Palm Springs has long had a reputation for its toned down nightlife, but with an influx of new bars and younger crowds, Palm Springs has become a popular destination for Los Angeles and Orange County night owls looking for a party. With casinos, clubs, trendy bars and late night happy hours, there’s little reason to stay home in Palm Springs on any night of the week. Before retreating to your hotel, spend a few hours enjoying all that the local nightlife scene has to offer.
If it’s craft cocktails and DJ-spun sets you’re after, don’t miss the aptly named Bar on Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. A favorite for its handcrafted drinks and nightly live entertainment, this intimate watering hole has quickly become a Palm Springs favorite since opening in 2013. Nearby, you’ll also find plenty of live music and free-flowing drinks at Village Pub, another late-night staple in the desert.
Feel like dancing the desert night away? Don’t miss Zelda’s or Toucan’s, two of Palm Springs’ top spots for tearing up the dance floor. On the east end of the valley, you’ll find plenty of local bands and beers at watering holes like The Hood, Schmidy’s and The Red Barn. Or you can take center stage yourself at Neil’s in Indio, where karaoke fiends converge nightly.
If you're looking for a more off-the-beaten-path experience, The Amigo Room at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club is always a sure bet. On any given night, The Amigo Room could host bingo, stand-up comics, a dance party or an arts and crafts session. This hipster-heavy spot offers something quirky and indie on almost every night of the week.