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8 Essential Happy Hours in Greater Palm Springs

Bite and Sip Without Emptying Your Wallet!

Happy hour is the perfect time to relax, socialize and enjoy great menu items at an even greater price! In Greater Palm Springs, happy hour is an art form. The growing desert dining scene provides hungry foodies with a variety of diverse, delectable and discounted options—from sliders to wings and everything in between. Round up your friends and check out these seven stellar happy hours in Greater Palm Springs! Best Palm Springs Happy Hours


Desert Island Country Club

Tipsy Hour: Wednesday-Sunday from 3 p.m. to sunset

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Hip yet unpretentious, the newly reimaged Desert Island Country Club in Rancho Mirage (now open to the public!) offers locals and visitors a sweet little slice of the good life. With a pristine 18-hole golf course, three sophisticated restaurants, a rare spirits library and stunning mountain views at every turn, this swanky country club is not your average. And while most places offer a happy hour menu of discounted bar food and well drinks, Desert Island takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary with its all-new “Tispy Hour” (beginning on March 10!). At 9 ½, the club’s shady refreshment station adjacent to the lakeside putting green, guests will soon be able to enjoy boozy Japanese shaved ice and tasty tropical tacos made to order. Tipsy Hour will take place Wednesday through Sunday, from 3 p.m. to sunset. Your desert daydream awaits!

Location: Rancho Mirage



Happy Hour: Daily 3-6 p.m. (in the bar only)

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Trio’s daily happy hour means you can come back again and again! Their menu consists of classic comfort food with an unforgettable and delicious Californian twist. While the most challenging thing about ordering at Trio is choosing your dish, we’re hooked on the tender prime rib dip sliders, prosciutto pizza and Focaccia with olive tapenade and rosemary olive oil. But whichever you pick, be sure to pair it with a $4 beer or $6 well cocktail. 

If you prefer a multi-course meal over small plates, take advantage of Trio’s three-course pre-fixe menu (also offered daily from 3-6 p.m.). This curated menu features your choice of salad (think Caesar, wedge and roasted heirloom beet) and your choice of entree, which includes selections like pan-roasted black bass, wild mushroom fettuccine and braised beef short ribs. You’ll also get to pick between an ice cream sundae or brownie for dessert. Whether you’re coming for the early bird special or some happy hour bites, you’ll love Trio’s upbeat, open-air ambiance on Palm Canyon Drive.

Location: Palm Springs


Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill

Happy Hour: Daily from 3-6 p.m.  Every Seat, Every Day!

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Since 2004, this family-owned restaurant has served up a selection of American and Italian eats. And with two locations in the Greater Palm Springs area, there’s plenty of deliciousness to go around! Diners can enjoy everything from fresh salads and sandwiches to pasta and pizzas loaded with all the goodies. And from 3-6 p.m. daily, you can dig into these tasty favorites at a discount! During happy hour, Stuft Pizza offers a selection of over 30 dishes—from tacos to flatbreads—all under $14.99! And if you happen to bring your appetite, please your palate with the 8-ounce New York steak with mashed potatoes or the citrus-glazed salmon with mixed veggies! Diners can also take advantage of $5 pints of draft beer, $7 mugs of beer and $6 sangria, house margaritas and well drinks.

Locations: La Quinta and Palm Desert



Ristorante Mamma Gina

Happy Hour: 4 p.m. to Close Every Night of the Week

It’s always time for happy hour at Ristorante Mamma Gina! Their all-night happy hour menu offers an extensive variety of martinis, beers, cocktails, wines and specialty drinks served on the rocks! Ristorante Mamma Gina takes traditional Italian dishes and gives them a contemporary spin. At happy hour, guests can dig into salad, soup, pasta, tapas and dessert options that taste like heaven on earth. Try the creme brûlée, which is gluten-free, for the sweetest ending to a perfect happy hour!

Location: Palm Desert

Best Palm Springs Happy Hours

Lulu California Bistro

Happy Hour: Daily from 11 a.m. until close

Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, Lulu California Bistro serves up a selection of stellar happy hour bites, including everything from chicken lettuce wraps and fried oysters to fish tacos and Kobe beef burgers. Drink specials include well drinks and draft beers for $5.99. Note: the happy hour menu is offered in the bar only.

Location: Palm Springs


Cork & Fork

Happy Hour: Daily from 4-5:30 p.m.

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Happy hour at Cork & Fork starts at “wine o’clock!” This contemporary, casual fine-dining restaurant offers happy hour every day from 4-5:30 p.m. Guests can sip on discounted drinks, including beer and wine, dig into $11 pizzas and enjoy 20% off all small plates!

Local Insight: Cork & Fork values quality in their wine selections during happy hours; owner Andie Hubka says, “We buy awesome wines at closeout prices—our wine vendors come to us when they have, say, five cases left before a vintage change, so we are able to buy great wines from all over the world at super low closeout prices, and we pass the savings on to our customers. The only bummer is: when it’s gone, it’s gone!”

Cork & Fork
Location: La Quinta

Best Palm Springs Happy Hours

360 Sports at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, from 3-5 p.m.

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At Agua Caliente’s 360 Sports, you can catch the latest game, gamble at the slot machines on the casino floor and get some of the best happy hour deals in Greater Palm Springs! Get lucky seven days a week with $9 appetizers like Wagyu sliders, crispy portobello fries and spicy pollo and queso flautas! And don’t miss out on killer drink specials (10 p.m.-midnight), such as $4 beers and wines and $8 signature cocktails.

Location: Rancho Mirage



Happy Hour: Daily from 3-6 p.m.

Dringk’s modern, sleek aesthetic and yummy American food options are the perfect combo for a remarkable evening under the mountains and stars in Greater Palm Springs. And there’s no better way to unwind than with $2 off all beer and White Claws and $5 margaritas! Pair your drink of choice with one of their tasty appetizers like the fried Brussels sprouts, fish and chips, waffle burger or bacon and pear grilled cheese.

Location: Rancho Mirage

Best Palm Springs Happy Hours

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