In terms of size and energy, it’s hard to beat Wet Republic at the MGM Grand. A whopping 53,000 square feet, Wet Republic boasts the two largest salt water pools on the Strip and is surrounded by 18 daybeds, 10 cabanas and six bungalows. Dance to sets by the likes of Kaskade and Steve Aoki while enjoying the sun, food and bottle service from beautiful model-like servers. If you need a change of pace, take a ride on the lazy river next door at the main hotel pool complex.
- Wet Republic ScheduleMGM Grand
- Marquee ScheduleCosmopolitan
- Tao Beach ScheduleVenetian Hotel
- Sapphire Pool & Dayclub ScheduleIndustrial Ave
- Bare ScheduleThe Mirage
- Encore Beach ScheduleWynn Encore
- Venus ScheduleCaesars Hotel & Resort
- Liquid ScheduleAria Hotel
- Daylight ScheduleMandalay Bay
- Drai's ScheduleCromwell
- Go Pool ScheduleThe Flamingo
- Stadium Swim ScheduleCirca
The State of Las Vegas Pool Parties in 2021
Pool parties are one of the things we love most about Las Vegas. If you want to dance and drink under the desert sun with music cranking by the water, these daytime celebrations are right up your alley. As we move beyond the pandemic, most dayclubs and pool parties are back to operating at full capacity with mask requirements dropped for vaccinated guests. Las Vegas is welcoming the return of DJs and other big-name entertainers as well as general admission prices. However, the best way to enjoy a Vegas pool is with a reservation for a table, daybed, cabana or bungalow. So study up on the following pool parties and follow Lavish Vegas for the best deals on reservations.
Las Vegas Pool Parties
Despite its name, Marquee never relied too much on famous headline DJs. The venue is all about atmosphere and scenery with a rooftop deck at the Cosmopolitan. The venue operates day and night on weekends. Lounge by the pool and enjoy pizza, sushi and other bites from the menu. Daybeds are nice and cabanas are stylish, but the most luxurious way to enjoy Marquee is by booking a three-story bungalow with a private party deck overlooking the pool. Think of it as a vacation home and cabana rolled up in one. And you can stash your own supply of booze in the fridge.
An extension of Tao nightclub, Tao Beach is a poolside oasis that’s kept private, exclusive, and separate from the rest of the sprawling pool complex at the Venetian & Palazzo resorts. The venue closed in 2020 for renovations (planned before the pandemic) and has yet to announce an opening date for 2021. When it returns, expect Tao Beach to be better than ever with high-end luxury cabanas and an Asian theme still in place. The food menu traditionally boasts Far East-influenced flavors like sushi, edamame, and Korean-style chicken wings.
As the only pool at a Las Vegas strip club, the Sapphire Pool & Dayclub has evolved from a naughty novelty to a daytime party spot that competes with many of the more high-profile offerings on the Strip. After tweaking out some of the legalities, topless sunbathing has returned – for both guests and staff. (Pasties available upon request.) The menu has seen recent improvements and social media stars are often invited to host parties. Perhaps best of all, parking is easy and free. If you haven’t visited in a while, plan a return when the action picks up over summer.
Bare is more intimate than your average dayclub and best known for topless sunbathing. Surrounded by towering palm trees, the venue is a welcome retreat from the chaos of the Mirage’s main pool complex with beautiful people enjoying the sun, sipping on tropical cocktails and taking a dip in one of two pools.
The 60,000-square-foot Encore Beach Club is an exciting and indulgent playground with a three-tiered pool complex and a variety of daybeds and cabanas equipped with refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. However, for the most luxurious option, book one of eight two-story bungalows with views of the Strip. Each one features hot tubs, showers, and temperature-controlled cooling and heating systems. While other dayclubs have swim-up blackjack games, EBC actually has a full-on pavilion for table games. The Chainsmokers and Kygo are among top EDM acts with residencies. If you prefer to avoid the sun, the pool operates after dark as EDC At Night.
Venus is a welcome alternative to the sprawling Garden of the Gods pool complex at Caesars Palace. The white décor suggests serenity and luxury while the green shrubbery secures privacy. Formerly an intimate, topless dayclub, Venus dropped its “toptional” policy in recent years and operates as an all-ages pool when the main deck is closed during the slower months. It shifts back into “adults only” mode during the summer and recently introduced night-swim events. Day or night, you’ll enjoy tropical cocktails, frozen towels and plenty of food with lounge-style beats in the background.
Liquid matches the stylish, modern image of the Aria at CityCenter, providing a daytime pool party that’s fun and energetic without being too hectic. The 1,200-square-foot main pool is surrounded by 85 plush chaise lounge chairs and 35 daybeds, while two separate pools boast uber-VIP cabanas. Nosh on ahi tuna, tacos and sweet potato fries while sipping on fruity cocktails (including four different mojitos) served by one of the fetching Liquid girls.
- Cabana & Daybed Price: $$$$
- Days of Operation: Friday - Sunday
- Location: Mandalay Bay
- Music: Hip-Hop, House, Top 40
- Clothing: Swimwear/No sports attire, baggy clothes, chains, offensive prints
- hours: 12-6 p.m. (11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday)
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Daylight is a chic and sophisticated spot to chill out and party. Located on the Strip next to Mandalay Bay, Daylight has its own free parking (always a plus!), towering palm trees, and 50,000 square feet of space to lay out and soak up the sun. At the center of it all is a glistening pool, Ibiza-inspired style and a 1,400-square-foot elevated stage to welcome E-Rock, Too Short and other entertainers. Regular after-dark swim events are always a fun time.
- Cabana & Daybed Price: $$$
- Days of Operation: Friday - Sunday, Tuesday
- Location: Cromwell
- Music: R&B, Hip-Hop, EDM, Top 40
- Clothing: Swimwear/No athletic gear, pants, cut-offs
- hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday)
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When it comes to spectacular views, there’s nothing better than Drai’s Beach Club, 11 stories above Las Vegas Boulevard on the rooftop of the Cromwell hotel. The beautiful beach setting has a distinct tropical feel, featuring three different pools, nine bungalows sharing five dipping pools, 13 mezzanine cabanas and more than 40 daybeds. Unfortunately, Drai’s remains temporarily closed during the pandemic. When it reopens, expect the music to once again be heavily weighted toward hip-hop, rap and R&B.
Open seven days a week, Go Pool could be your best bet for a mid-week pool party. It’s not quite as big as other dayclubs, but the pool deck is scenic with tons of palm trees, a waterfall and the High Roller visible next door. Check in for specials during the week, including Margarita Mondays and Twisted Tuesdays (featuring specials on Twisted Tea). The cabanas are a little on the older side, but you’ll save a few bucks compared to fancier places.
Open 365 days a year, Stadium Swim is one of the largest and most popular pools in Las Vegas. The rooftop deck at the brand-new Circa resort on Fremont Street has six pools on a stadium-style incline facing a massive 143-foot video wall. Catch games and other big events in crystal-clear high-def with 14 million pixels. A DJ booth directly underneath has local talent spinning the latest hits for an upbeat atmosphere. Cabanas are spacious and comfortable with high-end contemporary furnishings, but you can save a few bucks with a daybed or lounge chair rental.