Just because the temperatures are triple digits doesn’t mean Phoenicians can’t have a great time. Groove to world-reknowned DJs, sip on specialty handcrafted cocktails and munch on yummy bites at these summer pool parties in Phoenix.
1. Maya Day + Night Club
Maya Day & Night Club is a high-end, indoor-outdoor beach club in Old Town Scottsdale that features a 17,600-square-foot pool with daybeds, lounges, private and VIP cabanas, to offer guests the ultimate resort-style experience. At night, the venue transforms into a pulsating nightclub with state-of-the art sound, lighting and a floating stage overlooking the pool that hosts top-notch entertainment guests.
7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. mayaclubaz.com, 602-810-073.
2. Hotel Valley Ho
This historic Phoenix favorite offers fun Happy Hour Fridays with live music and food and drink specials. Pop rock band Elvis Before Noon entertains guests on Friday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m., with food and drink specials. On Saturday afternoons, dip in the pool and jam to DJ Mr. P-Body and taste an array of eight cocktails that represent eight different cities on City Sundays.
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. hotelvalleyho.com. 480-248-2000.
3. El Santo Cantina
Every Friday night at El Santo Cantina is a party. TGIF Fridays feature DJ beats by DJ Nameless and DJ Design from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. If you want to snag some sun, bikini cocktail hour with $3 cocktails for ladies in bikinis takes place poolside from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. features half-priced appetizers, specialty drinks, Mexican draft beers and seasonal wines.
7301 E. Butherus Dr., Scottsdale. elsantocantina.com. 480-584-3801.
4. W Scottsdale
Voted Best Party Resort Pool for 2013, the W Scottsdale’s infamous WET pool deck is open 24/7 and hosts some of the hottest pool parties in town. Groove to summer tunes by DJ Soulman on Saturdays, while Sunday Splash offers the opportunity to kick back and relax in the pool on summer Sunday afternoons.
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. wscottsdalehotel.com. 480-970-2100.
5. Hotel Palomar
Head up to the third floor of downtown’s swanky new Hotel Palomar, and take in breathtaking views of the heart of the city from the pool and open-air lounge. During the summer months, downtown DJ duo Sean Watson and William Reed of Blaque Panther Disco will jam on the patio with weekly guest performances from touring artists.
2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. hotelpalomar-phoenix.com. 602-253-6633.