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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

An all-night disco party with Champagne showers? Yes? Hit this mega-club

Justin Hemmes’ multi-level, multi-venue super-club is a Sydney entertainment Leviathan, there’s no denying it. Enter via the Angel Place laneway and saunter past French bar and bistro Felix for a dry Martini and a Reuben sandwich, or head directly across to Ash Street Cellar for a glass of wine and some tapas. Head up the stairs to Palings on level one for schnitzel finger sandwiches on soft white bread and glasses of crisp rosé. Venture even further up and you’ll land at the Ivy Pool Club with its private buttercup-yellow cabanas and sparkling blue pool, like an invitation to peel down to your togs and jump in while holding a pineapple cocktail. Even the bathrooms are their very own party, with doors that only occasionally lock, slowly turning mirror balls and enough room to do your business with at least four on-lookers (if you were so inclined). Ivy Change Room is the club and bar attached to the bathrooms where Friday hip-hop nights and Pacha Saturdays transform the space into yet another area to take the party – and you don’t even need to get out of your mankini. Keep climbing to level six, if you’ve got clearance. This is an invitation-only members’ lounge, with free-flowing salty Margaritas and yes, a hot tub that could easily accommodate at least five Hiltons and a Timomatic. Pick one, head in mid-week and get all the excitement with none of the weekend bridge-and-tunnel crowd.

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Written by Myffy Rigby


330 George St
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Lost Sundays Block Party

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Lost Sundays has been a reliably strong party in the Sydney/ Eora scene for a while now – with the good people from Lost Paradise curating high-energy line-ups, and Merivale doing the rest. The rest, in this case, refers to providing a spectacular party setting in the form of Ivy; complete with next-level lighting and sound, a rooftop pool bar and, naturally, a strong selection of alcoholic refreshments. This month, Lost Sundays is launching its first “block party” extended edition: taking over the whole Ivy Precinct for a festival style one day pop-up.  The line-up will be spread across four stages throughout the precinct, featuring more than two dozen local and international artists, plus the kind of high-spec production value you’d expect from the shiny CBD precinct. Headliners come in the form of CC:DISCO!, DJ Boring, Special Request, KiNK and Job Jobse. On the food front, you can score Merivale hard-hitters from different venues across the precinct. Head to the Pool Club for Vinnie’s pizza, or down to Ash St. Cellar for cheeseburger spring rolls, herb crusted chicken, fries, and more.Tickets for early entry (before 5pm) start at $92.52, and you can snap them up over here.   RECOMMENDED: Want fun now? Here’s what’s on in Sydney this weekend These are the best events in Sydney this month These are the best bars in Sydney right now

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