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Sip a cocktail at Lee Harvey’s Dive In.
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Get Drinks and Cool Down at These 8 Dallas Pools with Cocktail Bars

It’s too darned hot, so have with a cocktail and take a dip

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Sip a cocktail at Lee Harvey’s Dive In.
| Scott and Connor Harben with 24/seven films

Everyone is reeling from the heat wave. It’s so hot you couldn’t just fry an egg on the sidewalk, you could burn it. Luckily, these pools are open and ready to let you in for a splish splash of cool water — and they all have delightful cocktail menus to boot.

A note that none of these pools are public and there will be a minimal fee to access them. You don’t have to book a hotel room to access the hotel pools, however. Don’t forget sunscreen!

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Fraternal Order of Eagles

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The FOE is a no-frills, all fun, family-friendly, and utterly affordable pool to spend your hot summer days at $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. The cocktail and beer bar keeps it simple. A refreshing plastic glass of Deep Eddy grapefruit with soda and a squeeze of lime will hit the spot.

Jade Waters Resort Pool

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This massive complex has kid-friendly areas, an adult-only pool, and a swim-up bar. Book a day pass at $45 for adults and $15 for kids. Sit at the bar and grill for a bite — or order it poolside. And hit the swim-up bar for a watermelon hurricane to quench that scorching thirst.

The Pool Club

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This rooftop pool is quite the scene — do not bring the kids. It’s for those who are down for decadent adult fun. Order up a dozen oysters or beach sliders (burgers on a pretzel bun) and chase ‘em down with a Dallas Sunrise (tequila with chile liquor) or a Pretty in Pink (gin with Prosecco, rose, and an array of fruits). Pool access for non-hotel quests requires a minimum of $50 reservation and $250 food and beverage spend, but there is usually an option to buy a more affordable day pass.

Waterproof

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One of the biggest party scenes in the city is happening at the only rooftop pool downtown: Waterproof at the Statler Hotel. The crowd is young, and while cabanas and poolside tables are available to reserve with a drink and food minimum, there’s also a daily cover charge option of $50. 

Uptown Terrace

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It’s the summer of spritz at the Omni Dallas’s Uptown Terrace. Order a grapefruit elderflower with gin and rose or a Poolside Mojito to cool down while you lounge in this glamorous pool with great city views. Day passes start at $40 for adults and $15 for kids. 

Lorenzo Hotel

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Forget Texas, getaway to Miami on the Southside. The Lorenzo’s in-ground pool is massive, and they host sip and swim events on most weekends for which you can reserve cabanas. The Relativity Pool Bar serves up all the drinks you’d expect — margs, spritzes, the usual. Day passes start at $30 for adults — this is not a kid-friendly spot. 

Lee Harvey's Dive In

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This brand new Cedars pool has a full kitchen and bar all day, serving various mixed drinks, beers, and canned hard drinks. But the smells of barbecue from Off the Bone and Baby Back Shak waft around the block all day, so be prepared to feed your craving. It’s only $10 to enter and if you get there early, snagging a poolside chair or cabana is pretty affordable too. 

CANVAS Hotel | Dallas

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On Saturdays, the Canvas Hotel Pool turns into the Sunburn Party, with a DJ, full bar, and tickets available (that are cheaper for early birds). There are themed parties on Sundays, with tickets that open pool access to the public. The infinity pool overlooks the Cedars, and their rooftop service includes a limited food menu (shrimp ceviche and bacon jam flatbread are standouts) plus drinks (obviously, order the Pool Water with rum, sprite, and blue curacao at least once).

Fraternal Order of Eagles

The FOE is a no-frills, all fun, family-friendly, and utterly affordable pool to spend your hot summer days at $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. The cocktail and beer bar keeps it simple. A refreshing plastic glass of Deep Eddy grapefruit with soda and a squeeze of lime will hit the spot.

Jade Waters Resort Pool

This massive complex has kid-friendly areas, an adult-only pool, and a swim-up bar. Book a day pass at $45 for adults and $15 for kids. Sit at the bar and grill for a bite — or order it poolside. And hit the swim-up bar for a watermelon hurricane to quench that scorching thirst.

The Pool Club

This rooftop pool is quite the scene — do not bring the kids. It’s for those who are down for decadent adult fun. Order up a dozen oysters or beach sliders (burgers on a pretzel bun) and chase ‘em down with a Dallas Sunrise (tequila with chile liquor) or a Pretty in Pink (gin with Prosecco, rose, and an array of fruits). Pool access for non-hotel quests requires a minimum of $50 reservation and $250 food and beverage spend, but there is usually an option to buy a more affordable day pass.

Waterproof

One of the biggest party scenes in the city is happening at the only rooftop pool downtown: Waterproof at the Statler Hotel. The crowd is young, and while cabanas and poolside tables are available to reserve with a drink and food minimum, there’s also a daily cover charge option of $50. 

Uptown Terrace

It’s the summer of spritz at the Omni Dallas’s Uptown Terrace. Order a grapefruit elderflower with gin and rose or a Poolside Mojito to cool down while you lounge in this glamorous pool with great city views. Day passes start at $40 for adults and $15 for kids. 

Lorenzo Hotel

Forget Texas, getaway to Miami on the Southside. The Lorenzo’s in-ground pool is massive, and they host sip and swim events on most weekends for which you can reserve cabanas. The Relativity Pool Bar serves up all the drinks you’d expect — margs, spritzes, the usual. Day passes start at $30 for adults — this is not a kid-friendly spot. 

Lee Harvey's Dive In

This brand new Cedars pool has a full kitchen and bar all day, serving various mixed drinks, beers, and canned hard drinks. But the smells of barbecue from Off the Bone and Baby Back Shak waft around the block all day, so be prepared to feed your craving. It’s only $10 to enter and if you get there early, snagging a poolside chair or cabana is pretty affordable too. 

CANVAS Hotel | Dallas

On Saturdays, the Canvas Hotel Pool turns into the Sunburn Party, with a DJ, full bar, and tickets available (that are cheaper for early birds). There are themed parties on Sundays, with tickets that open pool access to the public. The infinity pool overlooks the Cedars, and their rooftop service includes a limited food menu (shrimp ceviche and bacon jam flatbread are standouts) plus drinks (obviously, order the Pool Water with rum, sprite, and blue curacao at least once).

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