Let’s be real, as you were sipping cocktails poolside on your winter vacation, you probably found yourself wondering, “Why can’t Toronto be more like this?” Yes? Ok, guilty. Summertime in the city can be best described in two words: hot and humid. Very appealing, we know.
What better way to combat the heat and re-create paradise than an icy drink and a refreshing pool? Vv Magazine has you covered. Although we can’t promise all the luxuries of your last all-inclusive (re: sun-kissed towel boys and unlimited drinks), here’s your go-to list of the best poolside bars this summer.
Cabana Pool Bar
Age holds no weight in this scenario. Cabana instantly became a hit with Torontonians after its arrival in 2013. Cabana is a little slice of heaven. Take a break from that sweaty volleyball match at the 100-ft poolside bar. Better yet, take your cocktails to one of the giant cabanas and indulge in treats from their delicious menu. Yum.
If drinks, dancing and great muzik (see what I did there?) is your thing, then this is the place for you. Aside from drinks and dancing, Muzik offers not one but three pools. From white sand to cabanas and gorgeous partygoers, Muzik has brought Miami vibes to Toronto. Ben venido a Miami.
Panoramic views, extensive menus, bottle service and a taste of exclusivity – welcome to the Thompson Hotel. The Thompson roof is a coveted crash pad, leaving many wondering how to score a spot poolside. Rumours aside, it’s pretty simple: with a quick e-mail to the hotel, you too could be (humble) bragging to your friends about your day of luxury.
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
The Sheraton Centre houses one of the largest indoor-outdoor heated pools in the 6ix. It’s engulfed by lush greenery, so don’t be surprised if you forget you’re lounging in the downtown core as you nibble the ice from your margarita.
Radisson Admiral Hotel
The Radisson Admiral hotel offers up sweeping views of the Toronto Harbour and a generous patio space on which to sit back and throw back a couple drinks. Grab a chair and enjoy a breezy respite from the high summer heat.
Take in #Views from the 6ix at Toronto’s newest pool bar, Lavelle. To gain access to this 16,000 square-foot urban play place 7 days a week, you’ll need to purchase an annual membership but with an extensive restaurant, bar and ice cream menu, it’s well worth the paperwork.
Featured Image: Cabana Pool Bars
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