A Guide to the Best Happy Hour Locations in Palm Springs

Palm Springs isn’t just famous for its music festivals and perfect pool weather. As a number one celeb pick for relaxing California staycations, Palm Springs has perfected the happy hour. This desert town is home to a number of great deals on tasty food and beverages. If you’re looking to feel like a high roller without actually breaking the bank on your next vacation, check out these top Palm Springs happy hour spots, featuring everything from delicious appetizers to $3 beers and a number of other happy hour drink specials. You’ll be sure to leave feeling satisfied and refreshed. Most importantly, your wallet will thank you when you follow our guide to the best happy hour locations in Palm Springs.

Brickworks Bistro

Serving happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm every day, this American Bistro, previously known as Matchbox, was voted “Best Pizza in the Desert” four years running. With a great selection of beers and quality martinis, this American Bistro is a fun and affordable choice for your next happy hour. They offer $5 house wines, $2 off all beers, and $7 martinis. And don’t worry about being hungry, Brickworks is the perfect spot for some good comfort food. You can get all the Brickworks favorites like their handcrafted wood-fired pizzas and sliders for $5 each during happy hour.

The Tropicale

If you’re in search of a chic ambiance accompanied by a mixture of worldly cuisines, look no further than The Tropicale Restaurant and Coral Seas Lounge. Not only does this exotic spot offer happy hour every day for three hours starting at 4pm, but all night long every Wednesday evening as well. That’s right, you can get unlimited deals every Wednesday night on delicious small plates like Spicy Korean Steak Tacos, Truffled Parmesan Fries and tons of pizza options. Can’t make it on hump day this time around? You can still enjoy The Tropicale’s discounts and beautiful outdoor dining while being entertained by live Jazz every Tuesday and Thursday.

Wang’s in the Desert

You can find this one-of-a-kind restaurant right off the main strip in Palm Springs. Wang’s great food and drink specials paired with the lively atmosphere makes for a great way to start your night out on the town during your next vacation to Palm Springs. Catch Wang’s $2 well drinks and wine, $4 margaritas and martinis, and tasty Dim Sum during happy hour, served starting Thursday through the weekend from 3 pm to 7 pm. The happy hour is even extended on Friday and Sunday for some extra fun. Wang’s in the Desert is the definition of Sunday Funday with all day happy hour and live entertainment on the patio.

Lulu California Bistro

The award-winning, Lulu California Bistro gives other happy hours a run for their money. With happy hour every day from 11 am to close, this desert hotspot serves up tons of delicious entrees at discounted prices. Their menu seems to have a little something for everyone, including favorites such as a Tower of Avocado and Tuna Tartare, Kobe Beef Burgers, Lobster Quesadillas, and even Escargot. Drink specials start at $5.99 for mojitos, margaritas, Bloody Marys, and more. Don’t miss one of the best happy hour destinations in town on your next trip to Palm Springs.

Shanghai Red’s Oyster Bar

You may be in the desert, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some fresh ocean cuisine during your Palm Springs happy hour. Shanghai Red’s Oyster Bar, located in the local restaurant Fisherman’s Market and Grill, actually has two happy hours. Enjoy the bar’s discounted drink specials during their early happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm. The second happy hour, starting at 8 pm and lasting until close, is when you can enjoy their delicious deals on fresh fish. If you haven’t had enough of the bar’s oyster shooters and fish tacos, catch the same late night specials all day every Sunday.

Social Sundays at The Lobby Lounge 

If you’re looking for a new go-to happy hour destination in Palm Springs, stop by The Lobby Lounge at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. That’s right, we’re recreating “Sunday Funday” with our very own Social Sundays happy hour from 2 pm to 6 pm! When you make The Lobby Lounge your happy hour location, you can experience both outdoor and indoor activities, social-friendly sounds from live DJs, pool access, and an array of food and drink specials! Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the start of something great. Join us on the best day of the week for Social Sundays and make your afternoon hours that much happier.

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

Known for having the best Mexican food and Margaritas in town, Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill is definitely a restaurant you don’t want to miss on your next Palm Springs vacation. Here, you’ll find $5 Margaritas and tasty classic Mexican cuisine. Rio Happy Hour takes place every Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 and Friday through Sunday from 2 to 6. Here’s a quick tip – if you hit up this hot spot on Thursdays, you’ll be treated to $2 crispy tacos and two-for-one margaritas. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

If you’re looking to get fancy on your next trip to the desert, Sullivan’s Steakhouse is the right place for you. Claiming to have the best happy hour in town, it’s hard to disagree with Sullivan’s, which features $7 signature martinis, select wines, and bar entrees every day from 3 to 6. The Swingin’ at Sully’s happy hour is especially the place to be every Thursday and Sunday when their great happy hour menu is paired with live music. Don’t miss a great time in a lively atmosphere at one of the best happy hours Palm Springs has to offer.

If you’re looking for an amazing on-site happy hour, look no further than The Kitchen located inside Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. This desert dining destination has you covered when it comes to your happy hour needs every day from 4 pm to 9 pm. During these hours enjoy drinks specials with prices of $4, $5, and $6! Make sure to check out the food menu as well, to accompany your drinks. You don’t want to pass up this dining experience because Hard Rock knows what they’re doing when it comes to the happiest of hours!

Happy hours abound in Palm Springs. It all comes down to what strikes your fancy most. Where’s your favorite place for happy hour?

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