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Palm Springs Late Night Dining

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By Randy Garner

We’ve heard from locals and tourists alike looking for recommendations about where to find drinks, bar bites or sit-down dinners in the later hours of the evening. Here’s our round up of some of our favorite Palm Springs late night dining spots that promise a great time when the sun goes down. To make the list, they must be open at midnight or later.

Note: Hours of operation may change seasonally. Wherever you travel, it’s best practice to check out a restaurant’s website, social media or call their host stand in order to confirm when their kitchen closes or when they have their last seating!

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North Palm Springs Late Night Dining

Paul Bar

Want to end your evening somewhere private? Head no further than Paul Bar on the corner of Gene Autry and Vista Chino. This discreet speakeasy-style restaurant is unique among many restaurants for having a kitchen that’s open until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weeknights.

Paul Bar wows locals and visitors alike with their strong classic cocktails, shareable small plates and expertly crafted entrees like chicken schnitzel, steak frites and the signature Paulburger served with a unique bacon aioli.

For bourbon lovers – or the bourbon-curious – the frozen sidecar is drinks and dessert in one.

Open until 11 pm Wednsday & Thursday, midnight Friday & Saturday; closed Monday & Tuesday

paul bar

Palm Springs Late Night Dining Downtown

The Village Palm Springs

The Village is a diverse exciting establishment which includes a restaurant, sports bar and nightclub offering great food and fun. They thrive on diversity and welcome everyone with open arms to dance, make friends, eat, relax and enjoy.  The late night menu that begins at 10 pm. Lots of classic pub sharable dishes plus burgers, pizza, and salad options.  Open until 2 am nightly.

Blackbook Palm Springs

Blackbook is located in the popular Arenas District known for a very friendly and active nightlife. Blackbook is a low-key cocktail bar with a small kitchen and a big heart. They serve award-winning craft cocktails—without the wait or attitude—and classic American comfort food. They offer a curated whiskey list of more than 450 bottles and a rotating selection of craft beers, seltzers, and spiked kombucha.

Their Palm Springs style nachos are one of a kind and served on either a 1/4 or 1/2 (cookie) sheet. They also offer a two-handed burger with hand-cut fries. Choose the Blackbook and enjoy 1/2 pound angus beef with Applewood Smoked Bacon. If you want a very hearty sharable snack, we highly recommend the Disco Fries. Open until midnight.

blackbook nachos

Hunters Palm Springs

Across from Blackbook is Hunters, a long-running gay club that draws a mostly male crowd for DJ beats, happy hour, event and theme nights. Their bar bites menu includes burgers, sandwiches, fish & chips, and dressed up hot dogs. They also have a full pizza menu with nine ready-made options. Don’t like one of those? Build your own! Or for finger food and nibbles, go with classic appetizers like nachos, onion rings, crisp calamari, or wings. Open until 2 am nightly.

hunters burger with onion rings

New York Pizza

Known as NYPD Pizza (New York Pizza Delivery), most locally refer to it just as New York Pizza. This place offers a lot more than just pizza! They have hot subs, pastas, salads, and munchies. They are happy to customize however you want. They also offer a full bar. Open until 2 am nightly.

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Tonga Hut

Tonga Hut is a really fun space with a great Tiki décor. The sister property in Los Angeles is the oldest Kiki Bar in LA established in 1958. They offer classic Tiki drinks like 1934 Zombie, Pain Killer, and Cobra’s Fang. The menu is meant for nibbling and sharing. Their famous for their Pu Pu platter, which include coconut shrimp, potstickers, eggrolls, Chinese port ribs, and chicken (or beef) skewers. They also offer lots of different sliders, pineapple fried rice, and fish & chips. Or enjoy an Hawaiian favorit, spam patty served over rice with gravy and sunny side up egg.

