Las Vegas is a 24-7-365 town, but some months are busier than others. When March arrives, the days get warmer and longer. Basketball fans arrive in droves to cheer on March Madness. And Pool Party season officially gets underway. From March to October, thousands of visitors flock to the Strip to cool off–and let’s face it, to show off–by the pool. Pool Parties are a veritable nightclub in broad daylight, with private cabanas, bikini-clad hostesses serving up signature crafted drinks, and world-renown DJs helping to orchestrate the mood. It all starts the first week of March. Here are some noteworthy dayclubs to check out with your crew.
At the Mandalay Bay, the Daylight Beach Club remains one of the city’s largest pool parties. The main pool is nearly 5000 square-feet in volume, including plenty of room for revelers to cool off from the day’s heat. The Daylight has its own dedicated parking lot, so partygoers need not trudge through the hotel. It also boasts 23 VIP Cabanas, two ultra-VIP bungalows and a stage which in previous years has hosted luminaries like Ludacris, Morgan Page, Jeezy, Steve Powers, and more. This dayclub is jumping every day, with Rosé All Day Thursdays catering to the bachelorette crowd. The Daylight opens March 5.
The famous Wet Republic commences its 2020 season the next day, March 5. Located at the MGM Grand, Wet Republic caters to revelers looking for great dance music. March alone brings DJ Shift, Fergie DJ, Jeff Retro, Cash Cash, and the legendary Steve Aoki all killing it in the booth. Wet Republic continually upgrades its accommodations, which include cabanas, bungalows, and daybeds arranged around its “Ultra Pool.” Their cabanas include giant TVs. The bungalows are next-level luxury, featuring plush furniture, private plunge pools and restroom and shower facilities. Wet Republic’s party vibe is real, so it gets packed early–especially Thursday to Sunday.
Drai’s Beach Club opens March 15. Drai’s is renowned for its incredible views, situated 11 stories above the Strip on the rooftop of the Cromwell. Featuring a 30,000 square-foot deck and two large pools, partygoers will enjoy the offerings of its 2 full-service bars and 75 bottle service tables. The soundtrack leans heavy on hip-hop with a large amount of cutting-edge EDM thrown in for good measure. In 2017, no less than Snoop Dogg thrilled a Tuesday night crowd when he played a full set at the stage poolside. This year, performers include Maria Romano, Luke Shay, Shift, and the return of DJ Pauly Shore. The pool opens every day, with Swim Night held on Thursdays.
Imitated but never equaled, Sin City pool parties have only gotten bigger over time. While all pool parties have a lot in common, there are also differences. Some cater to a younger crowd, some are known for their cutting-edge DJ sets, while others have a smaller, more intimate vibe. 2020 promises to be one of the wildest seasons yet, so get your tickets and your wingman (or woman) lined up early.