Go Pool at Flamingo keeps guests engaged with activities such as beer pong

Pool parties share a lot of the same elements: a pool, music, liquor, cabanas, people.

It’s the little things that set them apart. Like floating beer pong.

Five days a week, you can play beer pong in Go Pool at the Flamingo. It’s not like regular beer pong, where you’re on solid ground. You have to be in the pool for this one, says Brian Minter, Flamingo’s food and beverage director.

They even have floating beer pong tournaments, which have become popular with guests, Minter says.

Last year, when Go Pool first launched, a raised dance floor was in the middle of the pool. They might bring that back in the future, Minter says.

For now, they are relying on the beer pong, water pistol fights and other diversions to fill the void. A mood director walks around ensuring people are having a good time, Minter says. He’ll put together spontaneous games and activities to keep guests engaged.

A "tan ambassador" also circulates with complimentary suntan lotions, oils and aloe vera, reminding people to protect themselves from the sun.

The whole idea behind Go Pool is to give people a place to party during the daytime but in a casual, unpretentious way. It’s also a European, or topless, pool which made it popular from the very start, Minter says.

"This is the place for locals to come for accessibility," Minter says. "The valet is within 50 yards of the pool, so you park and walk right out. It’s by no means pretentious, we try to keep things light and fresh."

The area can accommodate up to 600 people. It gets crowded on weekends, so you might have to stand in line for a few minutes on busy days, but management doesn’t pick and choose who to let in. That means girls aren’t favored over guys.

A live DJ spins music every day but Tuesdays.

There are six cabanas and six daybeds that can be reserved. Cabanas start at $150 with a one bottle minimum. Bottle service starts at $170.

Daybeds cost $75; chaise lounges are free.

Mondays are industry days, but the pool runs specials for locals, too, including two for the price of one on a variety of amenities, including food, drinks and admission.

The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for hotel guests and $20 for nonguests. Women get in free. You must be 21 years or older.

To make reservations, call 733-3451.

Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at spadgett@ reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4564.

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