When passing by CityCenter you are in awe of the massive structure unlike anything you've ever seen in Vegas. But unless you go in and explore for yourself, you will never actually know what is tucked inside this city within a city.
The same could be said about Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria. You won't find signs leading you around the casino floor to the pool club -- actually you won't even find one sign until you are almost on top of the pool area itself. Liquid is tucked in neatly behind the resort's three other pristine pools in a world all to itself.
Nothing seems to escape Liquid, not even the sound of the music being played inside. Once you reach this quaint location you know you've stumbled onto something a little different.
When you walk in, the first thing you will notice is that despite its relatively small size (16,000 square feet compared to more than 50,000 square feet in some of the bigger pool clubs) there isn't anything missing.
After rounding your way past the entrance, you'll find the bar, complete with a pleasant selection of mojitos, frozen drinks and sangrias. The food is just as promising as the drinks selection. You can enjoy eating poolside or in the 50-seat open-air restaurant. The menu was created by Brian Massie, executive chef of The Light Group. Appetizers include things like chips and salsa, frozen fruit, shrimp cocktails and quesadillas. For those interested in lighter fare, there are Cobb or chopped Caesar salads. The breakfast burrito, organic chicken club sandwich, turkey panini and Kobe cheeseburger with Louis sauce are guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.
Once you get past the bar and restaurant, you will see eight grand cabanas located along two of the richly-colored wood walls, which can comfortably sit 12 - 14 people on an extraordinarily long sofa. Cabanas feature a 40-inch flat-screen TV, two robes, a privacy drape and a ceiling fan. Additionally, you will have access to your own private pool, two daybeds, a mini fridge and bevy of other perks.
There are 28 daybeds and 34 chaise lounges made with handcrafted wicker by Janus et Cie that surround the outer edge of the pool and are within perfect viewing distance of the DJ booth, where you will see a mix of some of the industry's best DJs.
Liquid may as well have been designed by the intuitive folks over at IKEA, who always seem to find a way to pack a lot inside of a little space. The pool club finds a way to cram more than 800 people in without ever feeling too confined.
Liquid is one of those pool clubs that manages to fit everything you want inside of a small package.
-- Staff Member