House Rules

Reservations:
Please make reservations.  If we do not know you are coming it is difficult to be prepared and you may not get the excellent, timely service you deserve and expect. Reservations may be made at 623-3417 or reservations@MountainOysterClub.com.

Reservations for Club parties may be cancelled without charge up until 48 hours before the party.  If reservations are cancelled less than 48 hours in advance, the cost of the function will be charged to the member’s account.

Use of Private Dining Rooms:
The private rooms of the Mountain Oyster Club may be reserved for private use for meetings, lunch or dinner groups, up to their capacities.  There is a charge for the use of a private dining room.  Private rooms can accommodate as few as 2 or as many as 125.

Reservations for private parties may be cancelled without charge up until 30 days prior to the party.  Parties cancelled less than 30 days before the scheduled date will result in a fee of $10 per person.

Dress Code:
Western wear is always appropriate, coats and ties are never required. However, extremes in dress should be avoided out of respect for your fellow members and the traditions of the Club.  Hats and caps are not allowed in the dining rooms.

Smoking Policy:
Smoking is not allowed inside the Club.  Smoking is allowed on the patio. By state ordinance, smokers must be 20 feet from all building entrances and exits including tenant offices.

Alcohol Consumption:
All Club employees are directed to follow the Arizona laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages.  Employees are directed to refuse service to any person who appears to be intoxicated and to make every reasonable effort to avoid serving persons to the point of intoxication.  When persons appear to be intoxicated employees are instructed to urge them to allow someone else to drive and/or offer to call a taxi for them.

The financial risk to the Club may be enormous if a member or guest in involved in an accident while intoxicated following liquor service at the Club.  Our liquor policy puts the Club staff in a very difficult position and we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Package Goods:
None.  The Club’s liquor license does not permit the sale of liquor for consumption off premises.  An unfinished bottle of wine that has been served with a meal and is re-corked so that the cork is flush with the bottle lip may be taken home when carried in the furthest back seat of a vehicle.  Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Club other than through a licensed liquor distributor.

Reciprocal Clubs:
We have many reciprocal clubs which you may wish to visit when traveling to another city or country.  Please ask the Maitre d’ for the current list and obtain a card of introduction before visiting a reciprocal club.  They will allow you the use of their facilities only with a card of introduction. For more information on the Reciprocal Club, click here.

Cash Sales:
The Club handles no cash sales.  All charges are billed to a member’s account.

Tipping:
The  giving of gratuities to our employees for normal services throughout the year is a violation of Club policy.  All service employees are paid a wage far above the minimum wage.  Members are encouraged to contribute to the Employee’s Christmas Fund each year from which most employees receive a holiday bonus.

Cellular Telephones:
To preserve member’s peaceful enjoyment of the Club audible pagers and cellular telephones are banned.  Any member who allows a cellular phone to ring on Club premises will be required to buy the house a round of drinks.  Members are responsible for their guests’ compliance with all house rules and will accordingly be penalized if a guest’s phone rings.