The Best Bar in Palm Springs

The best bar in palm springs

Palm Springs is a desert oasis in the middle of Southern California. It’s known for its lush golf courses, spas and boutique shops. But what really makes it special are the bars. When you’re not enjoying a drink poolside or playing a round on one of Palm Springs’ many golf courses, there are plenty of great spots to relax with friends and enjoy some delicious cocktails! From old school favorites like The Ace Bar to trendy new clubs like Dirty Martini, there is something for everyone in this desert city where days can be as hot as 115 degrees but nights cool off nicely at around 70 degrees. Who knew such an arid environment could produce so many watering holes? So next time you’re looking for fun things to do.


So what is the Best Bar in Palm Springs?


The Little Bar

73560 Palm Desert Dr N Ste B Palm Desert, CA 92260


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The Little Bar is a craft cocktail bar in Palm Desert, California. The establishment was opened in September 2019 and has quickly become one of the most popular spots for locals and visitors alike. Known for its amazing cheeseburgers, the best place to hang with friends, and excellent wine and beer choices, The Little Bar also offers takeout during COVID-19 with special hours.

The Little Bar is a small, intimate bar with relaxed atmosphere.
We offer craft cocktails and a full bar along with delicious food. The space has an industrial feel that matches the Palm Desert vibe, but provides some warmth too. It truly is a little bar!

Counter Reformation

4200 E Palm Canyon Palm Springs, CA 92264


Counter Reformation is a shrine to great wine. After one visit, you will be a convert. Counter seating and ledge-leaning is the rule of thumb — think Paris tabac or the zinc — the heat of local life, crowded with regulars at the counter waiting for their vin rouge. Here you’ll find our Cave à Manger where we offer an eclectic curation of wines by the glass offered with a menu of small plated savory delicacies created for this tasting smorgasbord. More than an amuse-bouche, less than a serving. Range, variety, exploration and discovery are always on point here at Counter Reformation; come in today and see why we’re more than just your average restaurant

Grand Central Palm Springs


Grand Central Palm Springs is a restaurant specializing in brunch, lunch, hand-crafted cocktails and coffee. Grand Central Palm Springs was established in 2018 when the building housed Desmond’s department store from 1936 to 2005 sat vacant for 10 years. The new owners have kept the historic integrity of the building while transforming it into a restaurant.


3700 E Vista Chino Palm Springs, CA 92262


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Paul Bar is a classic cocktail bar with East Coast ambiance in Palm Springs, CA. This spot serves up delicious drinks and welcomes everyone to enjoy the company of friends old and new. Paul O’Halloran has been mixing cocktails for over 40 years, so come on by this local gem to get your favorite drink made just right. The staff at Paul Bar aims to please every customer’s needs with friendly service and quality drinks.


849 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262


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Eight4Nine is a restaurant and lounge in Palm Springs, California that has been open since 1979. The interior of the building is made up of stark white walls with a few decorations scattered throughout. EIGHT4NINE prides itself on being an upscale establishment for locals and tourists alike to come enjoy quality food and service.

The menu changes often but guests can always expect fresh produce, meat, and seafood as well as dishes from around the world. There’s also a bar area where visitors can order cocktails or wine while enjoying their meal. Eight4Nine offers indoor seating for about 50 people as well as outdoor seating on its patio which holds another 30-40 people depending on how many tables are set up at one time.


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This list was compiled by Yelp results