Pool parties are iconic Vegas. There’s little else that speaks to the lifestyle of this desert city of sin than cooling off with a drink in your hand, sunglasses on your face, and a DJ spinning out the year’s greatest tunes poolside. If you’re looking for a howling good time, a place to see and be seen by the world’s beautiful people, or a place just to wash the previous night away with a cocktail in your hand, a Las Vegas Pool Party is the best way to do it. Here are some of my favorite ones.
Rehab (inside the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Rd) is known to be a spring-break style pool party blown full tilt. It’s busy, loud, crowded, and there’s enough booze to float your liver down to Emerald Isle. If you revel in this sort of all-out blow-out, then this is definitely your scene. Expect crowds and head on over to the Hard Rock to catch all the action.
Encore Beach Club (3121 Las Vegas Blvd South) is a little well less-known than Rehab, and prides itself on attracting a more discerning clientele. EBC (as it’s lovingly referred to) tends to attract a classier, one or two years older crowd. Think of Encore as a slightly more upscale version of Rehab’s four-star bacchanalian blow-out, but a party that still knows how to have a good time, just pays less for security. Known for their house music and excellent drinks, the Encore Beach Club always tops the list for good times.
Marquee Day Club (3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South) is another good bet for a pool party to write home about. Here, the rooftop view is hardly beatable, the drinks aren’t overly sweet, and the house music blazes. But enough of those secondary interests. You’re here to party, right? Well the Marquee Day Club has got that in spades. A close second to the scene at the EBC, if you tire of all the people, the Marquee Day Club tends to the same clientele and is the smallest venue of the big-name pool parties.