There’s something about being in a pool with a cold drink in hand that makes everything feel right with the world. There’s simply no better way to refresh both your body and soul than sipping on a cocktail, beer, or some rosé in the shallows of the cool water while sunshine beams down on you.
With this in mind, we rounded up 10 of the best pool bars in the United States of America. Drink up friends, it’s time for that rest and relaxation.
Rein Poolside Retreat at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in San Diego, California
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A refreshing, exclusive wellness-inspired pool bar with an elevated Southern California vibe. The Rein Poolside Retreat has a list of custom, handcrafted cocktails and, of course, a healthy list of rosés for all your poolside sipping needs.
Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Funner, California
This pool bar may be called Dive, but it’s anything but a dive bar. The spot has Southern California’s only swim-up bar.
Bumbye Beach Bar at Andaz Maui at the Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii
Hawaii doesn’t lack for pool bars, but the Bumbye Beach Bar is one you don’t want to miss. Pair a cocktail by the poolside with a meal crafted with locally sourced ingredients while looking over Mokapu Beach.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, New York
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The only thing that can compare to being in the City is soaking in views of the City from a rooftop pool bar — cocktail or rosé in hand, naturally.
The William Vale in New York City, New York
Located in the ever-trendy Williamsburg, the William Vale pool is the perfect place to soak up life during the Summer of Spritz
Highbar in Miami, Florida
By day, you can go to Highbar and draw in classy cocktails and Florida sunshine by the pool. By night, Highbar goes full Miami vibe with DJ sets and a state-of-the-art surround sound system.
1 Hotel South Beach in Miami, Florida
Brought to you by the same people who made the pool bar in Brooklyn possible, the South Beach location is as Miami and as beautiful as you could ever wish for.
The Edge of Waikiki in Waikiki, Hawaii
Sip on a signature cocktail in the infinite pool while staring off at the edge of Waikiki. Need we say more?
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
What happens in Vegas pools doesn’t stay in Vegas pools, because the pool at the Hard Rock is endlessly Instagrammable. Drink service, palm trees, the Skybar, swim up blackjack — this place has the works.
The Pool at Harrah’s Ak-Chin in Maricopa, Arizona
A swim-up bar to escape the Arizona heat that’ll have you saying, “Yes, please, I’ll have another.” Swim to the bar, order your drink, drink your drink in the pool, repeat. If only everything in life could be this easy.