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Palm Springs Happy Hour Guide

Happy Hour drinks

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or two after a long day of exploring Palm Springs, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The city is home to many excellent bars and restaurants with outdoor seating areas where you can enjoy the sunny weather. No matter your taste, you’re sure to find a happy hour spot that suits you in Palm Springs.

Here, we’ve organized them by style and experience to help you make your choice. This is a great way to explore the many places to eat and drink in Palm Springs.

people at happy hour

Casual & Kickback

1501 Uptown Gatropub

A Cozy vibe radiates beneath 1501’s high wood slat ceiling. A wrap-around bar anchors the restaurant center, with sporting events playing on TV (quietly). Celebrate life’s special moments on the patio overlooking the majestic mountains of Palm Springs. Located next to the Arrive Palm Springs hotel.

Happy Hour 3 – 5 pm daily.

$2 off regular price house wine, all draft beer $2, and well cocktails. Large happy hour menu selection including the 1501 burger.

Guests toasting their drinks

262 Rooftop Bar & Grill

Enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail on their scenic rooftop patio, or enjoy a deliciously crafted meal in their entertainer’s dining room. 262 Rooftop Bar & Grill is a restaurant and lounge for game day, happy hour, group reservations, or an upscale nightclub experience.

Happy Hour 4 – 7 pm daily.

Boozehounds Palm Springs

If you have a dog with you, Boozehounds love dogs. They created a contemporary, multifaceted space where people can socialize with their pups. Their menu, with a Japanese influence, consists of locally sourced ingredients that can be paired with a large selection of specialized beers, wine, and unique craft cocktails specifically created to accompany their entrees.

Monday – Turs,  5 – 6 pm

Friday – Sun.,  3 – 5 pm

$5 beers, $8 drinks. Bar menu.

boozehounds

Chicken Ranch

Chicken Ranch rotisserie chicken is prepared carefully and artistically, with respect to seasonal ingredients, flavors and seasonings. They are committed to keeping it fresh; bringing farm-fresh produce and free-range poultry from local farms to your plate.

Happy Hour 3 pm – close.

$7 well drinks, $6 house wines, $6 beer. $7 – $15 on happy hour menu.

License to Chill Bar at Margaritaville

Happy Hour specials 4:30 – 6 pm daily.

Includes specialty cocktails, beer, house wine, and Grand Village Margarita.

License To Chill Bar

The Lounge at Hotel Zoso

The lounge is conveniently located in the lobby at ZOSO in central downtown. Start things off with a playful cocktail or a nibble to eat in their stylish setting. Vibe to local DJs and live musicians on the weekend for a quick getaway or hangout spot.

Happy Hour 4 – 6 pm daily.

$5 beer, $7 well drinks, $9 house wine. Ask for the happy hour menu as it does change.

hotel zoso bar-lounge

Reforma Palm Springs

3-2-1 Happy Hour, 4 – 7 pm weekdays (closed Tue & Wed), 2 – 7 pm weekends.

$3 off any liquor, $2 off wine, and cocktails, $1 off beers.

Smokin’ Burgers and Lounge

This is super casual and located in the Smoke Tree Village.  They serve handcrafted burgers made from 100% Angus Beef. All burgers are prepared fresh, cooked to order and can be prepared with ground turkey, veggie patty or chicken breast upon request. They also have a variety of sandwiches and salads.

Happy Hour 3 – 6 pm & 9 pm – midnight.

$1 off beer and house wine. $5 well cocktails. Happy Hour food menu starting at $7.95.

smokin burger chicken taco

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar

The Marlin Bar is a relaxed refuge where you can unwind with a cocktail, light fare, and treat yourself to organic soft-serve ice cream. It’s a laid-back outdoor space complete with umbrellas, mist on hot days, and heaters on cool evenings. After a day of retail therapy, it’s the ideal spot to take in the vibrant energy of downtown at their Happy Hour.

Happy Hour in the bar 3 – 6 pm daily.

$9 wine, $11 cocktails, $12 martinis, $6 select beer, $8 well drinks.

Tommy-Bahama-Marlin people at bar

Airline Experience

PS Air Bar & Lounge

Relax in an airplane themed speakeasy with $6 house wine, well drinks & domestic bottled beer. Complimentary small bites served. 2 drink minimum.

Happy Hour flight specials, Wed. & Thursday, 4 – 6 pm.

Sports Entertainment

360 Lounge at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

Come cheer on your favorite sports teams as you watch on the giant wrap-around screens, with real-time score tickers, and an epic surround-sound system. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

Happy Hour Mon – Fri., 3 – 5 pm

$5 beer, $10 signature 360 sports cocktails. $9 appetizers including Sliders, Chicken wings, and Queso Flautas. Happy Hour Menu

360 sports bar

Latin Flavors

El Jefe Desert Cantina at the Saguaro Palm Springs

This quaint and reimagined space has one of the largest selections of tequilas in Palm Springs.

Happy Hour Mon. – Fri., 2 – 6 pm

Taco Tues. & Thur. 6 – 9 pm

$6 drink specials including margaritas, well drinks, beer, wine and select cocktails. $7 appetizers. Taco Tuesday and Thursday includes $5 tacos.

el Jefe cantina at Saguaro
Credit: Josh Cho

Casa Blanca Palm Springs

Casa Blanca is serving up Mexican and seafood dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are located downtown at 140 S. Palm Canyon. The restaurant is locally owned by a family native to Jalisco, Mexico.

Happy Hour 3 – 6 pm weekdays.

$4.50 margaritas and all day on Tuesday & Thursday. $6 well drinks. $4.50 domestic beer and $5 imported beer.

Maleza at Drift Hotel

A summer pop-up by Chef Ysaac Ramirez in celebration of Mexico’s taco stand culture. Dig into summer Baja-style and join us for taco specials, crudos, icy cocktails, and more.

Happy Hour 2 – 6 pm weekdays.

$8 well drinks, martinis, and specialty drinks. $6 – $10 tacos.

Maleza - Bar

Tiki Time

Bootlegger Tiki 

Tucked in the original Don the Beachcomber Tiki restaurant stands Bootlegger Tiki. They serve handcrafted drinks from their fan-craved originals to classic Tiki cocktails.

Happy Hour

Sun – Thurs, 5 – 6 pm & 10 – 11 pm

Fri – Sun., 3 – 4 pm & midnight – 1 am

$4 Beers and $8 select cocktails

Bootlegger Tiki

The Reef

Set in the historic Caliente Tropics Resort, The Reef Palm Springs is the latest creation from Tiki Caliente and Mod Palm Springs Founder and Host, Rory Snyder.  In it’s original incarnation, The Reef was once the location of Palm Springs Conga Room restaurant.

Happy Hour Mon. – Thur., noon – 5 pm

$4.50 beer, $6.75 well drinks, $8.5 Mai-Tai, $9.50 Palm Springs Punch.  $5 – $9 bar bites, including Fish & Chips. Menu

the reef

Tonga Hut

Tonga offers classic Tiki cocktails while the restaurant serves classic Tiki Style entrees along with American favorites. Great for those looking for a fun a unique outing.

Happy Hour Thur. & Fri., 4 – 7 pm

$10 Mai Tai, $9 well drinks, $10 – $14 tiki bites.

Tiki Taco Tuesday – 3 tacos and a Mai Tai for $16.

interior Tonga Hut

Gay Bars & Lounges

The Arenas District is a lively strip and home to an array of gay bars and lounges, each offering a unique blend of entertainment, camaraderie, and—of course—fabulous happy hours. Whether you’re a local looking to unwind after work or a visitor eager to soak up the city’s LGBTQ+ culture, this happy hour guide will help you discover the best spots to enjoy a drink, make new friends, and experience the welcoming spirit of Palm Springs.

Chill Bar

Two distinct spaces offer patrons a range of entertainment and nightlife options. The front bar is perfect for relaxing or meeting friends, old and new. Internationally known DJs and renowned performers appear in the back bar. It houses the largest dance floor in Palm Springs along with state-of-the-art sound and light. Together they deliver an experience unlike any other. Lots of live entertainment.

Happy Hour

Tues. – Sat., 11 am – 7 pm

Sunday 2:30 – 7 pm

1/2 off well drinks, $1 off draft beer, $2 off wine. There are also other daily drink specials offered throughout the evening, like $9 Olmeca Altos Margaritas on Tuesday and $9 Grey Goose vodka on Saturdays.

chill bar

Streetbar

This is one of the oldest gay bars in Palm Springs and feels more like a neighborhood bar. Very popular with locals. Known for their very large chandelier above the bar. Check their listing for live music and entertainment.

$7 top shelf drink specials that rotate daily.

$8 Martini Mondays, 5 – 8 pm

Opens at 10 am weekdays and 6 am weekends.
streetbar

 Hunters Palm Springs

They claim to have a happy hour all day every day and are celebrating 25 years in 2024.

Friday nights, $2 beer and well coctails.

Toucans Tiki Lounge

Happy Hour Martini Mondays – $5@5pm, $6@6pm, $7@7pm, and $8@8pm.

Tool Shed

The Tool Shed is a Levi/Leather themes gay bar that offers different specials daily. They also host a very popular Bingo night on Tuesdy called “Tool Shed Tunes on Tuesday” and a “0-69 Bingo” on Saturday with Happy Hour prices from noon to 3 pm.

