask this harmless question to better know a person by their interests or when we want to steer the conversation away from work. I pose it when I sense that people aren’t inspired in their career, because of the way they say things like, “It’s just a job”, with the same tone of resignation one might use in the phrase, “But I can control it with medication”. Free time is a strange concept, because it implies that the rest of our time is not free; we pay for it with our labor. It is only the small remainder of spare time that we can call our own; the leftovers from the banquet of life.read more →