Vegas Pool Parties – Opening Back Up in 2021
Updated April 8, 2021
Now that Vegas is slowly opening back up from the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s take a look at the pool party options in 2021.
Keep reading for the best pool parties in Vegas and what to expect at each pool.
Vegas Pool Party Options for 2021
Wet Republic Ultra Pool – MGM Grand
- 2021 Opening: March 5th
- Days Open: Thursday-Sunday
- Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling (702) 891-3563.
Wet Republic, an MGM resort partner, has resumed operations on the Las Vegas Strip.
Reservations are required for its bungalows, deluxe cabanas, and daybeds with bottle service packages. General admission is not available, and all guests are limited to those age 21 and over.
The venue was recently renovated, so there are two new plunge pools spanning nearly 100 feet in length with 10 upgraded cabanas along with 12 modernized bungalows. Wet Republic has also been at the forefront of technology and safety protocols and has moved to a touchless ordering system using scannable QR codes.
The same rigorous cleaning standards guests have become accustomed to in the last year will continue to be implemented.
Wet Republic has been known as one of the top pool parties (Especially Saturdays) in the past attracting talents like Tiesto, Zedd, Hardwell, and more.
Tip: Security checks are very strict and they even make sure to put eye drops in your eye to make sure you are not bringing something else inside. So dress in your pool attire and leave everything else behind.
Encore Beach Pool (EBC Pool)
- 2021 Opening: March 5th
- Days Open: Friday-Sunday
- Call (702) 770-7300 for a reservation.
EBC Pool is a temperature-controlled pool and whirlpool spa surrounded by daybeds and private cabanas for you to relax. Each area is attended by a team member who can help you with food and beverage orders.
If you choose to reserve a private cabana, you’ll also have a refrigerator, plasma-screen TV, misting system, fan, and other amenities. All in attendance must be over the age of 21.
In the past, Sundays are were the wildest and most popular days with some of the best-named DJ hosting it on the Weekends including David Guetta and The Chainsmokers.
The Pool at Marquee (Marquee Day Club)
- 2021 Opening: March 5th
- Days Open: Friday-Sunday starting at 11am
This is the Marquee Dayclub space at the Cosmopolitan.
Described as a vibrant beach club scene, The Pool Marquee is host to some of the most influential DJs. There are eight Grand Cabanas that each have their own private spas and infinity plunge pools.
Be sure to dress the part in your best pool attire. No basketball shorts, team jerseys, baseball caps, robes, or tank tops are permitted at the Marquee Pool.
For safety reasons, the pool is currently capped at 50 percent capacity (approximately 900 out of 1,800) and reservations are required.
Instead of a dance floor, there are physically distanced tables and daybeds.
The menu has also been revamped to include sushi, bottle service, specialty cocktails, and more in the upscale, adults-only atmosphere.
Liquid Pool Lounge – ARIA
- 2021 Opening: March 12th
- Days Open: Friday-Sunday
- Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling (702) 590-9979.
The premier pool experience awaits you. You can dip your toes in the water as you sip refreshing cocktails and taste delicious appetizers.
There are eight secluded cabanas at Liquid Pool along with dozens of day beds.
Liquid Pool is currently working under the guidance of public health experts that allows them to serve the community in a safe and socially distanced manner. There will be hand sanitizing stations and everyone at the venue will be asked to wear a face covering. Physical distancing will also be enforced.
Liquid features a variety of music including top 40, hip-hop, and dance. It is slightly on the smaller side compared to a few of the other pool parties but does offer 8 cabanas, 35 daybeds, and 85 chaise lounges.
Price minimums for cabanas and daybeds you will find cheaper than the other parties like EBC and Wet Republic.
Why you might like it over other parties – not as big, not overcrowded, and a more relaxed vibe but still fun crowd
Daylight Vegas – Mandalay Bay
- 2021 Opening: March 5th
- Days Open: Friday-Sunday
- Reservations can be made on their website
This 4,400 square-foot main pool has two additional private pools for cabana guests along with tableside service on the pool level. You’ll get a luxurious and entertaining pool experience. You’ll feel like you’re at the beach right up until you have hand-crafted cocktails and delicious bites delivered to you.
As a precaution due to COVID-19, overall occupancy has been reduced to allow guests and employees to practice social distancing and reservations are recommended. Additionally, all employees will have their temperatures checked before entering the venue and reporting to work.
Daylight Vegas has revised the layout to allow for social distancing and no more than 6 people are allowed per cabana and no more than 4 people in daybed locations.
Hand sanitizing stations are widely available throughout the venue, and everyone present is required to wear face coverings except when walking to and from the pool. Finally, digital menus and touchless ordering will be available.
Go Pool at Flamingo
Go Pool Dayclub is located on the eastern side of Flamingo Hotel and Casino.
