Pool Club, located on level 4 of the Ivy Complex, is the jewel in Ivy’s crown. This open air bar is set around a centre piece of a sparkling, crystal clear aqua pool, complete with palm trees and private cabanas. The bar has a retro 1950s St Tropez vibe. Pool boys parade around with light blue t-shirts and white shorts, providing a little eye candy.
The crowd varies, from after work suits, to those who’ve made a long trek into the city for an evening. One minute it’s ultra sophisticated, the next minute it’s ultra not. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to pay a cover charge some nights.
When it’s warm enough, guests can be found stripping down to their bathing suits and taking a dip in the sparkling swimming pool. Don’t be surprised to see floating swans, inflatable thongs or what not, providing the perfect prop with which to frolic. With the handy Changerooms (complete with lockers and showers), they’ve really thought of everything. But, when it’s cooler, the pool still provides the perfect setting for a chilled evening or afternoon.
Beware, this is not a cheap bar (would you expect anything less?), you will need money to burn, but the drinks are good, especially the cocktails.
You can be sure there will always be a hot DJ to listen to, whether you visit on a Friday evening, or a Sunday afternoon. In fact, spending a Sunday afternoon at Pool Club, is not such a bad thing, is it?
In a nutshell:
Price – $$ – you know you’re going to pay in a location like this!
Fare – good. Nice cocktail list. Pretty much what you would expect.
Service – adequate.
Location – rooftop in the Ivy complex.
Ambience – uber cool pool club.
Level 4, Ivy Complex, 320 George Street, Sydney
+61 2 9254 8000
Mon – 3pm – late, Tues – Fri – 12pm – late, Sat – 5pm – late, Sun – 1pm – late
Category: Eat & Drink