Fodor's Expert Review Pappy + Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

Yucca Valley Fodor's Choice

Smack in the middle of a Wild West main street movie set built in the 1940s, this haute–honky tonk saloon serves stiff drinks and hosts live music on two stages: one inside and intimate, the other out under the stars. Given that it's on the small side and in the middle of nowhere, you might be surprised at the caliber of talent it books—Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Orville Peck, Lizzo, and Patti Smith have all made the pilgrimage—and the number of patrons it packs in on any given night. It also hosts surprise, drop-in performers, especially during the Coachella music festival. Bring your dancing shoes and come hungry, as the restaurant here dishes up open-fire, Santa Maria–style barbecue that's worth the inevitable wait for a table (reservations aren't accepted).

Fodor's Choice Live Music

Quick Facts

53688 Pioneertown Rd.
Pioneertown, California  92268, USA


Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed.

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