Labor Day weekend traditionally stands as the last big pool party and dayclubbing holiday of the year. And even though the Strip didn’t get to do pool season in 2020, that doesn’t mean you can’t wind down your summer with some drinks, swimming and maybe even a little dancing. Here’s a list of pool club venues that are open for a different kind of business on the Strip right now.
BARE POOL LOUNGE
The latest resurrection in this category of Vegas venues is one of the most secluded pools on the Strip. Bare is for adults only and is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mirage, 702-791-7416.
Call it Daylight Beach. The south Strip spot reopened for July 4 weekend and has been focusing on great service and relaxing poolside vibes while mixing in some DJ performances. It opens Thursday through Sunday at 11 a.m. Mandalay Bay, 702-632-4700.
Definitely make a reservation if you want to spend a sun-drenched afternoon in this tropical hot spot, which is subbing ambient sounds for DJ music but keeping the party going all the same, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flamingo, 702-697-2888.
The pool at the Linq is open even though the hotel is not, but it’s only accessible to Harrah’s or Flamingo hotel guests—unless you want to go VIP and rent one of Influence’s 35 daybeds or 10 grand cabanas. It’s open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Linq, 702-835-5713.
ENCORE BEACH CLUB
The winner of this year’s All Time Best of Vegas Dayclub award is back in action day and night as EBC Pool, with all the luxury you expect and a lot fewer people taking up those gorgeous spaces. EBC opens Friday and Sunday at noon, Saturday at 11 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended. Encore, 702-770-7300.
LIQUID POOL LOUNGE
The stylish 16,000-square-foot dayclub with eight cabanas is now an adults-only pool hideaway serving an expanded selection of cocktails and food Thursday through Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. Aria, 702-590-9979.
These days it goes by the name Pool Marquee, but no matter what you call it, this space has been able to maintain pool-party
energy under the current restrictions. With extra tables and daybeds, bottle service, DJs and superior snackage, Marquee is still tons of fun, open at 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday and again at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cosmopolitan, 702-333-9000.
The 54,000-square-foot “ultra pool” icon wrapped up a major renovation—adding more plunge pools and sprucing up bungalows—in preparation for a monster season. Although there are no DJs in the booth commanding those parties, guests can still enjoy the enhanced environment, along with full-on food and drink service, Thursday through Sunday starting at 11 a.m. MGM Grand, 702-891-3563.
VENUS POOL & LOUNGE
This hasn’t been a topless sunbathing spot for several summers now, but it’s still a luxurious adults-only alternative to the resort pool, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Caesars Palace, 702-731-7280.