Stay for Dinner

4 Saints at The Rowan

Seven stories above vibrant Palm Springs, 4 Saints serves creative cocktails, California wines, and a thoughtful menu of modern American fare. The surroundings are their inspiration: a grill brings the heat of the desert to your plate, and cool 270-degree views pair perfectly with our warm hospitality.

Happy Hour Sun. – Thur., 4 – 6 pm at the bar.

There is also a bar bites Happy Hour menu at the Window Bar located in the lobby from 5 – 7 pm.

Eight4Nine

Eight4Nine, located in the Uptown Design District, is sleek and elegant. They offer one of the largest outdoor patios in Palm Springs, private dining spaces, and a hip décor.  You are welcomed as you enter into one of the the largest lounges on Palm Canyon.  This is a very popular locals hang-out. While you can dine on their fairly extensive Happy Hour menu, the main dining room also offers great choices for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Happy Hour all day in the lounge.

Eight4Nine Restaurant

LuLu California Bistro

From its lively outdoor terrace seating, to its climate-controlled patio, festive bar, bustling dining room and party-perfect mezzanine, Lulu has become the restaurant all of Palm Springs loves.

Happy Hour 3 – 9 pm weekdays.

Includes $5.99 domestic beer, $7.99 house wine, and coctails starting at $7.99. Also offers a bar bites menu starting at $7.99.

Mr. Lyons

Enjoy some Lyons’ classics alongside some newbies (hello, bubbles + chips) at their happy hour prices! Come find out why everybody is so excited about the return of Mr. Lyons Happy Hour + Lounge Menu.

Happy Hours Wed. – Sun., 5 – 7 pm. in the lounge only.

$9 cocktails, $6 wine, $5 beer

Mr Lyons lounge

Paul Bar/Food

This popular hidden gem is in an unassuming small strip mall at the corner of Vista Chino and Gene Autry. Don’t let looks fool you. Once you enter, you are transformed into an elegant English pub environment with an enormous solid wood bar that runs the full length of the restaurant. You’ll find a line waiting out the door before opening.

Happy Hour 4 – 7:15 daily.

$9 classic cocktail, $8 wine, $5 beer, and $7 frozen sidecar (a must to try).

paul bar

Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill

This menu blends traditional Italian with California cuisine. The lounge becomes especially energetic Thursday through Saturday nights. They often provide live entertainment. (Note they close part of the summer)

Happy Hour 11 am – 7 pm daily.

$7 wine, $8 well drinks, $9 martinis and specialty cocktails. Snacks from $9.  Only $19 for 8oz New York Strip with fries and salad. Menu

drinks

Sonny’s Bar & Grill

The newest restaurant in the Arenas District serving casual American dishes.

Happy Hour 2 – 5 pm.

$3 off Sonny Boy Bites and $3 other menu items that change daily.

The Thirsty Palms

Happy Hour 2 – 6 pm daily.

$2 off signature cocktails, $5 beer, $8 house wine, and small bites menu beginning at $6.

The Tropicale

This is a festive eatery with neon-lit exterior and a retro tropical interior. The Happy Hour takes place at the inside bar and outside bar, including a few surrounding tables. The very large outside patio is covered and comfortable. This is very popular with locals, so get there early.  The bar menu has a large selection of small plates and pizza.  Order a few and share or make a reservation for the main dining room after.

Happy Hour 4 – 7 pm daily and all day on Wed.

Small plates range from $14 – $20. Pizza $19 – $24. Ask about their drink specials as they don’t post them. It generally will include beers, house wines, and select cocktails.

tropicale bar

Trio Palm Springs

Locals (Trio’s regulars) love its varied menu combining traditional Midwest comfort food with a California contemporary edge like Yankee Pot Roast, Calamari with Thai Dipping Sauce, Braised Lamb Shank, and Roasted Baby Beet Salad.

Happy Hours 4 – 6 pm daily in bar. All day on Tuesday.

25% off all bottles of wine on Wednesday.

$6 wine and well cocktails, $4 beer, $10 well martinis. Menu

trio-sliders

Zin American Bistro

Zin’s menu features classic and seasonal items created with fresh, locally sourced ingredients for the best, authentic flavors.  They offer an extensive wine list and are happy to help you pair with any menu item. In fact, they even make suggestions on the menu.

Happy Hour noon – 6 pm weekdays & 3 – 6 pm weekends. Only in the bar area.

$2 off draft beer, $8 well cocktails, champagne and wine specials. There is also a fairly large Happy Hour bar menu for snacks and small plates that includes fresh oysters on the half shell.

wine glasses

Note: Happy Hour hours, items and pricing are subject to change. May not be available on certain holidays or weekends.

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