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It's 5 o'Clock Somewhere: America's Best Swim-up Bars

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What's better than lounging in a pool? Booze. What's better than booze? Lounging in a pool with booze.

Ah, vacation. After a long, difficult day of shopping, arduous spa treatments, exhausting sunbathing and strenuous sight-seeing, you'll probably need a drink (relaxing is hard work, after all!). Fortunately at these swim-up bars you no longer have to make the difficult choice between drinking and swimming! So, dive into this list of the most lavish swim-up bars in America!

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

With an underwater music system, bubble loungers and multiple free-standing and poolside bars, you may just spend your entire Hawaiian vacation in the adults-only Serenity Pool (added bonus: it's an infinity pool) at this relaxing resort. You'll be saying "Mahalo" to the Tiki gods in no time!


North Beach Plantation

Forget the salty, cold Atlantic Ocean and dive into this relaxing pool the comes complete with a swim-up bar. Since the hotel also has a lazy river, you could enjoy a fruity umbrella cocktail while floating around in an inner tube...pure aquatic and booztastic bliss!


La Paloma Resort and Spa

This enormous pool (complete with water slide and dive-in movies at night) has a swim-up bar where you can get any drink you crave, and you can even order snacks! Just remember to wait half an hour after you eat before swimming- you don't want to get a cramp!


Hotel Galvez

Hotel Galvez offers the ornate architecture and opulent feel of a historical hotel, with the modern amenities needed for a relaxing vacation- luxurious aqua bar included!


Room Mate Grace

A trendy rooftop pool in Times Square with a breathtaking view of Manhattan, plus a DJ spinning poolside...AND an epic pool bar?? You'll never want to leave this hip city oasis.