Your Palm Springs Nightlife Guide

Palm Springs is a desert oasis full of pool parties and warm weather. Keep reading for our suggestions on where to grab a drink and cool off in Palm Springs! We visit all of these bars on our Palm Springs party bikes tours too, so ride with us to check them all out!

Tonga Hut | Tonga Hut’s Mai Tai

Tonga Hut Palm Springs houses a neo-retro Tiki bar (pouring classic “island drinks” like Old Skool Zombie and Voodoo Juice) as well as an adjoining Polynesian/Cantonese restaurant called The Hideaway. Items like meat-skewer pupu platters are served on carved wood dishes, and unlike L.A.’s Tonga Hut, this menu even features authentic Pacific cuisine like purple yam mash.

Tonga Hut’s Mai Tai | A classic cocktail based on the original 1944 Trader Vic’s recipe, where Jamaican and Puerto Rican rums blend harmoniously with orgeat & orange curaçao and finishes with citrus notes. It’s a perfectly refreshing cocktail to set you off on a tropical escape at the Tonga Hut!

Wang’s In The Desert | Smoking Dragon Martini

Wang’s In The Desert is an award-winning Palm Springs Pan Asian Cuisine restaurant and bar. With a top-shelf happy hour and some of the best food in the city, you won’t be disappointed!

Wang’s Signature Smoking Dragon Martini | Nothing says fun more than a little smoke and confidence. Release your inner dragon.

Moxie Palm Springs | Moxie Pop-Tails

Moxie Palm Springs is a rooftop bar, lounge, and eatery with plenty of space for guests to relax outside of the traditional bar setting. Founded on the basic principle that all are welcome to relax and unwind while enjoying great food, great music, great views, and of course great cocktails, Moxie has something for everyone.  The garden is equipped with games and seating that overlooks Palm Canyon Drive, while inside you will find TV’s showing your favorite sports games and a stage where the bar hosts local DJs.  

Pop-tails | With an extensive and cocktail-forward menu, mixing unique flavors and pushing creative boundaries, our “Pop-Tails” have become a viral hit.  Combining custom crafted cocktails with house-made popsicles of complimenting flavors, one of our “Pop-tails” is a perfect and refreshing libation for any Social Cycle-er on their brief escape from the desert heat!

Alibi Azul | ALWAYS a Social Cycle Happy Hour

Azul Palm Springs Day Bar is the only outdoor bar in all of downtown, centrally located in the heart of Palm Springs. Featuring our signature glider booths and climate control elements, it’s the perfect place to celebrate your next party!

When visiting with Social Cycle, you’ll get Happy Hour specials all day long! We’re talking $3.50 well cocktails, house wine, and domestic draft or bottled beer.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of Palm Springs’ best nightlife!