Wisconsin Dells Swim Up Bars!

Picture yourself in paradise. 

Feel the clear blue water splashing against your ankles as you pick up a mojito. The warm breeze feels great and life couldn’t get any better! Ahhhhh, relaxation. Wouldn’t it be nice to escape the cold weather this time of year and spend some time in a warm oasis without even leaving Wisconsin? 

Although the winter season is setting in, Margarita’s Swim-Up Bar at the Wilderness Resort and Mud Hut Swim-Up Bar at Kalahari Resort are two places to feel like you’ve escaped the treacherous Wisconsin weather and headed to your own private paradise. is here to tell you what to expect as you ditch the winter jacket and experience your own Wisconsin Dells delight.  

Located in the Wild WaterDome at the Wilderness Resort, Margarita’s Swim-Up Bar is an adults-only full service bar that features a warming atmosphere with a tropical feel. Take a seat at the pool bar and glance over their menu of tropical drinks, specialty mixers, and of course, margaritas! 42oz souvenir Wilderness cups are available as an upgrade with any mixed or specialty drink. The souvenir cups also grant you a discounted rate on your next drink refill. Half of the swim-up bar is located in the pool where guests can literally swim up and order their drinks. The other half of the bar is outside of the water, which makes it easy to visit if you want to stay dry. One cool feature is that the bar pool is both indoor and outdoor. If you’re up for a challenge, swim through the heated pool to the outdoor area in the winter time and experience a unique sensation as the cold air touches your warm body. Whether it’s winter or summer, you’re sure to have a great time at Margarita’s Swim-Up Bar. 

The Mud Hut at Kalahari Resort was Wisconsin’s first swim-up bar when it opened back in 2011. Located near the back of Kalahari’s Indoor Waterpark, the Mud Hut bar is an oasis that will make you forget that the temperature outside is below freezing. The Mud Hut offers a full bar as well as specialty on-the-rocks and frozen drinks available in either 12oz cups or a 42oz Monster souvenir glass. Refills are available in Monster glasses for a discounted rate. The Mud Hut Swim-Up Bar is surrounded by TV’s and is the perfect place to catch the big game! The heated pool lets you travel back and forth between inside the waterpark and the chilling weather outside so that you can enjoy your drinks outside without leaving the warmth of the pool. 

Whether staying at the Wilderness Resort or Kalahari Resort, swim-up bars are a great way to enhance your overall waterpark experience and take some time to relax. Remember you must be 21 years or older to enter both swim-up bars. ID’s are required before entering the pool bars. Please drink responsibly and enjoy your Wisconsin Dells getaway.