The Best Spots in Palm Springs for Late Night Dining

Hunger knows no time limit. Tummy rumblings and pangs can set in long after restaurant kitchens close their doors for dinner - but that didn't mean you can't satisfy your need for late night nibbles in Palm Springs. After the sun sets on the desert, you'll find restaurants across the valley serving up tasty late night snacks after dark.

Downtown Palm Springs stays up late, and you won't have much trouble finding late night dining in the heart of the city. One of the area's best bets for late night dining is Shanghai Reds Oyster Bar, where fish tacos, buckets of shrimp and live blues set the mood for late night dining in the desert. Late night dining at Shanghai Reds is also a great option for budget-conscious night owls, as happy hour specials start at 8 p.m. and roll on through closing.

Down the street, LULU's open floor plan offers a great view of Palm Canyon Drive as you dine on late night goodies at the bar or in the mid-century modern dining room. And at The Crazy Coconut Bar and Grill, hefty hamburgers, karaoke nights and DJ-fueled dance parties keep the late night crowd entertained – and fed – all night long.

Late night dining isn't just limited to downtown Palm Springs, either. Check out the full list of the desert's best bets for late night dining below.



From dance floors and foosball tables to drinks and pub fare, the Village Pub has something 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...  Read More



TRIO Restaurant prides itself on being where Palm Springs eats and drinks--and for good reason. This trendy restaurant serves a variety of American dishes in a chicly decorated dining area that embraces Palm Springs' modernism roots. The dishes...  Read More



Alicante opened in downtown Palm Springs in early 2013, serving authentic Spanish dishes and tapas on South Palm Canyon Drive. Your tapas spread or Spanish-inspired entree is best enjoyed with a glass of wine from Alicante's discerning wine...  Read More



If you've ever wondered where Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor dined after shooting their latest films, head to Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn. No detail was overlooked in the design and decoration of Melvyn's, which exudes...  Read More



This al fresco pizza joint started as a waiting room of sorts for Cheeky's, the brunch joint next door also owned by serial restauranteur Tara Lazar. Soon enough, though, Birba evolved into its own, thanks to the pizzas and cocktails that have...  Read More



Modernism meets the restaurant scene at LULU California Bistro in downtown Palm Springs, the funkier, modern version of Acqua Pazza in Rancho Mirage. With sleek mid-century modern design and chic artwork, LULU has a modern vibe that embodies the...  Read More



Shanghai Reds Oyster Bar, a part of the popular Fisherman's Market and Grill restaurant chain, opens in the afternoon but truly comes to life at night. Tucked away in a small alleyway behind Fisherman's Market in Palm Springs, Shanghai Reds...  Read More


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