Downtown Grand makes splash with Citrus

April 05, 2016 3:00 AM


Sky Beach Club will focus on offering guests interactive experiences such as live music performances and events hosted by high-profile celebritiesWhile our weather has been a bit fickle, pool season in Las Vegas is heating up. Two new pool scenes open this Friday, April 8.

Downtown Grand

The hotel/casino is kicking off the summer season with a grand opening celebration for its new pool experience, Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The free poolside concert will include spinning by DJ Atom followed by special musical guests Big Heir and a headlining set by local favorite Goldboot. Drink specials from the all-new specialty menu will be offered throughout the night.

Citrus features fresh décor, entertainment and a new menu with weekday specials from 4-7 p.m., doubling as downtown’s newest outdoor happy hour spot. It is open to the public and free to hotel guests as well as Las Vegas residents age 21 and over.

Boasting 35,000 square feet, Citrus is a unique urban rooftop pool retreat featuring an infinity pool, private cabanas, full bar, dining, a fire pit, and grass seating area where guests can lounge or enjoy a variety of activities, including foosball, corn hole, table tennis and more.

An all-new lineup of live entertainment will include weekend DJs, concerts and special events. Locals and guests can celebrate a special occasion or beat the heat with a private cabana rental, which can be reserved through Concierge Services by calling 702-719-5170 or via email at

Citrus will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with extended hours during special events and featured programming. It is also available for private special events for up to 1,200 guests. For more information, call 702-719-5100 or go to


Sky Beach Club, also opening Friday, will focus on offering guests interactive experiences such as live music performances and events hosted by high-profile celebrities.

Upon entering the 37,603-square-foot South Beach-inspired venue, guests will be greeted by two sparkling luxury pools, a whirlpool hot tub, two main bars and a large pool deck lined with complimentary lounge chairs, natural palm trees and lush, tropical foliage.

A large DJ booth and adjacent stage will provide partygoers with front-row views of live music acts and a chance to rub elbows with celebrities and VIPs.

For an elevated poolside experience, private daybeds and VIP cabanas are available for reservation, or for the ultimate VIP party experience. Guests may reserve the Cabana Hot Tub, featuring its own private hot tub, or the Party Patio with its prime location adjacent to the stage and DJ booth.

Cover starts at $20. Locals with a Nevada ID will receive complimentary admission on Fridays and $10 off admission on Saturdays and Sundays. Sky Beach Club will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. For cabana reservations and more information email, call 702-739-2588 or visit

Until next week… good luck and good gaming!

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: