When the heat gets oppressive, man searches for an oasis, which is just crazy, because mid-'90s Brit-pop is not a recognized treatment for heatstroke or thirst. Providing a welcome oasis from the summer heat not characterized by childish brother-fights: Arrow Swim Club
ASC's a members-only, people-who-piss-in-pools-free (21 and up!) sunny hangout opening within the confines of a former warehouse that's had its roof ripped off, a resto and outdoor bar installed, and a no-diving-shallow L-shaped pool dug in. The second-floor sundeck's stuffed with group-ready daybeds, while the pool's ringed by well-cushioned loungers, themselves surrounded by big-tent cabanas packed with low Moroccan-style sofas and ottomans, 32in HDTVs, plus WiFi and laptop storage, which will never be used, because the real reason you joined a pool club was to ignore chicks in bikinis and play FarmVille. The brick-walled poolside bar is pouring classic cocktails plus specialties like the Maple Leaf (whiskey, maple syrup, lemon), and the dining room's doling out light fare including flatbreads and sammies like pepper jack-topped sliders and a citrus aioli/pickle-topped burger made with ahi tuna, which's cleverly sketched to look like a black & white motorcycle comic and has a pop-y synth beat. Wait, that's A-ha tuna
You've gotta be a member to enjoy said wonders/flatbreads, but because you don't deserve it in the least, ASC and Thrillist are teaming up to offer a free membership to one lucky reader, although if you're not the winner, don't look back in anger. Or ahead, even. Just don't be pissed.