It’s a pool party that rivals Vegas’ hottest day clubs, so if you’ve been missing a social atmosphere during your quarantine, this is the place to go.
Go Pool has taken the current health situation seriously.
They have limited the capacity they are welcoming at this time. Thus, entry may be delayed or unavailable. The best way to guarantee entry is to make a reservation in advance. The waterslides are also closed for the time being.
While at the pool, social distancing will be enforced. Face masks are required when guests are out of the water. Go Pool is open only to guests who are 21 and over (Beach Club Pool is open to guests of all ages).
Due to social distancing, cabana rentals no longer include 2 lounge chairs; however, lounge chairs are available on a first-come first serve basis outside of cabanas
Go Pool at Flamingo is open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM (weather permitting).
Circa Stadium Swim Pool
Circa Stadium Swim at Circa Resort and Casino turns sports betting into a luxury, poolside experience. This Downtown Fremont Street swimming complex features six different swimming pools on three separate levels, a 40-foot-tall HD screen for sports viewing, and has a 4,000 person capacity when COVID mitigations are not in place.
There are also swim-up bars, chaise lounges, 30 private cabanas, and 38-day beds available to reserve. Due to COVID rules, social distancing will be encouraged, and pool capacity will be at 50%.
Stadium Swim is open seven days a week from 8 am to 11 pm
To reserve a cabana email [email protected].
The Pool Club at Virgin
The brand new pool at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas property is opening in May and will be the perfect spot to hang out in style under the sun.
Spread over 5 acres, this modern pool complex will also include restaurants with patio entrances to the pools, Mediterranean-style décor, live entertainment, and a Promenade and event lawn. Along with the swim element, a two-story day club is opening with open-air entertainment, outdoor seating, a day club resort pool, and a poolside restaurant.
The Pool will be operating at 50% capacity and enforcing social distancing.
Tao Beach – Temporarily Closed
Tao Beach, the premier roof-top beach club at The Venetian is closed until the 2022 season for renovations.
Tao beach, located in the Venetian, in the past, has been one of the better pool parties on the strip. Although it is a smaller venue, things were fairly really wild here. It featured food catered from Tao Bistro, several VIP cabanas, and daybeds, as well as a variety of music.
Bare Pool at Mirage
The Bare Pool at The Mirage offers island-themed seclusion amongst palm trees and tropical décor. The beachy oasis is found at the end of the Street of Shops and is a welcome reprieve from the hot Vegas sun.
The adults-only Bare Pool offers a full-service Bar and poolside dining, along with live resident DJs, and one of the most elite staff’s on the strip.
Bare Pool is open Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm only. Upscale swim attire is required and the resort is following all COVID mitigations including social distancing and reduced capacity.
Venus Pool at Caesars Palace
The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis is located at Caesars Palace and is a royal treat for visitors to the strip. Guests can even try their luck at swim-up gambling at the Blackjack tables!
There are seven different exclusive swimming pools with lavish cabanas and decadent sunbathing areas. All guests are required to wear face masks when they are out of the water, including times spent in private cabanas or daybeds.
Venus Pool at the Pool Oasis is currently open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm and is the perfect escape for anyone looking to spend the day relaxing poolside and enjoying the beautiful Las Vegas weather. Venus Pool is adults only
Ayu Pool – Resorts World (Coming Soon)
Ayu Pool is the highly anticipated all-new dayclub that features a tropical Asian island theme at the newly built Resorts World. The outdoor paradise will offer top-of-the-line bottle service and some of the best musical and DJ talent.
Entrance into Ayu Pool will be by guest list only, so guests will want to get their reservations booked in advance to ensure they can get in. This venue is ticketed with different levels of VIP Access.
COVID-19 safety at the pool this summer
According to CDC guidance, there is no evidence that the virus can spread directly to humans from water in pools, hot tubs or spas, or water in play areas.
Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection of all areas should kill the virus that causes COVID-19. This may be in the form of chlorine or bromine.
That said, you may not find the big crowds, marquee music acts, or dance floors that once defined a summer pool party, at least not right away
Now, most pool party club pools have updated their operations to a lounge-like setting.
They’re promoting local DJs, physical distancing, required reservations due to limited space, and hand sanitizing stations.
Pool Party Day Club Music in Vegas
Top-billed DJs in EDM (Electronic Dance Music) often provide the soundtrack to these non stop parties prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. First time visitors should know that EDM/House is the music of choice at most pool parties.
Select dayclubs have “resident DJs,” meaning the DJs take up a weekly residency in Las Vegas and perform at the club on a regular basis.
