8 Best Swim Up Bar Destinations In the US

To swim or to sip, that is always the question. But in a swim-up bar, either or is not a part of the equation. So, wade into the deep end with the drink of your choice for a summer of swimming up and sitting pretty. Because who says you can’t be pruney and plastered? (Kidding.)

Margarita’s @ Wilderness Resort | Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin | website

While the kids are away, the parents will play. Margarita’s, located in one of America’s largest waterpark resorts, is a relaxing getaway while the kids take advantage of the water excursions nearby. Located inside the Wild Waterdome, one of four indoor waterparks at the resort, unwind in an adults-only destination amidst 1,400 feet of calming water.

D.I.P Aqua Bar + Lounge @ Room Mate Grace | New York, New York | website

In the city that never sleeps, lies a pool bar that never skimps–on aesthetic or delicious cocktails. Located in the Room Mate Grace boutique hotel, in the heart of Manhattan, this swim-up bar provides an upbeat club vibe to the swimcation of your dreams.

Camden on the Lake Resort Arctic Bar | Lake Ozark, Missouri | website

Once July in MO hits, so do the heat waves. Sure, you can get your favorite mixed drink delivered to you poolside, but once the water becomes as warm as the air, even the pool can feel like a sauna. Worry not, swim-up aficionados, Camden on the Lake Resort is home to the Ozarks’ only arctic bar, complete with 18 feet of ice. Sign. Us. Up.


Tropicana Resort Pool | Las Vegas, Nevada | website

With this tricked out swim-up experience, you can always bet on a good time. The Tropicana Las Vegas pool has been named one of the best in the Sin City largely for its many amenities. In addition to a whirlpool and spa, Tropicana offers swim-up blackjack complete with a “reverse” happy hour from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

North Beach Plantation | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | website

Slip into a sanctuary of Southern Comfort. Whatever your pool preferences, the North Beach Plantation is sure to accommodate. Besides their Caribbean-inspired swim up-bar, guests can partake in hot tub spas, cabanas and a lazy river. 

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea | Wailea, Maui, Hawaii | website 
 When it’s a swim-up bar in something called a Serenity Pool, it’s got to be worth visiting. This 2,650-square-foot oasis touts an underwater speaker system plus private cabanas decked out with HD televisions and poolside massages. But, how can you have knots when you’re spending your day at a place like this?!
H20 at San Luis Resort | Galveston, Texas | website
This is a swim-up spot where you can lose yourself. Whether enjoying the waterfall, grotto spa, hot tub or surrounding red-roof gazebos, you can dive and drink as you please.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii | website
 Nestled along the coastline of Kohala, guests can dip into several different pool experiences, with the Palm Grove being your one-stop swim for all things alcoholic. There’s an infiniti pool nearby plus nature-inspired speciality drinks.

Ditch the kiddie pool and plan your vacay to one of these dream drinking destinations! 

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