Dress Code & Policies


Our policies.

Designed to maintain a classic ambiance, our dress codes and club policies are part of what defines the Duquesne Club’s legacy.

Dress Code


In keeping with the formal atmosphere of the Duquesne Club, members and their guests are always required to wear conservative clothing in good taste.

Club Casual Attire

Club Casual Attire is acceptable in the Billiard Room Bar, Cigar Bar, Garden Patio, Pine Room, Reading Room, Health & Fitness (casual and fitness attire permitted), and during check-in and checkout for overnight accommodations.

For males, attire may include: collared shirts, turtleneck sweaters, knit or golf type shirts with collars, tucked into tailored trousers, khakis or dark denim* (in good taste). Casual shoe options (not including athletic shoes or sneakers) may include: soft sole walking shoes such as Allbirds, suede oxfords, suede desert boots, slip-on leather or suede driving moccasins.

For females, attire may include: blouses, shirts with collars, sweaters paired with tailored skirts, slacks, leather pants, or dark denim* (in good taste).   Casual shoe options (not including athletic shoes or sneakers) may include: soft sole walking shoes such as Allbirds, Everlane flats, slip-on leather or suede driving moccasins.

*Note: denim must be dark wash or black only. No low, tight, baggy or faded jeans are permitted. Please refer to the Dress Code photo samples of acceptable and not acceptable denim.

Club Traditional Attire

Club Traditional Attire is acceptable in The Duquesne Room & Library after 5:00 p.m. and the Grille Room (for lunch).

For males (12 years of age and older), attire may include:  jacket or sport coat, collared shirt and slacks. Ties are recommended but optional.

For females (12 years of age and older), attire may include: dresses, skirts with blouses and sweaters, pant suits, pants and blazer or dressy attire.

Note: Denim pants of any color are not permitted in the Duquesne Room, Library or Grille Room, at any time.

Private Dining Rooms & Suites Attire

Dress code determined by the host, within the Club’s standards of acceptable attire.

Unacceptable Attire

Most Types of Denim

Any type and style of medium to light wash denim; any color wash, type and style of denim with rips, tears, wrinkles, ripples, fading, holes, or fraying hemlines are unacceptable attire.


Tee shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, miniskirts or dresses, athletic clothing and athletic shoes (except in Health & Fitness), leggings, spandex, informal leather attire, halter tops, casual hats, casual sandals, hiking boots and recreational footwear.

No one will be admitted to the Club in unacceptable attire.

Cell Phone Usage

Talking on cell phones is prohibited in areas commonly enjoyed by other members, including corridors, lounges (including the Reading Room), ´ à la carte dining rooms, bars, elevators, rest rooms, exercise rooms, and the Barber Shop.  Talking on cell phones is permitted in enclosed phone booths and stationary courtesy phone locations, private dining rooms, private suites, hotel rooms and locker rooms.

Text messaging and silent reading of materials displayed on cell phones, tablet size computers, and electronic readers are permitted in public areas.

To protect the privacy of members, camera and videotaping features of cell phones may not be used in any area.

Business Documents

Members and guests wishing to examine the contents of briefcases, review business documents with another person, and use laptop computers may do so only in private dining rooms, private suites, courtesy booths, the Founders Room and Library when not in use, and the Health & Fitness dining room and lounge area. Business documents may not be reviewed with another person in ´à la carte dining rooms, lounges (including the Reading Room), or corridors.


Smoking is only permitted in the following areas of the Club: Cigar Bar (members and their guests enjoying food and beverage service only – not banquet attendees) and designated hotel rooms.

Smoking is not permitted in any other area of the Club, including private and non-private dining rooms, the Reading Room, the Library, the Billiards Room, corridors, rest rooms, and elevators.

Exceptions may be made at the discretion of Club management for events that include cigar smoking for fundraisers conducted by nonprofit and charitable organizations. The event must meet all criteria of Pennsylvania Bill No. 246.

These guidelines are subject to change to comply with Allegheny County’s and/or Pennsylvania’s smoking ordinances.


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