The 10 best pool parties in Las Vegas

Published On 05/27/2014 Published On 05/27/2014
Pool party
Denise Truscello

We've already told you about the best pools in Las Vegas, and about Vegas's best places to party, but now that the weather's starting to get hot, a truly awesome men's lifestyle site would totally get around to telling you about Vegas's hottest pool parties already. Well, guess what?! Our list of Sin City's most booze-, bikini-, and bungalow-filled pool parties/day clubs is below:

Erik Kabik

Encore Beach Club at Wynn Encore
On the Strip
This weekend-long party is insanely popular and worth the long lines to get inside, with a vast poolside area, foam parties, DJs like David Guetta, and yes, stripper poles on the water. It's also where Macklemore & Ryan Lewis like to spend their days (and nights at Surrender) playing their only US dates in 2014 as part of their residency.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Off the Strip
The Hard Rock set the template for the rest of Las Vegas with its series of Rehab pool parties on Saturdays and Sundays. Some still say the original is the best, thanks to all the palm trees and landscaping around the pool! Just kidding, it's thanks to all the comely ladies in the pool, at the bar, etc., and all the good music -- it's where Lady Gaga made her Las Vegas debut.

Wet Republic

Wet Republic at The MGM Grand
On the Strip
This massive bash is open all week (except Tuesdays and Wednesdays), it's got totally-necessary-in-Summer amenities like VIP cabanas and bungalows with their own HD TVs, misting systems, and Jacuzzis, and it's where Hakkasan’s roster of big-name DJs tend to show up during the day... and crowd surf in inflatable rafts like Steve Aoki, apparently.

Danny Mahoney

XS Night Swim at the Wynn Encore
On the Strip
This party's the best reason to stay out late on Sunday nights and show up to work soaking wet the next morning, or in Prince Harry's case, show up hilariously naked in the tabloids after taking the party to a suite upstairs.

Joe Fury

Ditch Fridays at The Palms
Off the Strip
The Palms wants you to skip work every Friday this Summer, and the temptation may be too much to pass up, thanks to guest performers like Chris Brown (when he’s not in jail) and some of the best poolside grub in Vegas from Back Room Burger.

MGM Resorts International

Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay
On the Strip
The daytime version of Light Nightclub (get it?!), this big-time party brings the beats to the resort’s beach and poolside area via DJs performing on a massive elevated stage, especially during Eclipse, their Sunday party that confusingly goes down when it's no longer daylight.

Sapphire Pool and Day Club
Off the Strip
A strip club with its own topless pool is basically a non-stop party, thanks to employees dropping by for a dip/trying to earn tips, and is a concept that surprisingly, no one has copied… yet.

Caesars Entertainment

VooDoo Beach at The Rio
Off the Strip
Just West of the Strip, the Rio offers a little something for everyone, including sand, a waterfall, etc. But screw all that and check out the adults-only pool for plenty of fun, girl-watching, and loud music from the DJ pretty much all the time.

Tao Beach

Tao Beach at the Venetian
On the Strip
Head up to the roof of Tao Nightclub Friday-Sunday for this day club bash that may be a little on the small side, but more than makes up for it with a high-intensity party atmosphere and some of the best sushi you’ll find near a swimming pool.


Marquee Day Club
On the Strip
Marquee offers pretty much the same thing during the day that it does during the night at the Cosmopolitan -- big crowds, a massive indoor dance floor, and a massive outdoor pool area… with a soundtrack heavy on the EDM. The only real difference is the presence of sunlight… and even less clothing than usual.

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1. Encore Las Vegas 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Strip)

A golden, butterfly-motif, $2 billion Yang to the Wynn's Yin, the 63-story Encore is a complexly themed wonderland of classy degeneracy, with 2034 houndstooth-upholstered rooms and a 74,000 sq ft gaming floor partitioned off by columns and curtains, miraculously making your bankruptcy an intimate affair.

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2. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

The concept behind Hard Rock hotels is simple: people need a place to crash after raging, gambling, eating, and drinking all night. And the Vegas outpost ensures that you'll be able to accomplish all of those things in one spot, with three towers devoted to hotel rooms, the casino, over 200,000sqft of pools, nine restos to booze or grab a bite, plenty of ways to (bachelor) party during your last nights as a free man, and more.

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3. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino offers numerous suites and penthouses for your Vegas vacation. Dine at one of their signature restos (Joel Robuchon, Hakkasan, Craftsteak... to name a few), or relax at the spa or salon.

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4. Palms Casino & Resort 4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (Strip)

This luxury casino sports gorgeous accommodations, high-end restos (N9ne Steakhouse, Alize, Nove Italiano), and a spa/salon.

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5. Sapphire Pool & Day Club 3025 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Sapphire hooks up pool party-goers with the ultimate experience: the pool is small enough (for a classier feel), the mixed drinks are worth the $10-$14, and you can dry your neon suit in an actual swimsuit dryer, so you don't leave the premise reeking of tanning oil, booze, and Taylor Swift remixes.

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6. Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino 3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (Strip)

Just a block off the main drag, Rio is one of the better resorts for those traveling in larger groups. The Brazilian-themed hotel's signature "chic suites" sleep six people and features various amenities, live entertainment (Penn and Teller are on retainer, along with the Chippendales), a pool area with an actual white sand beach, and a 490ft high zip-line that connects the hotel's two towers.

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7. Venetian Resort & Casino 3355 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

A staple in the Vegas resort empire, the Venetian rocks world class accommodations (five diamonds, and diamonds are totally better than stars!), plus killer eats from Delmonico's, Rockhouse, and more.

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8. TAO Beach 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

It's TAO... it's Vegas... it's got a pool.... oh, and it's topless. TAO Beach Club hooks up Vegas dwellers and the elite under cozy cabanas and sexy decor, further completing the Vegas pool party scene you've come to expect.

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9. Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

No Vegas club handles the day-to-night transition quite like Marquee. The premiere spot at The Cosmopolitan is notorious for its dayclub, an exclusive adult oasis you’ll likely recognize for its crystal blue swimming pool with bikini-decked bodies packed like sardines. After guests have successfully dehydrated themselves in the daylight hours (thanks to both sun and cocktails), they can celebrate round two at Marquee’s nightclub, where international house music DJs have year-round residencies. If EDM isn’t your thing, snag a seat in The Library, an elite drinking lounge complete with leather armchairs and pool tables.



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