Summer’s around the corner. You’ve been on the low carb diet for months and you’re ready to show off that washboard. There’s just one problem – this is your first Vegas trip and you’re not sure which pool party to go to. Which DJs are at which pool parties? Which pool parties are hip hop? Which pool parties feature EDM music? What are the hottest dayclubs and pool parties in Vegas? Which pool parties have free guestlist?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. First, check out the top 10 pool parties & dayclubs in Las Vegas below. Then, download the FREE discotech app. You can use it to see who’s spinning / performing, see table pricing, book tables, buy tickets, and sign up for FREE guest list with a few taps on your phone.
Suns out, guns out.
1. Kaos Dayclub at the Palms (Hip Hop/EDM)
Composed by award-winning design firm Friedmutter Group Las Vegas, the multi-level 73,000 square foot Kaos dayclub offers [two] luxurious main pools, numerous side pools and 39 unique cabanas (most with their own private pool). The focal point of the dayclub is a towering 65-foot bronze sculpture by Damien Hirst entitled “Demon with Bowl” (2014), which rises up from the center of one of the two main pools. Boasting the highest number of pools of any resort in North America, KAOS dayclub offers a luxe Greek-inspired oasis that can be found nowhere else in Las Vegas. KAOS will seamlessly blend the nightclub and dayclub experiences via a massive retractable glass wall/door that allows clubgoers to easily move between the indoor and outdoor venues. In addition, the nightclub has a rotating 360-degree DJ booth that allows talent to play to both indoor and outdoor crowds, while the dayclub has its own separate entertainment stage in order to provide for multiple performance locations. The dayclub can also accommodate up to [5,000] guests and incorporates a [seasonal] dome cover that will allow it to operate on a year-around basis. Kaos won’t always have a hip hop artist though – some days will be hip hop artists (Cardi B, Travis Scott, G-Eazy, J Balvin) and some days will be DJs. Before hitting up Kaos we’d recommend checking out the schedule!
2. Encore Beach Club at Wynn Encore (EDM)
Some call Encore Beach Club the “happiest place on earth”. After a day there you’d be hard pressed to disagree. EBC’s 50,000 square foot space features lounges, couches, daybeds, cabanas, bungalows, lily pads, 3 pools, a gaming pavilion, a state of the art sound system, the EBC girls, champagne showers, and beautiful people as far as the eye can see.
During the summer, Encore Beaach Club turns into EBC at night, featuring nightswims every night. That means you can wear a swimsuit and get into the pool at night!
3. Drai’s Beach Club at Cromwell (Hip Hop)
Positioned atop The Cromwell on the 11th floor, Drai’s Beach Club reigns over what is arguably the busiest intersection in Vegas. During the daytime it’s a beach pool party on steroids; in the evening it morphs into an upscale high-voltage nightclub. The dayclub embraces north-facing views including the Red Rock Mountains in the distance and the Bellagio fountains across the street.
A central pool is flanked by palm trees and a white edifice with pink curtains covering the 15 second-floor cabanas outfitted with HD TVs — but with all the hard bodies dancing to the tunes of a live DJ it’s doubtful anyone will be watching much television. The nightclub, a two-story indoor space facing the dayclub pool, is all shiny black semi-circular booths and a horseshoe DJ station surrounded by columns festooned with postage stamp-sized mirrors.
Drai’s will very often be playing top 40 / hip hop but it depends on the DJ. On occasion they will bring in EDM DJs such as Quintino and Sidney Samson; on these days you’ll get a mix of hip hop and EDM.
Pro-tip: Residents at the Cromwell get free access to the dayclub.
4. Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan (EDM)
A sprawling club complex in the heart of North America’s ultimate party city, Marquee is arguably one of the key architects of the Stateside dance music revolution. Split into Marquee Dayclub — a sun-blazed, opulent poolside space open daily during the Spring season — and Marquee Nightclub, with its three different areas (The Boom Box Room, Library and Main Room), it’s undoubtedly one of the most impressive venues in the US.
Its sound and light impress, too: boasting a Funktion One soundsystem with 32,000-watt subwoofers and a state-of-the-art audio-visual stage set-up designed by Steve Liberman, Marquee looks and sounds spectacular enough to wow the high rollers that have been known to visit the venue.
The dayclub features three-story Bungalow Lofts, complete with cabana, living quarters, grand Las Vegas pool cabanas with infinity pools and a party deck on top.
5. Wet Republic at MGM Grand (EDM)
A privileged playground for partygoers, glitterati, and celebrities, Wet Republic at MGM Grand combines the best elements of Vegas nightlife with supreme poolside amenities to create the ultimate daylife experience. The unrivaled hot spot delivers a variety of experiences for its guests, whether they want to chill over cocktails in the poolside lounge, relax in exclusive VIP bungalows, or bask in the party scene on the main pool deck or cabanas.
The 54,500-square-foot pool at the MGM Grand just underwent a $3.574 million remodel to 18,400 square feet of the space. Last year, the pool debuted an expanded DJ booth, an upgraded LED display, extended bar and new furniture. The latest renovations added six new VIP bungalows equipped with furnishings, TVs and misting fans all equipped with three private plunge pools. New restrooms and shower facilities as well as an extended shade area have also been added.
Resident DJs for 2016 include 3LAU, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Chainsmokers, DVBBS, Martin Garrix, Nervo, Krewella, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, and Ingrosso.
6. JEMAA at the Nomad Pool (Open Format)
On weekends, The NoMad Pool transforms into JEMAA – The NoMad Pool Party. A seductive and energetic daytime experience, JEMAA features our renowned cocktail program, tableside service, and a roster of top-tier DJs and artists delivering nuanced music programming — including a tropical house vibe on Sundays.
The pool is a luxurious and tranquil escape from the neon and glitter of The Strip. This garden-like oasis, inspired by the Majorelle Gardens of Morocco, features casual fare, expertly-crafted cocktails, and a robust selection of wines.
7. Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay (Hip Hop)
Daylight Beach Club (DBC) made it’s debut Summer 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and since then has gone on to become one of the hottest dayparties in Las Vegas. Daylight features 70 daybeds, 25 cabanas, 6 LED screens, a 5,000 sq foot pool. Like Light nightclub at the Mandalay, Daylight initially started out playing primarily EDM but with last years change in management Daylight has shifted to a Hip Hop / top 40 vibe for the 2016 season, with DJs such as E-Rock, Scooter & Lavelle, Eric D-Lux, DJ Mustard, DJ Scene, and Baauer.
Daylight is open during the summer vegas pool season, which usually starts late March/early April and runs til Labor Day.
Pro-tip: We have a free guestlist for girls and even ratio parties that includes drink tickets.
8. Tao Beach at Venetian (Hip Hop / Top 40)
When the weather heats up, TAO Beach offers a sizzling hot daytime experience in Las Vegas. By day, guests can secure a reservation to lounge poolside in one of 12 luxury cabanas that feature such amenities as air-conditioning, high definition plasma screen televisions with gaming consoles, WiFi and customized mini bars. Other amenities include sunglass cleaning and a staff of masseuses. Asian-inspired day beds are scattered throughout the 18,000-square-foot oasis, which also includes a 30-foot bar where guests can sip on TAO-tinis and TAO-jitos made with fresh exotic ingredients. An extensive appetizer and grill menu is also available.
The outdoor oasis serves as an extension of the famed nightclub every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the season with cabanas and tables for VIP bottle service. As night falls, guests will find themselves in an open-air nightclub featuring, two 14-foot fire columns, high-energy music from resident and international guest DJs and strategically-placed beds, perfect for lounging with friends while taking in the action.
Tao Beach always plays a mix of top 40 / hip hop / open format music. Bottle service here is also fairly reasonably priced as far as dayclubs go.
9. Bare Pool at The Mirage (Hip Hop/ Top 40)
Bare Pool is located at the Mirage, with the trek to get there winding through a jungle oasis that feels like a secret hideaway. Upon arrival, you’ll find an intimate pool area where women are free to wonder around topless if they choose. Bare offers a more relaxing, chill atmosphere without the wall-to-wall packed in feeling of some of the other clubs. You’ll find 14,000 square feet that includes two luxury dipping pools, a full service bar, six plasma screens, poolside daybeds, chaise lounge chairs and cabanas. As with many of the Vegas pool clubs, expect to find an endless number of beautiful people, scantily clad and looking to be seen.
The atmosphere at Bare Pool is a lot more chill and laid back than that of the other dayclubs / pools. If you’re looking for a rager, you’ll want to skip Bare. If you’re looking for a place to lie down, chill, hang out with friends with some background music, Bare Pool is your spot!
Bonus: XS Nightswim at the Wynn (EDM)
Are you a fan of nightclubs? What about pool parties? A few clubs in Las Vegas have combined the two to create the nightswim – the pool party at night.
The Sunday nightswim at XS is the undisputed king. Featuring balmy 80 degree nights, beautiful people, and the biggest DJs in the world, nightswims are a unique experience that are essential to any Vegas trip. XS does not host a day party so your only opportunity to get in the water at the King of Clubs is the Sunday XS nighswim.
XS nightswim on Sundays is THE best party in Vegas, hosting up to 5,000 people in a gorgeous venue. Party to the beats of DJs such as Avicii, David Guetta, Zedd, Robin Schulz, Skrillex. If you’re in Vegas Sunday night you need to be at this party.