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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, many with outdoor seating areas where you can enjoy the sunny weather. No matter what 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

Boozehounds Palm Springs

If you have a dog with you, Boozehounds loves 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.

Hours: Daily, 2 – 5pm

$4 beer, $7 drink menu.  $5 – $14 bar menu.


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.

Hours: Sun. – Wed. 3 – 8pm. Thur. – Sat., 3 – 11pm

$5 beers & wine, $6 house cocktail. $6 thick cut fries. $10 – $14 on other items, including Fire Cracker Orange Chicken.

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.

Hours: Daily, 2 – 6pm

$5 beer, $7 well drinks, $9 house wine. $4 – $8 sharable snacks and munchies, like smokehouse chicken flatbread.

hotel zoso bar-lounge

Retro Room Lounge

This lounge, next to Oscar’s, is boutique and super casual. Definitely come as you are. If you enjoy, Karaoke, this is your place.

Hours: Mon. – Thur., 4 – 9pm, Fri. & Sat., 4 – 8pm.

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 of our burgers are prepared fresh and 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.

Hours: 3 – 6pm, 9 – 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.

Hours: Daily in the bar, 3 – 6pm

$7 wine, $9 cocktails, $10 martinis, $5 draft beer, $7 well drinks.

Tommy-Bahama-Marlin people at bar

Sports Entertainment at the 360

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.

Hours: Mon – Fri., 3 – 5pm

$4 beer, $8 signature 360 sports cocktails. $9 appetizers including Sliders, Chicken wings, and Queso Flautas.

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.

Hours: Mon. – Fri., 2 – 6pm.  Taco Tues. & Thur. 6 – 9pm.

$5 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

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.

Hours: Sun – Thurs, 3 – 4pm & 10 – 11pm | Fri, Sat, 3 – 4pm & Midnight – 1am

$3 Beers and $5 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.

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 1 – 5pm

$4.50 beer, $6.75 well drinks, $8 Mai-Tai, $8.50 Palm Springs Punch.  $5 – $8 bar bites, including Fish & Chips.

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.

Hours: Thurs & Fri., 5 – 7pm

$9 Mai Tai, $8 well drinks, $9 – $13 tiki bites.

interior Tonga Hut


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 dancefloor in Palm Springs along with state-of-the-art sound and light. Together they deliver an experience unlike any other. Lots of live entertainment.

Hours: Daily until 7pm.

1/2 off well drinks, $1 off beer, $2 off wine. There are also other daily specials offered throughout the evening.

chill bar


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.

Hours: 10am – 8pm

$5 well drinks

Other bars on Arenas Road may not have a designated Happy Hour, but they have other specials and events throughout the week.


 Hunters Specials  

Stay for Dinner


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.

Hours: Daily in Lounge all day.

Eight4Nine Restaurant

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.

Hours: Wed. – Sun., 5 – 7pm. In the lounge only.

Mr Lyons lounge

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 in the summer)

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 4 – 7pm., Sat. & Sun., 2 – 7pm. In the Lounge only.

$6 wine, $7 well drinks, $9 martinis. Snacks from $8.  Only $19 for 8oz New York Strip with fries and salad.

Four alcoholic drinks on a bar including exotic versions of a Martini and a Whisky Sour

Shanghai Reds

Run by local seafood restaurant Fisherman’s Market and Grill, Shanghai Reds is a bar with great drink specials during their early happy hour. The real gem, though, is their late-night happy hour that features their seafood menu. Grab a couple of oyster shooters, enjoy fresh fish tacos and share a shrimp cocktail with friends.

Hours: Daily, 4 – 6pm. Late night menu, Sun. – Wed., 8pm to close.

shanghai reds

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.

Hours: Everyday, 4 – 7 pm, Wed. 4 pm to close.

Small plates range from $11 – $20. Pizza $15 – $17. 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.

Hours: Daily in the bar only, 3 – 6pm.

$6 wine and well cocktails, $4 beer, $10 well martinis. Bar menu includes small bites and pizza from $6 to $12.


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.

Hours: 11 am – 3 pm, 4:30 – 6 pm. 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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