Somers Furniture built the outdoor furniture for The Artisan with designer Kim Daost of Tandem Las Vegas

The hotel carved a niche as a boutique hangout where the valley’s coolest hipsters came to sip cocktails and listen to music.

Now the Artisan, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., is making a splash on the local pool party scene.

“Everyone in Vegas loves to be outside, and we have such a beautiful, intimate pool that we thought we could have some good parties,” says Brett Rubin, the Artisan’s director of entertainment.

From 4 to 10 p.m. Mondays, resident DJ The Spacebyrdz and special guest DJs spin during Aqua Boogie. DJs Jonny Angel and Prism play progressive house and trance from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturdays during the Wet Dreams Pool Party. Special guest DJs sometimes make appearances, too.

Resident DJ Keith Evan hosts the Lounge-Inn Pool Party from 3 to 10 p.m. Sundays. The theme changes each week, Rubin says.

There is no cover charge for any of the pool parties. Management relies heavily on word of mouth to draw attention to their events, Rubin says. Crowds average about 150 people, mostly locals. Many people discover the pool when they come to dinner or for a drink, Rubin says.

Bottle service is offered starting at $200. The venue features three cabanas at no charge but a $500 food and beverage minimum is required. There is also no charge for the 10 daybeds; instead, guests have a $100 food and beverage minimum.

No complimentary seating is provided. For information or reservations, call 214-4000.


Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at or 702-380-4564.

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