Open until midnight on Wednesday & Thursday and 2 am on Friday & Saturday. Closed on Monday.

tonga hut pu pu platter

Reforma

Reforma is a newer kid on the block, offering entertainment, cocktails and a fresh new Peruvian style menu. Try the Lomo Saltado, a Peruvian stir fry with filet mignon, potato, peppers, heirloom tomato, and pearl onions. Seafood lovers will enjoy the Spanish paella inspired seafood risotto with seabass, mussels, Reforma chorizo, and shrimp. Other menu entrees include a shortrib mole, tomahawk steak, and prime rib eye. Open until 2 am Friday & Saturday. Open to “late” Monday to Thursday.

Reforma mussels

Castaneds Mexican Food

Castañeda’s Mexican Food offers a variety of dishes to feed your appetite and each of our restaurants is open 24 Hours per day. Located at 432 Indian Canyon Drive.

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

Agua Caliente Casino offers two Palm Springs late night dining options. The 360 Sports Bar is open until midnight on Friday & Saturday. 11 pm all other nights. Their menu focuses on sharable dishes like nachos, 360 smothered fries, wings, and tenders. Their specialties include prime burger, impossible melt, steak sandwich, reuben, and Baja fish tacos.

Java Caliente Café Palm Springs kitchen is open until 3 am. they have an all day breakfast, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pizza. The also have grab and go items from 3 am to 6 am.

Agua Caliente Java Cafe

Uptown Design District

Truss and Twine

Indulge in Prohibition-era drinks and a menu of decadent small plates at Truss and Twine, a hip and intimate space in the Uptown Design District.  In addition to a carefully curated beer and wine list, Truss is known for its delectable original cocktails. The food menu is simple and includes grilled cheese and Mary’s chicken wings, along with a few other snacks. Reservations are a great call at this cozy space, especially if you have a larger party. Open until 12:30 am daily.

Truss and Twine

Denny’s Palm Springs

Palm Springs late night dining includes the classics. Our Denny’s on North Palm Canyon is open 24 hours. Get some pancakes, a cheeseburger, grilled sandwich or big piece of pie. Check out their all day diner deals menu.

South Palm Springs Late Night Dining

Hair of the Dog

Looking to keep the party going all night long? Hair of the Dog is a spacious pub-style bar that offers more than 50 beers including, familiar favorites at affordable prices. They provide a light menu of food including Mexican flavors, sandwiches and salads. Open until 2 am nightly.

Palm Canyon Roadhouse Bar & Grill

The Palm Canyon Roadhouse has a large menu of appetizers, sandwiched, burgers, salads and wraps at very reasonable prices. For those more hungry, entrees include BBQ Ribs, chicken fajitas, fish & chips, and a New York steak. The also has an entertainment line-up which is generally more country western themed. Open until 2 am nightly

Palm Canyon Roadhouse

The Reef

The Reef is a tropical themed lounge tucked in the historic Caliente Tropics hotel. Their Palm Springs late night dining menu includes salads, classic sandwiches, and lots of burger options. Entrees include choices like coconut shrimp, fish & chips, Kalua pork, and beer battered shrimp. Open until midnight daily.

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El Jefe Desert Cantina

Part-speakeasy, part-lounge, El Jefe Desert Cantina is located just beyond the Saguaro’s lobby. Anchored by a collection of agave-based spirits, the menu features nearly 20 unique cocktails for fans of seasonal and classic mezcal and tequila drinks. The menu is Mexican flavors including tacos, quesadillas, nachos and tostadas. They are known for their tacos. They also offer classic American options like a fried chicken sandwich, grilled cheese and burger. Open until 1 am Thursday and 1:30 am Friday & Saturday.

El Jefe tacos

Fast Palm Springs Late Night Dining

Del Taco is opened 24 hours for delivery. Their drive through closes at 1 am.

Three locations:

102 N Sunrise Way

2444 N Palm Canyon Drive

5601 E. Ramon Road

Located in the Palm Springs Market Place at 1717 E. Vista Chino are a number of dining option.

Taco Bell is open until midnight every night.

Winchell’s Donuts open 24 hours.

Subway is open until midnight Monday – Friday.

McDonald’s is open 24 hours.

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