Leave it to Sin City to come up with an innovative, decadent and absolutely refreshing way of making the best out of the region’s truly unbearable triple-digit temperatures in the summer: Pool party, anyone? Nearly every large resort on The Strip now boasts a variation on this theme, but all must hail the originator and still the biggest splashapalooza in town, Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. But man can’t live by chlorine alone, so we’ve also included some other balmy options for you to consider. Here are a few of the best outdoor bars in Las Vegas. — Marco Medrano

Rehab, Las Vegas Hard Rock Resort & Casino

4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 693-5000

The granddaddy of all the current Las Vegas legendary pool parties, Rehab is a dizzying and appealing combination of Hollywood celebrities, heart-pounding music spun by the planet’s biggest DJs, free-flowing cocktails (try its signature Rockstar Lemonades) and, oh yeah, a few thousand of the hottest muscle-toned people ever gathered simultaneously. It’s a definite “bucket list” item for all Vegas residents and tourists alike. Hours: seasonal — Sundays only. Alternatively, contact reservations@hardrockbeachclub.com.

Surrender at Encore

3121 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-7000

Leave it to Las Vegas mogul and true business legend Steve Wynn to come up with his beloved city’s classiest spin to nightclub entertainment. Surrender at Encore is a stunning hybrid, where one begins his or her journey inside the elegant club, only to be seduced into experiencing the club’s outdoor magnificent 45,000-square-foot landscaped grounds highlighted by three pools, two levels of VIP cabanas and incredible music from world-renowned DJs. This is a must-do for all A-listers. Hours: Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

LAVO at The Palazzo

3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South, No. 1760
Las Vegas, NV 89109-1414
(702) 791-1800

So you want some serious romance with your cocktail outdoors? No worries. The terrace in LAVO at The Palazzo affords one with what is arguably one of the most stunning views of The Strip anywhere. But unlike other lounges that serve drinks only as a precursor to dinner or serious clubbing, the terrace at LAVO isn’t in a hurry and doesn’t expect you to be, either. So, chill out, ask that special someone to join you and bring sexy back at LAVO. Hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday, 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.