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Why This Summer Is the Summer for Hotel Pool Parties in Dallas

This weekend ushers in a new era of poolside glamour downtown when Secret Sundays // Waterproof begins at the Statler Hotel, which opened officially in February after a long and much-awaited renovation. Atop the 19-story Dallas landmark is a small pool crowned with a statue of Statler mascot Llinda Llee Llama where a helipad used to welcome the rich and famous.

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Dallas’ Best Cocktail Bars for Summer Drinking

The official first day of summer is quickly approaching on June 21. That means that Dallas bars, restaurants, and rooftop pools are already bringing out their fun summer cocktails for the season. From shareable frozen drinks to Tiki-themed concoctions, there’s a boozy drink for every kind of taste bud. Here are the best Dallas cocktail spots for the summer.

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Perched on the 19th floor of the historic Statler hotel, Waterproof boasts stunning panoramic views of surrounding downtown Dallas. As the moon rises over the city, swimsuits are exchanged for cocktail attire, the doors are open to the public and the party continues. You can take advantage of a new membership program that includes an expedited entrance for the member plus a guest, priority cabana and table reservations, 15% off bottle service and invitations to member-only events.

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10 Best Rooftop Bars in Dallas

On the 19th floor of The Statler hotel, this downtown pool bar has stunning views of the city. It’s a pool by day and rooftop lounge by night. It’s a beautiful setting to catch some rays and have a few drinks on a summer afternoon.

Waterproof has a “Lemonade Stand” where you pick your booze and pair with a craft lemonade. Options consist of passionfruit, strawberry basil, white peach raspberry and cucumber mint. There’s also froze with rose, elderflower and aperol. Wine and beer is also available by the glass, bottle or bucket.

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Where to Shoot Your Bridal Portraits or Engagement Photos in DFW

Another spot with a skyline view is the Statler. The modern, downtown hotel offers different shoot packages for different spaces, including Waterproof, their rooftop bar, and the Garden Court area. Photo shoots need to be pre-approved and have varying fees depending on location and times of the shoot.

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33 Dallas Spots To Take Really Cool Instagram Photos

This glam rooftop scene on the 19th floor of The Statler is made for fruity drinks — and fun photos — with a view that’s been called one of the most Instagrammable of downtown. Plus, did we say there’s a hot pool scene.



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The scene: A glamorous rooftop pool and bar combined with the most Instagrammable view of the Dallas skyline.

How to get in: Open to the public with no cover charge.

What to drink: A champagne toast seems appropriate as you look out over your city. If bubbles aren’t your thing, the bar also offers wine, beer, and cocktails.

Hours and location: The pool is open 11a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, while the bar runs 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 1914 Commerce St., 214-459-3930.

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11 Killer Rooftop Patios In Dallas

A relative newcomer to the scene, Waterproof at the Statler Hotel has all the appeal of a rooftop under the expansive Downtown skyline with the added panache of a pool. It’s only been open since January, but the 19th-floor spot has already skyrocketed to the top of Dallas’ most popular hangouts in no time. Pro tip: during the weekend rush, there can be nearly a hundred people waiting in line to ascend the elevators, so get there extra early to ensure a spot.

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7 New Dallas Patios You’ll Be Hanging Out on All Summer Long

We’ve been excited about all the noise surrounding the Statler for a while, but if you haven’t checked it out yet, now’s the time: Its latest addition is a pool bar by day (hotel guests only) and a rooftop lounge by night (open to the public). Order the Water Front, a summer-ready blend of rum, house-made jam, lime, mint and bubbly.

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Scenes from a Secret Sunday Pool Party at The Statler

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Booze With a View: The Best Rooftop Patio Bars in DFW, 2018 Edition

This may be another pool deck, but the public is always welcome because it has one of Dallas' newest line-too-long-to-wait-in-but-you-do-anyway kind of bars. If you go on a weekend, expect a wait. You'll need a refreshing cocktail once you make it up there.

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Statler Hotel is shaping up to be a tasty slice of downtown Dallas with new speakeasy and diner

Waterproof: A rooftop bar and lounge promising a pool and 360-degrees views of downtown Dallas. It's located on the 19th floor of the hotel. Expect DJs to perform and "resort-style service" with craft cocktails.

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