Palm Springs fave spots:

Bars

Seymours at Mr. Lyon's - "speakeasy" behind a popular steakhouse

Amigo Room at the Ace - great craft cocktails at the Ace Hotel

El Jefe at the Saguaro - Mexican bar with great eats

Bootlegger Tiki - "speakeasy" behind a coffee shop, GREAT and fun tiki drinks (pretty small spot - call ahead for capacity)

Tonga Hut - Palm Springs' iteration of LA's oldest tiki bar

Truss & Twine- new spot for classic cocktails with an industrial vibe

Draughtsman at the Arrive Hotel - craft beer and pub fare 

Chill Bar- Busy gay bar in downtown, fun for all!

RetroRoom Lounge - Karaoke dive bar, fun!  Reservations are probably needed on busy weekends

Moxie - rooftop bar in downtown, games!

Restaurants

King's Highway at the Ace- great former roadside diner for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner- chill, easy to get a table, good food, and good people/fashion watching.  I visit King's Highway almost every time I am in PS!

Eight4Nine - great for dinner or happy hour - small plates or entrees, aesthetically pleasing/all white decor, private rooms available

Sandwich spot - great for a quick takeaway lunch- get the dutch crunch bread!

4Saints at the Kimpton Rowan Hotel - fancy rooftop dinner overlooking all of PS- best view in the city

LG's Steakhouse - great old school steakhouse with dry aged steaks and tableside ceasar salads

El Jefe at the Saguaro - Mexican bar with great eats- tacos, nachos and bomb margaritas

Lulu- great location and very cute 2 story restaurant- I honestly think the food is just OK, but atmosphere can make up for it

Counter reformation at the Parker - Jonathon Adler designed wine bar at the Parker (just fancy enough) with a nice small plates menu for sharing

Shanghai Red's - casual bar with amazing fish tacos

Cheeky's - no visit to PS is complete without a flight of bacon at Cheeky's - the line is LONG, get there early

Dessert

Great Shakes- best milkshakes ever with little donuts on the straw, housemade caramel sauce, fudge, marshmallows and whipped cream

Kreem- new place with amazing housemade ice cream in unique flavors like sour lemon mint/vanilla bean- vegan/non dairy options!

Ice Cream and Shop(pe) at the Arrive Hotel - huge variety of interesting flavors, pretzel cones, and a cute attached shop!

Coffee

Kreem - housemade milks, great coffee

Koffi- any location

Hotels (some of my faves)

Ace- hipsters and fabulous pool scene vibes
V Hotel- minimalistic and great pool vibes
Alcazar- serene garden vibes
Saguaro- party vibes
Parker- bougie vibes

 

xo, Courtney