NYLO pool. Photo by Bret Redman.

7 Dallas Pools to Sip and Swim at This Summer

Chase those summertime blues away with a cool dip.

It’s getting hot out there, Dallas. But there’s a solution to chase away those summertime blues: Grab a frosty beverage while taking a dip in a cool body of water.

Here’s a list of seven Dallas swimming pools where you can sip and swim this summer.

House of Plates’ vintage swimwear fashion show at FOE pool. Photo by Jason Acton.
House of Plates’ vintage swimwear fashion show at FOE pool. Photo by Jason Acton.
Photos by Catherine Downes

Fraternal Order of Eagles

The scene: An Olympic-sized pool equipped with entertainment for the entire family (there’s volleyball courts, a kiddie pool, and most importantly, a bar).

How to get in: Open to public for a cover charge. $7 general admission and $3 for children 5 and under.

What to drink: The fully stocked bar will serve up anything you want, but beer seems to be the most popular beverage option.

Hours and location: Daily from noon to 9 p.m. and the bar is open until midnight. 8500 Arturo Drive. (214) 327-9563.

Bungalow Beach Club

The scene: A high-energy pool-turned-club with special DJ events.

How to get in: The pool is open during special events to people who are 21 and older, swim attire is mandatory.

What to drink: Whatever they’re pouring. This isn’t a craft cocktail bar, so it’s probably safest to stick to the basics.

Hours and location: Wednesday and Friday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. and then 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. 3121 Ross Avenue. (214) 821-3444.

Photo provided by The Fairmont.
Photo provided by The Fairmont.
Bret Redman

The Fairmont

The scene:  This quiet, non-heated pool on the terrace of the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Dallas is perfect for a mid-day dip.

How to get in: You have to be a guest of the hotel.

What to drink: A glass of wine or a specialty cocktail from the bar menu.

Hours and location: Daily from 6:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. 1717 N Akard Street. (214) 720-2020.

W Hotel’s WET Deck

The scene: A chic pool on the 16th floor of the hotel which boasts a stunning view of downtown Dallas.

How to get in: You have to be a guest of the hotel.

What to drink: Try a specialty cocktail from the WET Deck menu. The W Mojito with mint infused rum, lime, sugar, and soda is a sure way to cool down.

Hours and location: Daily from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. 2440 Victory Park Lane. (214) 397-4100.

Photo provided by Hotel ZaZa.
Photo provided by Hotel ZaZa.
Bret Redman

Hotel ZaZa

The scene: An exclusive guest-only pool which hosts a variety of parties.

How to get in: You have to be a guest of the hotel to use the pool, but the bar is open to the public.

What to drink: The hotel’s poolside menu offers a selection of wine, cocktails, and adult popsicles. Feeling lavish? Order bottle service.

Hours and location: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2332 Leonard Street.(214) 468-8399.

Sisu. Photo by Andi Harman.
Sisu. Photo by Andi Harman.
Photos by Catherine Downes

Sisu

The scene: A lively party atmosphere powered by thumping DJ sets.

How to get in: Buy tickets online.

What to drink: The bar serves up a variety of rotating specialty cocktails and beer. They also offer bottle service for those who feel like splurging.

Hours and location: Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. 2508 Maple Avenue. (214) 871-2888.

The NYLO Dallas South Side. Photo courtesy of vendor.
The NYLO Dallas South Side. Photo courtesy of vendor.

NYLO Dallas

The scene: This pool is located on the rooftop patio of the NYLO Dallas South Side hotel and has one of the best views of the Dallas skyline.

How to get in: Must be a guest to swim, but anybody can drink at the bar and hang out on the patio.

What to drink: The Belleview martini made with vodka, St. Germain, and white cranberry juice.

Hours and location: Sunday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon until 2 a.m. 1325 S Lamar Street. (214) 421-1080

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