Ivy Pool Club

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Ivy Pool Club
Photograph: Murray Fredericks

Get into the drink (and by that we mean the pool. With a drink)

Designed with a 1960s Palm Springs resort in mind, Pool Club is a colourful blend of opulence, paradise and a kitschy time-warp to the era of striped man-togs, saturated photos, guilt-free smoking and Cinzano. It’s far too hip to be stuck in the past, though. Perched atop the hallowed Ivy compound, this stylish playground is all about the pool and the private cabanas edging it, making Pool Club like no other roof bar in town.

The venue, popular for Saturday-night dance parties, randomly swings between super-exclusive and super-not, and some nights attract a cover charge, but this place was made for people with money to burn – think Entourage meets Miami Vice.

Fancy a pizza? The spicy, chorizo-laden diavola is superb, and while Mikey Enright’s award-winning, ever-changing cocktails don’t come cheap, they’re super-creative, mega-tasty, worth every cent, and you’ll look more sophisticated with one in your hand – remember, this is a place you go to if you want to be seen, so flaunting what you’ve got is de rigueur. And yes, we are definitely talking money, fashion and looks.

When the weather’s hot – and especially if you are – Pool Club invites guests to strip down and cool off in the crystalline water, but fear not the deep end. Unlike most of the clientele, the water’s very shallow. If, let’s say, wetting your whistle while dancing in a big shower cubicle with friends – or strangers! – is more your thing, Changeroom downstairs is made for exactly that.

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Venue name: Ivy Pool Club
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Address: 320 George St
2000
Opening hours: Mon 4pm-late; Tue-Fri noon-late; Sat 6pm-late; Sun 1pm-late.

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