Looking for a spot to enjoy an evening out in the Coachella Valley? Palm Desert nightlife if plentiful. Whether you’re looking for a great happy hour spot to start your evening or a place to dance into the wee hours of the night, we’ve got you covered. Use our guide to planning the perfect night out on the town in Palm Desert.

5 Best Palm Desert Nightlife Bars & Clubs at a Glance

  1. Red Barn
  2. Desert Fox Bar
  3. The Nest
  4. Copa Palm Springs
  5. Toucan’s Tiki Lounge

5 Best Palm Desert Nightlife Bars & Clubs Details

#1 – Red Barn

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Red Barn is the only tried and true dive bar in Palm Desert. You can’t miss this bar, which is literally in a bright, red barn. Red Barn is known for hosting live music on the weekends from local bands. You’ll typically hear rock, punk, and metal bands perform here. Grab a stiff cocktail and play some pool or shuffleboard at Red Barn.

#2 – Desert Fox Bar

The Desert Fox Bar is one of the few late night bars in the Coachella Valley. Located in the city center of Palm Desert a few blocks from the El Paseo shopping district, the Desert Fox pays homage to the retro vibes of Palm Desert with its eclectic cocktail atmosphere. Check out local live music on the weekends at Desert Fox.

#3 – The Nest

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The Nest has been a local hot spot since 1965. This nightclub and restaurant in Indian Hills is the place to go for dancing and entertainment every night of the week. The Nest has a reputation for great food, service, and nightly entertainment. This is a must-visit to get a taste of the true lifestyle of Palm Springs.

#4 – Copa Palm Springs

The Copa Nightclub opened in 2013 and has been a staple in the Palm Desert nightlife scene ever since. The Copa is one of the best places to go dancing and catch local DJs spinning the night away. While closed Sunday through Tuesday, the Copa features theme nights every other day of the week with nightly specials.

#5 – Toucan’s Tiki Lounge

Toucan’s Tiki Lounge is one of Palm Springs hottest gay bars. This cocktail bar and lounge have drag queen performances and nightly entertainment. Toucan’s Tiki Lounge is home to the longest continuously running drag queen show in Palm Springs.

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