There are many ways to describe Ivy, and that's probably because no one single word encapsulates everything that it is, and it is more than just one of anything.
It's more than a venue because it's several venues, more than an event space because, again, it has more than a few of those as well. There are multiple restaurants, bars and retail spaces that stretch over eight zones over several floors.
It's owned and managed by hospitality juggernaut Merivale who describes it as a 'precinct', which may be the aptest term.
Restaurants include The Royal George, Ivy's English style pub, Palings, a deli-style restaurant with international offerings and a $6 happy hour from 5pm to 7pm weekdays, and DJs Thursday and Friday evenings.
If you want your taste buds to take a trip to continental Europe you can stop at Felix, Ash St. Cellar, or Uccello. Felix and Uccello are Ivy's French and Italian restaurants while Ash St. Cellar has offerings from both countries with an added Spanish influence.
Looking to eat, drink and party? Ivy's rooftop Pool Club and Change Room Bar may be the place to you. They have great poolside bashes with local and international DJs and an open invite to dip your toes into their fabulous pool.
There are also several event spaces available for private hire, including The Ivy Ballroom, Ivy Sunroom, Ivy Penthouse, the Den and the Terrace.
There are 11 retail outlets at Ivy including Lorraine’s Patisserie, Palings Flowers and Ivy's own branded Bottle Shop.
With so much on offer, it's hard to believe that there is a standout venue in the midst of all this variety. But the crown jewel in Ivy's entertainment offering is The Ministry of Sound Club. Every Saturday night, The Ministry of Sound Club brings the best RnB, Hip Hop and party anthems across three dance floors.
You need about two months' worth of weekends to explore all Ivy has to offer.