Ok, don't be doing this one if it's going to result in you getting fired from work... But if you can risk it, you'll be rewarded with one of the slickest Sydney Summer experiences on offer this year.

The Rooftop Pool and Bar at the Old Clare Hotel has just opened and it's pure magic. The pool is heated, you see touches of Central Sydney peeking out from surrounding developments and the option of sipping poolside cocktails on the lounging deck. Everyone knows NYC does the best rooftop situations in the world, but after spending an afternoon at the Old Clare, you’ll be convinced we’re nipping at their heels.

If you're of the well-behaved variety and end up going to work like a good little gem, think ahead and pack your swimmers. Sometimes it's easier to battle your way to Broadway instead of Bondi for that post-work dip.