Celebrating its 12th season this summer, Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino was an original member of the Las Vegas fun-in-the-sun party scene. One of the Strip’s longest-running and most luxurious day clubs, this hot spot (open to guests of MGM Grand’s more boutique-feeling The Signature and Skylofts as well) still somehow keeps showcasing bigger entertainment, the service gets better and better, and the offerings become more exclusive and outrageous.
Here are four reasons to make Wet Republic part of your Sin City itinerary this season.
This year’s tagline, “A pool party like no other,” certainly captures Wet Republic’s well-earned reputation for unmatched energy. The larger-than-life venue (all 54,500 square feet of it) features two large saltwater pools, six private VIP plunge pools, daybeds, banquets, 12 luxurious bungalows and 10 deluxe cabanas.
For a truly Vegas-style experience, book a bungalow, where you can enjoy premium bottle service from the comfort of your king-sized daybed, catch your favorite show on a giant flat-screen TV or beat the heat in your private plunge pool. DJs perform in close proximity to the 4,100-square-foot bungalow-clad sundeck, offering you a view of the action from every angle.
If you want a coveted spot without the splurge, head for the open-air lounge behind the DJ booth. When the music heats up, the temperature does, too, and you’ll be thankful for those overhead fans keeping the space cool.
Hakkasan Group, the masterminds behind Wet Republic, have a lock on some of electronic dance music’s top names, including Calvin Harris, Zedd, Steve Aoki and Tiesto. Stop by just about any weekend to see one of these world-famous DJs take the stage for a full day of non-stop beats.
From Thursday to Monday, there is always something major happening at this Vegas pool club. On Fridays, the annual Hot 100 bikini contest provides great people watching, while the end-of-the-weekend Endless Sundays party also means never-ending champagne pours.
While the ins and outs of the Las Vegas party scene can be difficult to navigate, Wet Republic really takes care of its guests by providing plenty of helpful information and attentive hosts — it is recommended to work with a host who can customize your trip with a spot at the day club and a dinner table at Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hakkasan Las Vegas.
Part of the unique atmosphere comes from the customer service provided by the “Babes in Blue,” Wet Republic’s renowned cocktail servers. These party experts are well-versed in the city’s pool-party scene. A top tip from these pros: Be sure to look and feel your best by donning fashionable (yet comfortable) swim attire. Wet Republic has high dress code standards to make sure the total experience is memorable (in a good way).
When you need some refreshments, just flag down one of the servers to order up a tantalizing tipple. To complement the festive sun-soaked atmosphere, opt for a cocktail pitcher.
One other thing we love about Wet Republic is its skinny cocktail menu, a great offering if you’re in the mood for a sweet sip without all the calories. Refreshing picks include the Skinny Rita (a lighter version of the classic margarita) and the Skinny Mojito.
Bites range from light and healthy fresh fruit platters or hummus to Vegas-sized shareable party platters. The chicken fingers and fries are a go-to after a long day with libations.
From birthdays to bachelor/bachelorette parties, Wet Republic makes every special event memorable with custom celebrations. These Instagrammable moments include personalized greetings on the giant LED screen and the possibility of the Babes in Blue meeting you at your bungalow with custom signage, wearing costumes (which can be tailored to your hobbies or liking), holding a birthday cake and spraying bottles of bubbles to showcase the venue’s signature champagne showers.
On extra-special occasions, the club has even been known to offer artist meet and greets.