ENCORE BEACH CLUB
Simply put, EBC is the standard-bearer, the Vegas pool club where ultimate luxury and a massive party crowd magically coexist. It doesn’t hurt that the top talent in the dance music biz is always on deck, from Diplo and David Guetta to Kygo and The Chainsmokers. And we’re not even talking about Nightswim, held Thursdays through Saturdays. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Encore, 702-770-7300.
This weekend is the best time to return to the pool party that started it all. Catch Flo Rida Saturday and DJ Whoo Kid Sunday. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Hard Rock Hotel, 702-693-5505.
Whether the big-name performer comes from the world of hip-hop (Rick Ross, Ludacris) or dance (Duke Dumont, Cedric Gervais), it’s all about making the most fun happen for everyone at Daylight.
Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mandalay Bay, 702-632-4700.
Hip-hop rules the night, but EDM beats pump up the rooftop crowd during Drai’s days. Grab a second-level cabana and watch the show while you take advantage of a deliciously underrated food menu. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Cromwell, 702-777-3800.
No other pool rocks the party every day of the week like this one. The Go Pool goes extra big on Saturdays and has more diverse programming coming this summer, so stay tuned. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.. Flamingo, 702-697-2888.
Food and drink, service and atmosphere, super tasty beats. Marquee does it all and does it all well. Check out the new Beatwave Sundays for that mini-music-fest feel. Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Cosmopolitan, 702-333-9000.
Local fave DJ Five turns the party on this weekend at this overlooked day-party destination at the north end of the Strip. Park for free and enjoy the sun in easy style. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. SLS, 702-761-7619.
Tao’s total nightlife package is balanced beautifully by the bustling, beachy daylife experience, including the weekend-igniting Playboy Fridays party. Daily, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The Venetian, 702-388-8588.
MOOREA BEACH CLUB
This swanky European-style spot has trademarked the term “Toptional,” reason enough to check out its offerings, which include poolside massage services, opium beds and elevated pavilion cabanas with waterfalls and private bars. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mandalay Bay, 702-632-9095.
THE POOL AT THE LINQ
The Linq is all-access fun and its colorful pool is no different. Check out the industry-focused Two for Tuesdays with BOGO drinks and no cover. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Linq, 702-835-5713.
You’d think the only gentlemen’s dayclub in town would be packed with topless dancers and you’d be right—they just use pasties. Still, Sapphire’s pool party is one of the naughtiest. Friday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, 702-472-8844.
After more than a decade of the most epic parties the Strip has ever seen, Wet continues to draw tourists and locals and top talent, too, with a DJ roster including Kaskade, Lil Jon and Tiësto. Thursday-Monday, 11 am.-6 p.m. MGM Grand, 702-891-3563.
A favorite of the many industry folks who live in Southern Highlands and surrounding neighborhoods, the way-off-the-Strip DayDream is all about hospitality and relaxation for locals. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. M Resort, 702-797-1808.
Plenty of pool clubs go for that tropical escape thing. None pull it off as well as Bare, actually hidden at the Mirage and consistently offering hot tracks, staff and patrons. Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mirage, 702-791-7442.
Pool club season at GVR officially starts this weekend as Clique Hospitality sponsors the Snack ’n Splash party. Come back for more all summer long with different themed events and musical programming. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Green Valley Ranch Resort, 702-617-7744.
The exclusive, 10,000-square-foot topless retreat is one of Caesars’ best-kept secrets. Grab a cabana and a massage to properly rule your empire. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Caesars Palace, daily. 702-731-7280.
A diverse DJ lineup including MikeAttack, Shift, Scooter & Lavelle and Lisa Pittman add interesting texture to this relaxing, upscale escape. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aria, 702-590-9979.