Don’t you hate it when you’re enjoying a tranquil swim in the pool, but could use another margarita? These seven swim-up bars make it possible to have another cocktail, enjoy a light snack or even take a turn at the blackjack table without ever having to towel off. Just take a seat on a submerged barstool and order another round; here are 7 of America’s best swim-up bars.
For Adults-Only: Harrah’s Resort SoCal in Funner, California
Southern California’s first swim-up bar is located at Harrah’s Resort about an hour inland from San Diego. Grab a seat at the tiki-style bar for some food and fun in the sun. There are also in-pool lounge chairs, four hot tubs—one with a waterfall—and a fire pit.
For the Unstoppable Blackjack Fan: Tropicana Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada
In Las Vegas, you don’t have to leave the pool to gamble. At the Tropicana Las Vegas, there is a swim-up bar that features blackjack, so you can sip your favorite cocktail while pressing your luck and keeping cool. Live in Las Vegas? The pool is free to locals.
For the Margarita Enthusiast: The Westin Resort Villas & Spa in Los Cabos, Mexico
Swim up and grab a margarita or two at Margarita’s Pool Bar at The Westin Resort Villas & Spa: Los Cabos, Mexico. Take in the ocean views while working on your tan, in or out of the pool, or jump in the warm Pacific Ocean—it’s just steps away from the pool.
For the Lounger: D.I.P. Aqua Bar & Lounge at Room Mate Grace Hotel in NYC
After a day of exploring the hustle and bustle of Times Square, keep the vibes going by taking a plunge in the D.I.P. Aqua Bar & Lounge at Room Mate Grace Hotel. The tunes will be cranking and the drinks flowing at this indoor Manhattan pool. Want to take the party down a notch? Head to the sauna for some quiet relaxation.
For the Snack Set: H20 Pool Bar and Lounge, San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center in Galveston, Texas
Lounge at the poolside bar day or night while indulging in handcrafted fare at The Cove at San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center. No need to towel off to grab a decent bite to eat; the menu goes beyond the typical poolside burgers and beers.
For the Spelunker: Crystal Cove in Barbados
You can keep your swimsuit on while having food and drinks at the unique Cave Bar at Crystal Cove. Swim up or walk up to take in the experience of dining inside a bar area carved out of rock. The area is dimly lit with lanterns and features a waterfall that provides a soothing atmosphere.
For the Whole Cohort: Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii
Not only does the Grotto Bar at the Grand Wailea Maui have in-pool stools and a bar, but they also have cocktail tables in the pool. The cave-like bar features large-screen TVs so you don’t have to leave the pool to catch you favorite sports game. Kids will love the waterslide, lava tube slide, rapids, rope swing and water elevator.
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