10 Best Dance Clubs in Palm Springs for a Night Out

If you love to dance your worries away, Palm Springs has a club for you. The desert's selection of dance clubs is as varied as the people who call the desert home. If you're looking to boogie in the desert, throw on your finest threads, grab your friends and get ready to party on the finest dance floors in the desert.

One of the most reliable dance clubs in Palm Springs is Zelda's. With more than 35 years of nightclub experience in the Coachella Valley, Zelda's is a local favorite for an authentic club experience. With a state of the art sound system, elevated DJ booth and special nightly promos, there's always a good time waiting at Zelda's. The club owners also bring in top talent, like Sky Blu of LMFAO, on the weekends to get the party started.

Across town, Toucan's Tiki Lounge is a popular gay dance club that welcomes all locals and out-of-towners alike. This tropical-themed joint features an ample dance floor, caged go-go dancers and a cabaret show on Sundays. With tropical staples like tiki torches and Mai Tais, Toucans is a fun dance club to let loose in. 

Another local favorite worth mentioning is The Nest in Indian Wells. While it's technically a restaurant during the day, locals know this unassuming spot on Highway 111 turns into one of the best dance floors in town after dark. The Nest tends to draw the 40-and-over crowd, but younger dancers are welcome to waltz and boogie the night away too.



While The Nest is technically a restaurant in Indian Wells, locals know this contemporary restaurant turns into a dance party every night. While the crowd tends to skew a bit older, the ambiance is hard to beat. One minute, you'll be waltzing...  Read More



Hunters is a friendly and energetic video bar in Palm Springs. As a gay bar with a welcoming attitude, Hunters invites everyone to dance and let their hair down for a night. Videos light up flat-screen TVs around the dance floor, and the...  Read More



Cascade Lounge at the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs offers DJs and live music to keep dance parties pumping well into the night. Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, this dance club provides the perfect atmosphere for a...  Read More



This sleek lounge can go from dance floor to concert stage on any given night. Removed from the hustle and bustle of the table games and ringing slot machines, The Lounge offers a relaxing spot to sit back with a drink and enjoy the night. Most...  Read More



Opened in 2013, this Palm Springs supper club is a throwback to the desert's sultry past, when Hollywood's finest would slip into the desert for nights of martinis and cigars set to the industry's top lounge acts. Today, The Copa Room Palm...  Read More



Located inside the luxurious Desert Springs JW Marriott, Costas Nightclub is a popular dance club in the Coachella Valley. With ample space for dancing and a full bar, Costas can very well be the setting for a fun night of dancing in the desert....  Read More



From dance floors to foosball tables, the Village Pub has entertainment for everyone. Located in the heart of downtown, the Village Pub is the perfect spot to grab a drink and dance the night away on Palm Canyon Drive. The bar has 13 beers on...  Read More

North Palm Springs
Toucan's Tiki Lounge


Welcome to the jungle in the heart of the desert. This gay nightclub in downtown Palm Springs loves to party, and whether you're gay or straight, you're sure to have a good time in this high-energy club. With themed dance parties every night, no...  Read More



If you want to dance your cares and the night away, head to Zelda's for the desert's largest dance party. For more than 35 years, Zelda's has remained one of the only true nightclubs in the desert. Just south of downtown Palm Springs, Zelda's...  Read More


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