Marquee Dayclub has compartments. It’s smaller than the Strip’s pool megaclubs and feels more intimate and exclusive than others because of these playful sections. There are those lavish cabanas along the side with their own glass-lined mini-pools. There’s the rowdy pool by the back bar, sometimes more active than the dancefloor. There’s the bubbling social nook of the bar behind the stage. There are plush booths in the middle, always crowded with party people taking a snack break. And there are the daybeds in the waterfall pool just off the DJ booth, where an entirely different party might be going on.
The result of all these varying environments is a festival-inspired experience—a lot going on in a little space—and those vibes have been accentuated by this summer’s Beatwave Sundays party. Welcoming for locals and visitors alike and loaded with deep house, chill electronica and tropical house sounds, the weekly groove session took a few weeks off during EDC Week and Memorial Day Weekend but returned Sunday with a vibrant set from resident Jason Lema and a crowd of happy people relaxing, recovering and re-animating.
Swiss tech-house and indie dance producer Nora En Pure returns to Beatwave this weekend, followed by rising Belgian star Felix De Laet, aka Lost Frequencies, on June 17. Other acts previously appearing here this season and returning later this summer include Spacebyrdz, Thomas Jack and Sam Feldt.
Marquee found the right formula for its unique daylife venue a long time ago. With Beatwave Sundays, it has located the happy medium between lazy summer pool time and the massive, turned-up parties other clubs push to close out the weekend with a big bang. It’s the right vibe and totally customizable.
BEATWAVE SUNDAYS WITH NORA EN PURE AT MARQUEE DAYCLUB June 10, 11 a.m., $23-$33. Cosmopolitan, 702-333-9000.