The Montauk Club is a private social club located in Park Slope.
The Club was founded in 1889 by prominent Brooklyn residents excited about Brooklyn's economic boom following the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The founding members of the Club included Charles Pratt, Richard Schermerhorn, and Edwin C. Litchfield. Since its erection, the Club has hosted prominent political figures including former U.S. presidents Grover Cleveland, Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy.
In the late twentieth century, the Club faced declining membership and financial difficulties. It eventually sold its upper two floors. However, the clubhouse has enjoyed a revival in recent years. A "house subcommittee for under 35s," also known as the Stephen Talkhouse Fellows, has attracted new membership. The Corduroy Club holds meetings at the Montauk Club on January 1 (1/11) and November 1 (11/11), the dates most resembling corduroy. In 2007, the bar and dining areas of the Club began hosting events aimed at young men and women in the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood.