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Top 10 Best Pool Parties & Dayclubs in Las Vegas in 2020

As summer approaches, it can be quite the challenge to find that epic party that’ll give you memories to last a lifetime. In all your wisdom and party expertise, you find yourself selecting Vegas as your next party destination (good call). You’ve done most of the work, crushing that low carb diet for months, hitting the gym and now you’re finally ready to show off the washboard abs and rage in the sun. Time to find that epic Las Vegas Pool party.

There’s just one problem – this is your first Vegas trip and you’re not sure which pool party to go to. Maybe it’s not your first Vegas trip but you might be asking which DJs are at which Las Vegas pool parties? Which pool parties play hip hop? Which pool parties feature EDM music? What are the hottest dayclubs and pool parties in Vegas? Which pool parties have a free guestlist?

Don’t worry, we’ve got all the info and more to help you choose the best party to cater to whatever your needs may be. First, check out the top 10 pool parties & dayclubs in Las Vegas video and article below. Then, download the FREE Discotech App, which allows you to see who’s spinning / performing and where, table pricing, booking tables, buying tickets, and signing up for FREE guest list with a few taps on your phone. 


Encore Beach Club at Wynn Encore (EDM)

Crowded Pool Party called Encore Beach Club  in Las Vegas

Some of the experienced Vegas Pool Party goers call Encore Beach Club the “happiest place on earth”. After a day at EBC, it’d be hard to disagree with them. Encore Beach Club’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.

The layout of EBC is truly what separates this pool party from the others. The pool is always clean, the EDM music is great, the dance floor is easily accessible and food is served which is always a bonus. The crowd is usually young and upbeat so partying is elevated to another level of fun and enjoyment.But that’s not all. During the summer, Encore Beach Club turns into EBC at Night, which features night swims. That means you can wear a swimsuit, get into the pool and party with your favorite DJ under the stars!

Drai’s Beach Club at Cromwell (Hip Hop)

A Busy Pool Party at Drais Beach Club at the Cromwell Las Vegas

Found on the 11th floor of The Cromwell, 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 features an unblocked rooftop which displays an unrivaled view of the Red Rock Mountains in the distance and the Bellagio fountains which is located across the street.

The central pool is surrounded by palm trees while pink curtains cover the second-floor cabanas outfitted with HD TVs — but with all the beautiful people dancing to the tunes of a live DJ, it’s doubtful anyone will be watching much television. The nightclub is a two-story indoor space facing the dayclub pool and includes shiny black, semi-circular booths and a horseshoe DJ station surrounded by columns decorated with tons of postage stamp-sized mirrors.

Drai’s will very often be playing top 40 / hip hop but it always depends on the DJ. On occasion they will bring in EDM DJs such as Quintino or Sidney Samson; on these days you’ll get a mix of hip hop and EDM.

Pro-tip: Hotel guests at the Cromwell get free access to the dayclub.

Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan (EDM)

View of the Massive Pool Party Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan

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 during the Summer 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.

Credit for this claim goes to Marquee’s sound and light systems. Marquee has a Funktion One sound system with 32,000-watt subwoofers and a state-of-the-art audio-visual stage set-up designed by Steve Liberman. The venue looks and sounds spectacular enough to wow the high rollers that have been known to frequent the venue.

The dayclub features three-story Bungalow Lofts, complete with cabanas, living quarters, grand Las Vegas pool cabanas with infinity pools and a party deck on top. This place gets wild.

Wet Republic at MGM Grand (EDM)

DJ Tiesto Performing at Wet Republic Pool Party in Las Vegas

A privileged playground for partygoers and celebrities, Wet Republic at MGM Grand combines the best elements of Vegas nightlife with supreme poolside amenities to create the ultimate pool party experience. The unrivaled hot spot delivers a variety of experiences for its guests, whether they want to relax over cocktails in the poolside lounge, reside in exclusive VIP bungalows, or bask under the sun 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 and artists include Tiesto, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Tyga, Afrojack, and many more.

JEMAA at the Nomad Pool (Open Format)

Cabanas and Lounge Chairs at JEMAA Las Vegas

On weekends, The NoMad Pool transforms into JEMAA – The NoMad Pool Party. A seductive and energetic daytime experience, JEMAA features a renowned cocktail program, table side service, and a roster of top-tier DJs and artists delivering themed music performances — including a tropical house vibe on Sundays.

The gorgeous and spacious pool is at the center of it all, surrounded by daybeds, cabanas, and bungalows. Guests will also find two bars as well as a covered area so you may escape the sun, setup perfectly for dining. Enjoy a star studded lineup of DJs all summer as the luxurious pool provides a tranquil escape from the neon, glitter, heat, and sweat that accompanies 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. Don’t forget to inquire about the cocktail fountain at JEMMA, known for their award winning food and elite cocktail list.

Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay (Hip Hop)

Busy Pool Party with DJ at Daylight Beach Club Las Vegas

Daylight Beach Club (DBC) made its 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. The venue is spacious which means the club offers tons of room to roam around and explore. Shoulder to shoulder clubbing can get old real quick.

Like Light nightclub at the Mandalay, Daylight initially started out playing primarily EDM, but with last year’s change in management, Daylight has shifted to a Hip Hop / top 40 vibe. Daylight is open during the summer Vegas pool season, which usually starts late March/early April and runs until Labor Day.

Pro-tip: We have a free guestlist for girls and even ratio parties that include drink tickets.

TAO Beach at Venetian (Hip Hop / Top 40)

Cabanas and Pool View at Intimate TAO Beach at Venetian Las Vegas

When the weather heats up, TAO Beach offers a sizzling hot daytime experience under the crystal blue Las Vegas sky. By day, guests can secure a reservation to lounge poolside in one of 12 luxury cabanas that features such amenities as air-conditioning, high definition plasma screen televisions with gaming consoles, WiFi and customized mini bars. Other amenities include sunglasses cleaning and a staff of masseuses. TAO Beach is not your typical dayparty experience. 

Asian-inspired daybeds are scattered throughout the 18,000-square-foot oasis which 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 which are 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 fairly reasonably priced as far as dayclubs go.

Bare Pool at The Mirage (Hip Hop/ Top 40)

View of the Pool at Bare Pool Inside Mirage Las Vegas

Bare Pool is located at the Mirage. To find Bare Pool, one must trek down a winding path through a jungle oasis that feels like a secret hideaway. Upon arrival, you’ll find an intimate pool area where women are free to wander 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 an out of control 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? How 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 dry 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 and artists such as The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Diplo, Alesso, Kygo, and Drake. If you’re in Vegas Sunday night, you need to be at this party.


Since the opening of Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel in 2003, the day-clubbing phenomenon has turned Las Vegas into a 24-hour party paradise.

Of all America’s major cities, only Phoenix and Arizona matches Las Vegas for sunshine. On average, 85% of the hours from dawn until dusk are showered in golden rays meaning it’s always pool weather here. Since the weather is phenomenal, the big hotels all compete to build better and more elaborate spaces for bathing and partying. Caesars’ recently revamped Garden of the Gods complex.

But, since this is Las Vegas, merely splashing around in water is not enough, no matter how cool the pool. In the past 10 years, the non-stop party vibe of Las Vegas has been cranked up a notch with the introduction of the day club. For the real money-no-object VIP experience, book a cabana.


Las Vegas Dayclub & Pool Party FAQ

What time do Las Vegas Pool Parties typically open?

Dayclubs and pool parties typically open around 10:30-11 AM. If you want to avoid lines, we recommend arriving by 10-10:30. During busy weekends like Memorial Day Weekend, it might be smart to arrive even earlier. Almost all pool parties (with the exception of certain events at Encore Beach Club and Wet Republic) will have a free even ratio guest list.

What time do Las Vegas pool parties typically close?

Pool parties typically close around 6 PM. It may depend on how the party is going, but things typically wind down by 6:30 or 7 at the latest. Remember at most of these venues they need to clean up and set up so they may reopen at night

What time does the headlining DJ usually come in in Las Vegas dayclubs?

The headlining DJ usually comes on anytime between 1-2 PM.

How long do DJs play in Las Vegas?

The headlining DJ usually plays a 1.5 – 2 hour set but can go longer depending on how the DJ feels.

What is the dress code like at Las Vegas dayclubs and pool parties? What should I wear to Las Vegas pool parties?

Pool attire. Swimwear, flip flops, hats, etc are all ok. Jerseys and wifebeaters (undershirts) are not allowed. Hats are okay.

Can I smoke cigarettes in Las Vegas pool parties?

Yes, you can smoke cigarettes in most Las Vegas pool parties.

Can I smoke weed at Las Vegas pool parties?

Even though weed was just legalized in Nevada, most casinos still ban marijuana from the premises. If you are caught with weed or weed paraphernalia at most clubs, they will deny you entry / kick you out. We wouldn’t recommend risking it. Many of the pool parties do a VERY thorough search.

How can I get into Las Vegas dayclubs & pool parties for free?

All Las Vegas pool parties have a free girl’s guestlist, and most have a free even ratio guestlist – Entry is free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party, even on big holiday weekends. You can sign up for the guestlist using our free mobile app.

How can I book bottle service for Las Vegas pool parties & dayclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Las Vegas pool parties?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every pool party is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

Where can I store my stuff at the pool parties?

Most of the dayclubs will have lockers for rent. They usually have free towels available as well.

Should I buy tickets to Las Vegas dayclubs/pool parties? 

We recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name DJs (Alesso, Kaskade, Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Calvin Harris etc). The ticket line is usually faster and shorter than the guestlist line.

Which Vegas pool parties play Hip Hop?

Check out our guide to the best hip hop pool parties in Las Vegas.

Which Vegas nightclubs play Electronic music (EDM)?

Check out our guide to the best EDM pool parties in Las Vegas.

Can you bring your own alcohol to Vegas pools?

No vegas pool parties allow you to BYOB. That’s how they make most of their money – selling alcohol to drunk partygoers!

Are there pool parties during the week in Vegas?

Many pools will be open during the week for you to lounge and get your tan on, but there are generally no “pool parties” with DJs headlining. Vegas pool parties are usually open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

What month do pool parties start in Vegas?

Vegas pool parties typically start up in March. Official start dates vary by season and weather – unofficial openings are usually mid march, with grand openings towards the end of March.

Are pool parties open in Vegas in October?

Pool parties are usually open to mid October but it really depends on the weather.

Are there pool parties in Vegas in November?

Pool parties are closed in November.

How much are pool parties in Vegas?

General admission ranges from 20-60+ depending on the DJ and venue. You can buy tickets in advance that usually let you get in a faster line. There are also guest lists that are usually free for even ratio parties before a certain time.

Daylight Beach Club Las Vegas Promo Code

Use promo code DISCO at TheLightVegas.com to get $2 off each ticket at Daylight Beach Club at the Mandalay Bay. The discount code works for both Light and Daylight Beach Club events.

Buying presale tickets at Daylight Beach Club ensures that you’ll get in – ticket holders also get expedited entry.

You can book table service / cabanas and sign up for guestlist directly on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.

Las Vegas Pool Party / Dayclub Dress Code

In a town known for unclear dress codes — you can dine at a fine restaurant or attend a top-tier show in jeans and a nice T-shirt — it might be hard to know what to wear, what to bring and what outfit fits best with the club you’re attending. Funny enough, the stricter dress codes are being enforced in what might seem the most unlikely of places: at Las Vegas’ risque pool parties.

MGM Grand’s Wet Republic require women to wear a swimsuit with a sundress or wrap and encourages them to do their hair and wear heels. Men should sport board shorts, a T-shirt and sandals or flip-flops; undershirts, cut-off shorts yet athletic gear like gym shorts, sneakers and sports jerseys are forbidden.

