South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots

Catching rays in our designer bikinis, sippin' on juicy umbrella drinks, and chillin' by the pool. This is one case where the stereotype is true: Miami knows how to have fun in the sun. 

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're able to crash — especially on South Beach. Yes, it's a bit of a tourist trap, but every Miamian has a soft spot for South Beach, even if they don't admit it. 

So, when next time you feel like crossing the bridge and getting wet, keep in mind these ten best pool party spots on South Beach. Now go and get your splash on.

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Photo Courtesy of Dream Hotel South Beach

10. Highbar at Dream Hotel South Beach1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-4747.

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 memorable WMC parties have taken place there over the years. 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.

South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots
Photo by Anthony Verrilli

9. Shore Club Hotel1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-3100.

One of the biggest dilemma's you'll encounter at the Shore Club is deciding which of the two elevated-edge infinity pools to dive into first. Well, the answer is based on the type of person you are. If you're more of a laid back lounger, you'll likely pick the pool that's closest to the hotel. Surrounded by lounge chairs and colorful, Moroccan-inspired beds, the vibe screams relaxation. If you're more adventurous, chances are you'll dip your toes in the pool that overlooks the beach. Feet away from the shore line, you'll spot banana boats and jet skis zooming across the horizon. Located smack in the middle of both pools and draped with sheer curtains is the Rumbar where you'll get the best of both worlds. Sadly, the pool is not officially open to the public, so you'll have to book a room or get sneaky. 

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Photo by Karli Evans

8. Mondrian South Beach1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-514-1500.

The Mondrian does things differently. Especially when it comes to its pool. Named Miami's best hotel by us here at New Times, the pool is just as eclectic and detail oriented as the rest of the modern-day Alice In Wonderland-esque hotel. The pool area is open to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis with hotel guest priority, and requires a $50 food and drink minimum spending fee for non-guests. Saturday's from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. enjoy deep house and nu disco by Louis Dee and Brad Strickland and on Sunday DJ YNOT spins reggae and classic hip-hop.

South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots
Photo Courtesy of the Delano

7. Delano Hotel1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-2000.

Surrounded by wooden lounge chairs, free-standing linen umbrellas, and canopied daybeds, the pool here is as posh as the décor. It's 7,000-square-feet which means it has the capacity to hold tons of excited sun worshipers looking for some fun. It's free and anybody can attend, but if you wanna lock in a cabana or daybed, you're better off reserving your spot ahead of time. And when hunger strikes, you can always grab a tasty bite at Bianca, the Delano's indoor/outdoor restaurant which happens to be steps away from the pool. The Delano will be throwing no shortage of pool parties this Miami Music Week too. 

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Photo Courtesy of the Surfcomber

6. Surfcomber Hotel1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-7715.

The Surfcomber is where hardcore party animals hang. We're not saying that because of all of the insane Miami Music Week bashes that go down every March, or the super exclusive Art Basel parties that happened there back in December, but because of the herd of cows and sheep that roam the poolside pasture. Overlooking the swimming pool, directly across the pool fountain, is where Lola, Brandy, and the rest of the tanned cows of the Surfcomber like to graze. 

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