As the newest and grandest addition to Sydney’s upscale nightlife scene, prepare to be overwhelmed by the sheer scale and ambition of the Merivale Group’s multi-level Ivy entertainment complex. With a long list of glossy dining, nightlife and party spaces on offer, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an adults-only Alice in Wonderland playground. Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink with friends, or a more playful evening of dancing and partying, the Ivy complex has something for everyone and is one of the best places to see Sydney’s nightlife crowd going wild. The sprawling Ivy Bar offers mass market see-and-be-seen preening; the private Den Lounge is a more glamourous glitterati-style affair; and the outdoor Pool Club induces pool party hedonism and exhibitionism of the highest order. Although the crowd can range from stunningly glamourous to downright garish, the entry lines are nonetheless always long and the door policy tough. So make sure you put on your most stylish outfit and walk straight to the front of the queue.
"The overall feel is of a private party in a grand home."
Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald
"Play amid the greenery, lounge on the terrace and spend up on cocktails."
"The city’s beautiful people are rushing to experience (it)."
Gourmet Traveller, April 2008
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