South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots

It's always summer in SoBe.
It's always summer in SoBe.
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Catching rays in our designer bikinis, sippin' on juicy umbrella drinks, and chillin' by the pool ... Yeah, life is definitely a breeze in the Magic City.

While a lot of it has to do with that whole carefree vibe you get from living in Miami, the reason we're always walking around half naked and tanned is because of all the kick ass pool parties we crash.

Just check out the ten best pool party spots on South Beach. Now go and get your splash on.

See also: South Beach's Ten Best Dance Clubs

South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots
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10. The Freehand Miami

The Freehand Miami gained popularity thanks to Gabriel Orta and the rest of the mixologists at the Broken Shaker, but the Miami Beach's first upscale hostel has made a name for itself, and a lot of it has to do with their intimate pool parties. With a ping pong table, whimsical décor, tasty cocktails, and themed splash bashes that host some of the best underground DJs in the 305, including Slap & Tickle spin masters, the Chocolate Sundays crew, and special tunes from Anna Lunoe, Lazaro Casanova, Pirate Stereo, and other beat masters of the ilk, the Freehand is an escape from reality.

9. Highbar at Dream Hotel South Beach

"Studio 54-meets-South Beach." That's the vibe at Highbar. Located on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel, Highbar was the spot where Red Bull hosted its 2013 Guest House during Winter Music Conference, and a slew of other WMC parties this year where some of the biggest names in the uhntz-uhntz biz, including Cash Cash and the Chainsmokers made an EDM splash. But spending the day (or night) at Highbar is the closest you'll ever get to having wings. That's because the infinity pool, adorned in all white décor, golden accents, and a chained mini podium stands 70-feet above the ocean, giving you a bird's eye view of the Atlantic. Unlike most SoBe hotel pools, Highbar is open to the public and there's no cover to get in. It's like getting the royal treatment without really having to pay for it.

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