If you’re looking to shake up your summer routine, it’s time to check out some of the fabulous and fun Happy Hours in Palm Springs. Gather a group of friends and explore some newer spots or try an old favorite.
Happy Hour pick: Draughtsman
1501 N Palm Canyon
This open concept bar-restaurant connected to the Arrive Hotel has just launched a fun Happy Hour concept that pairs food and drink specials and lets you also take advantage of the Draughtsman’s fun and very cool outdoor games area and patio. Happy Hour at Draughtsman will run Monday through Friday, 3pm - 6pm, with specials on beer, wine and cocktails, as well as new Happy Hour food plates. They’re also adding a special evening Happy Hour Monday through Friday, 8:30pm until close, featuring even more specials.
Try some of the unique food offerings Draughtsman is becoming known for; crisp and tangy Papas Bravas, sweetly creamy Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates, savory Lamb Meatballs or BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders. There are also several vegetarian and gluten free options.
For Canadian visitors to Draughtsman, it’s worth noting the bar plans to feature a full slate of NHL games as well as Hockey Night in Canada every week during the hockey season. Or head to the patio for a rousing game of cornhole, hook & ring, or foosball.
The Draughtsman Happy Hour menu is available for all restaurant seating, including the bar and patio. Click here for more details.
Happy Hour pick: Eight4Nine
849 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Eight4Nine restaurant is a kaleidoscope when it comes to decor, and the food and drink offerings are just as vibrant and eye catching. Eight4Nine offers Happy Hour cocktails and menu items all day every day for guests. Sit back and people watch in the elegant and spacious lounge with its striking back-lit onyx bar or linger in one of the comfortable bar stools and white patent leather Louis XIV ghost chairs as you sip a martini or the establishment’s signature cocktail, The Eight4Nine. This drink is perfect for summer: Crater Lake reserve vodka, chilled Mionetto prosecco, Limoncello, mandarin napolean, and fresh strawberry all combine for a summer fiesta in your mouth.
Eight4Nine has several items on its $9 or less menu that’ll keep you coming back for more, like the Cucumber Lemon Verbena Gazpacho with tangy jalapeño, garlic, and lime, plus smooth creamy avocado and fresh herbs. Or sample the smoky savory half grilled lamb flank steak salad with tender marinated and grilled lamb, spice roasted carrots and beets, ricotta salata, torn fresh mint and basil, cumin and honey vinaigrette.
Top off your Happy Hour excursion with a drink that’s the epitome of summer freshness, like the Skinny Watermelon with Avion silver tequila, fresh lime juice, watermelon, and agave.
Happy Hour pick: Trio
707 N Palm Canyon Dr
With a Happy Hour running every 11am-7pm daily, you’ll to find a good deal at Trio. Whether you want to take advantage of the $3 house wine & select beer, the $5 martinis or $8 specialty cocktails there’s a sip that’ll satisfy nearly anyone.
Plus, Trio has has a nice selection of of Happy Hour snacks and entrees. Sample crispy fried artichoke hearts with caper aioli dipping sauce, or dig into the Trio Mac & 5 Cheese. On hump day, enjoy Wine Wednesdays where guests will find special prices on select wines too.
Happy Hour pick: LuLu
200 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
All day is Happy Hour at LuLu Palm Springs! The restaurant offers a special Happy Hour menu in the bar starting at 11am. With a variety of fresh seafood dishes like the Tower of Avocado & Tuna Tartare, oysters, calamari or the Bay Shrimp Cocktail, they’re all specially priced. You won’t want to miss the lobster quesadilla for $9.99 (regular price: $14.99) with green chilies, a blend of cheeses, plus red onions and chopped cilantro with lime, crème fraîche and salsa. When it comes to sips on the side there are $5.99 margaritas, martinis, lemon drops or mojitos plus a host of wine and beer specials. Get the full details here.
Happy Hours are a great way to sample new dishes, experiment with new drink flavors or to try out a new hangout. Enjoy some of the many Happy Hour offerings this summer and beyond in Palm Springs.
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