Moonlit madness: Pool parties after dark

Nightswimming: A dip in the dark at the XS pool party
Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS


Get ready to immerse yourself again every Sunday night: XS is back for a second season of swimming under the stars. “In Vegas, it’s so hot during the day, but the weather is amazing at night,” says XS managing partner Cy Waits. “People love [the XS pool party]—it’s something different.”

Beginning June 6, sexy servers at XS shimmy out of their traditional bustier/skirt combo and show some skin in bikinis; the hosts’ designer suits are replaced by comfy yet classy pool duds.

During Sunday-night pool season, the indoor portion of XS is closed, but outside bars, tables, daybeds and cabanas can be reserved for bottle service, and the XS pool blackjack tables will delight. Doors open at 10 p.m., $30 for men and $20 for ladies (all locals receive free admission).


If you didn’t hit up the opening of Daydream pool at the M Resort last Saturday, you missed out on good vibes, free watermelon mojitos, and tunes courtesy of DJ Supra. But there’s a whole summer ahead and another refreshing option to enjoy the nighttime air.

Starting May 15, think of Daydream as your new outdoor nightclub. “You go anywhere in the world, they all have a nighttime bar/pool scene,” says Daydream’s Michael Fuller. “The basic idea is an island-resort pool bar,” he says.

Bare essentials: The scene at Heaven, a weekly gay event.

Tao Beach

Tao Beach

Though you can’t dive in on Saturday nights when doors open at 9 p.m., Daydream’s extended Friday pool hours (until around 9 or 10 p.m.) will let you splash around as the sun goes down. “For people that live on this side of town, it’s their public pool,” Fuller says. All locals and ladies will receive complimentary admission (except for special events); it’s $20 for out-of-state guys.

Bare Pool

Everyone can get a glimpse of Heaven on Saturday nights at this weekly LGBT party. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 and up, $10 for locals with proper ID.

Tao Beach

Ascend the stairs as the partying at Tao Nightclub extends to Tao Beach at night. Doors at 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cover charge $20 and up, local ladies free.

Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub

Psst, keep an eye out for the newest addition to Vegas nightlife at the end of the month as Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach Club have some poolside partying in the plans as well.

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