The club’s going up (on a Tuesday) at locals-friendly Drai’s Paradise

Drai’s Paradise is free for locals, and the seating is first come, first served.

As if Drai’s Beach Club wasn’t already an ideal place to play hooky—locals are free Monday through Thursday—the rooftop pool complex recently launched Drai’s Paradise, bringing a different vibe to midweek programming. And yes, it’s still free.

Keeping in line with the ever-popular Miami-meets-Ibiza trend, Drai’s sultry, swanky vibe is in full swing for Paradise. Think of it as an upbeat version of downtempo Drai’s, with live DJs spinning deep house throughout the day. Beach Club operations manager Fernando Alva, aka F3R, is Paradise’s resident DJ, but the rooftop party also features guests behind the booth every week.

It’s just the kind of pool party that Las Vegans need—chill vibes, sweet grooves, no cover and an unintimidating atmosphere. The crowd skews younger, but Paradise is an inviting spot for folks of all sorts. Cabanas are reserved for paying guests (starting at $300) but most of the pool property is yours for the taking. Seating is first come, first served, and the plush, red sofas add some privacy for those who aren’t looking to rub elbows with tourists. Flying solo or got your beau in tow? Grab a drink at the bar, find a cozy spot to catch some sun and treat yourself. After all, you work hard. Why not relax hard, too?

Drai's Paradise Tuesday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free for locals & service industry. The Cromwell, 702-777-3800.

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