Vegas pool club season is upon us once more

The air is warming. The sky is bright. The frozen cocktails are ready to count as a breakfast food. OK, all those things are pretty much true of Vegas year round. But when spring does technically hit and the temps start to push 80 while the rest of the country still has their shovels on stand-by, we open the pool clubs and remind you why you come to Vegas in this beautiful season. For some sun and fun before it gets hot enough to boil an egg in your martini, check out the pool clubs that are opening in the next few weeks.

This is a thing. This is a thing that exists at Encore Beach Club. Photo courtesy of Encore Beach Club.

This is a thing. This is a thing that exists at Encore Beach Club. Photo courtesy of Encore Beach Club.

Encore Beach Club at Encore
Reopening: March 4

Encore Beach Club is the epitome of elegant pool clubs in Las Vegas. From the A-list entertainment like Dillon Francis and Alesso to cabanas with stellar views and their own private restrooms with showers, Encore Beach Club is one that sets the standard for the summer scene. Even if you don’t want to shell out $1,000-plus for a table, you can still have fun here. The space is big enough to walk around, see and be seen, grab drinks and lay out without having to stumble over people. And there’s still room to dance in front of the DJ deck just outside Surrender Nightclub.

That's the kinda party we're talking about. Photo courtesy of Marquee Dayclub.

So, inflatable monkey, penguin and dinosaurs. Just cuz.  Photo courtesy of Marquee Dayclub.

Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Reopening: March 4

Marquee Dayclub has actually been open for certain events over the winter. The have a giant retractable dome that they pull out over the whole space. That’s how dedicated they are to providing an awesome pool club experience no matter the weather. Now that spring has sprung again, they’re retiring the dome for another season and letting the sun shine in. Marquee Dayclub is a classic Vegas pool club with great DJs, access to Marquee Nightclub and rows of cabanas with private sitting pools. And being on top of the Cosmopolitan, the views are pretty great too.

If we had a garden it would look like this. Photo courtesy of Tao Beach.

If we had a garden it would look like this. Photo courtesy of Tao Beach.

Tao Beach Club at Venetian
Reopening: March 10

Tao Beach, like Tao Nightclub, has always been proud to do its own thing. This secluded beach spot doesn’t play by others’ rules. The pools are shallow enough to stand around conversing and flirting. And the music is always bumping. Cabanas line the exterior but still keep you in the action. And the entire area leading up to and around the club is gorgeously landscaped and maintained. If you’re looking for a sense of private splendor, like you found your way to a secret pond in a beautiful garden, wait another week and hit up Tao Beach.

This party stops for nothing... except, you know, closing time. But that's hours away. Photo courtesy of Rehab.

This party stops for nothing… except closing time. But that’s hours away. Photo courtesy of Rehab.

Rehab at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Reopening: March 11

Oh, Rehab. What would we do without you? We’d probably have a lot fewer crazy stories about pool parties in Vegas. Despite the name, you can always count on Rehab to be energetic and a little naughty. This is more than just a pool club, it’s a pool party that’s been designed to keep you excited. There’s nothing stuffy or pretentious here. Rehab is about the action and the fun that keeps you coming back. When you want to party like you snuck into a rock star’s back yard and jumped into their pool while they were on tour, Rehab is the place to be. Plus, you know, you don’t risk that whole B&E thing.

We see your inflatable penguin, Marquee, and raise you an inflatable killer whale. Photo courtesy of Wet Republic.

We see your penguin, Marquee, and raise you an inflatable whale. Photo courtesy of Wet Republic.

Wet Republic at MGM Grand
Reopening: March 11

If you ask someone about the best pool clubs in Vegas, they’ll probably say Wet Republic before you’ve even finished the question. Rudeness aside, they’d be right. Wet Republic is the pool wing of Hakkasan Nightclub, and it scores their huge DJs like Calvin Harris and Tiesto. It’s a huge party that never steers you wrong. If any part of you is unsure about which pool club to go to, maybe you’re not super posh but you’re also not metal enough for some scenes, Wet Republic is the perfect balance. And we’re not going to promise you’ll get to see Calvin Harris in a swimsuit, but isn’t the very idea of that worth a shot?

That stage, though. Photo courtesy of Daylight.

That stage, though. Photo courtesy of Daylight.

Daylight at Mandalay Bay
Reopening: March 12

Like it’s nighttime version, Light Nightclub, Daylight is a huge party that knows how to set the mood. With a large pool area and enough room between there and the stage to dance and grind, Daylight creates more than just a pool club; it really is an outdoor club by a pool. Wade in and get your toes wet or dance the day away and get sweaty. When you’re all about the art and the experience, Daylight is a great place to be.

Already Open

Some pool clubs in Vegas just say boo to the winter and say open anyway.

  • Naked Pool at Artisan is open daily. The only thing they take off are their tops.
  • Golden Nugget Tank and Hideout pools are open following recent renovations. For partying downtown, and for viewing sharks via waterslide, these are the best spots around.
  • Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay is open and lovely.
  • Radius at Stratosphere is open and hot.
  • The Pond at Green Valley Ranch is one of the best pools off the Strip.

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.