Pooling Resources


By Mariana Cimino

Just in time for the post-June-gloom heat wave, Harrah’s Rincon Casino has brought in enough H2O to cool off 2,700 of the hottest people in San Diego. And they’re lowering the bar so even you can enjoy it. That’s not an insult, it’s a fact - Harrah’s dropped a 12-seat bar into the pool for swim-up beverage service. When the $150 million remodel is complete, the resort will feature the poolside Dive Day Club, a 400-foot lazy river, 21 VIP cabanas with bottle service and eight hot tubs, all of which is slated for a July 13 opening.

“This is not your grandma’s pool,” says Harrah’s advertising manager Patty Olvera. “As the only Harrah’s property in California, we wanted to create a brand-new experience that exceeds those of other resorts in the region, and we’re very excited to showcase our live entertainment as the main attraction.”

Beginning July 13, DJs will spin at Adult Swim Saturdays. Tickets are only $20.

Semi Truck

Half of a food truck is now sticking through one of the poolside walls at Harrah’s Rincon. The half-truck’s full name is ‘rita’s Cantina, and she’ll be pouring on the summertime fun with a collection of 20 fresh margaritas and Baja-Med-ish cuisine inspired by the chef’s south-of-the-border surfing trips.