The Best Happy Hours in Palm Desert

Who doesn’t love a good happy hour?  Cheaper drinks.  Good, small plates of food.  An excuse to get your drink on at 3pm.  Whatever it is that draws you to happy hour, these are the ten best spots to go in Palm Desert.

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Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill

When: 3-6 pm, 7 days a week

What: Loads of drink specials and a huge selection of discounted food options including small pizzas, appetizers, burgers, and more.  The place can get pretty crowded, but they offer the specials throughout the restaurant – as well as the bar, so you can always grab a spot outside on the patio on a nice day or just grab a booth and watch the game on one of their many televisions.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, here.

Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill, 72840 Highway 111, Palm Desert (Westfield Mall), (760) 610-7990

Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill

Margaritas from Fresh Agave in Palm Desert (Instagram: @freshagave111)

When: 3-5 pm, 7 days a week

What: Happy Hour pricing on well, beer, wine, and margaritas plus a bar menu with tacos, ceviche, nachos, and more.  Do note, the bar is pretty small, so plan on getting there early if you want to guarantee getting yourself a seat.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, here.

Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill, 73325 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 836-9028

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Tommy Bahama

When: 3 to 6 pm, everyday

What: So sure, you are familiar with those expensive, flowy shirts they make that your grandpa wears all the time, but Tommy Bahama also does a pretty nice Happy Hour at the restaurant overlooking El Paseo.  The Happy Hour Menu has $7 cocktails including Mai Tais, Sangria, and Mojitos.  There is also $6 wine and a selection small plates like tacos and sliders starting at $8.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Nope.

Tommy Bahama, 73595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, (760) 836-0188

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

A martini served at the bar during Happy Hour at Sullivan's steakhouse in Palm Desert
(Instagram: @sullivanssteakhouse)

When: 3-7 pm, 7 days a week, plus all night Thursday and Sunday

What: The restaurant at the Gardens on El Paseo has $7 cocktails, select wines and bar bites in the bar area and on the patio.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, here.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, (760) 341-3560

Solano’s Bar and Grill

(Facebook / Salons Bar and Grill)

When: 3 to 6 pm, everyday

What: $2 off the regular prices of drinks plus a Happy Hour Food menu from the restaurant that serves up a big selection of pizzas, salads, and even poke bowls.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Nope.

Solano’s Bar and Grill, 37029 Cook Street, Palm Desert, (760) 565-1786

Ristorante Mama Gina


When: All Day

What: This El Paseo spot (where you are guaranteed to get lucky) has $5,50 well cocktails, $7.50 call cocktails, wine starting at 5 bucks, loads of tapas, and beer starting at $3.50.  It gets pretty crowded here during the busy tourist season and when it’s full, be sure to sign up for the waiting list – as it’s not open seating.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, here.

Ristorante Mama Gina, 73-705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, (760) 568-9898

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

A steak sandwich served during Happy Hour at Ruth Chris Palm Desert
(Instagram: @Joey0124)

When: 4-6 pm, Sunday through Friday

What: Scarf down a really good prime burger, steak sandwich, and tenderloin skewer salad plus other options.  The steakhouse also has special $9 prices on a selection of handcrafted cocktails plus beer and wine.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, here and here. 

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 74740 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 779-1998

Cactus Jack’s

A sirloin steak sandwich served at Cactus Jack's restaurant and bar during Happy Hour in Palm Desert, California
A sirloin steak sandwich at Cactus Jack’s Palm Desert (Instagram: @nels_galvan)

When: All Day

What: A big bar menu with appetizers, hot dogs, wings, burgers, tacos, and their famous prime rib sliders.  They usually have a pretty heavy pour here too, so you’re going to get your money’s worth.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Nope.

Cactus Jack’s, 74450 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-1565

Red Barn

The entrance to the Red Barn in Palm Desert
The Red Barn in Palm Desert – tough to miss since, you know, it’s a giant red barn (Instagram: @patrickhowardtrampusband)

When: 8 am to 8pm, 7 days a week (yes, 8 am! – you read that correctly)

What: Specials on beer, well drinks, and Bloody Marys at the Palm Desert dive bar that is easy to spot because, well, it’s a giant red barn!

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: No.

The Red Barn, 73290 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0191


Oysters served at Pacifica restaurant at the Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert
(Instagram: @pacificaseafood)

When: 3-6:30 pm, 7 days a week.  3 – 9:30 pm Wednesday and Sunday.

What: The seafood spot at the Gardens on El Paseo offers $2 off wine and cocktails plus a discounted bar menu during Happy Hour.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, here.

Pacifica, 73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, (The Gardens on El Paseo), (760) 674-8666

La Fe Wine Bar

A flatbread pizza served at La Fe Wine Bar on El Paseo in Palm Desert, California
Prosciutto, goat cheese, arugula and balsamic glaze flat bread at La Fe Wine Bar (Instagram: @jgalexander)

When: 3-7 pm, 7 days a week

What: The El Paseo bar has $8 flatbreads and small plates like empanadas, short rib sliders, and bruschetta for less than 10 bucks.  You will also find $4 beers, $6 wines.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, someone was nice enough to post it on Yelp.

La Fe Wine Bar, 73900 El Paseo Palm Desert,  (760) 565-1430

Cheers! Enjoy the best Happy Hours in Palm Desert!!

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