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The Hot List: Vegas Pool Parties

Going outside while the sun is shining in Vegas is never a sure bet. Actually, being awake while the sun isshining in Vegas is never a sure bet. If you need a little incentive from "the house" to get outside, wepresent the seven hautest pool lounge parties in Sin City.

Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool &  Bungalows

Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool & Bungalows

Do you really need an excuse to skip out of work a little early and take advantage of the one day a week the Palms pool complex is open to the public? Oh, and did we mention the off-duty Playboy Bunnies?
The Digs: Partake in the four bars, three pools, two waterfalls and one hot resident DJ while you think up another excuse for the following week.

Fri, noon-6pm, gentlemen $20, 702-942-6832

Saturdays at Caesars's Venus Pool Club

Saturdays at Caesars's Venus Pool Club

Poolside pampering is perfected at this tiny olive tree and palms grove all done up in crisp shades of white and white. The vibe is distinctly serene and discreet and therefore a haven for celebs and their cohorts, and a DJ spins on Saturdays.
The Digs: Evian spritzers, a Mojito cart, frozen towels, frozen fruit, 12 cabanas, daybeds, European bathing (read: topless) and a shaded bar with misters and plasma screens.

Mon-Sun, 9am-6pm, no cover except Sat, gentlemen $20, women $20, 702-731-7873

Sundays at Venetian's Tao Beach

Sundays at Venetian's Tao Beach

New to the scene this year and inspired by a Balinese oasis, this rooftop pool lounge has seven of the largest cabanas on the Strip. On Sundays at 5, the party heats up with Sunset Sessions corralling much of the Vegas nightlife industry crowd.
The Digs: Air-conditioned and wi-fi-enabled cabanas have DVD library, XBox 360, a tanning butler, poolside massage and an iPod docking station.

Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm, Sun, 10am-10pm, 702-388-8588. Men must have an equal ratio to women, reservations required for seating, 213-880-1807

Rehab Sundays/Relax Mondays at Hard Rock Hotel

Rehab Sundays/Relax Mondays at Hard Rock Hotel

The super-sized Tahitian oasis features 40 thatch-roofed cabanas, and with gentlemen's clubs hosting each week, there is never a shortage of bronzed bodies. Relax Mondays is the anti-Rehab, featuring all the same amenities but with a more relaxed vibe.
The Digs: Lagoon, sandy beach, swaying palms, grotto bar, swim-up gaming, hot tub and even a short water slide.

Sun, gentlemen $30, women $20, Mon, gentlemen $20, 11am-8pm, 702-693-5555

Tuesdays at Mandalay Bay's Moorea Beach

Tuesdays at Mandalay Bay's Moorea Beach

Every Tuesday, enjoy the splendors of the Moorea Beach pool complex and groove to the sounds of resident DJs spinning rock, '80s, mash-ups and house until 10 pm. When the mercury climbs, hit the tables at the climate-controlled poolside casino.
The Digs: Rent daybeds or one of four huge cabanas complete with TVs, fans, refrigerators and private sound system.

Wed-Mon, 10am-7pm, Tues, noon-10 pm, gentlemen $30, women $20, 702-425-9399

Tuesdays/Thursdays at Mirage's Bare Pool Lounge

Tuesdays/Thursdays at Mirage's Bare Pool Lounge

Bare Pool Lounge sizzles during those pesky daytime hours, with No Tan Line Tuesdays and Asset Thursdays (just for the record, we're in favor of both). Tuesdays share the pool with off-duty showgirls, and Thursdays feature local celeb guest lifeguards...try the pitcher service, a unique, ice-cold, premixed alternative to bottle service.
The Digs: Refrigerators are stocked with a chilled sun care kit, and staff brings you chilled towels, chilled cucumber slices for your eyes and frozen grapes.

Fri-Sun, gentlemen $40, women $20, Mon-Thurs, gentlemen $30, women $10, 11am-7pm, 702-791-7442

Lavish Sundays at Artisan Hotel

Lavish Sundays at Artisan Hotel

If the paintings on the ceiling, black walls and candlelight don't give it away, the gothic statues will. The bohemian off-Strip landmark Artisan Hotel is a 64-room middle finger in the air to the Las Vegas Strip's corporate rat race. Lavish Sundays grant the public access to the tiny hotel pool with local house DJs.
The Digs: Tiki bar, four cabanas and 10 daybeds. Lack of attitude and good music.

Sun, 2-8pm, no cover, 702-214-4000

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