Pool season is upon us, which means the debut of SLS’ Foxtail Pool Club, an extension of the midsize Foxtail Nightclub. And I couldn’t have asked for nicer weather during my March 22 visit to check out the pool’s most notable features.
The food and drinks: “The skewers, the ceviche, the ahi poke coconuts, the tacos, the swordfish salad—the food, I promise you, is better than any other club food in the city,” says Memphis Garrett, director of nightlife operations. The ceviche alone is some of the best I’ve ever had. Garrett’s drink suggestions were also perfect, with both the SoBe Vice and Pineapple Smash refreshing and not too sweet.
The duckies: Per the tradition started at sister property Hyde Beach in Miami, a giant metallic rubber duck kicks it in the corner of the venue. Keep an eye out for embroidered duckies on the towels and little rubber ones on the reserved signs.
The headliners, namely Steve Angello: “His creative side is awesome,” Garrett says, adding that for Angello’s pool gigs, theming will include the flower walls from the billboards and possibly even a maze at the entrance. His debut at the venue coincides with its grand-opening party on April 25. Rebecca & Fiona and Erick Morillo round out the big weekend with headlining gigs the day before and after, respectively. You may want to pass on model-turned-DJ Brooke Evers’ exaggerated knob-turning and year-old EDM staples, however.
Property perks: “If you book a room here all summer you have free access to the pool—even if Steve Angello is playing,” Garrett says. You’ll get four wristbands, there’s no fine print excluding holiday weekends and you get ins-and-outs if you need a disco nap.
Foxtail at night: It debuts April 1. “We’re building a half-pipe [for the debut] over the small pool,” Garrett says, adding that the venue will feature weekly night-swimming events (including an 18+ event with Borgore on April 16) and live performances on the new stage—and show off the much-talked-about 3D projection mapping.
Foxtail Pool Club SLS, 702-761-7621. Friday-Sunday, doors at 10:30 a.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.