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Dallas’ Best Rooftop Pools — and Party Scenes

10 Spots That Will Make Your Pool Party Dreams Come to Life

BY // 06.20.19

Since the 90 degree weather hit, Dallasites have been flocking to pools around town. I was just at The Statler last weekend and it was completely packed. Being one of the tinier pools in town, we were sardined, but it was still a great time.

It made me think about what other hotel rooftop pools give access to the public during the summer and which might be worth a staycation in the city.

For Dallas, rooftop pools are the only way to go. Especially in downtown, we have some of the best views of the city that only one can see from up high. And sipping on specialty cocktails by the pool make those picturesque perches even nicer.

Here are Dallas’ 10 Best Rooftop Pools to check out this summer.

The Statler

1914 Commerce Street

One of the most popular places for daytime basking and sipping on cocktails poolside, the rooftop pool on the 19th floor of The Statler is open to the public. Waterproof, the pool bar, is an indoor/outdoor space that serves beer and several refreshing specialty cocktails.

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This downtown spot has incredible views of the city and a chrome llama to take selfies in front of. Be aware that this pool is a party pool. Not really for the family, but a great spot to bring a date or hang with a group of friends.

The pool is tiny and seating is limited so reserve a cabana, get there early, or store all of your stuff on the llama like I did.

The Adolphus

1321 Commerce Street

Known for its epic nighttime pool parties called Sundown on Seven, The Adolphus opens its doors to the public from 8 pm to midnight on Friday nights. On its seventh floor pool deck, DJ Souljah performs while the audience chills and drinks in and by the pool.

If you want to swim during the day, book a staycation and hang out in the sun starting as early as 6 am. The rooftop pool has private cabanas, a full bar, fire pits and light bites.

The Joule

1530 Main Street

The Joule‘s plexi-glass fronted pool, that overlooks Main Street downtown, is completely worth a staycation in the city. Embrace your inner daredevil and swim out to the edge, that hangs eight feet off of the building.

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The Joule pool is quite the scene.

 

W Dallas

2440 Victory Park Lane

W Dallas’ Wet Deck offers day passes for $35. For ages 21 years and up, this includes access to the heated rooftop pool, food and drink service and a live DJ on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm.

The Wet Deck, on the 16th floor of the hotel, also throws pool parties occasionally. Keep track of events on the Facebook page.

Omni Dallas

555 S. Lamar Street

The Omni Dallas requires a room reservation for access to the pool, but it’s totally worth it. Situated in downtown, the rooftop infinity pool offers stellar views of the city. There’s also a pool bar and grill that has cocktails and bites for sale.

With plenty of space and seating, this pool is for the whole family to enjoy.

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The Omni Dallas offers a spacious rooftop hangout.

CANVAS Hotel

1325 S. Lamar Street

The Gallery Rooftop Lounge at the CANVAS hotel in The Cedars is one of the best places to view the Dallas skyline. This pool is open to the public and they also occasionally have ticketed events, like the upcoming Rooftop Pool Series on June 22.

For ages 21 and up, the event costs $15 to20 a ticket, which includes access to the pool and live DJs. Grab a drink and bites at the bar and relax by the pool from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Hotel Crescent Court

400 Crescent Court

The Crescent in Uptown is offering a spa pass for $45 this summer. This gives you access to the rooftop pool, the spa hot tub, steam room, sauna, fitness center and relaxation lounge.

With the pass, you’ll also receive a 25 percent discount on food, a free glass of Champagne and a 35 percent discount on a spa service.

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas

1600 Pacific Avenue

Located in downtown, right across the street from Thanksgiving Square, this hidden gem has an awesome rooftop pool. Hilton Garden Inn guests are only allowed in the pool, but this is a reasonably priced hotel to book a staycation over the summer.

The rooftop pool overlooks Elm Street and has views of the Eyeball and The Joule hotel. Elm Street Cask & Kitchen is also a recent addition to the hotel. A bourbon bar and grill, the restaurant is located on the first floor.

The Fairmont

1717 N. Akard Street

Also offering a day pass, The Fairmont grants you access to their rooftop pool, kiddie pool, food and drink service, and fitness center for $30 for adults and $10 for kids. Family friendly, the hotel is located downtown.

There are lounge chairs and the large junior olympic sized pools is great for laps. Family “Dive-in” movie nights also take place during the summer by the pool on select dates. There’s live music from a DJ on Saturdays as well.

Omni Frisco

11 Cowboys Way, Frisco

For Dallas Cowboys and sports fans alike, taking a trip up north to Omni Frisco is a great staycation plan. The brand-new hotel has a rooftop pool overlooking the Ford Center.

The Edge is the poolside bar, located on the fourth floor, and offers views of the training facility. You can reserve a cabana, sit around the firepits and order handcrafted cocktails. There’s also food available to order inspired by the Caribbean Isles with a Texas twist.

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