Big DJs potentially will be coming back during the summer of 2021. Check back for further updates
2019 Resident DJs included:
- Wet Republic – Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, and Zedd
- Marquee Dayclub/Tao Beach – Chuckie, W&W, Deorro, Cedric Gervais
- Encore Beach Club – David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Alesso, DJ Snake, Kygo, Galantis and more
- Daylight Beach – T-Pain, E-Rock, DJ Icon
Dress Code for Pool Parties
Guys should avoid wearing jeans, jerseys, or other non-pool attire. Some pools have a stricter dress code than others, but you’re safe wearing a swimsuit, sandals or flip-flops and a tank top or swimsuit cover-up.
Generally speaking, for proper pool party attire, dress as if you were going to the beach.
Vegas Pool Party Prices
Like most things Vegas, dayclubers should anticipate a major markup on goods and services. Plan to bring a significant amount of cash, credit cards for backup, and of course, ID. Know that you’ll likely spend more money than you had planned, as it’s easy to throw caution to the wind in this carefree fun under the sun environment.
Entry fees (when GA entrance becomes available again) will vary depending on the day of the week and who is performing. In general, male guests can expect to pay $50 to get in. Female cover charge, on the other hand, is determined by your level of sexy, the hotter you look, the less you pay and may even grant you free entry.
As a general rule, men pay more to enter clubs than women, no such thing as gender equality here!
Day Club Drink Prices
Prices for drinks at a Vegas pool party are similar to what you’d expect at an upscale restaurant, bar, or nightclub in Vegas. A single beer will be close to $10, whereas specialty cocktails could cost you $25 or more.
Bottle prices usually start around $400 and specialty drink pitchers around $100.
Vegas Pool party Tip – Partygoers should bring as few possessions as possible to the pool and know that any bag you take may be subject to search. Consider how to keep your cash and credit cards safe and dry—think waterproof armband, pouch, wristlet, etc.
You’ll also want to keep track of your other belongings, like your shoes…but then again, going home barefoot may be well worth an epic Vegas memory.
How To Get Into A Pool Party Before COVID-19
There are several options to get into a pool party, some better and cheaper than others.
Pay Cover: As mentioned above, guests (especially males) can expect to wait in line and pay a cover charge at day clubs.
Presale Tickets: Avoid the hassle and get fast entry with presale pool party tickets. You can see the ticket listings below and avoid the long waits and hassles. You can also check out the full Vegas DJ Schedules for tickets to nightclubs, lounges, and dayclubs.
Guestlist: Some pool parties offer guestlist access. This is basically only for women and perhaps couples. You can contact a club host and see if you can get added to a guest list which may speed up your time in the line and avoid entry altogether.
VIP Entry/Bottle Service at pool Parties
VIP access is obviously the most expensive but could end up being cost-effective as well for larger groups of guys.
Guarantee entry to a pool party by purchasing a VIP package. This option is similar to bottle service at a nightclub, where a set minimum spend will grant you seating with table service, bottles and mixers, except at a dayclub food can be counted toward your minimum as well.
VIP options such as a daybed or cabana is highly recommended for a group of guys that wants to avoid cover, long wait times, and drink a fair amount of liquor. It is also hard not to have a great time with this option!
VIP service minimums vary based on demand such as holiday weekends or popular DJs performing. Guests can anticipate a minimum charge of around $1,000 for a daybed and up to $5000 for a cabana on a busy weekend. This package may be the only way to go if you plan to attend with a large group of guys.
While it may sound pricey and $1,000 of liquor (around 2 bottles) may not go far if your group gets too big, it’s well worth the cost to ensure entry, a primo location near the pool, and a greater chance of getting attention from the ladies.
You can read our las vegas bottle service guide for a more in-depth look at the breakdown in costs for Bottle services and comparison to paying cover charge only.
Typical Vegas Pool Party Season & Opening Dates
Pool parties generally start the first week of March, catering to the masses of college students coming to Las Vegas for their respective spring breaks. They will continue to operate on select days of the week through late September or early October, when summer temps begin to fall and Vegas starts wrapping up tourist season.
A majority of the dayclubs will host an official grand opening party to kick-off pool party season, sometimes a few weeks to a month after the pool parties have actually begun. To make sure your preferred pool party has formally opened for the season, check out our article on official vegas pool opening dates.
Be mindful of holiday weekends when attending pool parties. Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends draw larger crowds that create extra-long lines and wait-times, which diminish your odds of getting in.
Club-goers looking for big crowds and rowdy atmospheres will enjoy these weekends but should plan on paying a premium for cover charge or VIP service.
What About Non Day Club Hotel Pools?
Las Vegas tourists looking for a more relaxed or family atmosphere should visit a resort-style pool(s) as opposed to a pool party or day club.
Several of the major Las Vegas Strip resorts feature a dayclub and a hotel pool in separate areas. Vegas has some of the best hotel pools in the country, many of which offer a family-friendly pool atmosphere as well.
Final thoughts On Pools This Season
Vegas pool parties have shape-shifted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, as Nevada reopens, the clubs are working hard to ensure that your summer is full of pool-related fun.
Make a reservation and soak up some sun!