Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Nightlife

Desert nightlife is concentrated and abundant in Palm Springs, where there are many straight and gay bars and clubs, as well as hotel bars and lively pool parties. Arts festivals occur on a regular basis, especially in winter and spring. Palm Springs Life magazine (, available at hotels and visitor centers, has nightlife

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Ace Hotel and Swim Club

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Events are held here nearly every night, including film screenings, full moon parties, live concerts, DJs, and dancing. Many are free,...

Agua Caliente Casino

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This elegant and surprisingly quiet casino contains 1,300 slot machines, 36 table games, an 18-table poker room, a high-limit room, a...

Bootlegger Tiki

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Palm Springs tiki-drink traditions, especially during the daily happy hour, draw loyal patrons to Bootlegger, which occupies the same...

Casino Morongo

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A 20-minute drive west of Palm Springs, this casino has 2,600 slot machines, video games, the Vibe nightclub, plus Vegas-style shows.


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In the Uptown Design District and part of the ARRIVE hotel, this upscale pub focuses on Palm Springs and SoCal craft beers, classic cocktails...

Hunter's Video Bar

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Drawing a young gay and straight crowd, Hunter's is a club-scene mainstay. ...

Purple Room Supper Club

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In an elegant venue within the Club Trinidad Hotel, this swinging '60s-era supper club offers live entertainment six nights a week. Come...

Spa Resort Casino

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This resort holds 1,000 slot machines, blackjack tables, a high-limit room, four restaurants, two bars, and the Cascade Lounge for entertainment.

Tonga Hut

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The sibling of L.A.'s oldest tiki hut (opened in 1958 in North Hollywood), Tonga Hut Palm Springs transports guests to Polynesia with...

Toucans Tiki Lounge

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A friendly place with a tropical–rain forest setting, Toucans serves festive drinks and hosts live entertainment and theme nights.


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