The same goes for Encore Beach Club, where baggy clothes, chains and see-through swimwear will get you no further than the door. And don’t expect to get into Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan or Tao Beach at the Venetian without similar pool-appropriate attire and footwear to keep you covered as you navigate through the hotel.

However inside the club, guests are free to keep clothing to a minimum, provided they meet the requirements. Tiny bikinis and Speedos may spice things up, but don’t expect a string-and-pasties ensemble or mesh male thong to qualify as swimwear.

“Guests have an expectation of a five-star experience. Our bungalows, cabanas and lily pads go for a high premium, and that sets the attitude for what the people paying for them expect and how guests should behave,” said Pauly Freedman, director of operations for Encore Beach Club. “That includes dressing appropriately. We want people to have fun, and we encourage it, but we’re at the Wynn, not down the street. Dress to impress.”

Indeed, pool clubs are enforcing dress codes in a scene that’s more “ultra lounge” than “lounge by the pool.” As with the clubs’ indoor nighttime counterparts, a stroll past a pool club entrance on a weekend afternoon often reveals long lines snaking back into the hotel, with guests waiting as long as an hour to pay premium cover charges (which average about $30 for women and $50 for men) to get past the door. Inside, pricey cocktails and even pricier daybed and cabana rentals await, but so do star-powered DJ sets and raucous dance parties. For many, it’s a price tag worth the experience.

The dayclub pool party trend evolved out of the popular nightclub scene of the late ’90s, emerging in the early ’00s with upscale pool clubs like Moorea Beach at Mandalay Bay (which also has a strict dress code, despite being top-optional or “toptional”).

Despite the upscale atmosphere, you don’t have to invest in a designer swimsuit or risk slipping in a pair of stilettos to partake in pool club festivities. Like many of the Strip’s nightclubs, the dress codes aren’t usually on display but exist largely to set parameters for what is and isn’t appropriate rather than to screen guests for chicness and style. Still, consider a quick phone call to the venue or go online beforehand to check up on dress codes and cover charges to ensure that your time in line isn’t spent in vain.

“If you’re going to a formal event, that doesn’t mean you have to have a tie or tuxedo, but there are certain things that look out of place, and the same thinking can be applied to our pool clubs,” said David Long, the director of security for Tao Beach and Marquee Dayclub.

His hard-line concern is that guests are covered and wearing footwear as they migrate between the hotel and the pool out of respect to other patrons.

Though pool personnel largely have to deal with guests being underdressed, they do sometimes encounter the opposite problem.

“We have a lot of guys who show up in suits,” said Rebeccah Gannon, director of guest services for Angel Management Group, which handles Wet Republic. “I think they’re dressing to impress the girls, which I get, because who doesn’t like a guy in a suit? But that’s not exactly proper pool attire.”

She encourages guests to have fun with the dress code and show off their personal style, but adds that there is one must-have fashion accessory for this summer’s pool party circuit: a valid photo ID.

Daylight Summer 2017 Opening Dates

When will Daylight Beach Club open for the 2017 pool season?

Daylight Beach Club is opening the weekend of 3/10-3/12. Daylight is open every week from Friday through Sundays.

The soft opening of  for 2017 is going to be the weekend of 3/10-3/12:

  • 3/10/17 – Kid Funk
  • 3/11/17 – E-Rock
  • 3/12/17 – DJ Neva

The official grand opening is going to be a few weeks later on the weekend of March 25th.

Daylight features primarily hip hop / top 40 DJs but there are a couple EDM DJs sprinkled throughout. Resident DJs / performers for the 2017 season include:

  • DJ Cobra
  • Crooked
  • Tommy Trash
  • Tyga
  • Duke Dumont
  • Otto Knows
  • Bassjackers

Book tables, buy tickets, or get on the free Daylight guestlist here, or download our free mobile app (available on android or iPhone).