Open every Thursday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the ultra-hip flock here to chill in a secluded backdrop – one that’s encircled by towering palms and set off with flower boxes, hanging baskets, sculptured bushes and other lush greenery. Just follow the winding pathway next to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat to get to its entrance.
A tropical oasis of sorts, the décor makes use of a sleek orange, cream and bronze color palette. Teak furnishings surround two elegant dipping pools on split levels that are divided by a mini waterfall. There’s a DJ booth and a full, open-air bar flanked by flat-screen TVs. Voluptuous cocktail waitresses in powder blue bikinis and high-heeled espadrilles parade by regularly.
At 14,000 square feet, Bare Pool Lounge is smaller than many of the pool clubs in Las Vegas. Accommodating about 200 people on weekdays and up to 500 people on weekends, it’s a world apart from the raucous, spring break-like escapades you’ll find at resorts that can attract crowds numbering in upwards of 3,000 partiers.
However, the modest size means guests enjoy a more upscale atmosphere combined with attentive personalized service.
Whether you come alone or with a group, if you plan to stay at Bare Pool Lounge all afternoon, consider reserving a lounge chair, daybed or cabana. Not only will you have an attendant to see to your every need (such as laying out dry towels or getting an umbrella to provide shade), but you’ll also partake of some luxurious extras. For example, the cabanas are stocked with fresh fruit, Evian misting bottles, cucumbers for the eyes and chilled towels.
Bottle service is offered at Bare Pool Lounge. Frozen drinks can be ordered in 32-ounce logo cups. Or you can request pitchers of the specialty cocktails – such as the signature mojitos, the refreshing blueberry or raspberry lemonades, the watermelon cooler and the strawberry fizz. Another must-try drink is the Kentucky tea, which is made with Wild Turkey American Honey liqueur, unsweetened iced tea and lemon.
Bare Pool Lounge also features a food menu crafted by Brian Massie, the executive chef for The Light Group. It includes everything from salads, wraps, paninis and pizzas to gourmet appetizers like mini lobster tacos, coconut shrimp and big-eye tuna tartare.
Only adults (i.e., ages 21 and older) are allowed to enter. As part of the European-style atmosphere, ladies are able and often encouraged to tan without their tops on.
A sanctuary for Hollywood’s A-listers, Bare Pool Lounge regularly hosts celebrity birthday parties, live concerts and other special events. Yesterday saw the debut of Industry Mondays, a weekly party for locals who are invited to unwind and rock out to the tunes spun by resident DJ Karma.
On Sunday, May 5, Bare Pool Lounge will debut its weekly Bare Brunch boasting a delectable menu that includes yogurt and granola parfaits, breakfast burritos and waffles – all complemented by an open Bloody Mary bar.
So eat, drink and merrily soak up the sun’s rays at one of Las Vegas’ hottest pool scenes. Launched in 2007, Bare Pool Lounge still has it all!
General admission to Bare Pool Lounge is $10 for women and $20 – $40 for men (depending on the day of the week). For more information or to make daybed and cabana reservations, call (702) 588-5656.