Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m.-sunset
Cover price: $20 for ladies, $40 for men.
Payment information: Cash and all major credit cards.
Location: Located at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Music: The pool area features live entertainment by various artists every Friday night and transforms into Rehab on Sundays.
Resident DJs: Information not available.
Clientele/Age Group: 21 and older.
Attire: Beach attire/swimwear is acceptable.
The weekly party at the Hard Rock Hotel is the thing of the legends. Rehab lured in all the major casinos in town to invest some millions in order to have their own version of a pool club. It was features in The New York Times and a reality TV show. However, that’s only the proverbial tip of the ice berg.
If you don’t plan on experiencing Rehab during your stay in the Sin City, something is seriously wrong with you. Sin a little as you indulge yourself in the view of 4,000 bikini-clad hotties.
For around 20 Sundays in one year, Rehab invades the pool area which is usually reserved for hotel guests. They transform it into the sickest pool party you’ll ever come across. The scene can be best described in one phrase: “spring break on steroids.”
However, that’s just an ordinary Rehab party. Add some two hours of performance from Lil Jon or be entertained by a super model host, and heat will build up in no time.
Before completely turning your party mode on, it is best that you take some time to walk the entire pool area first. You will run into a waterslide which will drop you into a quieter pool area if that’s what you would like, with the main bar cutting you some slack from the sun and offers sunk-in blackjack tables.
If you are dying to sit, you can get yourself a lounge chair or a cabana. However, you will have to shell out extra money for those, and it depends on the location and demand. But you can always fight for your own spot around the center pool, if you’d like to keep yourself in the thick of things. If can do without the hustle and bustle, there’s a river running behind the bar in which you relax on the edge of the pool.
You could not swing by utopia sans shelling out money, though. If $15 for a cocktail in virtually all clubs in Vegas hurts your heart already, then prepare yourself for a major heartbreak as you will have to shell out a little more. Spend a good $26 and you have yourself a mammoth souvenir cup which is like a party per se, only with a straw. Long Island Iced Tea is probably the one drink that has the most bang for your buck. You will have to pay $55 for one bucket of beer, which can be used as a floating device in the pool after drinking one bottle too many, just make sure you don’t lean so hard on it. Yes, you read right, alcohol inside the pool is a-okay.
The cover charge is inconsistent. Say, when the party just started and no special performances will take place, you can get in for only $40. When the demands pick up, the price could go over $100 and you will have to wait for a stretch of time.
Just like any other club, ladies get special treatment. The cover charge for females is normally $30. When you capture the right people’s attention, you might get the chance to have a cabana pass, and free drinks to boot.
That’s how thrilling Rehab can get. Unlike you favorite celebrity’s version of Rehab, this Rehab closes and you will have to go home at some point, and it leaves you wanting so bad to get back in. Rehab remains to be a staple, but with the HRH Beach Club, you get to break away from the dizzying scene in the club. You get to chill out and unwind, Vegas-style, even for just a moment.