The 10 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.

Listed in no particular order:

Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill

When: 3-6 pm, 7 days a week

What: Beer starting at $2.50, wine starting at $4, $5 sangria, well drinks for $4, tons of food.

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.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, here.

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

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

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

When: 3-6 pm, 7 days a week, plus all night Thursday and Sunday

What: $7 signature martinis, select wines and bar entrees.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: Yes, here.

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

Eureka!

Chicken Sliders from Eureka! Indian Wells (Instagram: @eurekaindianwells)

When: 2-5 pm& 9pm to close, 7 days a week

What: “Hoppy Hour” offerings include special pricing on beer, whiskey, wine, and appetizers.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: No.

Eureka!, 74985 Highway 111, Palm Desert*, (760) 834-7700

*Google lists Eureka as being in Palm Desert, while Eureka lists their address as being in Indian Wells.  Whatever the case, they are included because they are good and there is no way Cactus Hugs is ever doing a list of best happy hours in Indian Wells. 

Ristorante Mama Gina

(Facebook)

When: All Day

What: $5,50 well cocktails, $7.50 call cocktails, wine starting at 5 bucks, loads of tapas, and beer starting at $3.50.

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: Bar food like a prime burger, steak sandwich, and tenderloin skewer salad.  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.

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: The bar menu is, here.

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, you read that correctly)

What: Specials on beer, well drinks, and Bloody Marys

Is Their Happy Hour Menu Online: No.

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

Pacifica

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: $8 vodkas (choose from over 100), $5 wine, $3.50 beer, plus nightly specials

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: $8 flatbreads and small plates like empanadas, short rib sliders, and bruschetta for less than 10 bucks.  $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!!

Also be sure to check out the Top 10 Best Happy Hours in Palm SpringsRancho Mirage and Cathedral City, and La Quinta.

Prices and hours are, of course, subject to change.  If you notice something that should be updated, let us know about it. 

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