Happy Starts Now
El Paseo and happy hour are long-time friends. Lighten the mood at 11:30 a.m. at Il Corso and Piero’s PizzaVino. At 3 p.m., enjoy specials at AC3 Restaurant + Bar, California Pizza Kitchen, Daily Grill, The Fix, JC’s Cafe, Kitchen 86 + Bar, Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, and Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. Mitch’s on El Paseo joins in at 3:30 p.m. and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill at 4 p.m., followed by Enoteca Wine Bar at Ristorante Mamma Gina at 4:30 p.m. and La Fe Wine Bar and Libation Room at 5 p.m.
Herbs With a Kick
Get stung at Kitchen 86 + Barby the spicy Mexican Bee Sting, which shakes serrano honey syrup and lemon juice with rosemary infused Azunia organic reposado tequila. The Tequila Mockingbird surprises with aperol, grapefruit, and basil.
The breezy cocktails at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar blend beautiful presentation with islandevoking ingredients. Bring on the rum for mai tais and mojitos, ask about the fresh market seasonal concoctions, or get fruity with a Blood Orange Margarita or Tahitian Limeade.
Mad for Margaritas
Whether regular or skinny with a salted rim, the signature must drink at Armando’s Dakota Bar & Grill is not for the faint of tequila.
Take Flight (and Tapas)
Personable owners have helped La Fe Wine Bar earn consistent five-star reviews on Yelp. The wine flights, mushroom flatbread, and cheese plates have, too.
Mule Over Moscow
Come for the mussels and oysters, stay for the house barrel-aged bourbon, four varieties of mules, and extensive vodka selection at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
It’s All Happening in the Lounge
Catch live music after dark Thursday through Saturday at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Fridays and Saturdays at Mitch’s on El Paseo, and nightly at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Mastro’s Steakhouse. Long, dark, and handsome Libation Room packs Brooklyn style into a Palm Desert address. DJs at this modern-edge speakeasy venue spin nightly.