It's summertime and the livin's easy, especially when you're splashing around in a hotel pool with a cocktail in hand.
Lucky for you, downtown Dallas is home to some of the best hotel pool bars around. So grab your swimsuit and get ready for some fun in the sun at these top hotel pool bars to sip, swim, see, and be seen in downtown Dallas.
Gallery Rooftop Lounge, Canvas Hotel
Formerly known as SODA Bar, this renamed and revamped South Side watering hole comes with amazing skyline views, an infinity pool, and a menu of light bites. Guest and locals are welcome to soak up the vibes and perfect their next profile pic to an amazing backdrop of the Dallas skyline.
Pool Bar, The Joule
"Hanging out by the pool" has a whole new meaning at this neo-Gothic hotel, as the eight-foot body of water is cantilevered over the hotel's edge. That gives guests — yes, it's only open to those staying at the hotel — the sensation of swimming out over the hustle of downtown and Main Street below.
Pool and Rooftop Bar, The Adolphus
Like the rest of the newly renovated hotel, The Adolphus' pool and rooftop bar are pristine. Post up in a private cabana and enjoy craft cocktails and chef-driven, seasonal dishes all day long. Though normally only available to registered guests, the pool is open to the public each Wednesday night through September for the free Summer Cinema Series. It's also open for all on Fridays through Labor Day for Sundown on Seven, the ultimate pool party, and the Sunday Splash Down, to help stave off the "Sunday scaries."
Relativity Pool Bar, Lorenzo Hotel
First things first: The margarita is a must. At Relativity, you'll enjoy a margarita or three under the watchful gaze of Albert Einstein, the hero piece of the hotel's eclectic art collection. Bar hours vary based on the weather, and Sunday Funday pool parties are held (for adults only) periodically throughout the summer. Check the website upcoming events.
Uptown Terrace Pool Bar and Grill, Omni Dallas Hotel
Also for registered guests only — there's your excuse to finally schedule that staycation — Uptown Terrace is located on the fourth floor of the hotel and has plenty in the way of entertainment with a full bar, a heated infinity pool, and TVs. The Bar & Grill is open from 11 am-5 pm and offers seasonal menu items.
Waterproof, The Statler
Make your way to the hotel's 19th floor for panoramic views of downtown Dallas, an adult lemonade stand, frosé all day, and a sun-drenched swimming pool. Pro tips: Be sure to take a selfie with the chrome llama and arrive early. It gets busy on the weekends and seating can be limited.
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