Get your day drinking on in Las Vegas this 4th of July

Oh say can you see — lots of cold, yummy drinks. It’s that time of year when everyone feels that patriotic urge to turn their cocktails red, white and blue and shoot off fireworks in their backyards like wildfires aren’t even a thing that exists. And even if you’re not from the good old USA, you can still celebrate our nation’s birthday the way we do – by partying like you’ll never have to explain your actions to your children when they see you on YouTube. To help everyone out, because that’s totally what the U.S. is all about, here are some of the best daytime party spots to enjoy yourself and the American way.

Adventure Club all over up at Drai's Beach Club. Photo courtesy of Drai's Beach Club.

Adventure Club all over up at Drai’s Beach Club. Photo courtesy of Drai’s Beach Club.

Adventure Club at Drai’s Rooftop Beach Club

Like a Roman Candle that comes blasting out all hot and bright, Adventure Club is a powerful force that’ll never knock you down. The duo drives home hard beats but always maintains a level of levity that leaves dancers feeling floored even when they’re jumping. When you throw them into a venue like Drai’s Beach Club, where sound hits the sun and you can see the Las Vegas Strip like it was made for you, the shots start firing even hotter. This is the party for all you fireballs who can’t wait to bounce across the ground and glow.

Skrillex at Encore Beach Club. Photo courtesy of Encore Beach Club.

Skrillex at Encore Beach Club. Photo courtesy of Encore Beach Club.

Skrillex at Encore Beach Club

Like a Spinner that’s always emitting as it whirls about the space, Skrillex has harnessed the spin and become something encompassing. A known name in the world of EDM, his talents for turning it all up have taken him high. And there are few places in Vegas with the posh space and scenic appeal to let him spin about the way he deserves. That’s why Encore Beach Club is the ideal locale for this artist, and one of the best spots to spend the day drenched and dancing. This is the party for everyone who can’t stay in one spot too long and needs to move and spin with the fun.

New World Punx. We assure you they did not receive those black eyes in Vegas. Photo courtesy of Foxtail Pool Club and New World Punx.

New World Punx. We assure you they did not receive those black eyes in Vegas. Photo courtesy of Foxtail Pool Club and New World Punx.

New World Punx at Foxtail Pool Club

Like a Wheel, fixed and busting under its own momentum, New World Punx know how to keep the music all around and inside your heart. The beat pumps and the melodies make you wonder if you’re finally not dizzy for the first time. At Foxtail Pool Club, where the best parts are slightly askew but everything looks forward to the stage, they’ll deliver a party that lasts as long as the beach balls bounce and the music can shoot from the speakers. This is the party for those who like solid sounds but never want to feel like they can’t let themselves get turnt.

Tao Beach Club showing us why we love our Vegas pools. Photo courtesy of Tao Beach Club.

Tao Beach Club showing us why we love our Vegas pools. Photo courtesy of Tao Beach Club.

Paris Hilton at Tao Beach Club

Like a Sparkler that glows and burns and leaves streaks in the air, Paris Hilton is a name that’s lit up pop culture for years. Moving through the ranks of socialites to her own brand of stardom, she’s become a name that transcends assumptions. When such a star is set into a pool club like Tao Beach, the synergy becomes endearing. The space is opulent and the set will be savvy as the secluded club gets shocked by the sound. This is the party for people who like to light up the room and never apologize for burning too bright.

Wet Republic being all wet and hot. Calvin Harris is back there in the DJ booth somewhere. Photo courtesy of Wet Republic.

Wet Republic being all wet and hot. Calvin Harris is back there in the DJ booth somewhere. Photo courtesy of Wet Republic.

Calvin Harris at Wet Republic

Like a Strobe that keeps flashing and never shows signs of a fade, Calvin Harris has turned himself into a hit machine that won’t stop lighting us until we’re gone. Between the beats come sentiments that never let us down and always land upon us like light. When Wet Republic is filled, it’s a place that pulls together everyone looking for a dip in water or to be dipped into someone on the dance floor. It’s the kind of pool club that can spice up the spectacle while still keeping its cool. And it’s the ideal place for an artist like Calvin Harris to deliver the sensual beats that have made him famous. This is the party for everyone with a warm heart looking to cool off by giving it up to someone special.

 

Other daytime parties

We know not everyone is the club type and the lines and the heat aren’t as appealing to every crowd. But Vegas is for everyone and July 4 is about bringing people together through the power of the party – and probably some historical stuff too. But we’re focused on the party part. If you’re not about the DJs but still want to let loose, here are some parties on the Strip to take you away.

Cabo Wabo Cantina patio and Fiesta Fireworks Daiquiri. Cocktail photo courtesy of J. Rick Martin and patio photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Cabo Wabo Cantina patio and Fiesta Fireworks Daiquiri. Cocktail photo courtesy of J. Rick Martin and patio photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Like a Firecracker that never disappoints, Cabo Wabo Cantina is a spot for delicious food and all the drinks you can handle. The outdoor patio is hot – in the right ways – into the night. They’ll be offering a party atmosphere with drink specials and live music from Shawn Eiferman and Rein Garcia. The patio will also have amazing views of the fireworks that blaze across the Strip at night. While you’re there, be sure to grab a Fiesta Firework Daiquiri – because nothing says Independence Day like a red, white and blue cocktail. This is the party for everyone who likes the right kind of noise and would rather have a ton of fun with friends that push through a crowd of sweaty strangers.

Just look at that view. Photo courtesy of Margaritaville.

Just look at that view. Photo courtesy of Margaritaville.

Margaritaville

Like a Bottle Rocket that fires off just right every time, Margaritaville is always packed with patrons who just want to be free. The space has multiple patios, one right on the Strip in the Margaritaville 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, and another on the third floor which will give a beautiful view of the fireworks. There’s still time to buy space for the viewing party, which will include an open call brand bar and heavy appetizers as well as guaranteed seating. This is the party for anyone who’s ever felt like taking a rocket ride but was always just a little too intent on holding on to their drink.

Comments

I came from a little town in the Midwest. And believe me, I’m never going back. It’s probably nice if you love grass and snow; but I love the lights, the glamour, and the flocks of tourists seeking fun and fortune. Once the sun goes down, I’ll be the first one out hitting the clubs or just wandering the Strip for a little nighttime adventure. Passing through Bond on my way to Lily Bar, or taking a shortcut through Double Helix before landing at Parasol Up/Down, I’m the one you’ll randomly bump into – only sometimes literally – strolling through Sin City’s liquored veins – and loving every minute of it.