If there’s something Las Vegas is known for, outside of the legal gambling, it’s its world-famous party scene. People come from all over the globe to let their hair down and party like they’ve never done before. However, the party doesn’t have to end just because the sun comes up. Las Vegas nightclubs are complemented by equally exciting dayclubs. These are not your typical kid-friendly hotel pools. These clubs are pool parties turned up to 11. There’s booze, loud music, revelry, and plenty of eye candy. For an experience that you can write home to your friends about, check out our list of the best dayclubs and pool parties Las Vegas has to offer in 2018.
Most dayclubs are open during the summer on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am to sunset.
Encore Beach Club
Located at the Wynn Encore Resort, Encore Beach Club showcases what a dayclub is all about. The hottest DJs perform sets for an electrified crowd in one of the most beautiful pool areas Las Vegas has to offer. Two tiers of private cabanas surround the 60,000 square foot space. Lily pads, bungalows, daybeds, and even a gaming pavillion surround the area’s 3 pools. Each pool offers visitors a view of the stage. Resident DJs for 2018 include Diplo, Afrojack, David Guetta, Marshmello, and more!
MGM’s Wet Republic frequently holds a top 3 spot as one of the best dayclubs in Las Vegas. It’s also a hot spot for celebrities partying in Sin City. It’s slightly more compact than Encore Beach Club. However, the 95 foot long marble-topped bar, huge LED video wall, and hourly champagne showers more than make up for it. Djs like Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, and Tiesto call this club home.
Marquee is a rare exception to the Las Vegas pool party rule. Thanks to the “Marquee Dome,” the party doesn’t stop when the temperature drop. This sprawling, multi-level club complex can be found at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. There are two pools, a gaming area, and a multitude of bars available to all patrons. However, if you’re looking to live like a VIP, you can reserve one of 10 three-story, private bungalows lofts. These come equipped with private living quarters, flat screen TVs, private infinity pools, and a bird’s-eye view of the entire party. DJ Mustard, Ghastly, and Vtech are some of the big names you can find spinning at Marquee.
Another rooftop pool party and celebrity hot-spot, Tao Beach at The Venetian blends Asian-styled accents with the luxury you expect to find on the Las Vegas Strip. You can take in the views from one of their 12 air-conditioned cabanas, complete with WiFi and customized minibars, or mingle with the crowd while you sip a Tao-tini. Be sure to check out Tao Beach on a Friday for their Playboy Fridays, a themed party featuring Playboy Bunnies, Playmates, and a model search. International guest DJs provide the beats for this wild party.
Perched on the 11th floor of The Cromwell in the heart of Las Vegas Blvd, Drai’s Beachclub offers the best pool-side view in the city. The main deck includes two large pools, flanked by palms trees, for general use. Additionally, there are five smaller, elevated pools for use by those that have sprung for one of the available VIP bungalows. The 15 second-floor, luxury cabanas come equipped with HD TVs and private restrooms and showers. Drai’s is known for playing the best in Hip Hop and Top 40s. Celebrities often show up to perform, make appearances and, enjoy the party.
Attempting to emulate the lively, party atmosphere associated with Ibiza, the Mandalay Bay opened Daylight in the summer of 2013. This famous dayclub takes its entertainment and luxury quite seriously with an almost 5,000 square foot pool surrounded by 30 VIP daybeds, 23 private cabanas, 25 lushly decorated banquettes, and 6 LED screens. Additionally, guests can purchase cabanas with access to two more private VIP pools or “ultra-VIP” bungalows that come with their own, private dipping pools. Rick Ross and DJ Duke Dumont have announced residencies at Daylight for 2018. Additional chart-topping artists will give bass-thumping performances throughout the season.
Lavo Brunch is the only dayclub brunch party in Las Vegas in the off season. It happens every Saturday afternoon between October and March. Highlights include sparkling bottle service and an ever-changing atmosphere from chill to high adrenaline full-party mode. Located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard, LAVO’s terrace (available for dinner, cocktails and private events) overlooks The Strip, affording one of the best views in all of Las Vegas.