Happy hours specifically geared to the LGBTQ+ community have long been a staple in Greater Palm Springs. Dozens of venues, ranging from the super fab to the ultra-hip, have become celebrated stomping grounds for the LGBTQ+ community near and far. The social scene now ranks among the most festive in Southern California.
Take note of the following list of LGBTQ+ happy hours and learn more about what’s offered and why it’s vital to place these gems on your social calendar.
One Eleven Bar is a safe place for all, no matter race, orientation, gender identity, status, or age! You will always be surrounded by a good time here, including live performances and music. Enjoy happy hour daily until 7 p.m. with unbeatable prices. Come out as you are, have a great time with friends (old and new) -– One Eleven Bar won't let you down!
One of the most vibrant and fun LGBTQ+ bars on Arenas Road not only goes for spaciousness but is also strongly dedicated to community, too — it was recognized by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. To that end, Chill Bar is known for “celebrating gay pride every day.” Happy hour is Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., but if you stay longer, you’ll be treated to a fiery round of entertainment during the evening. There are also daily specials, offering discounted drinks and food depending on day. Enjoy the patio, or grab a seat inside by the bar and nearby tables. Chill.
A hit among LGBTQ+ revelers, the daily happy hour from 8-9 p.m. (on Mondays and Tuesdays) features cleverly dubbed drinks — from “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Karma Karmel Chameleon.” (The latter features Absolute Vodka, blue curacao, orange juice, and Sprite in a caramel-drizzled glass!) The handcrafted cocktails here are among some of the most inventive you’ll find in Greater Palm Springs. Look for drink specials galore weekly — from $4 wells and Wine on Mondays to Top Shelf Martini during first call daily where it's $2 off everything.
This LGBTQ+ Cathedral City bar is always ready to celebrate happy hour. Join them Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. for low-cost drinks such as well cocktails for $5. Plus, music videos on five big-screen TVs from Orange Door, the super fab music video company that supplies videos to hip bars. It's strutting time, rooster.
Now, here’s a neon-lit, retro-divine portal in Downtown Palm Springs that is worthy of repeat visits. Join them for Happy Hour specials every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Happy Hour perks can be found on the food menu, where affordable and sharable plates go for $13 and up (multiple pizza options to Baja Shrimp Tacos stand out). This is the place for everybody cavorting in and around Greater Palm Springs to be seen, by the way. The LGBTQ+ clientele is remarkably celebratory, fashionably dressed, and always engaged in some sort of robust conversation. The patio scene knocks it out of the park.